Naples is a major city in southern Italy, the capital of the Campania region. The city is located in close proximity to Vesuvius – the largest active volcano in Europe, which destroyed and preserved to this day the ancient cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum.
The strategic location of Naples was the cause of numerous attacks, since the founding of the city in the VIII century BC. Initially, the Greek settlement was captured by the Romans in 327 BC, and became the favorite residence of emperors and literary figures, including Virgil and Nero. In the 7th century, Naples was ruled by Byzantium, and later by Norman Sicily. The city reached its highest point of medieval prosperity under Charles of Anjou, when in 1266 he made Naples the capital of the Kingdom of Naples. Karl expanded the city and decorated it with palaces and churches. Further, the Spanish Habsburgs were followed by the Bourbons, Bonaparte and the dynasty of the rulers of Savoy, when the Campaign became part of a united Italy in 1860. Continue reading
Venice – the most amazing and most famous city in the world – a city on the water, is located in the eastern part of Northern Italy. Venice is one of the largest centers of international tourism in Europe, a city of film and theater festivals and international art exhibitions.
Majestic and beautiful palaces form a bizarre and mysterious world, where the estranged grace of Gothic style is adjacent to the magnificent luxury of Baroque. And almost everywhere is heard the splashing of water, which, washing the basement of buildings, reflects architectural masterpieces.
The main transport in Venice is the river tram, there is also a river taxi, a walk on which will cost much more. The historical mode of transport is an 11-meter, crescent-curved gondola of a constant black color. It is intended mainly for tourists. Continue reading
The largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago and the fourth largest island in Greece. Rhodes is located in the southeastern part of Greece and is washed by the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, as well as smaller seas like Cretan (or Karpathos). The main city of the island is also called Rhodes.
The climate of Rhodes makes it a year-round resort, even in winter with an air temperature of about +15 degrees they come here for walks, sea air and attractions. Spring on the island is warm, and summers are not too hot. Sea breezes coming from the north “knock down” the heat. The average temperature in the summer months is about +31 degrees. The season on the island lasts through October, the best months for rest are May and September – the beginning and end of the season. Continue reading