Tag: italy

Jul 12, 2012

The Galleria: Milan’s Glass Covered Street

The Galleria: Milan’s Glass Covered Street

Connecting two of Milan’s most famous landmarks (The Duomo and La Scala) is the famous glass-vaulted arches of the Galleria. Formally known as the ‘Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II‘, the street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof. A landmark in its own right, the Galleria is a sight to behold. Below…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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Feb 14, 2012

The Seaside Restaurant Set Inside a Cave

The Seaside Restaurant Set Inside a Cave

In the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia), lies a most unique dining experience at the Grotta Palazzese. Open only during the summer months, a restaurant is created inside a vaulted limestone cave, looking outwards toward the sea. The restaurant is part of the Grotta Palazzese hotel…

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