The Mystery Begins
One of the most beautiful places in the world, in my opinion
The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti. The Scalinata is the longest and widest staircase in Europe.
Villa Aldobrandini is a villa in Frascati, Italy. Also known as Belvedere for its charming location overlooking the whole valley up to Rome, it was built on the order of Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, Pope Clement VIII’s nephew over a pre-existing edifice built by the Vatican prelate Alessandro Rufini in 1550.
Via della Pace 3/7, Roma
useful information for the traveller
Curated by Didier Ottinger Commissioner for the Italian venue Ester Coen 20 February – 24 May 2009
World’s best restaurants 2008 winners list
At least 27 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck central Italy, Italian officials say. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVyuK0vgl0U