Ravenna is a medium sized Italian city of approximately 160.000 inhabitants, whose Early Christian Monuments are listed by UNESCO in world heritage since 1996.
Every Country on Earth has at least 1 site included in the UNESCO list of world heritage, however there is a Country which, provided the small scale of it's extension and the unparalleled cultural heritage, ranks 1st in such list: Italy.
Although the Baroque adventure spans all over Europe, the "capital" cities of such style are alla in Italy: Noto in Sicily, Lecce in Apulia and Torino in Piedmont. The architectural features are pretty much the same in all these places where the so called "grandeur" was the guideline to impress the visitors.
One thing that most of the visitors often take for granted is that Italy has always been one single Country. The truth is pretty different. I think it might be useful to offer you with another perspective and suggest a different travel itinerary based on the process which led the Italian Peninsula to unify itself under the flag of a single Monarch: the House of Savoy.
One of my favourite topics is Art. I haven't been writing about art in a while, thus I thought to go back to my very personal expert, Luca Simoncello, to discuss about his latest excursion to Venice, one of the best destination on earth for those who are mad about the arts.
Galleria dell'Industria Subalpina" is one of my favourite places in Turin. Its elegance and its nice atmosphere makes it perfect for a break between two of the most crowded Piazzas in town.
Venice becomes Venice as soon as you leave the most crowded allys or as soon as you turn a corner and end up in a “campo” where there are no commercial shops, but an old tavern, one of those with the wrinkled paper tablecloth and straw chairs.