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Italy Gains Two UNESCO World Heritage Site Designations
Published on Friday, July 28, 2017 by Two new sites in Italy have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, bringing the country’s total number of sites to 53, the most in the world. The two sites are the Venetian works of defense, which stretch across the country’s northeast, and a group of 10 ancient beech tree forests. The Venetian works of defense include historically significant defensiv...
World’s Deepest Swimming Pool Is In Italy
Published on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Intrepid divers, swimmers and spectators can all the world’s deepest swimming pool, which opened in June at a thermal spa in the Veneto. The pool, which holds which holds 1,135,939 gallons of thermal spa water, is named named Y-40 Deep Joy after its 40-meter depth. Designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto for scuba diving and underwater photo shoots, the rectang...
Italy Travel Photo: Villa Barbaro, Palladian Villa in Veneto
Published on Saturday, July 20, 2013 by When visiting Venice, it is well worth taking a day trip (or multi-day trip) to the countryside of the Veneto to see the stunning villas designed by Andrea Palladio. The beautiful one above is Villa Barbaro. Photo by Gruenemann, flickr.com...