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Ljubljana, Emona

ljubljana_staro_mesto (1)Ancient town Emona

The ancient  town Emona was build where today’s Ljubljana lays by the Roman in 14 AD. It was build on the plain, so called the doors of Ljubljana. They used the natural passageway between the Castle hill and the Šiška hill. This passageway is a part of an important trade route, connecting the North Europe with the Mediterranean sea.

Emona layout was a rectangular and measured 523 x 435 meters (572 x 475 yards) sourrounded by walls. The town was divided by five or seven perpendicular roads, called cardines and decumani. Underneath were the kloaka’s, sewage canals, leading to the Ljubljanica river. The walls were consolidated with defence towers and trenches. The city degraded around year 600, when the Slavs started to populate the area and started to build their own colony, that became the Medieval Ljubljana. Continue reading “Ljubljana, Emona” »


vaticanRome is not just a city on the river Tiber. The city Rome comes up in almost every chapter of the European history.
Rome goes by a great number of names, but the most interesting is the „mother of the civilization“, that gives the city its own flea. Rome is the best city to discover or just hike around if you are a fan of history. Whatever you see, it has an important historical name connected to it. The uniforms, that the Pope’s or Vatican soldiers, also known as the Swiss guard wear, were designed by Michelangelo himself.  And there are numerous other Michelangelo’s works around town.

If we believe the legend, the city of Rome was established in 753 BC, by the twins Romulus and Remus, but they had an argument shortly after and Romulus killed Remus. And if you get interested into the Roman history, you can also find a connection with the legendary Greek Troy. Rome was much more connected to Greece in the past than it is today. Continue reading “Rome” »

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