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The Western Galilee is the true essence of a Galilean landscape: Green mountains covered with beautiful Mediterranean forests extending all the way down into the sea, beautiful beaches, ancient towns, and hidden mountain villages.
The Land of Faith, Land of the Bible, The Holy Land, revered throughout history as the cradle of monotheistic religion. For a person of faith whose beliefs are rooted in the Western religious tradition, there is no place like the Holy Land. Here, in this narrow strip of earth, barely a sliver on the world map, lies the source of religious belief for much of mankind.
Safed is a lovely old Jewish city, with cobblestone streets, old synagogues, interesting alleys and an artists quarter. It is a hilltop town that should be visited while you are in Israel. Safed is where Kabbalah started so you can feel the mysticism when you walk the streets. At 900 meters above sea level, Safed is Israel’s highest altitude city, nestled in the mountains of the Upper Galilee.
Established by Pope Julius II in the mid sixteenth century and augmented by pontiffs throughout history, the Vatican Museums; in the Vatican City State offers one of the world's greatest collections of art. The Museum Art exhibits, which are shown along 4.3 mi of corridors and halls, feature everything from Egyptian mummies and Etruscan bronzes to old busts, historic masterpieces to modern sculptures and paintings. While touring the museum some highlights include the Museo Pio-Clementino, a stunning collection of classical statuary, rooms with frescos by Raphael, and the famous Sistien Chapel, painted by Michealangelo.
Herodion (Herodium; the Mountain of the Franks), which has the appearance of an extinct volcano, has aroused the curiosity of researchers and tourist since the 5th century. It is situated on an artificial hill on the outskirts of the Judean Desert, 12 km south of Jerusalem and 6 km southeast of Bethlehem. The national park includes the ruins of a number of impressive palaces built by King Herod between 25 and 15 BCE. This impressive building project was meant to commemorate Herod's name and his victory over the last Hasmonean king, Antigonus II (Mattathias), and his men in 40 BCE. According to the famous historian Josephus, King Herod was buried in Herodion, however his grave has not yet been found by archaeologists, despite many excavations. Josephus' description of Herodion matches the archaeological finds at the site: