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Feb
20

When in Rome, Relax in the Lap of Luxury

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Rome

Planning to travel to Rome? Choose to stay in one of the top 5 best luxury hotels.

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Oct
1

5 of the Strangest Dishes You’ll Encounter Around the World

Filed Under China, Italy, Philippines

Each country has its own traditions and delicacies. Most of the time, it’s a pretty normal dish. The Italians have spaghetti bolognaise and lasagne, the French ratatouille and croissants, the British have their crumpets.

Generalising? A little, but here’s a few other dishes that can be found around the world that will make you glad that your cultural dishes are fairly tame.

 

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Aug
23

Top Lavish Restaurants in Milan

Filed Under Italy

Enjoying a fine meal in a Milan restaurant is more than just great tasting food. Fine dining in Milan is one of the best dining experience for any food critic because the best restaurants in the city combine the beauty of the city with an exhilarating dining experience. First time tourists in Milan should try out one of these restaurants because they represent the true spirit of Italy  that perfectly blends with the beauty of the city.

 

Armani/Nobu

The names alone should give tourists a good idea on the beauty and appeal of the restaurant. Nobu is one of the world’s most popular Japanese restaurant chains and they sought the help of Armani to improve the experience. The restaurant is located in the famous Armani Via Manzoni where guests stay in the lounge in the ground floor before moving up to the actual restaurant.

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Aug
1

Top 5 Most Lavish Hotels in Europe

Filed Under France, Italy, United Kingdom

Tourists looking for a luxurious vacation in Europe will never leave in disappointment. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are located in Europe as they often combine history, exquisite accommodation and location. They can command a steep rate but many of their patrons agree that every cent spent in these hotels is worth it.

The following are the top five luxurious hotels in Europe:

Hotel de Crillon

In the heart of Paris, France is Hotel de Crillon. The structure was built during mid-18th century and the beauty of the structure is still there today. Aside from the amazing historical structure and accommodation, it also features an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower.  The hotels popularity is also base on its specialized personal services.

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Jan
10

Romantic city breaks in Venice

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Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. It has been kept the way it is for more than six centuries. Surrounded by waters, Venice offers more than just romantic walks among magnificent structures as tourists can also enjoy viewing the city while on water.

Getting to Venice

Because Venice is a small island, there are no airports. Tourists have to go through Marco Polo Airport or Treviso Airport. The latter airport is increasing in popularity because budget airlines prefer to
land there and it’s closer to Venice. Both airlines have buses that go straight to the popular tourist destinations. Small ships and trains are also popular options for travelers wanting to spend a short break in Venice.

Transportation

If you’re in Venice, don’t worry about transportation. It’s the only city in the world that can be toured on foot without stress. Venice is a very small city but packed with beautiful structures and they are all within walking range. Aside from walking, tourists can also enjoy the city through gondola tours. Gondola is a small boat rowed and could go through different parts of the city efficiently.

Must See Structures

While almost every structure in Venice is impressive there are two unique attractions that should not be missed. First is the St. Mark’s Basilica which features not only the magnificent church but also an impressive tower and piazza. The second is the Chiesa di San Barnaba featuring the replica of codices made by Leonardo da Vinci. These two structures are remarkable for its content and history.

Feb
19

Pisa: inclination to travel

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pisaThe Leaning Tower of Pisa is omnipresent: from official posters of Italy to photo albums of travellers around the world who are captured (for eternity) trying to push the tower. Apart from its famous tower, Pisa has a lot of other attractions for you: historic churches and buildings or lovely bridges across the Arno River. The Leaning Tower is a bell tower which originally was built vertically but soon after its construction it began to lean due to a poor foundation and substrate. The tower served as a place where Galilei was experimenting his theories to demonstrate that speed is independent of the mass of objects and then during the WW2 the tower was used by the Germans as an observation post.

Remember to add to your Tuscan travel itinerary also Piazza del Duomo (or Piazza dei Miracoli – “Square of Miracles”), the Knight’s Square where you can admire vasari designed Palazzo della Carovana. Culture vultures should see the church Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri which houses works of arts signed by Vasari, Donatello or Ligozzi.

The church of St. Francis has works by Empoli or Gaddi. To admire some gothic architecture visit the church of Santa maria della Spina. Science fans should visit the Palazzo Reale where Galileo Galilei showed the Duke of Tuscany the planets he had discovered.

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Jun
9

Don’t miss out Venice

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Venice (Italy) is a must-see and everyone should have a chance to enjoy the beautiful Venice at least once in their lifetime. Their waterways here are just amazing and unique and there are lots of great attractions here that should be checked out on your every trip such as the Rialto Bridge which is a landmark in Venice that is strongly recommended to all tourists to see. The Basilica di San Marco is another well-known tourist attraction of Venice.

Though there are several major tourist attractions in Venice that are very popular, there are many lesser known attractions that you should not miss as well. Don’t just pop to one spot and pop on another without looking around and check out other areas around Venice so you won’t miss out on those little things that make Venice what it is.

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May
19

Sunny Sicily and Palermo

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Sicily is an island tucked away in the southern part of Italy and its capital – Palermo – features remarkable historic sites as well as beautiful beaches. It’s one of best places in Italy for a vacation.

Getting to Palermo is no problem. The international airport receives daily flights from different airlines from major cities in Europe. From the airport, you can take a shuttle bus that departs every half hour that will take you to the city center. From that point on, you could walk or rent a bike as the city is relatively small. Cars are not recommended because of the small roads.

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Apr
7

The palatal attractions of Naples

Filed Under Italy

Do you ever wonder where pizza was actually invented? Yes, it was in Italy but do you know which part of Italy was pizza first created? It was in Naples. Their restaurants here still continue to serve the finest Italian pizza and other cuisines but of course that’s not the only reason why people travel to Naples.

Naples is the 3rd largest city of Italy and it’s naturally abundant. Aside from its natural resources and beauty, you will also find some Baroque and Renaissance churches along its crumbling blocks.

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Jan
19

Italian waterways to be restored to their former glory

Filed Under Italy

Italy is to spend a billion euros to restore its traditional waterways. This was caused by the surge of interest in the traditional waterways in Milan. As some of Milan’s canals are restored, interest in these waterways increased considerably that the price of the properties within the area increased. On the side of tourism, more and more tourists are clamouring for more waterways as they know that the country used to have a vast and highly efficient canal system. Unfortunately, the canals was slowly discarded during the 30s. Faster and more efficient means of transportation were introduced during that time. Dams and irrigations were even introduced in some canals which have prevented boats from passing through.

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