Rome - Galleria Spada

Near the Tiber and Ponte Sisto in Rome, hidden in small streets and easily passed by, is the Galleria Spada located in a very grand and beautiful Palazzo. It holds an art collection especially dedicated to Old Masters and Italian art. There are several rooms to explore and the paintings are arranged in a traditional way. The cabinet feels historical and that is also the intention of this place, one feels like fallen out of time like in many sights in Rome. Outside in a small backyard you can also explore Borrominis secret garden. The Galleria Spada is a secret jewel in Rome for people who do not like mass tourism.

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Rome - Santa Maria della Pace

Santa Maria della Pace is one of countless catholic churches in central Rome. It is unique regarding its elegant interior and white dome despite the round and more smaller architecture. It is a place you could frequently go to as a local as it transfers warmth and comfort in a very noble way. Santa Maria della Pace is located near Piazza Navona.

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Limburg an der Lahn

In the middle of April I spent an afternoon in Limburg an der Lahn. The city is very small, it seems everyone knows everyone. A few historic streets have been preserved and I really liked this romantic old town. These are very small historic streets where in the evening the restaurants, taverns and bars are open, during the day many small shops and boutiques let the people rummage and the small places and houses that have been renovated and where you live instead of letting them expire , Scenic, the region around the city is just beautiful. You drive one hour from Wetzlar, my current place of work by train to Limburg. The route runs through meadows, fields, always along the river Lahn along the picturesque waterfront and you even pass some tunnels. The landscape with many valleys, valleys, hills fascinates me. The half-timbered houses in this region as well as the church buildings are often painted very colorful and there are other forms of decoration to recognize. Limburg is definitely worth an afternoon to explore ...

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Weilburg

On the Easter weekend I was in Weilburg for a few hours. The town is situated on a mountain surrounded by a steep rock face and water in a valley. On top of the mountain sits a great Renaissance and Baroque complex. It is completely preserved and inside the premises are to be visited with complete furniture. Especially recommended is a guided tour of the many wings of the castle, there are real treasures and an orangery with deceptively painted wall tiles and very beautiful Renaissance murals. The facility is located in the middle of the city very nice. Also recommended is the visit to the Mining Museum and City Museum opposite. They have many old first editions and in the Mining Museum, a great deceptively real tunnel has been created underground, which leaves one astonished.

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