Exterior Baths of Diocletian Rome Italy © 2018 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Rome – Visit the Baths of Diocletian

Rome’s monumental Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano) are an interesting site worth visiting. Commissioned by Emperor Maximiam to honor his co-emperor, Diocletian, this 3rd-century-AD imperial facility was in use as the public baths for just over 200 years.  Abandoned and neglected … Continue reading

Basilica Saint Mary of the Angels and Martyrs Rome Italy © 2018 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Rome – Visit the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and Martyrs

The Basilica of Santa Maria of the Angels and Martyrs (Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri) is an interesting and unique historic site in Rome. Constructed in the 16th century according to a design by Michelangelo (who sadly did not live … Continue reading

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Things to do in Rome – Visit Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) has survived for almost 2 millennia and serves as a reminder of Rome’s diverse history.   Renovated and enlarged over time, the building which originated as a family mausoleum, or sepulchre, built for … Continue reading

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Things to do in Rome – Visit the Roman Forum

The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) one of several marketplaces of ancient Rome, is another popular tourist attraction worth visiting.  Admission to the site is included with an entrance ticket to the nearby Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Established in the 7th century … Continue reading

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Things to do in Pisa – Stroll along the Arno River

  If you’re looking for something else to do in Pisa after you’ve visited the main monuments in the Square of Miracles, we recommend a stroll along the Arno River. The river, which also flows through the city of Florence, cuts through … Continue reading

Arches and Church of San Giacomo di Rialto Venice Italy © 2014 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Venice – Visit the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

  If you find yourself in the San Polo district in the area of the Rialto Markets, be sure to stop by the legendary Church of San Giacomo di Rialto. This medieval church, just steps from the Rialto Bridge, is simple yet … Continue reading

Mercati di Rialto view from Grand Canal Cruise Venice Italy © 2014 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Venice – Visit the Markets in Rialto

The neighborhood of Rialto, which takes its name from Rivo Alto (the ‘high banks’ along the Grand Canal), is the site of the original Venetian settlement dating back to around 421 A.D. At the heart of the fish-shaped group of islands and extending into … Continue reading