My second "off the beaten path" tour of Venice took me to Sestriere Dorsoduro, Sestiere San Polo and Sestiere Santa Croce, the 3 city districts on the right side of the Grand Canal.
I was very pleased today when I opened my browser and saw that Google decided to celebrate Artemisia Gentileschi through the daily doodle.
If I had to choose which is the lake that in my opinion is the most romantic, I would definitely say Lake Orta. Probably the smallest of the so-called “lake district”, Orta Lake covers an area of 18 Km2 which is quite an extent for a low Alps lake.
My latest bike tour of Turin took me to the edges of the municipality, just before heading to the Hunting Lodge of Stupinigi. In fact if you take a left before entering the long boulevard taking to the facade of Stupinigi, the bike lane takes you to another very beutiful place, often neglected and forgotten, even by the locals, which also is not included into any city tour I am aware of: The Mausoleum of the Beautiful Rose (la bela Rusin).
Last time I wrote about a bike tour of Turin I described the amazing Park of Valentino and its attractions. This time I took a completely different route, 90% of which on reserved bike lanes which led me from my home, close to Piazza Statuto (Constitution square), one of the most important hubs of the city, straight to the Hunting Lodge of Stupinigi, just outside the city borders, 11 km to the south (6 miles).
The Italian Architect Renzo Piano disseminated the world with his creative buildings, thought out and designed with his own style and with his own touch, which is what makes them unmistakable even if you are not familiar with his work
If one wanted to go to the sepulchres of the most famous Venetian painters he would realize that the burials of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese are located inside real and unparalleled chests of art, far from the spots where massive tourism usually go.