Cities, Culture and Art

Cities, Culture and Art / 30.09.2014

A deep blue sky, dotted here and there by bright white clouds, welcomed me in Ferrara, one of the many enchanting cities of the Emilia-Romagna region. At first sight, the city appeared to me like an elegant woman, classic and classy, gorgeous and at the same time discreet.    Related read: 10 Reasons to Add Emilia-Romagna to Your Bucket...

Cities, Culture and Art / 25.06.2014

Can you imagine an ironworks plant being a UNESCO World Heritage Site? As an Italian used to the archaeological wonders in Rome, or magnificent Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque buildings, the idea of the Völklinger Hütte - after all, an industrial facility - sounded a little weird. Don’t get me wrong: I’m fascinated by old, abandoned and crumbling places. I loved the ghost...

Cities, Culture and Art / 30.05.2014

Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and more than thousand deers strolling freely in the park: amazing Nara took my breath away. [caption id="attachment_18173" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Todai-ji Temple Daibutsuden Hall[/caption]Founded in 710 A.D., Nara's development was strongly affected by influences from China and Korea and the city soon became the cradle of future Japanese culture and architecture. Unlikely many cities of Japan, ravaged...