Bologna: Renaissance architecture with cars

Bologna: Renaissance architecture with cars

Bologna is the capital of the Italian region called Emilia-Romagna, located in the north part of the country. The first settlements date back to 1000 BC, which is not that interesting since we are talking about Italy, a country where every rock is at least a couple of thousand years old. The distinct feature of Bologna is its well-preserved historic center. Parts of the city that are filled with renaissance architecture are among the largest in Italy. The main attraction are definitely the two high towers, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, that are also the symbols of the Bologna. Another thing for which Bologna is famous worldwide is its University. It is the oldest University on the planet.

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Picture of the Week 6 – Casa Batlló

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The unique ceramic chimneys of the Casa Batlló. Behind them are the playful lines of the roof of the building that look like the back of a dragon or a dinosaur. Casa Batlló is one of the masterpieces of the insane, but at the same time genius, architect from Catalonia – Antoni Gaudi. It was designed and built in 1904 for the middle-class family Batlló.

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Location: Barcelona, Spain

Photo of the Week 3 – Peleș Castle

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Romanian Peleș Castle emerging from the surrounding forest. The road to the castle gives an amazing preview of the beautiful scenery and architecture of the place.

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Location: Sinaia, Romania