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Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Piazza, Zagreb, All, Don, Roman, Castel Sant, Michelangelo, Tiber River, Augustus, St Peter 's Square, Bronte


Cycling: Nibali makes good start, asks Yates for more respect

The Sicilian admitted his only concern in the 8km effort against the clock ending up the San Luca climb came when the fans came too close to the Bahrain-Merida leader, who finished third, 23 seconds off the pace set by Primoz Roglic of Slovenia. Speaking to reporters on a sun-kissed Piazza dell'8 Agosto, the 34-year-old, who is hoping to win a third Giro title after prevailing in 2013 and 2016, said: "I liked having people cheering me on, but it was also a but scary when the road became nar...
Tags: News, Slovenia, Piazza, Yates, San Luca, Nibali, Primoz Roglic, Bahrain Merida


Leave the City Behind on this Day Trip from Rome

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Linda Martinez. I met Linda at her hostel, the Bee Hive, in Rome 7 years ago! Linda and I connected on many levels (she’s an American expat in Italy), and we have remained friends ever since.  When I was asked to cover an article about day trips from Rome, I knew Linda would be the best person to write this since she lives there!  So you get a real treat – a true expert writing these tips for places to ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Facebook, Rome, Italy, Road Trip, Umbria, Piazza, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Linda, Swiss Army, Perugia, Assisi, Ottsworld, Steve Brenner, Orvieto


Underrated churches in Rome, Italy

Rome is famous for its many awe-inspiring churches, but the sheer number of them (about 900) can make it difficult to decide exactly which ones to visit once in the city. Once you’ve battled the crowds and made your obligatory visits to Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, consider visiting some of the underrated churches listed below for a more unique, but just as artistically and architecturally beautiful, trip to Rome. 1. San Luigi dei Francesi Photo: Luciano Mortula – LGM/Sh...
Tags: Travel, Jerusalem, Rome, Raphael, John, Matthew, Piazza, Bernini, All, Peter, ROME Italy, Caravaggio, St Peter, John the Baptist, Teresa, Michelangelo


Romantic things to do in London

There are plenty of romantic things to do in the capital, from a relaxing picnic in a park to a helicopter ride over the city. As well as dreamy walks and dinners, you can also have lots of fun, and this guide gives you some ideas of how to spend a romantic time in London. And if you haven’t got a significant other there are plenty of London escorts to choose from so you need not be alone. Thames lunch cruise Combine a scenic boat trip along the river with a romantic three-course meal on a Tham...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, London, Thames, Chelsea, Travel Blog, Piazza, South Bank, Parliament Hill, Kensington Palace, Knightsbridge, St James 's Park, Hyde Park Kensington Gardens Richmond Park, Buckingham Palace Stroll, South Bank Chat


Romans revolt as tourists turn their noses up at city’s decay

Rubbish-strewn streets, potholes and metro closures are contributing to anger among visitors and citizens alikeAs the day draws to a close in Rome, tourists are enjoying a nightcap at a bar on Piazza della Rotonda. In front of them stands the majestic Pantheon, the imposing domed temple built by Emperor Hadrian.To their right, however, is a scene less befitting the piazza, famed for its elegance and history. A photomural of the temple covers boarding that surrounds a building under renovation. B...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Italy, Piazza, Hadrian


Best restaurants in Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere , located just south of Vatican City in central Rome, is the kind of neighborhood that embodies all of the charming little things you expect to find in Italy. Here, cobblestone streets play host to cheese and prosciutto shops where mammas shop for goods to prepare lunch while locals and expats laugh, argue, and drink pinot grigio in streetside cafes and restaurants. This is where you can still find Rome’s old social scene, clinging to its bohemian roots no matter how hip and modern ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Instagram, Rome, Italy, Peroni, Vatican City, States, Roma, Piazza, All, Italian Cuisine, Marco, Trastevere, Parmigiano, Francesco


1 day in Naples: a first-timer’s itinerary

Personally, it’s taken me half a lifetime to get to love Naples; maybe I’m becoming more attune to the ways of Southern Italy, because I love both Naples and Palermo, their craziness and quiet pockets, their warm welcomes and lilting accents. After numerous visits, I’m starting to get to know the capital of Campania a bit better, but I’m no expert. That’s why I asked my friend and colleague Vincenzo, who hails from neighbouring Caserta, to write a one-day Naples itinerary, an easy walking tour f...
Tags: Travel, Milan, Spain, Rome, Italy, Michelle Obama, Naples, Napoli, Palermo, Barack, Piazza, Toledo, Campania, Southern Italy, Alexandra, Ferdinand


RoBOTL - Timberland partners with Giò Forma...

RoBOTL - Timberland partners with Giò Forma for this massive 6m tall installation made of recycled plastic bottles in Piazza XXV Aprile for Milan Design Week 2019. (Inspired by ReBOTL, Timberland’s new footwear collection) (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Piazza, Submitted, Milan Design Week, Giò Forma


Shopping in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Shopping in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II So, why the big smile on the face of Carol and her seven travel companions? Well, they are about to go shopping in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall. Here’s this from Wikipedia: “The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, Italy. Housed within a four-story double arcade in the center of town, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the...
Tags: Travel, Milan, London, Wikipedia, Rome, Italy, Brussels, St Petersburg, Carol, Naples, Turin, Piazza, Teatro Alla Scala, Milan Italy, Galleria, Victor Emmanuel II


Michelangelo in Rome

A life isn’t enough time to see all the treasures of Rome. So it goes without saying that three days in the Italian capital will leave you wanting more. But one way that you can structure a Rome itinerary that takes in the city’s greatest monuments and its lesser known gems is to follow in the footsteps of Italy’s greatest artists. Master Renaissance painter, sculptor, and architect Michelangelo is an obvious artist with which to begin. Michelangelo Buonarotti (born 6 March 1475, d...
Tags: Travel, Books, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Florence, Tours, Christ, Piazza, Arts And Culture, Peter, Diocletian, Minerva, Virgin Mary, Michelangelo


How a lucky online purchase turned into $20,800 profit for high-school handbag mogul Olivia Piazza

Olivia Piazza is still in high school but already has a budding online handbag empire — all thanks to a lucky purchase on Gumtree. Olivia Piazza describes herself as an "accidental entrepreneur".In late 2017, the high school student... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Piazza, Olivia Piazza


Best things to do in Padua, Italy

Both Padua and Venice lie in Italy’s Veneto region in the country’s northeast, but while Venice has recently had to introduce tourist taxes for day-trippers to deal with its over-tourism issue, Padua is crowd-free and tranquil. With one of the most ancient universities in Italy along with daily food markets, stunning buildings, and the claim of being the inventor of Aperol (the essential ingredient for a Spritz), Padua is the perfect alternative to Venice. Here are some ways you can enjoy a s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Rome, Unesco, Italy, Venice, Puglia, Piazza, All, Trulli, Padua, Basilica, Padua Italy, Giotto, Prato della Valle, Copernicus


Locarno Chief Lili Hinstin Brings Mike Goodridge on Board, Reshapes Piazza Grande (EXCLUSIVE)

New Locarno artistic director Lilli Hinstin is starting to put her stamp on the Swiss event dedicated to indie cinema with the appointment of a new team and the introduction of a reconfigured midnight movie strand to the fest’s Piazza Grande section. The new still unnamed strand of midnight screenings unspooling in Locarno’s 8,000-seat Piazza […]
Tags: News, Piazza, Locarno, Locarno Festival, Mike Goodridge, Piazza Grande, NEW LOCARNO, Lili Hinstin, Lilli Hinstin


11 simple ways to save on your trip to Italy

Planning a trip to Italy this year and looking for ways to save? While traveling in Italy is usually more affordable than in other countries (we’re looking at you Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland!), trip expenses can add up quickly. This is especially true if you’re planning to visit the most popular destinations, like Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan during the peak tourist season. Travel tips in Italy Happily, we’re here with some advice on how to save while planning your trip to Italy and...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, London, US, Rome, Italy, Ryanair, Switzerland, Venice, Florence, Umbria, Piazza, Grand Canal, Dailycheapo, Italy Budget Tips


New Year’s Day in Villa Borghese

New Year’s Day is a national holiday in Italy, which means that nearly everything — from shops to museums — are closed. Many Romans see this pause as an opportunity to get outdoors to one of the city’s parks, such as the Villa Borghese. On warm weekends, the villa teems with runners, bike riders, and families out for a stroll. And it’s hardly different on the chilly first day of January. Despite the size of the park (80 hectares/148 acres), it can feel crowded in some areas, particula...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Rome, Italy, January, Siena, Piazza, New Year's Day, Villa Borghese, Festivals And Events, Parks and Nature


Why Church Architecture Is Critical to Your Ministry Strategy with Mel McGowan – Episode 67 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Your Building Is Telling a Story   Your church building might be communicating more than you think. Your architecture is either helping or hindering your ministry. From the design to the people in charge of it all, there are ways to leverage your church building that actually help your church’s mission. Mel McGowan is Co-Founder of PlainJoe Studios as well as a church architect. In this conversation, Mel shares with me his compelling thoughts on the theology of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Germany, Church, Religion, Disney, Jerusalem, Harvard, Jesus, Listen, God, Vietnam, Christ, Mel, Usc


Do the Twist: Piazza by From Lighting

With a quick twist of the wrist, Piazza, a wall lamp by lighting brand From Lighting, can easily be rotated to create a custom lighting scheme for any interior space. Available in two versions–linear or circular–each lamp is designed in Germany and produced in Italy and features an aluminum head LED light source that can be rotated 360 degrees and whose intensity can be adjusted. Each powder-coated steel lamp is available in white, black, pink, or gold. For more information visit From.Lighti...
Tags: Books, Germany, Italy, Lighting, Piazza, Lamps, Wall & Ceiling Fixtures, Wall Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Wall Lamp, From Lighting


Fontana Pretoria, a Palermo Landmark

Fontana Pretoria, that gleaming monument bristling with nudes so soft and lifelike they offend the easily offended, is a symbol of Palermo and a datum point that marks the center of a grand corridor of Palermo attractions. And it wasn’t even designed for a city center—or even for Palermo. It was to go in a garden—in Florence. The Magic of Music, Pretoria Fountain, Palermo, Sicily Irreverently displaying their bodily perfection to the cloistered nuns of Santa Ca...
Tags: Travel, Norman, Florence, Palermo, Piazza, Santa Maria, Santa Caterina, Chiesa, San Cataldo, San Giovanni degli Eremiti Authentic Food, Fontana Pretoria, Palermo Landmark, Pretoria Fountain, Palermo Attractions Corridor


The 13 best hotel balcony views

Is there really any point in traveling if you can’t post a picture from an envy-inducing hotel balcony, then sit back and stare at the likes rolling in instead of the view? Not in 2018, not really. Hotels around the world are designing themselves to have increasingly competitive balcony views, so screen-scrollers around the world will stop, take a screenshot, and say, “Holy Lagos filter where is that?” The key to a fantastic balcony view is its expression of place, combining images that could...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, France, La, Los Angeles, Rome, New Zealand, James Bond, Cape Town, Alps, George Clooney, Costa Rica, Bangkok, Central America, Caribbean, Ross


Still Crazy about Italian after All These Years

  Ten Reasons Why I Still Love Italian Almost a decade ago, in the first chapter of La Bella Lingua, I confessed to being an inammorata,“enchanted by Italian, fascinated by its story and its stories, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.” I still feel this way.  Why?  Here are just ten of the reasons: 1. No other language is more romantic. All the Romance languages evolved from the volgare (vernacular) of ancient Rome. Yet none may...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Carnegie Mellon University, Dante, Piazza, La Bella, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Forster, Dianne Hales, LA BELLA LINGUA, Stephen Brockman, Stacy Pollard


The culture that connects Europe

Oktoberfest, stilettos or tea leaves—do Europeans have a common way to party, dress, or even look into the future? What hobbies, celebrations or beliefs do they share?Google Arts & Culture has always been focused on making culture from all over the world accessible to people everywhere. Over the last seven years we’ve partnered with hundreds of European cultural institutions to bring their heritage online. Now we’ve brought together collections from across the continent—from masterpieces to icon...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Austria, European Commission, Piazza, Arts And Culture, Versailles, Hall of Mirrors, Cane Secco, Google in Europe, EU Commissioner for Education Youth and Sport, Krzysztof Gonciarz, Jonna Jinton


Horror film locations you can visit

Horror movies have come a long way over the years, especially with the special effects and computer-generated monsters and gore that the industry uses nowadays. But while the newer horror movies scare aplenty, there’s something about the classics that really sends a chill up our spines. Maybe it’s because they didn’t have the same technology, so they had to really put in the effort to make it seem real. With Halloween coming up, there’s no better way to get in the spooky spirit than by visiti...
Tags: Travel, England, Colorado, California, Stephen King, David, Italy, Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, Florence, King, Neptune, Hannibal, Piazza, John Carpenter, Sally


Season Preview: University of Minnesota Women

Even though it ended with a WCHA playoff championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, last season had to be considered a bit of a disappointment based on the high standards of the University of Minnesota women’s hockey program. Of course, much of the disappointment was explainable. With Minnesota missing essentially their top forward line due to it being an Olympic year, the Gophers didn’t have the usual high-end talent and depth to steamroll over teams. But with those players returning ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Canada, Wisconsin, Hockey, Clarkson, Vermont, Piazza, Ncaa Tournament, Badgers, Reilly, Peters, Gophers, Boston College, Baldwin, University of Minnesota


HK celebrates mid-autumn

It's Mid-Autumn Festival time again when family and friends get together to marvel at the beauty of the full moon. Spectacular lantern displays are shown across Hong Kong including at Victoria Park and the Cultural Centre Piazza, providing a stunning backdrop for festive photos. While a highlight of the mid-autumn festivities is the traditional Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance where revellers enjoy watching a fiery 67-metre dragon wind its way through the streets of Tai Hang to the beat of drums and g...
Tags: Hong Kong, Piazza, HK, Victoria Park, Tai Hang


Lantern carnivals set

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold free lantern carnivals and present an interactive lighting installation to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. The interactive lighting installation will be on display at the Cultural Centre Piazza until October 1 and a special event will be held in the evening from September 22 to 25, featuring storytelling and lantern-making workshops. Lantern carnivals will be held at Tai Po Waterfront Park on September 23, Victoria Park on September 24 and Tuen...
Tags: Piazza, Leisure Cultural Services Department, Victoria Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park, Tuen Mun Park


Italy is my country – but it must face its racist history | Igiaba Scego

Violence and rightwing rhetoric have made this summer a terrifying one for black Italians. The ‘Bel Paese’ must confront its past if it is to changeIn 1979 a homeless Somalian by the name of Ahmed Ali Giama was burned alive in the Piazza della Pace, right in the centre of Rome. Killed because he was black and poor. Then there was Giacomo Valent, a 16-year-old who was stabbed 63 times in a frenzied racist attack in 1985. Last week marked 10 years since a young Afro-Italian called Abba was beaten ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Race issues, Italy, The far right, Abba, Piazza, Matteo Salvini, Igiaba Scego, Ahmed Ali Giama, Giacomo Valent


Carlsbad's food hall gets new tenants, speakeasy

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Carlsbad's planned food hall is adding to its already varied lineup of restaurants, and getting a clearer opening date.Carlsbad's Windmill Food Hall is now set to open in late September along Interstate 5 as North County's first food hall.While new additions are still being sought to round out the current slate of offerings, two new eateries have been added: Belgium Delights, a liège waffles spot, and Notorious Burgers, which will serve up gourmet sliders.RE...
Tags: News, San Diego, Belgium, Piazza, Carlsbad, North County, Pea Soup Andersen, Green Tea Banana and Black Sesame, El Puerto Mexican Seafood, CARLSBAD Calif KGTV Carlsbad, Little Italy Food, Lobster West New England


Downey’s historic McDonalds at 65: Memories bitter and sweet shared under the golden arches

By Brooke Bechner, contributing reporter A billboard in black hangs over Stanley Meston’s mid-century, Googie creation complete with red and white tile-trim and slant roofing hugged by two iconic 30-foot golden arches. It houses the world’s longest operating McDonald’s, which opened here in Downey on Aug. 18, 1953. Year-round in white text, the billboard warns “don’t let history pass you by.” The longest-running and the third original McDonald’s restaurant is turned 65 in Downey on Saturday,...
Tags: Business, News, Mac, La, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Williams, Paris, Ohio, Big Mac, Mcdonalds, Bob, Local News, Richard


Downey’s historic McDonald’s at 65: Memories bitter and sweet shared under the golden arches

By Brooke Becher, contributing reporter A billboard in black hangs over Stanley Meston’s mid-century, Googie creation complete with red and white tile-trim and slant roofing hugged by two iconic 30-foot golden arches. It houses the world’s longest-operating McDonald’s, which opened in Downey on Aug. 18, 1953. Year-round in white text, the billboard warns “don’t let history pass you by.” The longest-running and the third original McDonald’s restaurant is turned 65 in Downey on Saturday, Augus...
Tags: Business, News, Mac, La, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Ohio, Big Mac, Bob, Local News, Richard, National Trust For Historic Preservation, Dick