Austria

After more than twenty years we went back to Vienna. In order to celebrate a family anniversary we took the opportunity to go and see again a town which is the symbol of beauty and elegance. Having not planned the visit, we saw the main historical monuments but we gave our preference to the places… Read more »


The museum of the Austrian Crown jewels and clothes of the imperial period offers a rich variety of belongings of the Houseof Habsburg. The collection dates back to the Holy Roman Empire period andperfectly represents the  pompof the period. Even this museum is inside the Hofburg, the Imperial Palace in Vienna, and more precisely it… Read more »


We continued along the Ringstraße (Ring Road) of Vienna to admire, first, the monument to Maria Theresa (Maria-Theresien) and then the statue of Prince Eugene placed in front of Neu Burg. In the back gardens there is Mozart’s statue and, few steps further, that of Goethe. We could not miss a pause at the famous SacherCafé… Read more »


Demel Pastry shop and Café Central: to end our short visit of Vienna we chose the most …. “gourmand” placesbefore returning to the hotel and leaving the city. We made a stop at  Demel Pastry shop, the most popular (and most expensive) in Vienna, then in the Café Central, a traditional Viennese café, which is… Read more »


Back in the center, we visited the Gothic Church Maria am Gestade, known as  “Mary at the Shore”, which dates back to the twelfth century. The polygonal bell tower is very nice and,inside, the panels of the Gothic altar are remarkably beautiful. We went on towards HoherMarkt, a wide square which, above a covered walkway,… Read more »


We walked the narrow streets behind the Cathedral of St. Stephen and met the house where Mozart lived and the University Church built in the fifteenth century by the Jesuits. It is characterized by a very austere interior. Quite close, in Fleishmarkt road (in 1200, it hosted the meat market), passing byabeautiful Art Nouveau building,… Read more »


Dall’Hotel ci muoviamo a piedi verso il centro, diretti alla piazza di Santo Stefano. Attraversiamo la piazza Ham Hof, la più grande di Vienna, sulla quale si affaccia la bella Burgherliche Zeuhaus, già arsenale cittadino. Raggiungiamo quindi la zona pedonale del Graben al centro della quale spicca la colonna della peste (Pestsaule), fatta erigere nel… Read more »


We started again the visit of Vienna fromthe Votivkirche(Votive Church), not particularly beautiful. It is the Church that was built by Emperor Franz Joseph to remember the place of his attempted assassination in 1853. Then we visited the Town Hall (NeuesRathaus) a majestic neo-Gothic building in front of which there are the Volksgartengardens with the… Read more »


Early in the morning, we went to the Hofburg, the Imperial Palace in Vienna formed by a complex of palaces. On the front square (St. Michael’s Square,Michaelerplatz), you are welcomed by the semicircular façade of Michaelertrackt decorated, at the top, with statues and with a figurative group. At the twosides of the façade,there are two… Read more »


Hundertwasser and Stadtpark: we made a stop in the third district of Vienna. We left the hotel by taxi to reach the Hundertwasser Village, a bizarre apartment block, designed by the homonymous Viennese architect. We have to say that his work gave us the impressionof something “already seen”. In fact, we had already seen a… Read more »