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    • Hagia Sophia Istanbul Turkey

    • By: Sergey Ivanov
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 34 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the basilica of Santa Sofia, the largest Byzantine monument. For 916 years, the basilica was Christian, while for the last 481 it was Muslim. In 1934 it became a museum. For 900 years, until the construction of the famous Duomo of Florence, in 1436, it had no equal in terms of the height of its interior. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art.

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    • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Rome Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 23 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes architecture and reports interesting facts about the largest Roman church dedicated to the Mother of God and founded between 432 and 440. In front of the Sistine Chapel is the tomb of Bernini. In the Borghese Chapel, there are the funerary monuments of the popes Paolo V and Clement VIII. At the center of the chapel stands the icon of the "Salus Populi Romani" attributed to San Luca's hand brought from Byzantium.

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    • Basilica of San Marco Venice Italy

    • By: Paola Stirati
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 21 mins
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    If you would like to hear about the extremely rich history of Venice, and you find it hard to imagine the influence Venice underwent and absorbed for centuries, you can just listen to our audioguide, about the magnificent Saint Mark's Basilica - the symbol of the people and culture. The audioguide describes the unique history of Saint Mark's Basilica, made evident by the architecture and decorations, with elements of different styles.

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    • Parish church of Saint Mary in Lison Portogruaro Italy (ENG)

    • By: Alessio Tremiti
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 13 mins
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    The first mention of the name Lison is from 996. Lison is a small fraction of the town of Portogruaro, in the province of Venice. The church was built in 1566. It was consecrated on June 24, 1565. There are invaluable historical artifacts: three marble arches with Greek epigraphs. The arches were made in Constantinople, between the 5th and the 6th centuries. The audio guide was made by experts in the field of history and art.

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    • Cathedral Cefalu Italy (ENG)

    • By: Paola Stirati
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 15 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and presents interesting facts about the cathedral of Cefalù, recognized as a UNESCO heritage site. The imposing dimensions of the cathedral give us an idea of Ruggero's great political project. The fulcrum of the whole Duomo are the marvelous mosaics; they cover an area of 650 square meters. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art.

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    • Church of Santa Maria in Domnica Rome Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes architecture and reports interesting facts about the basilica of Santa Maria in Domnica, located in Rome, on the summit of Monte Celio. Particular attention is paid to the decoration of the central apse. They lively colors are striking, especially since many of the mosaics, of the apse, date back to the 9th century and represent work from the Byzantine school.

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    • The St. George's Cathedral Velikiy Novgorod Russia

    • By: Tatiana Volodina
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 20 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about St. George's Cathedral, founded in 1119 by Grand Prince Mstislav Vladimirovic. St. George's Cathedral represents the fusion of the Kiev-Byzantine traditions. The ancient frescoes, dating back to 1130, have been preserved in part, in the altar area, under the new floor. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art.

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    • Cathedral Monreale Italy (ENG)

    • By: Paola Stirati
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 19 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about Monreale Cathedral. The church was founded by the Norman King William II the Good and was dedicated to Virgin Mary. According to legend, in 1174, while hunting, the sovereign saw a woman pointing to the place where her father's treasures were hidden. Following their discovery William decided to build a church, in honor of the Virgin, which was completed in less than ten years, probably by architects and Byzantine theologians.

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    • Arch of Constantine Rome Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 17 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the triumphal arch of Constantine, in Rome, between the Colosseum and the Palatine, and was made by the founder of Constantinople. The three-hole arc was built in the years 312-315 to celebrate Constantine's victory over Massenzio, in the battle fought at Milvio bridge.

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    • Constantina's Mausoleum Rome Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 18 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes architecture and reports interesting facts about the mausoleum of Santa Costanza, the daughter of the founder of Constantinople, which is one of the main examples of late-ancient architecture among Roman monuments. At the base of the Mausoleum's architecture, there are exceptional Roman models such as the Pantheon, but its structure is innovative with its concentric circular spaces.

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    • Church of St. Theodore Stratilates on the Brook Velikiy Novgorod Russia

    • By: Tatiana Volodina
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 19 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes architecture and reports interesting facts about the Church of San Teodoro Stratilate on the Stream, founded in 1360. The author of this unique pictorial complex is unknown, but some signs, such as the precision with which Greek texts were painted and the similarity with the Greek frescoes of Teofane, make us infer that it was a Byzantine artist. This audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art.

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    • Basilica of Saints Felix and Fortunatus Vicenza Italy

    • By: Alessio Tremiti
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 16 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and presents interesting facts about the basilica of the Saints Felice and Fortunato, a paleo-Christian monument that is rooted in the ancient history of the Roman Empire. One of the oldest and most important basilica sites is the Martyrion. This chapel was built in memory and in honor of the Saints Felice and Fortunato, but there are also relics of other saints.

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    • Saint Sophia Cathedral Velikiy Novgorod Russia

    • By: Tatiana Volodina
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 25 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture, and reports interesting facts about the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, one of the oldest Russian churches. It was erected in the years 1045 - 1050. Prior to its construction there were no stone buildings in Novgorod. Byzantine Masters from Kiev, which had close ties to the Byzantine Empire, were invited. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art.

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    • Church of the Trasfiguration on Ilyina street Velikiy Novgorod Russia

    • By: Tatiana Volodina
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 21 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the church of the Transfiguration on Elia Street, one of Novgorod's most significant monuments, directly and definitely linked to the Byzantine culture of the Paleologist era. The audioguide has been made by professionals in the field of history and art.

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    • The Cattolica Church Stilo Italy (ENG)

    • By: Paola Stirati
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Consigned to history, thanks to the famous defeat Emperor Otto II's troops suffered, at the hands of the Arabs, in 982 the city of Stilo, whose name derives from the Greek "stulos", has its origins in Caulonia, an ancient Greek colony. The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the Cattolica di Stilo, a unique historic place in the city. It is believed its design and construction took place prior to 1071.

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    • Basilica of Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Torcello Venice Italy (ENG)

    • By: Paola Stirati
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 18 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the cathedral. The island of Torcello, populated since Roman times, sheltered the population from the mainland, during the Gothic invasion period. The basilica of Santa Maria Assunta was built in 639. The fulcro of the cathedral are the magnificent mosaics, executed by local and Byzantine workers.

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    • Basilica of San Nicola Bari Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 16 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the basilica of St. Nicholas, widely known especially because it preserves the remains of the Saint Nicholas. Bari has been known since Roman times. Although the Normans conquered the city in 1071, it retained its Byzantine cultural heritage and the local clergy remained Byzantine.

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    • Church of Santa Maria Amendolara Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the church. In the city of Amendolara there are seven Byzantine churches. In the immediate vicinity of the city, there are caves that were once inhabited by hermits, which allow us to establish the tenth century as a period of settlement for the city. The church of Santa Maria is located in the historic center.

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    • Saint John at the Latin Gate Rome Italy (ENG)

    • By: Paola Stirati
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The audioguide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the basilica. Saint John the Evangelist preached in this place. Tradition tells us that John, the apostle of Jesus, was placed in a cauldron of boiling oil, but came out miraculously uninjured and safe. The real gem of this church are the medieval frescoes, discovered during the restoration works of the last century.

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    • Church of Santa Maria Dell'Ammiraglio Martorana Palermo Italy (ENG)

    • By: Caterina Amato
    • Narrated by: Karolina Starin
    • Length: 15 mins
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    The audio guide tells the story, describes the architecture and reports interesting facts about the church. In 1072 Norman Dukes conquered Palermo and, in Sicily, began an era in which the Byzantine culture, the knowledge of the Arabs and the expressiveness of the Normans fused, creating an extraordinary unity. The symbol of this synthesis is the church of Santa Maria dell'Amiraglio, better known as "la Martorana". It was built in 1143.

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