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“Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Vida”

Contemplating the Italian city of Bologna from the terraces of the “Basilica di San Petronio”, we observed a dome stood out among the buildings. The dome was a short distance from “Piazza Maggiore”, so we set out to find the building to which it belonged. In crossing the Market and arriving at the “Via Clavature”  we found the “Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Vida” of Bologna. Continue reading ““Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Vida””

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Venice, its channels and gondolas

The city of Venice, Italy, was founded on an archipelago in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea in the V Century. Its foundation stems from the need to escape from the constant invasions and raids of the Germanic barbarians. The Venice Lagoon would become the moat that would protect them from such attacks. Thus each island that makes up the archipelago would become a kind of fort or fortress. Continue reading “Venice, its channels and gondolas”

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“El Salvador” Church – Toledo

Upon exiting the “Santo Tomé” Church, we walk up the “Travesía del Conde” reaching the “Santo Tomé” street and further along we came across the Plaza and Church of “El Salvador”. This spot has been a holy place for various cultures were multiple temples have been built. The Romans, the Visigoths, the Muslims and the Christians. During the reign of “Alfonso VII” (12th century) it becomes a church dedicated to “San Salvador”. Continue reading ““El Salvador” Church – Toledo”