Great Places Wednesday: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence in modern Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. In the year 1569, the Roman Emperor Maximilian II purchased a large floodplain of the Wien river[…]

Great Place Wednesday: Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy

The Boboli Gardens are the expansive grounds located behind the Pitti Palace in the Oltroarno neighborhood of Florence, Italy.  The gardens are home to  a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities. In the 16th Century, the Medici family controlled major financial and trade routes across Europe. […]