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Easter in Granada 2017

Easter in Granada 2017

Holy Week in Granada is one of Spain’s most spectacular Easter celebrations. Just like in Seville, Malaga and other Andalusian cities, this religious celebration which attracts thousands of visitors. more ...

Passion and Tradition during Easter in Seville 2017

Passion and Tradition during Easter in Seville 2017

There are not many things as serious as Easter in Seville. Year after year, the solemn processions surprise visitors with their size and intensity. The steps, the crosses, the sorrowful music, the sacred songs, the penitents in their traditional robes, images of the Virgin and Christ paraded through the streets on golden flower covered thrones. To have real idea of what Easter is like in Seville it needs to be experienced. more ...

Easter in the Costa Brava 2017

Easter in the Costa Brava 2017

Of all the Easter celebrations in Spain, the best known are in Andalucia, the solemn processions of Seville, Granada and Malaga come to mind. However there are many places where antique and interesting traditions are maintained. One of these occurs in Verges on the Costa Brava. more ...

Guide to Venice: tourism in the City of Canals

Guide to Venice: tourism in the City of Canals

Venice. The city of water, of gondolas, bridges and canals; of carnivals and renaissance palaces. This group of 117 interconnected islands is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and also one of the most beautiful in Italy. more ...

Malaga Easter Processions 2017

Malaga Easter Processions 2017

Over five hundred years of tradition, enormous ornately decorated tronos weighing up to five tonnes, penitents wearing traditional robes, processions and an atmosphere very different to other Spanish Easter celebrations are what await visitors to Easter in Malaga. more ...

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

We’ve seen it in art books, in Hollywood films, in photographs… almost everyone knows the highly famous painting of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, but what not everyone knows is that this universal masterpiece of painting can be found in Milan. more ...

The Best Areas to Stay in Milan

The Best Areas to Stay in Milan

Fashion, football, concerts, art, business, pleasure… Milan has many attractions, but whatever it is that has brought you here, you’re going to need somewhere to stay. If you’re wondering which is the best area to stay in Milan, here’s a brief guide to the city’s most popular neighbourhoods with travellers more ...

The Top 10 Neighbourhoods in London

The Top 10 Neighbourhoods in London

Looking at a map of the sprawling mass of London while trying to decide where to visit can be a bit overwhelming. The British capital is a big city and you could easily spend a week there without ever leaving the city centre, given the number of interesting things there are to do. But London is a city with lots of different neighbourhoods, each with its own identity and atmosphere. more ...

Las Fallas in Valencia in pictures

Las Fallas in Valencia in pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so with Las Fallas in Valencia fast approaching, we’ve put together a selection of photos. Those of you who have never been there can get an idea of what this celebration is all about… more ...

Three things to do in Paris on Valentine’s Day

Three things to do in Paris on Valentine’s Day

Paris, the city of love. An unrivalled destination for celebrating Valentine’s Day and the best time to discover the beauty of this charming city. Would you like to surprise your partner this year with something special? Well, we can think of nothing better than taking a break from our usual routine and escaping to one of the most romantic cities in the world. more ...

Rome at its most romantic for couples

Rome at its most romantic for couples

Cobbled streets, hundreds of flavours of ice cream, stunning sunsets, monumental fountains… You could easily fall in love with the capital of Italy itself, but today we’re going to look at some magic spots for snatching a kiss from your partner, places that bring your inner Cupid to life. more ...

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