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N 25 B 2.2K C 52 E Jul 11, 2017 F Jul 11, 2017
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...imagine to be here...
take a boat and sail on the lake towards North....
this is one of the possible views of Sirmione you can have
on the Garda lake, Southern part, once upon a time a great castle... where history meets nature.... the characteristic of this magic lake in Northern Italy...

The Scaliger castle (13th century). This is a rare example of medieval port fortification, which was used by the Scaliger fleet. The building of this complex started in 1277 by Mastino della Scala. It presents the typical Ghibelline swallowtail merlons and the curtain-walls (with three corner towers) in pebbles alternating with two horizontal bands of brick courses. The walls on the inside were finished with plaster with graffiti, simulating blocks of stone. The castle stands at a strategic place at the entrance to the peninsula. It is surrounded by a moat and it can only be entered by two drawbridges. The castle was established mainly as a protection against enemies, but also against the locals. The main room houses a small museum with local finds from the Roman era and a few medieval artifacts.
The small church Sant’Anna della Rocca, next to the castle. It dates from the 12th century and was used mainly by the garrison and the few local villagers. The frescoes in the church date from the 14th - 17th century.
The church of San Pietro in Mavino, built in Lombard times (A.D. 765) but renovated in the early 14th century. At the portal one can see a brick wall with the date 1320. It is secluded from the town and is situated on the hill. The term "mavino" refers to the Latin phrase "in summas vineas" (up in the vineyards). The church has a rectangular plan and is oriented east-west. The cancel contains three apses. The one in the middle shows a Christ Pantocrator in Byzantine tradition; the one on the left a Madonna Enthroned; the one on the right a Crucifixion. The ceiling is made of wooden beams. The church containss frescoes from the 12th-16th centuries. The Romanesque bell tower dates from 1070. The church has been used in the past as a military hospital and its surroundings as a cemetery for plague victims.
The church Santa Maria Maggiore (late 15th century) is located in the town centre. It stands on the site of the former Lombard church of San Martino (second half of the 8th century). It has a rectangular shape with a polygonal apse and is oriented east-west. It has a single nave, divided by three arches. It is decorated with early 15th-century frescoes. The frescoes at the bottom of the north wall even belong to an earlier period. The contemporary wooden statue of the Madonna Enthroned is also of special interest.

for more informations:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirmione
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N 15 B 2.3K C 45 E Jul 12, 2017 F Jul 12, 2017
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...imagine to be here...
the magic atmosphere of the ancient times,
the soft breeze from the lake,
the blue of the sky,
close your eyes and you will fly in another dimension,
pure magic...
imagine how this great wonderful villa could be during the Roman Age and dream....

AT THE FAR END OF THE PENINSULA OF SIRMIONE, SET IN A BEAUTIFUL SCENIC AREA, ARE THE REMAINS OF A ROMAN VILLA KNOWN AS THE “GROTTOES OF CATULLO”, THE LARGEST PRIVATE DWELLING EVER BUILT IN NORTHERN ITALY.

Grottoes of Catullus is the name given to the ruins of a Roman villa which was built at the beginning of our era at the northernmost end of the peninsula of Sirmione on the southern shore of Lake Garda.

In the Renaissance the term “grotto” or “cavern” was used to designate collapsed buildings, overgrown with vegetation, into which one entered as if they were natural grottoes.
This tradition, which dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, identified this site as the villa of the Catullo family, the Latin poet who died in 54 B.C.
Verses by Catullo unequivocally prove that he had a home in Sirmione, although it is not certain that he was precisely in this area.
Sirmione was part of the area of the countryside around Verona, and is known in the ancient world for having been a resting stop along the road linking Brescia to Verona.
The first detailed depiction of the remains of the villa is a relief from the early 19th century.

Important excavations were then executed by Girolamo Orti Manara, who published his findings in a work that remains of vital historical importance.
The superintendency for historical buildings initiated excavations in 1939-40, and work on restoration in 1948.
More recent studies have allowed researchers to prove the presence of an earlier construction, seemingly supporting the hypothesis that the architectural work seen today is the result of a single project which established both the orientation and the division of the internal spaces.
The villa is designed on a rectangular profile (m. 167 x 105), with two wings on the short sides, and occupies a total area of ??more than two hectares.
Large foundations were built to address the problem of the sloping rocks in which the building rests, while in other areas large sections of rock have been cut.
The remains visible today are thus on different levels: of the northern sector, for instance, only the grandiose buildings remain, whereas nothing is left of the living quarters.

The Groto of Catullo cover an area of ​​2 hectares in the province of Brescia, among the olive groves of the extreme edge of the peninsula of Sirmione, on the southern coast of Lake Garda.

These are the remains of a Roman villa on several levels dating back to the first century BC. And the 1st century AD Attributed to Caio Valerio Catullo, exponent of Valeri, the wealthy Veronese family who is believed to possess the abode. The name of Grotte dates back to the 15th century, when the ruins, partially collapsed and covered with vegetation, took on the appearance of caves.

The villa, reminiscent of excavations begun in the nineteenth century and the subsequent research of Girolamo Orti Manara, has a rectangular plan with two advances on the short sides. The noble floor develops around the large garden-peristyle with long terraced corridors overlooking the lake.

Among the ruins are the Criptoportico, the large Cistern about 43 m long, the Thermal Area with the swimming pool and other environments with evocative names such as the Trifora del Paradiso, the Three Pillars Hall, the Horse Cave and the ' Giants hall.

To the right of the entrance to the Park is the Antiquarium, the Museum where many finds are found in the villa and the Garda area, such as floor mosaics and bronze and ceramic objects, with multimedia videos and 3D reconstructions of stilts , Roman villas and castles.
The Museum is divided into several sections illustrating, among other things, the genesis and morphology of Lake Garda and preserves testimonies and photographs of excavations and restorations.

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.501252&lon=10.60652...
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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
They are made with the eye, heart and head.”
Henry Cartier Bresson
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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved
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Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Garda lake Benaco lake Benaco Garda Lago di Garda Italy Italia Northern Italy Sirmione Groto of Catullo Grotte di Catullo Roman ruins rovine romane Archeologica park in Sirmione scavi archeologici in Sirmione Roman architecture

N 9 B 1.4K C 8 E Jul 12, 2017 F Jul 12, 2017
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...imagine to be here...
the magic atmosphere of the ancient times,
the soft breeze from the lake,
the blue of the sky,
close your eyes and you will fly in another dimension,
pure magic...
imagine how this great wonderful villa could be during the Roman Age and dream....

AT THE FAR END OF THE PENINSULA OF SIRMIONE, SET IN A BEAUTIFUL SCENIC AREA, ARE THE REMAINS OF A ROMAN VILLA KNOWN AS THE “GROTTOES OF CATULLO”, THE LARGEST PRIVATE DWELLING EVER BUILT IN NORTHERN ITALY.

Grottoes of Catullus is the name given to the ruins of a Roman villa which was built at the beginning of our era at the northernmost end of the peninsula of Sirmione on the southern shore of Lake Garda.

In the Renaissance the term “grotto” or “cavern” was used to designate collapsed buildings, overgrown with vegetation, into which one entered as if they were natural grottoes.
This tradition, which dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, identified this site as the villa of the Catullo family, the Latin poet who died in 54 B.C.
Verses by Catullo unequivocally prove that he had a home in Sirmione, although it is not certain that he was precisely in this area.
Sirmione was part of the area of the countryside around Verona, and is known in the ancient world for having been a resting stop along the road linking Brescia to Verona.
The first detailed depiction of the remains of the villa is a relief from the early 19th century.

Important excavations were then executed by Girolamo Orti Manara, who published his findings in a work that remains of vital historical importance.
The superintendency for historical buildings initiated excavations in 1939-40, and work on restoration in 1948.
More recent studies have allowed researchers to prove the presence of an earlier construction, seemingly supporting the hypothesis that the architectural work seen today is the result of a single project which established both the orientation and the division of the internal spaces.
The villa is designed on a rectangular profile (m. 167 x 105), with two wings on the short sides, and occupies a total area of ??more than two hectares.
Large foundations were built to address the problem of the sloping rocks in which the building rests, while in other areas large sections of rock have been cut.
The remains visible today are thus on different levels: of the northern sector, for instance, only the grandiose buildings remain, whereas nothing is left of the living quarters.

The Groto of Catullo cover an area of ​​2 hectares in the province of Brescia, among the olive groves of the extreme edge of the peninsula of Sirmione, on the southern coast of Lake Garda.

These are the remains of a Roman villa on several levels dating back to the first century BC. And the 1st century AD Attributed to Caio Valerio Catullo, exponent of Valeri, the wealthy Veronese family who is believed to possess the abode. The name of Grotte dates back to the 15th century, when the ruins, partially collapsed and covered with vegetation, took on the appearance of caves.

The villa, reminiscent of excavations begun in the nineteenth century and the subsequent research of Girolamo Orti Manara, has a rectangular plan with two advances on the short sides. The noble floor develops around the large garden-peristyle with long terraced corridors overlooking the lake.

Among the ruins are the Criptoportico, the large Cistern about 43 m long, the Thermal Area with the swimming pool and other environments with evocative names such as the Trifora del Paradiso, the Three Pillars Hall, the Horse Cave and the ' Giants hall.

To the right of the entrance to the Park is the Antiquarium, the Museum where many finds are found in the villa and the Garda area, such as floor mosaics and bronze and ceramic objects, with multimedia videos and 3D reconstructions of stilts , Roman villas and castles.
The Museum is divided into several sections illustrating, among other things, the genesis and morphology of Lake Garda and preserves testimonies and photographs of excavations and restorations.

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.501252&lon=10.60652...
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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
They are made with the eye, heart and head.”
Henry Cartier Bresson
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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved
*********************************************************************************

Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Garda lake Benaco lake Benaco Garda Lago di Garda Italy Italia Northern Italy Sirmione Groto of Catullo Grotte di Catullo Roman ruins rovine romane Archeologica park in Sirmione scavi archeologici in Sirmione Roman architecture

N 16 B 2.4K C 52 E Jul 12, 2017 F Jul 12, 2017
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...imagine to be here...
the magic atmosphere of the ancient times,
the soft breeze from the lake,
the blue of the sky,
close your eyes and you will fly in another dimension,
pure magic...
imagine how this great wonderful villa could be during the Roman Age and dream....

AT THE FAR END OF THE PENINSULA OF SIRMIONE, SET IN A BEAUTIFUL SCENIC AREA, ARE THE REMAINS OF A ROMAN VILLA KNOWN AS THE “GROTTOES OF CATULLO”, THE LARGEST PRIVATE DWELLING EVER BUILT IN NORTHERN ITALY.

Grottoes of Catullus is the name given to the ruins of a Roman villa which was built at the beginning of our era at the northernmost end of the peninsula of Sirmione on the southern shore of Lake Garda.

In the Renaissance the term “grotto” or “cavern” was used to designate collapsed buildings, overgrown with vegetation, into which one entered as if they were natural grottoes.
This tradition, which dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, identified this site as the villa of the Catullo family, the Latin poet who died in 54 B.C.
Verses by Catullo unequivocally prove that he had a home in Sirmione, although it is not certain that he was precisely in this area.
Sirmione was part of the area of the countryside around Verona, and is known in the ancient world for having been a resting stop along the road linking Brescia to Verona.
The first detailed depiction of the remains of the villa is a relief from the early 19th century.

Important excavations were then executed by Girolamo Orti Manara, who published his findings in a work that remains of vital historical importance.
The superintendency for historical buildings initiated excavations in 1939-40, and work on restoration in 1948.
More recent studies have allowed researchers to prove the presence of an earlier construction, seemingly supporting the hypothesis that the architectural work seen today is the result of a single project which established both the orientation and the division of the internal spaces.
The villa is designed on a rectangular profile (m. 167 x 105), with two wings on the short sides, and occupies a total area of ??more than two hectares.
Large foundations were built to address the problem of the sloping rocks in which the building rests, while in other areas large sections of rock have been cut.
The remains visible today are thus on different levels: of the northern sector, for instance, only the grandiose buildings remain, whereas nothing is left of the living quarters.

The Groto of Catullo cover an area of ​​2 hectares in the province of Brescia, among the olive groves of the extreme edge of the peninsula of Sirmione, on the southern coast of Lake Garda.

These are the remains of a Roman villa on several levels dating back to the first century BC. And the 1st century AD Attributed to Caio Valerio Catullo, exponent of Valeri, the wealthy Veronese family who is believed to possess the abode. The name of Grotte dates back to the 15th century, when the ruins, partially collapsed and covered with vegetation, took on the appearance of caves.

The villa, reminiscent of excavations begun in the nineteenth century and the subsequent research of Girolamo Orti Manara, has a rectangular plan with two advances on the short sides. The noble floor develops around the large garden-peristyle with long terraced corridors overlooking the lake.

Among the ruins are the Criptoportico, the large Cistern about 43 m long, the Thermal Area with the swimming pool and other environments with evocative names such as the Trifora del Paradiso, the Three Pillars Hall, the Horse Cave and the ' Giants hall.

To the right of the entrance to the Park is the Antiquarium, the Museum where many finds are found in the villa and the Garda area, such as floor mosaics and bronze and ceramic objects, with multimedia videos and 3D reconstructions of stilts , Roman villas and castles.
The Museum is divided into several sections illustrating, among other things, the genesis and morphology of Lake Garda and preserves testimonies and photographs of excavations and restorations.

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.501252&lon=10.60652...
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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
They are made with the eye, heart and head.”
Henry Cartier Bresson
*********************************************************************************
Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved
*********************************************************************************

Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Garda lake Benaco lake Benaco Garda Lago di Garda Italy Italia Northern Italy Sirmione Groto of Catullo Grotte di Catullo Roman ruins rovine romane Archeologica park in Sirmione scavi archeologici in Sirmione Roman architecture

N 5 B 1.6K C 8 E Jul 12, 2017 F Jul 12, 2017
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HERE I AM
AND IT IS A PLEASURE FOR ME TO GUIDE YOU
THROUGH THE MOST WONDERFUL ROMAN RUINS IN NORTHERN ITALY....
...imagine to be here...
the magic atmosphere of the ancient times,
the soft breeze from the lake,
the blue of the sky,
close your eyes and you will fly in another dimension,
pure magic...
imagine how this great wonderful villa could be during the Roman Age and dream....

AT THE FAR END OF THE PENINSULA OF SIRMIONE, SET IN A BEAUTIFUL SCENIC AREA, ARE THE REMAINS OF A ROMAN VILLA KNOWN AS THE “GROTTOES OF CATULLO”, THE LARGEST PRIVATE DWELLING EVER BUILT IN NORTHERN ITALY.

Grottoes of Catullus is the name given to the ruins of a Roman villa which was built at the beginning of our era at the northernmost end of the peninsula of Sirmione on the southern shore of Lake Garda.

In the Renaissance the term “grotto” or “cavern” was used to designate collapsed buildings, overgrown with vegetation, into which one entered as if they were natural grottoes.
This tradition, which dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, identified this site as the villa of the Catullo family, the Latin poet who died in 54 B.C.
Verses by Catullo unequivocally prove that he had a home in Sirmione, although it is not certain that he was precisely in this area.
Sirmione was part of the area of the countryside around Verona, and is known in the ancient world for having been a resting stop along the road linking Brescia to Verona.
The first detailed depiction of the remains of the villa is a relief from the early 19th century.

Important excavations were then executed by Girolamo Orti Manara, who published his findings in a work that remains of vital historical importance.
The superintendency for historical buildings initiated excavations in 1939-40, and work on restoration in 1948.
More recent studies have allowed researchers to prove the presence of an earlier construction, seemingly supporting the hypothesis that the architectural work seen today is the result of a single project which established both the orientation and the division of the internal spaces.
The villa is designed on a rectangular profile (m. 167 x 105), with two wings on the short sides, and occupies a total area of ??more than two hectares.
Large foundations were built to address the problem of the sloping rocks in which the building rests, while in other areas large sections of rock have been cut.
The remains visible today are thus on different levels: of the northern sector, for instance, only the grandiose buildings remain, whereas nothing is left of the living quarters.

The Groto of Catullo cover an area of ​​2 hectares in the province of Brescia, among the olive groves of the extreme edge of the peninsula of Sirmione, on the southern coast of Lake Garda.

These are the remains of a Roman villa on several levels dating back to the first century BC. And the 1st century AD Attributed to Caio Valerio Catullo, exponent of Valeri, the wealthy Veronese family who is believed to possess the abode. The name of Grotte dates back to the 15th century, when the ruins, partially collapsed and covered with vegetation, took on the appearance of caves.

The villa, reminiscent of excavations begun in the nineteenth century and the subsequent research of Girolamo Orti Manara, has a rectangular plan with two advances on the short sides. The noble floor develops around the large garden-peristyle with long terraced corridors overlooking the lake.

Among the ruins are the Criptoportico, the large Cistern about 43 m long, the Thermal Area with the swimming pool and other environments with evocative names such as the Trifora del Paradiso, the Three Pillars Hall, the Horse Cave and the ' Giants hall.

To the right of the entrance to the Park is the Antiquarium, the Museum where many finds are found in the villa and the Garda area, such as floor mosaics and bronze and ceramic objects, with multimedia videos and 3D reconstructions of stilts , Roman villas and castles.
The Museum is divided into several sections illustrating, among other things, the genesis and morphology of Lake Garda and preserves testimonies and photographs of excavations and restorations.

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.501252&lon=10.60652...
******************************************************************************
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…
They are made with the eye, heart and head.”
Henry Cartier Bresson
*********************************************************************************
Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.
© All rights reserved
*********************************************************************************

Tags:   1001 Nights 1001 Nights / Magic City Garda lake Benaco lake Benaco Garda Lago di Garda Italy Italia Northern Italy Sirmione Groto of Catullo Grotte di Catullo Roman ruins rovine romane Archeologica park in Sirmione scavi archeologici in Sirmione Roman architecture


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