Far away from the sea and midway between Barcelona and Madrid, Zaragoza – the capital of Aragon province – is seemingly unaware by many travelers. Many have never even heard of its name. However, Spain’s fifth-largest city is definitely worth a detour thanks to its impressive heritage and monuments.Continue reading Zaragoza: Spain’s Hidden Gem
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Madrid: What makes the Spanish capital unique?
For this question, I think I cannot give you a precise answer. Madrid may lack the fame of Paris, the charm of Amsterdam, or even Berlin’s urban grittiness. But Spain’s crowning capital is simply beautiful and it has nothing to be envious of.Continue reading Madrid: What makes the Spanish capital unique?
The Familiar Nicknames of Bologna
Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy and its history dates back to at least 1000 B.C. In the course of time, Bologna has earned various nicknames. But La Rossa, La Dotta, and La Grassa sound most familiar as they present the most prominent features of this wonderful city.Continue reading The Familiar Nicknames of Bologna
Lake Como: The Jewel of Lombardy
Just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Milan, you will find yourself in an idyllic scenery where a deep blue lake is set in the shadow of snow-covered Alps, hemmed in by steep, wooded hills and dotted by colorful houses, exquisite villas, and palaces. That is Lago di Como (Lake Como) – the jewel of Lombardy.Continue reading Lake Como: The Jewel of Lombardy
Milan: A Glimpse into the City of Extravagance
If I can only use one word to describe Milan, “extravagance” is the most appropriate word. From the exquisite Duomo to the opulent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, extravagance shapes life in this Italy’s metropolis.Continue reading Milan: A Glimpse into the City of Extravagance
Burano Island: A Symphony of Colors
Bright and shockingly colorful, Isola di Burano (Burano Island) looks for all the world as though it has come straight out of a children’s storybook. Each house exudes a peculiar charm as they dance along the water edge and reflect their bright-colored shadows in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.Continue reading Burano Island: A Symphony of Colors
Venice: An Amazing Place to Get Lost
Getting lost in a new place is not always a pleasant experience. Angry, anxious, somehow vulnerable are what we typically feel. But losing orientation in an amazing place like Venice is a completely different story.Continue reading Venice: An Amazing Place to Get Lost