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Buda – the castle side of Budapest

Around 890, the Magyar tribes invaded the Carpathian Basin. According to the tradition, Arpad, the leader of Magyars, erected a fortress on the ruins of the amphitheater in Aquincum. The […]

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Szydłowiec

Szydłowiec is a small town located on the Korzeniówka River in the southern part of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. It once belonged to the Sandomierz region, which was part of Lesser […]

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Biecz

Biecz is currently a small town located in the southern part of Poland in the Carpathian Foothills, within Lesser Poland as a historical land. The modern name of the town […]

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Heraklion

The found traces of Neolithic settlements in the area of Heraklion are dated to the 7th millennium BC. Due to the closeness of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times […]

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Nowy Wiśnicz

The Wiśnicz Castle, standing on a wooded hill above the Leksandrówka River, was erected by Jan Kmita in the second half of the 14th century as a defensive residence. It […]

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Venice (sestiere Castello)

Castello is the largest sestiere of Venice, stretching east of San Marco. The name Castello derives from the fortress standing in the eighth century in the place of today’s church […]

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Venice

Venice is located in the Veneto region, once inhabited by the Euganei, a Proto-Italic ethnic group. Around 950 BC they were conquered by the Veneti, probably of the Illyrian origin. […]

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Venice (sestiere San Marco)

Venice is divided into sestiere (districts). The heart of the city is Piazza San Marco in San Marco sestiere, with many representative buildings like the Basilica of St. Mark or […]