July 10, 2011
A bookmark from Burano, Italy. Thanks to my aunt for this one!.
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It is known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.
March 13, 2011
The Spanish Steps (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 at the top, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti.
The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe. It has 138 steps and was built between 1723 and 1725.