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  • The popular Gran Canarian resort of Maspalomas lies on the edge of one of the most spectacular, yet easily accessible, sand dune formations in the world. This page is all about the Maspalomas dunes.

    Gran Canaria: The Maspalomas Dunes

    Gran Canaria: The Maspalomas Dunes

    by Greensleeves Hubs23

  • A guide to some of the best road cycling climbs in Scotland. Including Bealach-Na-Ba, Britain's toughest cycling road, The Cairnwell and Mennock Pass

    The Best Road Cycling Climbs In Scotland

    The Best Road Cycling Climbs In Scotland

    by Liam Hallam4

  • Whether you're a tourist or a traveller, this article will help you discover fascinating things about Bulgaria you may not have known. From wolves and bears to ancient gold treasures, this country has a rich and varied culture.

    20 Fascinating Facts About Bulgaria

    20 Fascinating Facts About Bulgaria

    by Andrew Spacey15

  • Take a walk through medieval Florence, to places easily missed. Florence boasts a range of forgotten gems, some literary and others scientific, and places simply to sit and watch the world go by.

    Florence: A Guide for the Medieval Tourist

    Florence: A Guide for the Medieval Tourist

    by Anne Harrison5

  • Mala Strana, or the Little Quarter, is one of the best-preserved areas in the beautiful city of Prague. With its distinctive mix of eye-catching buildings, quiet corners, peaceful gardens and a park offering a bird's-eye view over the city, Mala Strana is well worth exploring.

    Prague's Mala Strana, Exploring the Little Quarter

    Prague's Mala Strana, Exploring the Little Quarter

    by Liz Westwood47

  • Why spend your time wading through crowds when you could be visiting Venice's less-famous attractions and beauties instead? In this article, you will find the top nine non-touristy things to do in Venice.

    The Top 9 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Venice, Italy

    The Top 9 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Venice, Italy

    by Robie Benve61

  • There are many beautiful places to visit in the UK, but the one that we keep returning to year in year out and I think everyone should visit is Northumberland.

    What to Do in Northumberland

    What to Do in Northumberland

    by Mike Hey27

  • Bruges, Brugge, Venice of the North - whatever you call her, Belgium's medieval town Bruges is a delight. Wander the cobblestone streets, visit the art museums, cruise the canals - and eat chocolate!

    Some Unusual Things to Do in Bruges

    Some Unusual Things to Do in Bruges

    by Anne Harrison3

  • Old Town Prague, by virtue of its compactness and pedestrianized areas, lends itself ideally to a walking tour. This article covers the top sites we came across on our visit to the Old Town, with suggestions for others you might want to check out for yourself when you are there.

    Walking Through Prague's Old Town

    Walking Through Prague's Old Town

    by Liz Westwood77

  • Welcome to Paris! For the first time visitor there is so much to see and do. For a short list of the top sites of Paris and some tips on making the most of your time check out my top ten of Paris.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Paris, France

    Top 10 Things to Do in Paris, France

    by Bill De Giulio48

  • Port Isaac is best known, internationally, as the place where Doc Martin was filmed, but there's more to Port Isaac than one television programme

    Port Isaac, Where Doc Martin Is Filmed

    Port Isaac, Where Doc Martin Is Filmed

    by cornwall_UK4

  • Known for its beautiful churches, palaces, and scenery, Scicli is a must stop on any tour of Sicily. Rebuilt in the Baroque style following the 1693 earthquake, Scicli is simply stunning.

    Visiting Sicily's Stunning Scicli

    Visiting Sicily's Stunning Scicli

    by Bill De Giulio45

  • The Roman Colosseum is undoubtedly one of the world's most iconic symbols. Learn everything you need to know for a visit to one of Rome's most popular sites.

    Visiting the Roman Colosseum

    Visiting the Roman Colosseum

    by Bill De Giulio15

  • Everything you need to know to plan your visit to one of the finest archaeological sites in all of Sicily, possibly in all of Italy. For ticket information, hours, maps, tips and more check out this comprehensive guide to one of Siracusa’s most impressive tourist sites.

    A Visit to the Archaeological Park of Siracusa, Sicily

    A Visit to the Archaeological Park of Siracusa, Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio16

  • Located on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta is one of the grandest cathedrals in Europe and one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture. Welcome to St John's Co-Cathedral.

    Visiting St John's Co-Cathedral: Valletta, Malta

    Visiting St John's Co-Cathedral: Valletta, Malta

    by Bill De Giulio37

  • The European Alps are home to a diverse range of animals. Discover some of the alpine fauna, from the marmot to the dormouse, the ibex and chamois, the magnificent eagle owl and the beautiful lynx.

    Animals in the Alps of Europe

    Animals in the Alps of Europe

    by Indigo Janson169

  • If you are planning a visit to Rome, consider hiring a guide when visiting many of its sites. Guides in Rome must be certified and can provide you with a unique perspective on the history of these amazing historical treasures.

    5 Benefits of Having a Private Tour Guide in Rome

    5 Benefits of Having a Private Tour Guide in Rome

    by Bill De Giulio1

  • Monet once called his gardens at Giverny his masterpiece. Learn more about the man behind the artwork and his valiant struggle with cataracts. Understand what made Impressionism so revolutionary.

    Claude Monet's Impressionist Gardens at Giverny

    Claude Monet's Impressionist Gardens at Giverny

    by FlourishAnyway62

  • Europe is the most sought after destination for immigration. That's no surprise. With its economy surpassing that of America and China combined, it has a lot to offer.

    How to Immigrate to Europe

    How to Immigrate to Europe

    by Tessa Schlesinger13

  • One of the most beautiful Baroque communities in Sicily is the charming Noto. Totally rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693, this quaint town is known for its amazing Baroque architecture.

    What to See in Beautiful Noto, Sicily

    What to See in Beautiful Noto, Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio32

  • The Swiss Alps are a magical place in early summer when the meadows and mountains bloom with alpine flowers. Discover some of the many wonderful flower species you can see in Switzerland and the Alps.

    Alpine Flowers of Switzerland

    Alpine Flowers of Switzerland

    by Indigo Janson74

  • A wonderful day trip from Seville is a visit to the famed White Villages of Andalusia. These small communities provide an authentic experience and offer a glimpse into the laid-back lifestyle of southern Spain.

    White Villages and Ronda Day Trip From Seville

    White Villages and Ronda Day Trip From Seville

    by Bill De Giulio26

  • The Medieval city of Prague will astound you in more ways than one. Gothic architecture, winding streets, vibrant culture, some of the best beer in the world, and a crazy night life will keep bringing you back to Prague!

    Visiting Prague-the Medieval City

    Visiting Prague-the Medieval City

    by Jack Baumann32

  • Seville has quietly become one of the top destinations in the world due to its wonderful architecture, fascinating history, and host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From its massive cathedral to the colorful art of Flamenco, there is something here for everyone.

    Top 13 Things to Do in Seville, Spain

    Top 13 Things to Do in Seville, Spain

    by Bill De Giulio27

  • Located in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley is one of France's magnificent grand chateaux, Chateau d'Amboise. This chateau has the ideal setting on a bluff above the charming town of Amboise.

    Visiting Chateau d'Amboise: Loire Valley, France

    Visiting Chateau d'Amboise: Loire Valley, France

    by Bill De Giulio29

  • From beautiful beaches and a picture perfect setting to the ancient cathedral built by the Normans, Cefalu is one of those undiscovered gems that should not be missed if you are visiting Sicily.

    Visiting Cefalu, the Jewel of Sicily

    Visiting Cefalu, the Jewel of Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio18

  • Ah, Venice. Every tourist will have their list of things to do, in far too short a time. Here are a few different suggestions for an itinerary, to help discover unseen delights in the heart of Venice.

    Some Unusual Things to Do in Venice

    Some Unusual Things to Do in Venice

    by Anne Harrison14

  • Buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii stands today much as it did in the first century. This archaeological time capsule gives us a glimpse of early Roman life as it was almost two thousand years ago.

    Visiting Italy's Lost City of Pompeii

    Visiting Italy's Lost City of Pompeii

    by Bill De Giulio43

  • Traveling to Italy in August can present some daunting issues, not the least of which is the weather, and the perception that Italy takes the entire month of August off.

    Why Does Italy Take the Month of August Off?

    Why Does Italy Take the Month of August Off?

    by Bill De Giulio16

  • See Prague spread below you from four of the city's high viewpoints. Gaze at the Czech capital from Vysehrad to the south, the Observation Tower Petrin Park in the west, the memorial on Zizkov Hill and the Television Tower to the east. Learn about the sites and see the views of this beautiful city.

    The High Points of Prague

    The High Points of Prague

    by Liz Westwood64

  • The Piazza del Campo is one of the greatest public squares in all of Italy. Located in the historic center of Siena, this medieval gathering place is the heart and soul of the city.

    Visiting the Piazza del Campo of Siena, Italy

    Visiting the Piazza del Campo of Siena, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio22

  • Everything you need to know to make a day trip from Venice to the Dolomites. Don't miss an opportunity to experience some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world and it's all just a short drive from Venice.

    A Day Trip Through the Dolomites From Venice, Italy

    A Day Trip Through the Dolomites From Venice, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio85

  • Scottish people may have a bleak outlook on life but their jokes are funny and their sayings are even funnier. Discover Scottish humor here!

    20 Funny Scottish Jokes and Sayings

    20 Funny Scottish Jokes and Sayings

    by Jimmy the jock49

  • Are you looking to travel to Belem from Lisbon? This article provides info about the top attractions including the Belem Tower, Jeronimos monastery, the monument to discoveries; how to get to from Lisbon to Belem; and where to stop for a snack.

    How to Get From Lisbon to Belem: A Day Trip Guide

    How to Get From Lisbon to Belem: A Day Trip Guide

    by Anna4

  • Rome, the Eternal City—forever reinventing herself. Whether you're walking her streets for the first time or a return visitor, why not be a traveller and not a tourist, and see a few unusual things?

    Non-Touristy Things to See and Do In Rome

    Non-Touristy Things to See and Do In Rome

    by Anne Harrison4

  • Why travel the Balkans? There are beautiful places to see, fun activities to do, delicious cuisines to try, unique culture to experience and more...

    5 Reasons to Travel the Balkans

    5 Reasons to Travel the Balkans

    by Tery Peta5

  • The Rest and Be Thankful is the natural summit in the road which links Loch Long at Ardgarten with Loch Fyne at Cairndow, in Argyll, Scotland. This page features details of the route, what can be seen and where and includes original photographs throughout.

    The Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll, Scotland

    The Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll, Scotland

    by Gordon Hamilton28

  • If your travels are taking you to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches, consider spending a few nights in charming Bayeux. It’s the perfect place to base yourself to experience all that Normandy has to offer.

    Bayeux, France: The Perfect Base for Visiting Normandy

    Bayeux, France: The Perfect Base for Visiting Normandy

    by Bill De Giulio96

  • Interested in visiting Scotland? Start with the best places to visit in Scotland and who knows where you'll end up—but it will be a great experience.

    The Best Places to Visit in Scotland

    The Best Places to Visit in Scotland

    by Sam Shepards9

  • Eversince I started learning and reading about Denmark I have been extremetly fascinated by everything the country has to offer from it's beautiful parks, beaches, fods, people, language and of course the places and events that make Denmrk one of...

    The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Denmark

    The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Denmark

    by Jasmine Pena24

  • With a wealth of culture and history to excite even the most seasoned of travellers, Berlin is a city which has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. A trip during the summer months offers an experience of a lifetime, and I have no doubt that you will be captivated by its beauty.

    Experience the Wonders of Berlin in Summer

    Experience the Wonders of Berlin in Summer

    by Lorna Lamon4

  • London's modern buildings have attracted criticism and praise in equal measure, as well as nicknames, assigned to them in true British humour.

    Nicknames of London Buildings

    Nicknames of London Buildings

    by Charles Nullens22

  • Your guide to visiting the beautiful Amalfi coast. Travel along this twisting, mountain hugging road all the way from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi, and on to the city of music, Ravello.

    Visiting the Beautiful Amalfi Coast

    Visiting the Beautiful Amalfi Coast

    by Bill De Giulio40

  • Turkey is a beautiful place, full of cultural richness that has made it a mecca for travelers for many centuries. But there plenty of ways to get caught in tourist traps—here are my tricks to avoid them!

    How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Istanbul

    How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Istanbul

    by Claire Lovesti2

  • Walk with us up to Prague Castle and around the Hradcany area. Explore the sights, read about the history behind them and take in the views over the city of Prague. Learn from our experiences, choose your favorite sights and start planning your visit to the picturesque capital of the Czech Republic.

    Prague: Exploring the Castle and Hradcany

    Prague: Exploring the Castle and Hradcany

    by Liz Westwood65

  • Reykjavik has many unique and unusual things to enjoy as a tourist. Here is a list compiled by a local of some of the more interesting experiences this vibrant city has to offer.

    5 Unique and Unusual Things to Do in Reykjavik

    5 Unique and Unusual Things to Do in Reykjavik

    by Jon Sigurdsson3

  • If you are traveling to Rome, then you will certainly want to set aside a day or two to visit Vatican City. Check out my list of the top 10 things to see when visiting the Holy City.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Vatican City

    Top 10 Things to Do in Vatican City

    by Bill De Giulio19

  • The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most recognizable and celebrated monuments in Paris. Sitting atop the Champs-Elysees the Arc has stood witness to almost 200 years of French history.

    Visiting the Arc De Triomphe: Paris, France

    Visiting the Arc De Triomphe: Paris, France

    by Bill De Giulio38

  • Take a tour around some of the top highlights of Northern Cyprus. See for yourself what this area has to offer and learn about its rich history. This article is a great resource for planning a trip to the area and an informative fact file for those interested in learning more about Northern Cyprus.

    Exploring Northern Cyprus

    Exploring Northern Cyprus

    by Liz Westwood76

  • A Seine bateau tour is a perfect introduction to Paris, for nearly every major monument and building is on display. Sit and relax like a Parisian as some 2000 years of history drift past.

    Paris From the Water: A Seine River Tour

    Paris From the Water: A Seine River Tour

    by Anne Harrison24

  • A summer holiday to Porto exceeded our expectations. We had no difficulty filling 12 days with visits around the local area. This is a description of what we discovered as we explored some of the nearby coastline.

    Exploring the Coast Near Porto

    Exploring the Coast Near Porto

    by Liz Westwood53

  • Deep in the forest, a secret is to be found. Experience a Reindeer Safari, traditional cuisine, fishing, snowmobiles, a taster of Sámi culture, and much more at Jaakkola Reindeer Farm!

    Lapland Adventures: Jaakkola Reindeer Farm

    Lapland Adventures: Jaakkola Reindeer Farm

    by Pollyanna Jones6

  • No city in the world can compare to Venice. My top 10 list of sights in Venice will take you off the beaten path as well as to all of the must see attractions. Check it out and get your walking shoes on.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Venice, Italy

    Top 10 Things to Do in Venice, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio75

  • Planning a Scottish vacation should ideally involve more than deciding upon your destinations and travel plans. This page looks at some important factors which you are likely to encounter in Scotland today, each having some bearing on your vacation, and helps you plan in advance for factors you may not otherwise have considered.

    Top Ten Tips for Planning a Scottish Vacation

    Top Ten Tips for Planning a Scottish Vacation

    by Gordon Hamilton32

  • Explore the sights of Prague New Town from a traveler's perspective. See and read about key places of interest, learn how to use the transport system and hear about refreshment and entertainment options. This is a useful resource for future visitors and offers interesting insights for any reader.

    Prague New Town, Exploring the Sights

    Prague New Town, Exploring the Sights

    by Liz Westwood70

  • Wondering when the best time to travel to Italy is? Learn about the different seasons, how best to avoid the crowds, and still enjoy great weather.

    What's the Best Time to Travel to Italy?

    What's the Best Time to Travel to Italy?

    by Bill De Giulio8

  • This article explores highlights of Denia and the surrounding coastal region on Spain's Costa Blanca as far north as Valencia and as far south as Alicante. Use this article to plan your visit to the area and learn what makes this a year-round holiday destination for many northern-European tourists.

    Top 10 Places to Visit in and Around Denia, Spain

    Top 10 Places to Visit in and Around Denia, Spain

    by Liz Westwood113

  • Cordoba is an easy day trip from Seville and is home to one of the world’s greatest examples of religious diversity and tolerance—the incredible Mezquita. But there's more to the town than that. Join me on a tour of the best that Cordoba has to offer.

    One Day in Córdoba, the Ultimate Day Trip From Seville

    One Day in Córdoba, the Ultimate Day Trip From Seville

    by Bill De Giulio26

  • No visit to the Isle of Capri is complete without a trip to the top of Mount Solaro. For the best views of the island, take the ride on the Mount Solaro chair lift to the top of Capri.

    Capri Travel Guide: The Mount Solaro Chair Lift

    Capri Travel Guide: The Mount Solaro Chair Lift

    by Bill De Giulio21

  • Mykonos is one of those Greek Islands that most people visit as part of a cruise. So with just one day to spend on this beautiful, sunny island what's one to do? Read on for our One Day in Mykonos.

    One Day in Mykonos, Greece

    One Day in Mykonos, Greece

    by Bill De Giulio27

  • A walk through beautiful Chania is the perfect way to spend a leisurely day while visiting Crete. It's possible to see the best that this lively and colorful harbor town has to offer in just one day.

    One Day in Chania, Crete

    One Day in Chania, Crete

    by Bill De Giulio18

  • The Royal Stables of Cordoba provide visitors with the rare opportunity to experience the amazing Andalusian horses. Whether attending the nightly show or the daily practice session, I think you will be in awe of these majestic creatures.

    Visiting the Royal Stables and Andalusian Horses of Córdoba

    Visiting the Royal Stables and Andalusian Horses of Córdoba

    by Bill De Giulio24

  • Paris is a city for walking, for discovering unexpected sights, whether in a crowd or a little-known back street. It's a place for sitting, and watching the world go by, and for discovering oneself.

    Unusual Paris

    Unusual Paris

    by Anne Harrison10

  • The Dolomites of northern Italy are considered to be among the most scenic mountains in the world. Whether you enjoy skiing in the winter, or hiking and biking in the summer, the Dolomites have it all.

    Visiting the Brenta Dolomites of Northern Italy

    Visiting the Brenta Dolomites of Northern Italy

    by Bill De Giulio16

  • With just one day to spend in Athens we knew exactly what we wanted to see. Check out our full day in Athens visiting the Temples of the Ancient Acropolis and the stunning new Acropolis Museum.

    How to See the Best of Athens in One Day

    How to See the Best of Athens in One Day

    by Bill De Giulio38

  • Welcome to Sorrento. This beautiful seaside community makes a great base for visiting the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and of course Pompeii. It also has so much to offer in its own right.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Sorrento, Italy

    Top 10 Things to Do in Sorrento, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio117

  • A day exploring the Jewish Quarter is a must for any visitor to Prague. This guide on how to get the most out of your visit highlights the main sites in Josefov. Learn about the history and the tragedy of the Jewish people in Prague, and be inspired to plan your trip to this historic area.

    Exploring Josefov, Prague's Jewish Quarter

    Exploring Josefov, Prague's Jewish Quarter

    by Liz Westwood55

  • Planning a trip to Venice? Before you leave make sure you know your options for getting from Marco Polo Airport to Venice. The options are many and the cost varies depending on your mode of transportation. A little homework can save you a lot of money.

    How to Get From Marco Polo Airport to Venice

    How to Get From Marco Polo Airport to Venice

    by Bill De Giulio142

  • Wondering how you're going to get around in Rome? Don't fret, this guide will give you all the options you need to help you traverse the city with ease.

    Tips for Getting Around in Rome

    Tips for Getting Around in Rome

    by Bill De Giulio12

  • The island of Murano is famous all over the world for its amazing Murano glass. Visitors to this small island in the Venetian Lagoon can watch as artists perform this centuries-old craft.

    Visiting Murano, the Glass Island of Venice

    Visiting Murano, the Glass Island of Venice

    by Bill De Giulio40

  • A visit to the islands of Malta—with their rich culture, hospitable people and incredible landscapes—will create unforgettable memories, ensuring you return time and again.

    Discovering the Islands of Malta

    Discovering the Islands of Malta

    by Lorna Lamon28

  • Everything you need to know about Italy's three active volcanoes: Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius. These geological wonders draw millions of visitors every year for the many adventurous outdoor activities that they offer.

    A Guide to Italy's Active Volcanoes

    A Guide to Italy's Active Volcanoes

    by Bill De Giulio24

  • Wales contains some of the UK's most beautiful scenery. Its also a country that has had a turbulent past. Find out some interesting facts about the "land of song".

    Interesting Facts About Wales

    Interesting Facts About Wales

    by Judi Brown23

  • Learn everything you need to know about Rome's most famous fountain. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain and you'll be guaranteed a return visit to the eternal city.

    Visiting the Trevi Fountain: Rome, Italy

    Visiting the Trevi Fountain: Rome, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio14

  • Made famous by the writings of Earnest Hemingway, San Fermin is a world famous festival held in Pamplona, Spain honoring Saint Fermin but most popularly known for hosting the Running of the Bulls.

    The San Fermin Festival: What Is San Fermin?

    The San Fermin Festival: What Is San Fermin?

    by ArtVandelay665

  • Want to visit a beautiful medieval Tuscan village without fighting the crowds? Then head to Monticchiello, a small village tucked away in southern Tuscany between Montepulciano and Pienza. This is how Tuscany used to be.

    Monticchiello—Tuscany's Overlooked Gem

    Monticchiello—Tuscany's Overlooked Gem

    by Bill De Giulio8

  • This hub looks at how and when the London district Knightsbridge began and how it developed into the attraction that we know today. From humble beginnings in no man's land to a top London destination.

    A Brief History of Knightsbridge, London

    A Brief History of Knightsbridge, London

    by Izzy Evans0

  • Based on our experiences in this delightful city, we've compiled a list of the top 12 sights worth seeing in Porto.

    Top 12 Sights to See in Porto

    Top 12 Sights to See in Porto

    by Liz Westwood119

  • Spain is an extremely culturally intact nation that can be intimidating to visit at first. Here are a few things that you will need to know to have a successful trip, specifically to Cáceres in Extremadura, but also all over the mainland.

    Things You Should Know Before Visiting Spain

    Things You Should Know Before Visiting Spain

    by Audrey Lancho3

  • Looking for a magical winter getaway in Europe? Then his article is a must for you! Check out this list of 5 cities that are perfect for no matter what you're looking for. We're talking Northern Lights, reindeer sledding, a Santa village, major landmarks, fun, skiing, and tiny picture-perfect towns.

    Best European Cities To Visit in the Winter

    Best European Cities To Visit in the Winter

    by Anna20

  • Planning to visit Italy during less expensive periods can save you a lot of money. Tips on how to save money during a trip to Italy and what periods of the year are best to visit each region.

    Cheapest Time to Travel to Italy

    Cheapest Time to Travel to Italy

    by Robie Benve52

  • Whether you're planning your honeymoon or heading to Venice for a solo vacation, don't miss the city's romantic mainstay—the Venetian gondola ride. While planning a gondola ride in Venice, one of Italy's most enduring and popular tourist sites, can be intimidating, it's oh so worth it! Here's how.

    Your Classic Italian Vacation: A Gondola Ride in Venice

    Your Classic Italian Vacation: A Gondola Ride in Venice

    by Alexandra Hoerl1

  • I've just spent the last 3 days haring around Somerset with a camera. When you read through the list below please don't expect to manage it in 3 days - I am the fastest thing on 2 legs with a camera and I have the sore feet and various pains to...

    10 Places to Visit in Somerset

    10 Places to Visit in Somerset

    by Chris Leather6

  • When it comes to beautiful cathedrals, no one does it better than Italy. Step inside seven of its grandest cathedrals on our journey across the country.

    Visiting the Grand Cathedrals of Italy

    Visiting the Grand Cathedrals of Italy

    by Bill De Giulio26

  • Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and is famous for its art, architecture, history and cultural heritage. Check out my top 10 sites to see while visiting beautiful Florence.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Florence, Italy

    Top 10 Things to Do in Florence, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio75

  • These stone-carved gargoyles rested atop the Notre Dame Cathedral which burned in April 2019. They took a variety of forms: goats, birds, elephants, and hybrid/mythical creatures. For centuries they have warded off evil spirits.

    The Gargoyles of Notre Dame Cathedral in the Heart of Paris

    The Gargoyles of Notre Dame Cathedral in the Heart of Paris

    by FlourishAnyway90

  • Located in the magnificent Val Rendena of northern Italy is the beautiful alpine village of Pinzolo. With soaring mountains, waterfalls, and incredible natural scenery this is an outdoor paradise.

    Things to Do in Pinzolo, Italy

    Things to Do in Pinzolo, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio30

  • For a refreshing change of pace on your visit to Sicily discover the beautiful Alcantara Gorge. Formed by Mount Etna thousands of years ago this beautiful slice of Sicily is the perfect retreat.

    Visiting the Alcantara Gorge in Sicily

    Visiting the Alcantara Gorge in Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio33

  • Rome is like no other city in the world. It's one big on-going archeological dig mixed in with amazing ruins, beautiful monuments, history, culture, great food and crazy traffic. Throw it all together and you get one of the most unique cities in the world.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Rome, Italy

    Top 10 Things to Do in Rome, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio48

  • Planning a trip to Taormina? Discover all there is to see and do in this comprehensive guide to the jewel of Sicily. Taormina has something for everyone and is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Italy.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Taormina, Sicily

    Top 10 Things to Do in Taormina, Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio38

  • Looking to explore Prague from a river perspective? This article highlights the most eye-catching sights of the Czech capital along the River Vltava. Whether on foot or by water, experience the sights of four different areas of this stunning city and make the most of your visit to Prague.

    A River View of Prague

    A River View of Prague

    by Liz Westwood74

  • Looming high above Taormina is one of the most stunning medieval villages in all of Sicily. Castelmola is friendly and welcoming and just happens to have some of the most spectacular views anywhere.

    Visiting Castelmola, Sicily

    Visiting Castelmola, Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio32

  • The Karl Marx memorial tomb is situated in the east section of London's Highgate Cemetery. Every year, many thousands of people come to visit the last resting place of the founding father of modern Communism.

    Visiting Marx's Tomb in Highgate Cemetery

    Visiting Marx's Tomb in Highgate Cemetery

    by Liam A Ryan0

  • The mosaics of Monreale are one of the greatest artistic creations in Italian history. Located on a hill just outside of Palermo on the island of Sicily, is the grand Cathedral of Monreale. This is the one church that you don't want to miss!

    The Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily

    The Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily

    by Bill De Giulio30

  • Visiting Monaco, that small stretch of Mediterranean coastline, can be a whirlwind, but if you bear these tips in mind when planning a visit, you can make better use of your trip.

    10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Monaco

    10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Monaco

    by SheilaMilne7

  • Lake Como is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and an easy day trip from Milan. Soaring mountains, charming lakeside villages, and stunning scenery make this a must-see when visiting Milan.

    How to Take a Day Trip to Lake Como From Milan

    How to Take a Day Trip to Lake Como From Milan

    by Bill De Giulio89

  • Windsor Castle is almost a thousand years old, the original fortifications made on the orders of William the Conqueror in circa 1070 AD. Windsor Castle today remains a Royal home but is open for the public to admire its magnificent architecture and many treasures.

    Windsor Castle: The World's Biggest and Oldest Inhabited Castle

    Windsor Castle: The World's Biggest and Oldest Inhabited Castle

    by Gordon Hamilton59

  • Santorini is a Greek island perched on the edge of an extinct volcano. Its dramatic height and rocky shores make it a spectacular and romantic resort destination. Find out how to make the most of it.

    Five Tips for a Santorini Vacation

    Five Tips for a Santorini Vacation

    by Kate Swanson5

  • Thinking about moving to Ireland to work or retire? Find out what to expect, including first hand tips and advice to make your move successful.

    What to Expect When Moving to Ireland

    What to Expect When Moving to Ireland

    by C L Mitchell4

  • When you're in Edinburgh, you can't miss out on the Castle. It's a great half-day trip and a must-see spot in the city. I have no doubt that you'll thoroughly enjoy this beautiful, historical place.

    Why Visit Edinburgh Castle in Scotland?

    Why Visit Edinburgh Castle in Scotland?

    by Sam Shepards3

  • Italy is a virtual treasure trove of fascinating destinations for the first-time visitor. The most difficult decision you’ll be faced with is what to see and where to visit. Here are 13 of the best destinations in Italy to consider to help make your vacation an unforgettable experience.

    13 of the Best Places to Visit in Italy

    13 of the Best Places to Visit in Italy

    by Bill De Giulio23

  • This magnificent monument that rises dramatically from the sea is one of France's most iconic images. One can only wonder at the long and storied history behind the fortified walls of Mont St-Michel.

    A Visit to France's Magnificent Mont Saint-Michel

    A Visit to France's Magnificent Mont Saint-Michel

    by Bill De Giulio46

  • Are you planning a trip to Ireland? How exciting! Ireland is a beautiful country with endless sights to see. Maybe you are considering renting a car but you are wondering how difficult the driving is. Here are my tips on how to rent a car and drive in Ireland.

    20 Tips for How to Drive in Ireland for Tourists

    20 Tips for How to Drive in Ireland for Tourists

    by Layne Holmes6

  • Guide for the budget travellers on a budget on visiting Vienna on a shoestring. How to save money travelling from the airport, getting around the city, and visiting attractions.

    Vienna on a Budget: Avoid Tourist Traps

    Vienna on a Budget: Avoid Tourist Traps

    by Marianne Sherret9

  • Are you heading to Spain this holiday? Do you want to be prepared if Mr. or Ms. Right comes along? Look no further than these ten lines in Spanish which are sure to get you heading on the right track.

    How to Flirt in Spain: Top 10 Spanish Pick-Up Lines

    How to Flirt in Spain: Top 10 Spanish Pick-Up Lines

    by Alexis Winters11

  • Great food, friendly people, spectacular scenery: find out more reasons why Sorrento is one of the top destinations in Italy.

    Short Guide to Sorrento, Italy

    Short Guide to Sorrento, Italy

    by JohnMello32

  • Granada is blessed with a long, rich history that makes it one of Spain’s most coveted destinations. Famous for the iconic Alhambra, there is much to see in this jewel of southern Spain.

    Top 8 Things to Do in Granada, Spain

    Top 8 Things to Do in Granada, Spain

    by Bill De Giulio18

  • Are you a fan of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck or classic films? If so, you'll have to stop by the best Roman Holiday film sights on your next trip to Rome.

    "Roman Holiday" Film Sights

    "Roman Holiday" Film Sights

    by Simone Haruko Smith12

  • Considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Santorini certainly lives up to its lofty reputation. Come along for a tour of this stunning Mediterranean Island and I think you'll agree.

    One Day in Santorini, Greece

    One Day in Santorini, Greece

    by Bill De Giulio95

  • Olvera is in Cadiz, an area of Andulasia in Spain. Forming a triangle between Malaga and Seville, many retire to Olvera for its inexpensive properties, gracious living, and spectacular views. Pruna is nearby.

    Olvera, Spain: A Place in the Sun

    Olvera, Spain: A Place in the Sun

    by Tessa Schlesinger8

  • The most important part of a day for Italians is the old custom, tradition and ritual that lies in the art of taking a walk. It is done every day and unites communities all across Italy. La Passeggiata is not be missed and experienced when in Italy.

    Italian Customs and Traditions: La Passeggiata

    Italian Customs and Traditions: La Passeggiata

    by Suzanne Ridgeway31

  • My husband and I lived in Cáceres for years. Many of the things below are activities that we would do together or with other locals but did not usually see tourists doing.

    15 Lesser-Known Things to Do in Cáceres

    15 Lesser-Known Things to Do in Cáceres

    by Audrey Lancho2

  • What with its landscape, geological features and fauna, Iceland is a fascinating country to visit. This article outlines a number of the country's less well-known features.

    Remarkable Facts About Iceland

    Remarkable Facts About Iceland

    by Mary Phelan2

  • Milan may not be at the top of your list when visiting Italy, but it certainly has its share of sites, culture, and history.

    Top 10 Things to Do in Milan, Italy

    Top 10 Things to Do in Milan, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio18

  • Learn about the top 10 places to visit in Crete from a local! From ancient palaces to charming islands, this destination has it all.

    Top 10 Places to Visit in Crete

    Top 10 Places to Visit in Crete

    by Carolina Crete15

  • The tiny enclave and tax haven on France’s southern coast has long enjoyed a reputation for being a playground for the extremely wealthy no matter how they came by their riches.

    The Shady Side of Monaco

    The Shady Side of Monaco

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • London doesn't have the monopoly on unusual historic pubs. Join me on a crawl around five of Bristol's finest old pubs.

    The 5 Best Old Pubs in Bristol

    The 5 Best Old Pubs in Bristol

    by Judi Brown32

  • Cockney rhyming slang started in the east end of London. This beginners guide will help you understand its history and just how lemon squeezy it can be.

    Cockney Rhyming Slang for Beginners

    Cockney Rhyming Slang for Beginners

    by Andrew Spacey8

  • An easy day trip from Rome, Orvieto is a beautiful city of gorgeous views, great food, and unique history. If you're looking to explore beyond Italy's big cities, Orvieto is my #1 recommendation.

    Why You Should Visit Orvieto, Italy

    Why You Should Visit Orvieto, Italy

    by Anna4

  • Westminster is the historic and cultural heart of London as well as the center point of British politics, government, and the monarchy. This suggested self-guided walking tour takes you to the major sites and key attractions in London’s Westminster.

    London Walk: Self-Guided Walking Tour of Westminster

    London Walk: Self-Guided Walking Tour of Westminster

    by Khal Rasdam2

  • A winter visit to Paris is both relaxing and refreshing, as you marvel at the many attractions or spend time chatting to locals over a cup of coffee. With fewer crowds and a calming atmosphere during the winter months, a trip to this city will stay with you long after you leave.

    Magical Paris in Winter

    Magical Paris in Winter

    by Lorna Lamon6

  • Beautiful Lucca endears itself to all who visit this medieval Tuscan gem. Its massive and intact walls hide an assortment of cobblestone streets, Romanesque churches, and soaring towers.

    Lucca: Tuscany’s Less-Traveled Gem

    Lucca: Tuscany’s Less-Traveled Gem

    by Bill De Giulio18

  • Vatican City has to be the most unusual independent state in the world, apart from being the smallest. The much overused word “unique” is surely applicable here!

    Visiting the Vatican in Rome

    Visiting the Vatican in Rome

    by John Welford1

  • Most who visit the city of Venice for more than one day will stay in a hotel on the main island. But there are alternatives, and one is to stay in accommodation on the neighbouring island of Murano

    Venice: A Visitor's Guide to the Island of Murano

    Venice: A Visitor's Guide to the Island of Murano

    by Greensleeves Hubs21

  • No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame. This Gothic masterpiece of French architecture is one of the worlds great cathedrals and is a must see in Paris.

    Tips for Visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

    Tips for Visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

    by Bill De Giulio34

  • Heading to the Island of Capri? Check out my guide for an easy and stress-free trip to one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

    How to Get to Capri Island, Italy

    How to Get to Capri Island, Italy

    by Bill De Giulio20

  • Reading an Italian menu can be both daunting and confusing, yet the specialties of Florence are not to be missed. The memory of their flavours will remain long after the city has been left behind.

    What to Eat When in Florence

    What to Eat When in Florence

    by Anne Harrison7

  • The Cathedral of Seville is one of the world’s great cathedrals, combining Moorish elements from its days as a mosque with its current Gothic design. It is the largest cathedral in the world and forms the heart and soul of historic Seville.

    Visiting the Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda Bell Tower

    Visiting the Cathedral of Seville and the Giralda Bell Tower

    by Bill De Giulio16

  • A guide to help you plan a trip to Helsinki the Capitol of Finland by an expat who has lived here for over 10 years. These tips and places to visit will give you a flavour of the city however long your stay may be.

    The Top 10 Things to Do in Helsinki, Finland

    The Top 10 Things to Do in Helsinki, Finland

    by Lewis Martin14

  • Finding the main tourist attractions in Budapest is easy, but where do the locals like to go? Read on to discover this city's top ten hidden gems and where to find them.

    Budapest's Top 10 Hidden Gems

    Budapest's Top 10 Hidden Gems

    by Mr Foster2

  • Get away from the European main land and head to one of these 12 islands instead for your next vacation. Culture, beauty and a unique experience await.

    12 Best European Islands For Vacation

    12 Best European Islands For Vacation

    by Stephanie Marshall119

  • For amazing views and stunning scenery take a ride up the Lagazuoi Cable Car at Falzarego Pass in the heart of the Dolomites. Located just west of Cortina d'Ampezzo this area is rich in history.

    The Lagazuoi Cable Car at Falzarego Pass

    The Lagazuoi Cable Car at Falzarego Pass

    by Bill De Giulio26

  • We only had one night to explore Rome, yet walking her streets by moonlight threw a new air over the Eternal City. Even as darkness fell, there was much to be discovered, including Rome's best coffee.

    One Night in Rome

    One Night in Rome

    by Anne Harrison5

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