Valletta – hidden behind the huge walls

Thanks to the growing fame of the Order after the victorious defense during the Turkish invasion, the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette […]

Valletta and Great Siege of Malta

Valletta, located between the two bays, Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour, on the Sciberras Peninsula, is the capital of Malta. It is sometimes called an open-air museum, due to the […]

Mdina

Mdina is a fortified city located almost in the middle of Malta. Today, often called the Silent City, until the arrival of the Knights Hospitallers it was the bustling capital […]

Venice (sestiere Cannaregio)

Cannaregio is the northernmost district of Venice. Its name probably derives from the “Canal Regio”, which is the old name of Canale di Cannaregio. Until the construction of a railway […]

Venice (sestiere Dorsoduro)

Dorsoduro is a quiet district with shady squares, picturesque canals and beautiful mansions. In terms of views of the lagoon it is the best place in Venice. From the quay […]

Venice (San Polo and Santa Croce)

San Polo and Santa Croce lie in the bend of the Grand Canal. The largest palazzi stand along the Grand Canal. Now there are interesting museums. In 1097, in the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]