All Roads Lead To ... Rome - city of dreams. Every building, every street is its atmosphere. Walking through the city, you can stumble upon an ancient tower, which at least a thousand years. It was founded in 753 bc. Er. Rome - a treasure of world culture, the heart Catholicism. Here the air is saturated with the majesty and power of the Roman Empire. Attractions in each square centimeter. Explore the city can be for months. But the tour packages we usually restrict a few days. What we can not see in this wonderful city: St. Peter's Basilica is located west of downtown Rome, in the territory of the Vatican. The dimensions of the cathedral staggering. It covers an area of 22,067 square meters. Cathedral St. Peter's was the largest Christian church in the world (in 1990 it surpassed the cathedral in the capital of the African State Kot'd Ivoire). St. Peter's Basilica for centuries adorned the outstanding masters: Giotto, Bernini, , Guglielmo della Porta, Thorvaldsen. On this council written volumes of books. Property of the Vatican - Sistine Chapel. This is an outstanding work of the Renaissance. The walls of this treasure painted by Botticelli, Pinturicchio, . Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps - is one of the most beautiful places in Rome. A grand staircase with 1726 offers a magnificent view, especially in the hours of sunset. The area got its name because placed on it the Spanish Embassy. In the center beats Barkachcha fountain, water flows into a waterlogged boat. The most famous ruins in the world, too, is in Rome - it's the Colosseum. Initially, this circus, where were gladiators and marched presentation with wild animals. 1750 Coliseum the Romans replaced the quarry: of his marbles and travertine blocks built a good part of the city of masterpieces. For...
Culture Abroad By origin coffee drink and a few legends. The first one tells of the Sufi mystic from Yemen who was called Abu Al Akbar Noruddin Hasan al Shadhili. During a trip to Ethiopia, he found that some of the local birds, an unusually agile, and determined that the cause of this are the berries on which they feed. According to another legend, the discovery belongs to the shepherd Caldy, who noticed that his goats longer to keep fit, if chewed the red berries of a bush, and then decided to try them myself. Having experienced the surge of courage, the shepherd decided to include the fruits of a mentor nearest monastery, but the latter did not believe him and threw berries in the fire, which both felt very pleasant aroma. Coffee beans were immediately removed from the fire-ground and dissolved in water - and turned the world's first coffee drink. The earliest mention of coffee in literature dates back to 10th century, and belongs to the dealer Philippe Sylvestre Dufour, who described the work of the Persian physicist Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, known in the West as Rhazes, but a more compelling information about preparing a coffee drink from roasted beans is found only several centuries later. The most reliable source on this issue is the text of Abd al-Qadir al-Jaziri, written in 1587 and sheds light on the distribution of coffee in those days. According to his version of the first who introduced the fashion of drinking coffee drink, was Sheikh Jamal al-Din al Dhabhani, approximately 1454.

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