|Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum in Italy. Photo is property of EuroTravelogue™ and unauthorized use is prohibited.|
31 May 2010
On your guided tour through the Roman Forum, be sure to stop and admire the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Originally erected in 495 B.C., these three Corinthian columns are remnants from the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. during two reconstruction periods. If you don't recall from ancient history and mythology, Castor and Pollux were the Dioscuri or twins of Gemini - the twin sons of Zeus or Jupiter in Roman mythology and according to legend, Castor and Pollux appeared on this site disguised as two horsemen watering their horses declaring victory for the young Imperial Rome after a battle with its previous King and his allies, the Latins. Read more about the Roman Forum guided tour and check out the virtual tour!
29 May 2010
The Hotel Monna Lisa in Florence should be tops among your selection when it comes to choosing accommodations in Florence, Italy. Located in the historical city centre, this 14th century palazzo captures the essence and traditions of Florence during the 14th century Renaissance. Immediately, you are immersed into art and architecture of the period with antique furnishings rounding your experience. The verdant and fragrant courtyard pictured here is surrounded by the hotel on three sides with the neighboring convent on the fourth. Read more about the Hotel Monna Lisa.