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Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting historical football

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting historical football

Have you ever wondered what football was like in Ancient Rome or in the middle Ages? Even though the so called king of sports as we know it today was born in the 19th century its origins are much older. And in Florence you can discover it thanks to the “calico storico fiorentino” more ...

History and curiosities of the Ponte Vecchio

History and curiosities of the Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most photographed places in Florence. We found very difficult to decide whether it is more popular or not than the cathedral with its beautiful lines of colored marble and its gigantic dome.... When you go to Florence you shouldn’t miss either one. The Ponte Vecchio with its beautiful brown houses floating over the Arno River is unforgettable. more ...

The Triana neighbourhood in Seville

The Triana neighbourhood in Seville

On the other side of the River Guadalquivir, Triana is one of the most charismatic neighbourhoods in Seville. Birthplace to Flamenco singers, sailors and bullfighters, Triana is proud of its distinctive character, which makes it practically its own town within the city of Seville. more ...

How to get to Barcelona airport

How to get to Barcelona airport

Welcome to Barcelona! Do you know how to get to your apartment from Barcelona airport? No? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide to the public transport options to and from the airport so that you can decide which works best for you. more ...

Three medieval towns in the Costa Brava

Three medieval towns in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava, in addition to the beauty of the natural surroundings, possesses an abundance of cultural heritage with medieval art featuring amongst the most impressive. A large amount of mediaeval remains hide amongst the green mountains and towns on the Costa Brava. Here are some of them: more ...

Picasso Walking Tour in Malaga

Picasso Walking Tour in Malaga

Malaga is famous, amongst many other things, for having brought one of the painting geniuses into the world, none other than Pablo Picasso. Following in the footsteps of its favourite child is a great way of discovering the charm of this Mediterranean city. more ...

The Picasso Museum in Malaga

The Picasso Museum in Malaga

Pablo Picasso used to say that “everything which can be imagined is real”, something which is definitely in evidence in the Picasso Museum in Malaga. The Malagan artist always wanted his works to be exhibitied in his home city, but despite the fact that procedures began in 1953, the museum didn’t become reality until much after his death. more ...

The Boat Race Oxford Cambridge 2016

The Boat Race Oxford Cambridge 2016

It is no secret that the English love tradition, gentlemanly sports and a bitter rivalry between two opposing teams. One event which combines these three elements is The Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, raced every year between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames. more ...

Passion and Tradition during Easter in Seville 2016

Passion and Tradition during Easter in Seville 2016

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 ...

Architecturally inspired apartments in Barcelona

Architecturally inspired apartments in Barcelona

Barcelona architecture is recognised and admired across the world for being a never ending source of inspiration. The curved lines of the modernist buildings, the colourful mosaics, and the wrought iron detail in Gaudi’s works and his contemporaries are some of the defining features that make it the modernist capital of the world. However, there is much more to Barcelona than this: the sturdy walls of medieval churches, its markets and lively streets and the more trend setting recent constructions. more ...

Six typical dishes to eat in Osaka

Six typical dishes to eat in Osaka

According to many food critics, Osaka is one of the world’s great cities for eating. Since many of its culinary delights are unknown outside Japan, we’ve made a list of the six top dishes to try in Osaka. more ...

Easter in the Costa Brava 2016

Easter in the Costa Brava 2016

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 ...

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