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Accessible ducal palace of Urbino

The ducal palace of Urbino was edificated by Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482, curageous warlord and art lover, and is considered to be one of the finest masterpieces of the Renaissance.  Although there aren’t many documents attesting the origins...

Accessible archological museum in Naples

The archeological museum in Naples is one of the oldest and most important museums in the world for the abundance and uniqueness of its heritage and for its contribution to the european cultural survey. The origin and the constitution of its collections are connected with Charles...

Accessible royal palace of Genoa

Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) started life as a large patrician residence, first built by the Balbi family between 1643 and 1650, and then by the Durazzo family, who extended it between the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries. When the Savoy family...

Accessible palazzo della ragione in Padova

The Palazzo della ragione (literally the palace of reason) in Padua was built in 1218 and its height was raised up in 1306 by Giovanni degli Ermitani, and served as the city’s courthouse until 1797. On the first floor there is what’s considered to be the biggest...

Accessible Ferrari Museum in Modena

The Museum Enzo Ferrari is more than just a museum. It is a spectacular immersive experience that combines a dizzying mix of unique ingredients. Visitors not only get to admire the stunning cars displayed in the futuristic 2,500 square metre main pavilion but are also treated to...

Accessible San Carlo theatre in Naples

The San Carlo theatre in Naples was built in 1737 and is the world’s oldest opera house; it was built 41 years before the Milan opera house and 55 years before the the one in Venice. It is located near the famous Piazza del Plebiscito, the symbol of Naples, and was...

Accessible abbey of San Martino dei Bocci in Parma

The abbey of San Martino dei Bocci, also known as Certosa di Parma (charterhouse of Parma) as in the famous novel by Stendhal, is a cistercian monastery that whose foundation was officially authorized by pope Boniface VIII in 1296, and assigned to the monks of the Abbey of...

Accesible Synagogue in Trieste

The synagogue in Trieste is one of the biggest in Europe; in fact, at the time it was built, the jewish community in Trieste counted more than 5000 members and had a great influence on the cultural and economic life of the city. In 1938 the jewish community had reached 6000...

Accessible markets in Palermo

Italians love their food, this is  a well known fact and it’s especially true for sicilians; that’s why if you’re planning a visit to Palermo you can not miss these markets where you will find the best street food in Sicily for cheap prices, a paradise for those...

Accessible dome of Florence

The church of Santa Maria del Fiore, whose construction was assigned to Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third biggest church in Europe, after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London, and was the biggest european church at the time it was built in the 1400’s: it...

Accessible Certosa di san Martino in Naples

The certosa di san Martino (Charterhouse of st. Martin) in Naples is located on the Vomero hill, besides Castel sant’Elmo, and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city; in the past it served as a monastery complex and is now a museum. First built by Charles of...

Accessible Sforza castle in Milan

For centuries the people of Milan have considered the castle a symbol of tyranny and foreign oppression, and they’ve tried many times to attack and destroy this hated building. Things changed with the unification of Italy, when it became a cultural centre and was considered...

The 7 best places for Tiramisù in Rome

Travelling is getting lost in the beauty and variety of the world. One of the best things of travelling is genuinely engaging with the local culture; learning to live and think with the eyes of a local. The city is no longer a set of buildings, but it evolves in something full of...

Accessible Giuseppe Verdi National Museum

Giuseppe Verdi is the most played opera composer all over the world for the universality of his music and the beauty of his operas, which celebrate man’s passions, reaching exciting and immortal expressive peaks. All that has contributed yo give awareness at the Municipality of...

Accessible Caserta royal palace

Not just a museum, but a source of inspiration In 1750 Charles of Bourbon (1716-1788) decided to build this royal palace to make it the ideal centre of the newborn kingdom of Naples, free and not bound anymore to the spanish crown. The project for this immense building, which was...