Roaming the home of the famed Cologne Cathedral and the colorful annual “Karneval” is best done at your own pace. Follow the recommended route or choose your own path using the accompanying city guide, which is packed with info including maps and insider tips on entertainment and dining. Written by locals, this package takes you well beyond the borders of conventional tour routes. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
St. Mark’s Basilica has majestically dominated Venice’s Piazza San Marco for over 900 years. It is unique for the wealth of its history and for the magnificence of its facade and interior. It was designed by an unknown Byzantine architect, who supposedly modeled it after the Apostoleion in Constantinople, giving it an opulent style with mosque-like onion shaped domes that clearly reflect the influence of the Orient. Some 8,000 square meters of mediaeval mosaics, made from gold, semi precious stones and Venetian glass, covers the walls, and cupolas. Countless numbers of pilgrims and tourists alike have been awestruck by the golden magnificence of this, the largest and most lavishly decorated 11th century church. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
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The catacombs were created as a better solution to disposing of the dead in ancient Paris. The cemeteries became much too crowded and raised health concerns, hence the creation of the catacombs and the famed Pere Lachaise cemetery outside the city. Learn the myths, legends, and unexplainable truths, of this historical and cultural treasure. Bones and skulls are in plain site, therefore, this tour is not recommended for children or those who are easily disturbed, and no flash photography is allowed. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Great Discoveries audio tour of the Basilica di San Lorenzo provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit this resplendent 15th century church. This Italian Renaissance masterpiece was designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi, the greatest of all the Florentine architects. Generations of Medici, Florence’s wealthiest and most powerful family, put some of the world’s greatest artists to work here, men like Michelangelo, Donatello and Filippo Lippi. This was their family church and for over three-hundred years generations of the great and not so great Medici were buried here in the richly decorated though somewhat opulent Medici Chapel. Our carefully researched tour guides you through the Basilica, the Medici Chapel, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy and his Laurentian Library. Along the way our professional narrator, accompanied by historically appropriate background music, points out and describes the most significant works of art and other historic treasures. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Great Discoveries Audio Tour of the Golden Palace provides today’s tourist with the most entertaining and informative way to visit this splendid 15th century, late Gothic edifice. It is one of the older palaces on the Grand Canal and one of the most striking examples of the uniqueness of Venetian architecture. The Ca d'Oro houses the Giorgio Franchetti Art Gallery, which contains an impressive collection of important Venetian paintings by artists who were active between the 15th and 16th centuries, including "Saint Sebastian" by Mantegna and "Venus at the Mirror" by Titian. The Gallery also contains sculptures, furniture, 16th century Flemish tapestries, an impressive collection of 12th through 16th century bronzes, some Greek and Roman archeological pieces, medals, and a small collection of old Venetian ceramics. This carefully researched tour guides you through this majestic palace, pointing out and describing the most important pieces, by the most prominent artists of their time. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Perpignan is located in the south of France in the Languedoc Roussillon. WE hope you find our videos informative. They are intended to give you an idea of what the town of Perpignan is like before you visit. See video of our markets, shops and a few restaurants. Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales the southern most department of the Languedoc Roussillon. Perpignan is located near the Mediterranean Sea and is only about 30kms from the Spanish border. The city retains a distinct Spanish flavour as it was once the capital of the kingdom of Majorca and later Catalonias second-largest city after Barcelona. Perpignan’s height was in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the kings of Majorca held their court here. Today it is a fascinating city to explore.
At the heart of Ancient Rome you can explore the Forum, or the Forum Magnum as ancient Romans called it. With Palatine Hill in the background and the Colosseum and Arch of Titus in the distance, this was designed to be the center of political, economic and social life in the city. These ancient ruins boast statues of the late Caesar and Zeus as well as other monuments, that are still clearly visible. Visit the "belly-button of Rome", Umbilicus Urbis Mundus, and gain a better understanding of the Roman Republic, whose world was so closely intertwined with the Gods. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com