Biggest Sundial in the World The biggest sundial is located in the church of San Petronio, in Piazza Maggiore. The largest sundial in the world is 67 meters (about 220 feet) of length and used for the study of the sun revolutions, studies through a hold created on the dome at more than 27 meters of height. It was created in 1655 by the astronomer Gian Domenico Cassini that taught astronomy at Bologna University.
Vegas Baby Ceasars Palace Revisited As the saying goes…. “VEGAS BABY!” Gary and I visited Ceasars Palace this week as a last minute getaway trip. We have been to Vegas many times in the past as Phoenix, Arizona is only a 4-hour car drive; especially now with the opening of the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. It used to take an extra hour, at least, to drive over the Hoover Dam but now this bridge makes […]
Love and Passion for Wood Doors My Love and obsession with wood doors in Italy is no secret and the doors in Verona are no exception. They are piece of art and I love to collect them. You have to wonder how a homeowner picks one out or do they? What makes them choose the color of the door, or are they allowed to do so? It’s not even just the shape of the doors, […]
The Church of St. Fermo The Church of St. Fermo is actually two churches built on top of one another. This church is on the banks of the river Adige where the saints Fermo and Rustico were tortured to death in 304, and the people build a church during the 5th – 6th Century to honor them. This church is current under construction or should I say, renovation. Even thought there was scaffolding up and […]
Car Sharing in Parma Car sharing in Parma is accessible for those who are in possession of a valid drivers license. It is a very simple process of filling out paperwork and you sign up for a small subscription fee. It is a way for people who want to travel around by car, without any ownership duty. You then wait about 2-3 days for your membership card to be issued with a personal identification code. […]
Gallerie dell’ Accademia Gallerie dell’ Accademia is a museum of pre-19th-century art in Venice. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal, within the section of Dorsoduro. This museum is amazing and we had missed it the first time to Venice. Always beware what time museums and points of interest close; otherwise you just have to make another trip back like we did – six years later! Museums […]