Travel: Destination Italy – Visit the sights of Rome

Runkel castle stone near Bolzano

The Runkel stone castle is located near Bolzano. You can find here attractive, landscaped grounds. Talfer stands high above the old castle on a former sheltered rock and looks down at the Sarn Valley. The Runkel stone castle has retained its medieval charm. It presents many frescoes, exhibitions and events. To Bolzano tourism include the history of the castle and its art and cultural.

In 1390 the chapel was beautiful, a true masterpiece of architecture. Only the painting of the interior life is evidence of a lot of creativity and artistic commitment. The four-storey west palace at the west front of the castle refers to unique and beautiful frescoes. It is the largest secular fresco cycle of a medieval building, which tells that story of Tristan and Isolde, the brave knights of King Arthur and his Round Table, the history of Vintler’s and such a spiritual wall painting from the Bible.

The Runkel stone castle is open all year. To see this unique facility, there are guided tours available. The Castle Tavern, which serves the Bolzano Tourist, offers delicious meals – the trip through the Middle Ages. The place in the courtyard can be rented for weddings or corporate events.

Rome St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square

St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the world’s largest self-supporting brick building – 211.5 meters long and 132.5 feet wide. It is the Basilica houses the largest nave in Europe. The monumental church was inaugurated in 1623 after 117 years of construction – the foundation stone was laid in 1506 under Pope Julius II.

Famous architects and artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael were involved in the construction.Beautiful art treasures adorn St. Peter’s Basilica, including the Pietà by Michelangelo (1499). The altar is located above the assumed tomb of Peter.Under St. Peter’s Basilica are located the Vatican Grottoes.

They are originated in 1546.The caves have served as the tomb of the popes and storage of various art treasures.Below the caves is another of Rome sights – the necropolis with tombs from ancient times.