Tips to Hvar Island

Dubovica beach

The Island of Hvar is one of the most important islands in Croatia, and is located just 2 hours by ferry from Split, in Dalmatia. Its clear sea, historical cities, amazing views and nightlife make it one of the most popular travel destinations of the whole country. Here are few tips for enjoying this wonderful island at its best. 1. … Continua a leggere

An early morning walk through Aosta

Piazza Chanoux

Aosta is the main city of the region that bears its name, the Aosta Valley, located in the north-western part of Italy, near the borders with France and Switzerland, at the heart of the majestic Alps. Center characterized by a strong Roman influence, but also by a deep traditional character, Aosta is visited and appreciated in all seasons. In fact, … Continua a leggere

Vienna, the heart of Europe

Wiener Riesenrad

For its history, culture and geographical location, Vienna has been considered for several centuries the heart of Europe. Its role as a capital of the Habsburg Empire and its location on the river Danube has created the basis for a political and cultural dominance of the actual capital of Austria across the Europe. Nowadays, the city takes advantage of such … Continua a leggere

In the heart of Romania

Sinaia Monastery

Transylvania is probably the most popular travel destination in Romania, mainly thanks to the stories and legends of Dracula, the ancient and cruel Count Vlad Țepeș, inspiring the famous Bram Stoker’s novel. Aside such legends, a number of ancient religious buildings, historical city centers and interesting sightseeing characterize this part of Romania and its surrounding regions, including Wallachia. In this … Continua a leggere

Lisbon, the pounding heart of Portugal

Tower of Belém

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and the most appreciated destination of the country for tourists from all around the world. The city features a number of amazing attractions, and can be easily visited in a whole weekend. The most widely known attraction in Lisbon is situated just on the River Tagus (Tejo in Portuguese) and is the ancient … Continua a leggere

Tomar and Fátima, treasures of central Portugal

Christ Convent, Tomar

Half-way between Porto and Lisbon, the two main cities of Portugal, are located two small but very important Portuguese cities from touristic and cultural point of view, Tomar and Fátima. Situated less than 70 kms from each other, they represent the Catholic heart of the country. Tomar, in particular, is famous worldwide for its Christ Convent, UNESCO World Heritage Site, … Continua a leggere

Porto, the main city of Portuguese Região Norte

The amazing São Bento train station

Porto is the second most important city of the Portugal and is worldwide known for its delicious wine. However, the city has much to offer to the tourists for an amazing, unique experience in the northern Portugal. One of the most particular buildings of the city is the São Bento train station, considered among the most beautiful ones worldwide, thanks … Continua a leggere

Fisterra and Cabo Touriñán, a deep immersion in the heart of Galicia

Fisterra

Leaving westbound Santiago de Compostela, in direction of the Ocean, savage, breathtaking landscapes are encountered, representing the real beating heart of Galicia. A number of small villages characterize the way to the ocean, featuring characteristic houses and curious buildings, the horreos, typical of the region, and built in the last two centuries to save corn from mice and other animals. … Continua a leggere

Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrims’ final destination

Praza da Obradoiro

Santiago de Compostela is one of the major cities of Galicia region, and worldwide known for being the end point of the St.James’ Way. Its Cathedral, obviously dedicated to St.James, and located in the magnificent Praza da Obradoiro, contains noteworthy treasures and reminds of the overall Way, with its several paintings representing seashells, the main symbol of the Camino. The … Continua a leggere

Burgos and León, the Catholic heart of Spain

Cathedral of Burgos

Getting around to Castilla y León during Easter Holy Week is an amazing experience that should be tried at least once in life. Burgos and León are probably the two cities where Easter is more intensely celebrated in the whole Spain. Burgos, with its magnificent cathedral, hosts pilgrims on the St.James’ Way from all around the world, proudly offering them … Continua a leggere