Venice Ghetto, the stormy past of Europe’s oldest Jewish Quarter This, in a nutshell, the new status of Jewish life in the Most Serene republic, where the gates of the Venice Ghetto were to be opened in the morning at “Marangona” time when the bells of St. Mark’s Campanile would kick off the working day, and closed at midnight by four Christian guardians, orders that lasted for about three centuries, until 1797, when Napoleon declared officially closed the quarter where Jews were living…
Things to do in Florence, your guide to the cradle of Renaissance
Top things to do in Florence, Italy. Things to do in Florence, birthplace of Renaissance Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Dome, and Crypt The Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) Museum of Opera of Santa Maria of Fiore Basilica Di San Lorenzo Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
Viterbo, beautiful medieval, shady City of Popes Devoting an entire day to Viterbo, Italy, beautiful and mysterious city about 80 km from Rome is an experience everyone traveling to the capital should make at least once. Steeped in history and folktales, Viterbo is the City of Popes. Hardly one of those cities you stumble on naturally, for Viterbo you need a proper plan, and although not very touristy, I guarantee you will hardly forget your visit.