Places And Travel Podcasts
Great Discoveries self-guided audio tour provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit the Piazza della Signoria. While the Piazza del Duomo has historically provided the focus for the city’s religious obsession, Piazza della Signoria has always been the civic heart of Florence. Facing directly on the square are the Loggia della Signoria, with its three arches, and the dominant Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), the seat of the city’s governments since 1302. Close by lies the entrance to the most exalted of Florence’s spectacular museums, the Uffizi Gallery. Piazza della Signoria houses several notable pieces of public sculpture and is a meeting place for the city’s thousands of annual visitors and Florentines alike. This magnificent square unfolds like an open-air gallery in which even the statues allude to episodes of the city’s civil history. Our carefully researched tour guides you along and identifies the Piazza’s most important buildings and statues, insuring that you will clearly understand each item’s historic and artistic significance. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Although the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) today contains the offices of Florence’s Mayor and City Council, much of it is open to the public including the Hall of the 500, the little Study of Francesco I and two of its three spectacular apartments. The vast halls and state apartments are ornately decorated in the style of the late Renaissance. Major attractions inside Palazzo Vecchio include the Room of the Lilies, Eleanora di Toledo's apartments, the Courtyard of Honor with the Putto Fountain, and Michelangelo's statue the Victory. The Quarters of Pope Leo X are being used to house Florence’s City Council and as reception rooms for the mayor and are not open to the public. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Great Discoveries audio tour of Santa Maria Novella provides today’s tourists with the most entertaining and informative way to visit Florence’s third most important church after the Duomo and Santa Croce. Construction started on the sumptuous new headquarters of the powerful Dominican Order in 1278 and was not completed until 1360, almost one hundred years later. Its name Novella (new) stems from the fact that it was built on the site of an earlier church Santa Maria delle Vigne. The basilica’s interior is truly magnificent, with arches in two colors leading gracefully toward the high altar. It is vast, lofty, illuminated by ample sunlight and more Gothic in feel than any other church in Florence. Treasures aplenty fill the interior, a groundbreaking painting by Masaccio, a crucifix by Giotto and three major fresco cycles. This carefully researched tour guides you through the Basilica, while our professional narrator points out and describes the most significant works of art and other historic treasures. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Step back in history as you listen to enchanting tales of the Doge Palace, the residence of the Venetian doges (rulers) for over 400 years. This uniquely Venetian building was also Venice’s public palace and the seat of its governments, legislative bodies and courts. It remains the richest symbol of the Venetian civilization and attests to the strength of its cultural, military, political, and economic history. Visitors will view the Great Council Hall, the Chamber of the Council of Ten, the magnificent courtyard, the Chamber of the Senate, the Golden Staircase, a torture chamber, prison cells, a remarkable armory, the Bridge of Sighs and other astonishing rooms. The great halls, dedicated to Venetian political life, are decorated with the canvases of Veronese, Titian, Tintoretto and many other masters of the Renaissance. Our carefully researched tour identifies and locates the most relevant treasures to ensure that you do not miss the important pieces and that you clearly understand each item and each rooms historic and artistic significance. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com
Great Discoveries audio tour provides today’s tourist with the best way to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, perhaps the most beautiful Gothic church in all of Italy. Contrary to the heavy and dark reputation of Gothic architecture, the Santa Croce is actually light and airy, a unique blend of styles and thought. The sun filters through the many stained glass windows, playing multi-hued rays along one of the worlds greatest repositories of Renaissance art and sculpture. The effect inspires peace and spiritual tranquility and an incredible awe for human accomplishment takes root. Indeed, the city of Florence Italy, sensing the perfect peace granted by the Basilica, has buried many of her most famous sons and daughters here. Santa Croce contains more skeletons of Renaissance celebrities than any other church in Italy. Here you will find the monumental tombs and mortal remains of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Gioacchino Rossini, Ugo Foscolo, and many others. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Built by Sir Henry Pellatt in the early 1900s, this castle was a direct reflection of the immense wealth this man had acquired with investments in the Toronto Electric Light Co. and Canadian Pacific Railroad. Casa Loma literally means, "house on the hill", and is currently managed and maintained by the Kiwanis Club of the City of Toronto. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com
Adventure seekers are you ready! The Haliburton Highlands Hidden Gems Audio Tour is a -Choose Your Own Adventure! -Along the way you will drive to four very unique locations each with its own history and exciting activities. These activities all take place outdoors and can include Geocaching (Treasure Hunting), swimming, white-water and flat-water kayaking or canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicking and even conquering the “Blairhampton Triangle”. It is recommended that Adventurers bring along a camera, as you will be visiting some of the most picturesque locations within the County of Haliburton. The tour can be done in one day or over multiple visits, although we hope that once you’ve visited these unique locations that you will return over and over again. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour please visit www.tourcaster.com.
The Disney DNA Podcast is a Disney fan podcast talking about our passion for Walt Disney World. We also cover all aspects of the Disney company including movies and music. We feature a fun topic, park information and the latest Disney news each week. We also do a fun live show and love the interaction with the fans of the show. Listener engagement is always welcomed and encouraged. We would love for you to be a part of our podcast family!
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It's hard to believe the party center of the United States, Las Vegas, started life as a watering hole for Spanish troops and explorers. In 1946 the Golden Nugget opened in downtown Las Vegas, making it one of the first casinos to open in Las Vegas. It wasn't alone for long as the gambling craze caught on, planting Vegas firmly on the map. Since then Las Vegas has become a house-hold name, as the old casinos were torn down and replaced with newer and better ones, the New Vegas is broadening it's horizons and becoming more of a family resort destination. A vice for everyone and at the same time a resort town for the entire family, there's something for everyone in Vegas, and here are some tips to get oyou started.