As a global center of culture and the arts, it is no surprise that many works of literature have been set in Italy. Since we’ve previously talked about Roman landmarks captured on film, it’s now time to look at Italy as featured in famous works of literature. Rome from Angels and Demons Dan Brown’s popular mystery-thriller, Angels and Demons, is extensively set in the eternal city of Rome. And there’s no reason that it wouldn’t be set there. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Rome’s iconic structures have stood for more than two thousand years.Despite being constantly inhabited, most of the ruins from Ancient Rome have stayed in pristine condition. On top of that, the city is home to around 900 churches, making it an ideal place for a pilgrimage.The most famous of these churches are the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of Saint Paul […]
"The hotels were first class"
Pauline and I have just returned from Italy and I wanted to say what a fantastic time we had. The hotels were first class and offered great service, comfortable rooms, and great breakfasts. The tours were extremely interesting and the tour guides very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the free time that was built into the tour,...
James & Pauline Stirling (Ontario, Canada)
Marco Polo Tour, March 2011