Emporio Pizza & Pasta
Emporio Pizza & Pasta restaurant is situated in Beşiktaş. This restaurant has the classical Italian cuisine and Italian concept. Its cozy decoration creates a warm atmosphere, their diverse pizza and pasta selections guarantee a taste for your fit. This is a place where you can catch the real Italian flavor in the heart of Istanbul. Even if you don’t feel like eating a pizza, you can select anything else from their diverse menu on sea food, porcini mushrooms and vegan options to enjoy a nice evening.
Beşiktaş holds two of the residents of the royal Ottoman Family. You can check out either of them with our Dolmabache Palace & Two Continents tour. We welcome you to the recent residence of the Ottoman Dynasty and the royal family. Dolmabahce Palace was used as the main residence for running state affairs, it also served as the living place of the Sultan and the royal family from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922. It is the final Palace of the Ottoman Empire, ordered by Abdulmecid I. It took 13 years to build this breath-taking Palace and the construction cost was 35 tons of gold. In total, Dolmabahce Palace was home to 5 different sultans of the Ottoman Empire and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, also lived and governed the Republic for a brief period, until he moved the capital to Ankara. This is also where Ataturk died in 1938 at 09.05, and in order to honor his memory, all clocks are stopped at 09.05 at Dolmabahce Palace. There you will also encounter the magnificent view of the Bosphorus and the Bosphorus Bridge. Next, we will go to Camlıca Hill, one of the seven hills of Istanbul. Camlıca hilloffers a one in a lifetime opportunity to watch the sun go down over Bosphorus and Marmara Sea.
In Ottoman Empire tour we will explore the iconic Suleymaniye Mosque, mesmerizing Blue Mosque, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Yildiz Palace. Suleymaniye Mosque was built by one of the best architects of Ottomans and the world, Mimar Sinan. By the order of Suleiman the Magnificent, Mimar Sinan started to build Suleymaniye Mosque in 1557. It approximately took 7 years to finish this glorious mosque, he designed and controlled every detail of the process. Situated at the top of a hill of Kantarcilar district, Suleymaniye mosque still stands gloriously to this day. Every Empire in history left their legacies from the brightest period of its lifetime. And these artifacts tell us about the power Ottoman Empire used to hold. Sinan also paid closed attention to interior design of the mosque. When you enter you can see the detailed artwork made with marbles, gold and jewelry in domes, minarets. Our guide will inform you in more detail about the construction process, history and cultural importance of this masterpiece. Then we will continue with the Blue mosque. Blue Mosque, called Sultanahmet in Turkish, was ordered by Sultan Ahmed I. in 1609 and built by a pupil and senior assistant of the famous architect Mimar Sinan. It is called the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. While at the Blue Mosque, we will also look at the Hippodrome, a Roman heritage which was used as an arena for sport events and political activities. It was one of the main places for common folk to gather around and socialize. Then we will continue with the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum. It is situated right next to the Hippodrome and was residence of an Ottoman vizier named Ibrahim Pasha. Here we will explore one of the richest carpet collections of the world, handwriting Koran-I Kerims gifted and collected around the world. In the section of wooden works, we will see the collections of Anatolian Wood art, some of them ranges to 9thcentury and Anatolian Seljuks. After half a day of exploration, we will have a lunch break on a local restaurant. Then we will visit Yildiz Palace. Yildiz Palace is the 4thadministration center of Ottoman Empire, situated at Besiktas, and holds an amazing view of the Bosphorus and Asian side of the city. Our last stop is the Sale Kiosk, a residence of a former Ottoman Sultan.
Emporio pizza & pasta restaurant is at the one of the most popular districts of Istanbul. Its historical and strategical importance is evident because it has 2 royal residence and governance centres in it. In the middle of this Ottoman breezes, Emporio pizza & pasta restaurant will take you to the heart of Italy!