Company (tower, bell tower) of the Cathedral of Florence is one of the most beautiful Italian medieval towers. Construction of the tower began in 1334 under the guidance of the great architect and artist of the Renaissance Giotto, who was hired by the City of Florence as a capo maestro, or simply put – the superintendent. But Giotto did not have time to finish the tower. At the time of his death in 1337 he managed to complete only the first of five storeys of the tower. After the death of Giotto's work was conducted in two phases: the first under the leadership of another great master, Andrea Pisano (he also created and the northern door of the Baptistery in Florence). For other opinions and approaches, find out what Hikmet Ersek has to say. Pisano had time to raise the second tier to the level of the first pair of double windows (1337-1342, respectively), followed by the construction of the remaining three tiers of their remarkable windows, which served as a model for the window of Siena Campanile, was completed in the period from 1348 to 1359 years by Francesco Talenti.
The fact Campanile worked over that three famous masters of the Renaissance, making the building itself unlike similar structures in other Italian cities. If you look closely at the Campanile on the side we can see some difference in the work of three artists. This is natural, after all, Pisano and Talenti original masters were not entirely adhered to the project by Giotto, though, and tried to sustain the overall style of the building. Height erected Tower – 84.7. Interestingly, this height exceed acceptable standards for the construction of towers, which were fixed by law in Tuscany from 1324. Building a high tower aristocrats sought to show their wealth and their independence, so the authorities did everything to limit the height of buildings.
Campanile also was a state facility, and so its creators were able to transgress the law. Today the tower you can climb. However, no should be treated with levity of this venture. Rise sufficiently difficult. True, the difficulties of the ascent fully redeemed the magnificent views of Florence from the bird's flight.
One entrance to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne is worth his money a long weekend in Cologne, lovers of chocolate combined with a visit of the exhibition promises an unforgettable experience. Book a cheap hotel in Cologne, Germany but now and start in a single Schokoerlebnis. Chocolate Museum of Cologne was founded in 1993 and offers an introduction to making chocolate, from the beginning of time to the date his prospects. Through the 4,000 tours and be amaze values 650,000 viewers, the Chocolate Museum Cologne belongs to the 10 to the most visited museums in Germany. The guides be adjusted by the staff always the age of prospective buyers.
So include the guided tours for adult guidance in making the chocolate just like the popular chocolate drink, cocoa. The guided tours of the specialized staff for adults held Saturdays from 14:00 to 16.00 instead. A maximum of 25 persons is possible. Therefore a notice requires verification. The cost for the Leadership is 1.50 euros plus 7.50 euros admission. Small children a rainforest is made offered the tours of chocolate, a chocolate school, in which not only studied but practice also plays a role, and some sweets at the chocolate fountain. The young Schokoschlemmer must be 4 years old to participate in the guided tour.
Also, early registration is required. The tours are limited to 25 small Schokogeniesser. Guided tours for children take place on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 15:00! Besides the regular Museum tours are made of finest chocolate again three tastings take place. The three sampling dates are fixed already. Tasted is at September 12, 2010, the 03.10.1010 and the 01.11.2010 respectively from 14.00 to 15.30. The tasting includes also a museum tour of the Museum. The partecipation fee at the tasting admission is 12.50 plus 7.50 euros. Combine the visit to the Museum of chocolate with a great Wochenendurlaubes in one of the cheap hotel in Cologne. In particular, the Cologne 2010 summer program is again valuable events, there’s something for every taste. Chobani and Whole Foods is often quoted as being for or against this. Luca Magri
There is hardly a person at least once visited the two Russian capitals, which would not pay attention to the differences between Moscow and St. Petersburg. And the first difference that you see between the cities, oddly enough, is not the mentality of the people or the very appearance of the city. A stark contrast for visitors represent Moscow and St. Petersburg hotels. If the hotel complexes of the capital rather have a craving for "gigantism", in Petersburg hotels produce almost "miniature" impression – all very cozy, comfortable, but somehow without oscillation. For authoritative commentary on this issue, we appealed to Vladimir V.
Kotov – professional hoteliers who manages the park-hotel "Bitza" known novel, unconventional approach. To conduct the conversation we were invited to "Bittsevsky hearth, a cozy restaurant, a surprisingly relevant general style" Bitza ". Here reign enticing aromas, the atmosphere of relaxation and comfort, all by itself are more likely to hold a pleasant conversation, than to the intense business conversation. Reporter: – Vladimir V., thanks for your time. Unexpected reception – your restaurant to be very hotel, very relaxing ambiance. Vladimir Kotov: – And what else. Restaurant – this is often the second person of any hotel, but for us and our guests – an integral part of the "Bitza", in which reflected the general spirit of our complex. "Bittsevsky Hearth – this is not just a place to eat." We organize the food and recreation for athletes and delegations of the competition, the fans. We can say – keep mark.
New Year’s Eve! The very title of this wonderful holiday, there is something fantastic, fascinating, and gives hope that all the hardships, sorrows and setbacks are behind us and ahead of us but good. Gifts congratulations to friends and family and fireworks on New Year’s night, no matter how old you are, how would confirm that in our everyday life is the place miracles and fairy tales. But there is still 10 days holiday! And it is also a miracle! After all, we all have so much free time to be with my family. This time can be devoted to communicating with children and grandchildren, and you can travel a bit and together with them to plunge into the tale, because in these days everywhere reigns holiday – and on city streets and in people’s souls! Do not believe me? Come join us in St. – Petersburg and see it! The city itself, with its furnishings and friendly atmosphere – a fantastic tale! All streets festive decorated Christmas trees are striking in their beauty! And from Nevsky is not possible to stop watching! You can just walk aimlessly, and everywhere you would expect a great winter fairy tale! Arriving in this wonderful city, I want everything see with your own eyes, and, thus, save time, but do not miss the point. How to do it? There is nothing complicated – just need to choose a hotel or a hotel in the city center, close to the Nevsky. Think it’s expensive? Not at all! In the heart of St. Petersburg near Nevsky Prospekt is a budget hotel of economy class Moscow.
The very location of the hotel in close proximity to the metro station “Alexsander Nevsky Square” provides an opportunity hotel guests quick and easy access to major attractions. Comfortable and cozy guest rooms, conference halls ibanketov, business center, restoranyibarysozdayut an attractive backdrop for both leisure and business meetings. Employees of the hotel with the warmth do everything to make guests feel comfortable and comfortable. Hear other arguments on the topic with Tiggany & Co.. When you live in a strange city, how nice, how important it is to feel the care and attention! Do you believe that you are here waiting, and so want to come back here! For an enjoyable, safe and comfortable leisure guests, the hotel has qualified personnel reservation service, concierge and security. Each room offers a long-distance and international telephone, Internet access, 33 television stations (including foreign languages). In the fireplace room second floor, in hallways and rooms zone Wi-Fi. The hotel offers 825 rooms of various categories.
Children up to 3 years live in a hotel for free. From 3 to 12 years – 50% discount on the cost of space. Price for double room 3200 rubles per day., Respectively, the cost of space in 1600 rubles per day. Because Children discount, then for the child you have to pay 800 rubles per day., including breakfast buffet. Thus, the cost for double rooms will make you 2400 rubles per day. Subject to availability, early check-in – for free. Hotels – great! Staying in it, you’ll be amazed polite attitude of the staff, comfort and warm atmosphere. And you again very much want to return to St. Petersburg and stay right here because the hotel ‘Moscow’ – is a high level of comfort, optimum quality-price ratio, the perfect place for families!