Posts tagged ‘World Heritage’

UNESCO World Heritage Site

SCIARA DEL FUOCO, the volcanic slopes of the island of Stromboli

Sailing the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago north of Sicily, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after the wind god Aeolus, a great way to visit them is on a sailing boat. And I did it! In early July, along with two friends, I sailed around the islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli – four of the seven islands that form this archipelago. Read more

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Bellini theatre in Catania, Sicily, Italy.

Catania at Night

In the Old Town of Catania, Sicily, there are some very suggestive places at night. The photo above shows the Teatro Massimo Bellini theater and the square in front of it, both named after the local-born opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. There are also many baroque churches lit at night, very beautiful is the Piazza Duomo square with the Cathedral. Read more

Mount Etna and the city of Catania seen from the terrace of the Abbey of Sant'Agata, Sicily

Catania – What a View!

A must-visit place in Catania, Sicily, is the terrace of the Chiesa della Badia di Sant’Agata. From the roof and the dome of this church you can enjoy a wonderful 360 ° view of the city. Fantastic is the sight to the north, where the majestic Mount Etna is the background. Read more

Seville – Real Alcázar

The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish: Los Reales Alcázares) is among the most beautiful buildings I have seen so far. It is still the residence of the Spanish royal family when they visit Seville. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site, next to the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, in 1987. Read more

See Naples and Die

See Naples and Die: the popular phrase suggests that before you die you must experience the beauty and magnificence of the city of Naples, Italy. Last February, I finally visited this fantastic city. Yes, the old saying is still valid. The wonderful views of the Bay of Naples and the silhouette of Mount Vesuvius in the background make this a truly unique city. Read more