Architecture

Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles are arguably among the most famous and impressive gardens in the world. Although their origins lie in the days of King Louis XIII, they are inextricably linked with the name of his great son Louis XIV. After the Peace of Aachen, he felt it...

Castello Aragonese in the Golf of Neapel

The Castello Aragonese is a fortress on the island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, southern Italy. It is located on the eastern side of the island and is connected by a 200-metre bridge to the ancient village of Borgo di Celsa, which is on the mainland. The first...

The Arc de Triomphe Porte du Peyrou

The »Porte du Peyrou« is a triumphal arch in the southern French city of Montpellier. Completed in 1693, it was originally in use as a city gate. Today it forms the eastern entrance to the Promendade du Peyrou green area (a popular meeting place for the city's...

Chambord Castle

The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. After a chequered history, this region reached its heyday in the Renaissance, when Tours rose to become a royal secondary residence and the Valois (a collateral line...
Chambord Castle

Chambord Castle

The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. After a...

Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle

Around 1380, the Swedish Imperial Councillor and landowner Bo Jonsson, a member of the Grip family, who had acquired a...

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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Venice, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of masks and love. Venice, today for many only the city of the...

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