Italy is a country of wonderful culture, food, fashion and of course nature.
What attracts us to Italy? Of course, rich in culture, architectural masterpieces and culinary achievements.
Every country is proud of its achievements. The Italians are doing it for show: they are even on the floor of the main Cathedral have left a mark on the length of the “temples of the competition.”
The Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore
Almost six hundred years have passed since the completion of the Cathedral, crowning the world’s largest 114-metre-high brick dome still remains the highest point in Florence. In medieval Europe did not know how to build a dome similar to the dome of the Pantheon in Rome, because the decision of the architect Filippo Brunelleschi aroused the enthusiasm of the Italians. Most accurately expressed by Vasari: “…I think the sky it [the dome] is jealous, because all day the arrows of heaven smite him”
the Trevi fountain
The largest fountain in Rome — up to 26,3 meters in height and RUB 49.15 meters in length. At the fountain going crowd of tourists throwing into the water the coins. One coin means a speedy return, two — a love meeting, three a wedding, four is wealth, five is separation. Annually utilities caught about a million euros, which replenish the city’s budget.
The largest active volcano in Europe located on the Eastern coast of Sicily. Height of Etna varies from eruption to eruption, now it is 3329 meters above sea level — the Sicilian volcano 2.5 times bigger than Vesuvius. The Etna from 200 to 400 lateral clefts. On average, every three months from each appears lava.
Teatro di San Carlo
The oldest operating Opera houses in the world opened on 4 November 1737, 41 years before the famous La Scala. In 1989, the safety standards of the hall capacity was reduced from 3285 to 2260. But among Italian Opera houses by the number of seats the San Carlo kept the first position.
The largest lake of Italy flows into the little river in the country — 175-meter Aril. Garda lies at the foothills of the southern Alps. The water is so clear you can scuba diving. The North-Western coast of the lake is called lemon (there’s a lot of lemon trees), and Southeast- olive (you can guess why).
square Prato Della Valle
The dimensions of the largest square in Italy — 88 of 620 m2. It is about four times bigger than Red square. True, called Prato della Valle square, heavy in her heart in 1775 the architect Domenico Cherat has created an artificial green island surrounded by a canal. All lanes of the island is decorated with 78 statues of prominent people of Padua.
St. Peter’s Cathedral
The world’s largest Christian Church (formally it is, however, on the territory of the Vatican city, not Italy) has created some of the great masters: Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini. The Cathedral is striking in size: length is 218 meters height with a dome — a cash consideration of 133,3 feet. For comparison: the length of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior — 85 meters and a height of 103 meters. On the floor of the Central nave of the Cathedral there is a mark indicating the lengths of other big churches in the world.
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