Edujoser a website dedicated to European castles, and created a collection of labelsshowing the location of 100s of castles in Italy. By Edujoser, the collection includes all medieval military buildings (castles, towers, ruins …), built to the XVI century(included) or later with defensive functions (forts, castles …). New castles palacesbuilt on the site of the previous medieval castle, are also included. Collection does not include a castle, palace or castle, built after the XVII century (inclusive) without thedefensive functions that do not meet the above criteria. The palaces of the XIX century and the revival of neo-Gothic castles are not included.
The Voice Actions, a series of spoken commands that let you control your Android phone or tablet with your voice. You can call businesses and contacts, send texts, browse the web and complete other common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that users in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain can now use Voice Actions in British English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
To use Voice Actions, tap the microphone button on the Google search box on your home screen, open the Voice Search app, or press down for a few seconds on the physical search button on your phone to activate the “Speak Now” screen. You can see how it works in this video.
Speak any of these commands to perform a Voice Action on your phone:
- send text to [contact] [message]
- call [business]
- call [contact]
- go to [website]
- navigate to [location/business name]
- directions to [location/business name]
- map of [location]
And of course, you can still conduct a Google search using your voice.
Voice Actions is available on phones and tablets running Android 2.2 and higher. If you don’t have Voice Search on your phone yet, you can download it from Android Market – if you do have Voice Search, you can just start using Voice Actions.
Looking towards the Colosseum through the Roman Forum
Next, we’ll head Northwest, towards the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The Pantheon is a great example of the layered reuse of buildings in Rome; originally built in the Republican period, the Pantheon was retrofitted with the front portico in the Imperial period, and then later converted into a church. The shape of Piazza Navona also displays its historic foundation as the site was originally the Stadium of Domitian in the Imperial era.
Central Rome showing the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
Lastly, let’s head over to the Vatican City, where we can see great examples of the Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the city in Saint Peter’s Basilica and the colonnade by Bernini around St. Peter’s square.
St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza in Vatican City
There is much more to explore in Italy’s modern capital, so have a look around this beautiful city!