A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Hidden History by Jeanne Fogle

By Jeanne Fogle

Get off the nationwide Mall and luxuriate in 9 strolling and riding excursions of Washington, D.C.'s ancient neighborhoods.
Discover the hidden background of the nation's capital with stories of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy.
Experience the neglected architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square.

Owner of A travel de strength Jeanne Fogle leads her readers throughout the hidden websites and historical past of Washington, D.C.'s neighborhoods. captivating sketches via Edward Fogle and classic pictures accompany every one journey, casting a brand new gentle at the urban. viewers and native alike can be stunned and extremely joyful through the discoveries that may be made past the monuments.

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725 King Ine of Wessex founds the first hostel for pilgrims in the Borgo 700 852 The Vatican is fortified with walls following a raid by Saracens 800 Maps like this one, illustrating the principal features of the city, were produced for pilgrims, the tourists of the Middle Ages. Emperor Otto I 900 880–932 Rome is ruled by two 778 Charlemagne, King of the Franks, conquers Italy Medieval Plan of Rome 800 Charlemagne crowned emperor in St. Peter’s women, Theodora and then her daughter, Marozia 961 King Otto the Great of Germany becomes first Holy Roman Emperor 1000  THE HISTORY OF ROME Stefaneschi Triptych (1315) Giotto and his pupils painted this triptych for Cardinal Stefaneschi as an altarpiece for St.

Catholics from all over the world flock into the city to make their pilgrimages to the main basilicas and to hear the Pope’s Easter Sunday address outside St. Peter’s, while the less devout come simply to take advantage of the mild weather. Meanwhile, Romans pile into their cars and head for the coast and countryside, so you can expect the roads, beaches, and restaurants of the Castelli Romani and Lake Bracciano to be busy. Temperatures tend to be around 66°F (18°C), but can hit 82°F (28°C), so by mid-May it is usually possible to picnic or dine outside.

Fountains The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous of all. It is a mostra, a monumental fountain built to mark the end of an aqueduct – in this case the Acqua Vergine, built by Marcus Agrippa in 19 BC, although the Trevi itself was only completed in 1762. Other mostre are the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, built for Pope Paul V in 1612 on the Janiculum, and the Moses Fountain, commemorating the opening of the Acqua Felice by Pope Sixtus V in 1587. Almost all Rome’s famous piazzas have fountains.

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