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15 things to do in Lisbon

15 things to do in Lisbon

There’s a million reasons to love Lisbon: it’s an inexpensive city that you can visit on a shoestring, it’s colourful architecture makes it stand out from other major European cities, it has great food and atmosphere… In Lisbon you’ll find old cafes with marble bars alongside cutting-edge art galleries. And there’s lots to do in Lisbon! more ...

The best nudist beaches in the Costa Brava

The best nudist beaches in the Costa Brava

Nudism, a practise associated with environmentalism and the fight for freedom, is not a well-practised custom in Spain but is something that is becoming increasingly more popular. Here, we have mentioned some areas located on the Costa Brava that are perfect for practising this kind of custom. more ...

Five things you never knew about the Trevi Fountain: history, fascinating facts and legends

Five things you never knew about the Trevi Fountain: history, fascinating facts and legends

English traveller and poet Percy B. Shelley said “the fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome”. And he was right—the Italian capital is full of lovely fountains: La Fontana della Barcaccia, the Four Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Tritons… but none of them is as famous as the Trevi Fountain. Here are some interesting facts and figures about it. 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 ...

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 ...

Places to go in Mallorca: The Drach Caves

Places to go in Mallorca: The Drach Caves

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mallorca is the Drach caves. They are located in Manacor, on the west coast, a short distance away from Porto Cristo, a small fishing town featuring a pretty beach with clear and shallow waters. more ...

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

The Complete Guide to Venice’s Districts (Sestieri)

You’ll have heard all about the hundred islands that Venice is built upon, not to mention its bridges, gondolas and Carnival. But you might not know quite as much about its different districts. Venice is divided into six neighbourhoods, or sestieri as they’re called in La Serenissima, each with their own personality. It’s worth finding out a bit more about them before booking your accommodation. more ...

Sacromonte district in Granada: flamenco and caves

Sacromonte district in Granada: flamenco and caves

Sacromonte is one of the most picturesque and authentic districts in Granada, most famous for its caves and flamenco spirit. Situated just opposite the Alhambra, this district, home to artists and a more bohemian crowd, captivates many for its personality and the beauty of its surroundings. more ...

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

A short history of Venice’s Carnival

Carnival in Venice, romantic, elegant and timeless it is the pride of the City of Canals and an experience which must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It is also considered to be the oldest carnival in the world. more ...

Prague Astronomical Clock, marking time through the centuries

Prague Astronomical Clock, marking time through the centuries

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. Time goes on. More often than not faster than we would like other times so slowly that it appears time has frozen. There are many clocks where we can observe how time slips through our fingers but not many as famous as the Prague Astronomical Clock. more ...

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