Homes in Burano are repainted every two years. Each house is painted a different color from its neighbors and in fact anyone that wants to paint their place needs to get approval from the local community government.
Bookstore gem is called Libreria Acqua Alta. Due to Venice’s constant flooding, these picturesque piles are all placed inside bathtubs, waterproof bins, and in one room a full-size gondola. The name itself even means “Book Store of High Water.”
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Encircled by a 2-mile border with Italy, Vatican City is an independent city-state that covers just over 100 acres, making it one-eighth the size of New York’s Central Park.
When the fountain is open, roughly €3,000 is thrown into it every day as people follow the tradition of throwing coins over their shoulders. The legend holds that a coin thrown into the fountain will ensure a return to Rome. This tradition also dates back to the ancient Romans who often threw coins in water to make the Gods of water favor their journey or help them get back home safely. (Throw in a second coin if you’re seeking love, third for marriage.)
Admission was free to the Coliseum, but seating was assigned on the basis of social class; with senators seated at arena level and the equestrian class assigned to the second tier, while commoners were offered wooden seats in the upper third ring.
Rome's most popular monument was built for three reasons. As a gift to the Roman Citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity, to stage various forms of entertainment, and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.