• France
  • Strasbourg – boat cruise and audio-guided tour of the historic center

    In this post, I’ll focus on the audio-guided tour of the historic center of Strasbourg and the boat cruise around the Grande-Île. In my opinion, a combination of these two tours provides the best opportunity to learn about the city’s history, and in particular, its cultural heritage. If you have read my previous posts about Strasbourg, please click here […]

    Strasbourg – boat cruise and audio-guided tour of the historic center was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Dong
  • France
  • Strasbourg – Cathedral & Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame

    As the UNESCO comments: The initial property, inscribed in 1988 on the World Heritage List, was formed by the Grande-Île, the historic centre of Strasbourg, structured around the cathedral. The extension concerns the Neustadt, new town, designed and built under the German administration (1871-1918). The Neustadt draws the inspiration for its urban layout partially from […]

    Strasbourg – Cathedral & Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

    If you are wondering why in my first three posts about Venice I introduced 16 churches but not the famous St. Marks’s Basilica, it’s because it doesn’t belong to the Chorus Association. In fact, another church that doesn’t belong to this association but I strongly recommend is the church of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by […]

    Venice – St. Mark’s Basilica & Church of San Giorgio Maggiore was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (3/3)

    This is my third post about the churches belonging to the Chorus Association in Venice and in it I’m going to introduce to you the last six churches that I visited. If you have read my previous posts about Venice, please click here to jump directly to the main content of this one. If not, […]

    Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (3/3) was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (2/3)

    This is my second post about Venice and in it I’m going to introduce to you another five churches which are members of the Chorus Association. If you have read my previous post, please click here to jump directly to the main content of this post. If not, the following paragraphs will be about an […]

    Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (2/3) was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (1/3)

    As the UNESCO comments: Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and […]

    Venice – churches of the Chorus Association (1/3) was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • City of Verona – the four historical churches

    As the UNESCO comments: The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from […]

    City of Verona – the four historical churches was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

    As the UNESCO comments: The refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie forms an integral part of this architectural complex, begun in Milan in 1463 and reworked at the end of the 15th century by Bramante. On the north wall is The Last Supper, the unrivalled masterpiece painted between 1495 and 1497 by […]

    Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Dong
  • Hungary
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

    As the UNESCO comments: The first Benedictine monks settled here in 996. They went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country’s first school and, in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout central Europe. Its 1,000-year history can be […]

    Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment was last modified: May 24th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • A Spiritual Escape to Kloster St. Johann Müstair

    Finally I’ve set my feet on the extreme north-east side of Switzerland. From the monastery St. Johann in Müstair, it takes only 10 mins by foot to cross the border to Italy. Located in the village of Müstair in the lower Val Müstair valley, this monastery has been here for more than 1200 years and since […]

    A Spiritual Escape to Kloster St. Johann Müstair was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by Dong