Travel Blogs from Milano Marittima
... the privilege of walking over.
The museum had an amazing marble calendar for calculating the Easter dates..........The other postcard we purchased was from the chapel of St Andrew.I cannot for the life of me remember the history of things so will just have to put in as many photos as possible.
Peter bought a bottle of vodka for 6euro and is keeping up his vitamin c with the orange juice ...
Another lovely sunny day! We set out to see the remaining 3 places with early mosaics but were distracted on the way by a market in a piazza. Our first stop was the Arian Baptistry - very similar to the Neonian Baptistry we went to yesterday but built by the heretic Arian sect a few years later. Whilst the skill of the mosaics was fine, the figures were a little crude and simple in comparison. Next was the church ...
Fortified by a yummy breakfast we set out to visit 5 places with outstanding mosaics - all dating from the 4th to 6th centuries AD. They are mostly UNESCO World Heritage sites and it is incredible that they have survived. The first was the Basilica di San Vitale which was built 15 years before Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and was a model for it. It really set the standard for all the mosaics we saw today - spectacular in the Byzantine style of stylised figures and symbolic motifs. Next ...
... Adriatic Sea to Venice. When we sailed up the Lagoon to the Adriatic a few days ago I was sitting with fellow smokers, looking out into the Lagoon. We didn't think to look behind us!
Gave dinner a miss tonight - sick of eating!
What I learnt today...
If there are no taps in the wash basin and the water doesn't flow when you wave your hand under the spout, look to the ground. The taps are pedals on the ...
A bustling resort on the Italian Riviera
Location: On Italy's east coast.
Sites to visit: The Augustus Arch, Domus of the Surgeon
Gastronomy: Tagliatelle, "Piadina" a thin and very tasty sort of bread
Cities near: Ravenna, Ancona, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service