Fon·tan·a di Tre·vi
1. marks the terminal point of the Acqua Vergine aqueduct, which supplies water to the city of Rome.
2. constructed in 1726, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.
/Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti/
1. designed by an Italian architect, funded by a French diplomat, and named after a Spanish embassy located in the plaza at the base of the stairway.
2. features 136 steps leading up to the Trintà dei Monti church.
1. built in 126 A.D., this former temple now functions as a Catholic church.
2. name derived from the Greek word Pantheion, meaning "temple of all the gods."
1. originally built in 123 A.D. as a masoluem for Emperor Hadrian.
2. later connected to St. Peter's Basilica and used by popes as a castle, fortress, and prison.
/monte ve zuːvjo/
1. elevation: 4,204 ft
3. last eruption: March 1944
2. the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, and consequently one of the most dangerous
1. founded between the 6th and 7th centuries BC.
2. buried in 20 ft of volcanic ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
1. consists of 118 islands connected by over 400 bridges.
2. famous exports include blown glass from Murano Island and handmade lace from Burano Island.
Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore
/San Giorgio Island, Venice/
1. first built in 790, then later destroyed by an earthquake. Current structure rebuilt between 1566 and 1610.
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
1. in response to the devasting plague of 1630, the Republic of Venice vowed to build a church dedicated to Our Lady of Health.
2. designed in the Baroque style and completed in 1687.
Piazza San Marco
/pjattsa sam marko/
1. consists of Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, Camponile (Bell Tower) of St. Mark, and the Torre dell'Orologio (Clock Tower).
2. constructed between 800 and 1100
3. functions as the principal public square of Venice