As legend has it, Rome, Italy, was founded by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, in 700 B.C. The former Caput Mundi, or Capital of the World, sits beneath Palatine Hill, where the ruins of its original incarnation are open for exploration.
No Rome tour is complete without stopping by the remains of the Temple of Saturn and Arch of Septimus, both located in the Roman Forum. Get in touch with your inner gladiator and stop by the Colosseum, a relic of Roman bloodsports and perhaps the most recognizable element of the city.
Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure you’ll return to Rome one day; don’t toss in two coins unless you’re ready to fall in love with a Roman. Continue your Rome sightseeing in St. Peter’s Square, home of St. Peter’s Basilica. The world’s largest church, designed by Michelangelo, is both a remarkable structure and a tribute to faith. You can look down from the famous dome to the Holy Square, which is usually filled with the faithful looking to obtain a blessing from the Pope. After this, it’s just a few steps to restaurants filled with Italian food. Forget coming back to Rome – you’ll never want to leave.
The World is a private residential cruise ship serving as a residential community, owned by its residents who live on board as the ship travels the globe.
It has 165 residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship’s residents who can decorate with their own furniture, art, books and personal touches. There’s a deli and supermarket onboard and six restaurants if you didn’t feel like doing the washing up in your own kitchen. At 644 feet, The World is the largest privately owned yacht on the planet.
Lake Orta (Italian: Lago d’Orta) is a lake in northern Italy west of Lake Maggiore. It has been so named since the 16th century, but was previously called the Lago di San Giulio, after Saint Julius (4th century), the patron saint of the region. READ MORE
This specific spot in the Waitomo Caves is known as the Glowworm Grotto, a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located just outside the main Waitomo township on the North Island of New Zealand, is a famous attraction because of a sizable population of glowworms that live in the caves. Glowworms or Arachnocampa luminosa are tiny, bio-luminescent creatures (around the size of a mosquito) that produce a blue-green light and are found exclusively in New Zealand.
Trolltunga is a piece of rock that sticks out of a vertical mountain side above a 350m drop, offering a magnificent view of Skjeggedal near town of Odda, Norway. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September. It is roughly a 3-4 hour hike to the ‘trolls tongue’.
Thousands of tourists visit Trolltunga during the four summer months. Nevertheless, to this day no safety railing has been constructed on the edge of the cliff so as not to harm the natural beauty of the cliff. Despite the insecure gorge, there had been no fatalities at the site (2013). Source: Wikipedia
Music, balls, coffee houses, cakes and culture come wrapped in a small but beautiful package during a Vienna city break in winter.
“Perhaps I’m still saturated with pleasure and am feeling biased, but if you want to start the year fulfilling lofty resolutions by spending a few days surrounded by great art and architecture, dipping into coffee houses between museum trips and at night going to concerts or the ballet, I think Vienna can beat any of its art-city rivals. Particularly in winter,” Adriaane Pielou, Telegraph
What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bio-luminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.