The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is an important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains. The museum has one of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including mosaics, sculptures, gems, glass and silver, and a collection of Roman erotica from Pompeii. The exquisite collection of mosaics, are... Continue Reading →
Where “New” is Five Hundred Years’ Old!
The incredible museum Castel Nuovo (literally, 'New Castle'), also known as Maschio Angioino, looks very medieval. The building is amazingly well preserved, it has sculptures, and paintings from the 15th century. The castle was called "Nuovo" (new) to distinguish it from the oldest castles already existing in the city, Castel dell'Ovo and Castel Capuano. Built between... Continue Reading →
The Lost City!
The ancient City of Pompeii is only an hour away from the coastal city of Naples. It is simply incredible. Along with Herculaneum, and many villas in the surrounding area, it was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The eruption destroyed the city, and... Continue Reading →
Where Virgil Left his Egg!
This beautiful medieval castle is located in the Italian city of Naples. The Castel dell'Ovo is the oldest standing fortification in Naples. It is very easy to find alongside the coastal promenade. When I visited this castle, I felt as if I was in scene from the series Game of Thrones. It looked really impressive from... Continue Reading →
Night in the Eternal City!
Rome is a city that is difficult to describe. You have to visit this beautiful city and experience it for yourself. This cosmopolitan city is the capital of Italy. There are nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture, ancient ruins, and culture on display... and then there's the delicious food! There are many famous... Continue Reading →
One Thousand Thank Yous!
I am very happy, and surprised to have reached a thousand followers. I did not realise how many people out there would be interested in my blog! Congratulations on getting 1,000 total follows on Ultimatetravel! Your current tally is 1,002. A big thank you to everybody who liked my posts, and made such encouraging comments!... Continue Reading →
The Cradle of the Renaissance
Florence is a great city full of treasures. It has some of the most incredible art works that one must see. Following my visit to Pisa, I came to visit this incredible city - the capital of the Tuscany region. It is a very easy city to explore, everything is within walking distance. At dawn... Continue Reading →
I arrived in Pisa late in the afternoon. The sun was just going down. All the city lights were illuminating the city of Pisa. It was the perfect time. Pisa is in Tuscany. It's famous for the Leaning Tower, but contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across... Continue Reading →