Italy’s architecture and culture is unlike any other, the leisurely and soothing ambience the country oozes is the very reason why it is a popular vacation spot. Even local celebrities like Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo, as well as Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano chose to spend their vacation in the land of pastas and art.

Early morning at Procuratie Vecchi, Venice. #venice #venezia #procuratievecchie #piazzasanmarco #italy

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One of the most famous landmarks of Italy however is the Venice Piazza San Marco which for the longest time, was not open to the public. It used to be limited and exclusive for the use of politicians and rich Italian families. But the good news is, Procuratie Vecchie which is the oldest building will now be open to the public that will host art installations, events, seminars and humanitarian projects.

The beautiful place has been closed for almost 500 years to the public. British architect David Chipperfield will head the million dollar renovation to restore the place and the buildings. Procuratie Vecchie was built in the 16th century.

Now, people can enjoy and climb to the top of Rome’s Colosseum and take in the view of the whole city. As they say, once in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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