Category: Europe

How to spend 48 hours in Madrid, Spain

  Hopefully your first impression of Madrid (like ours) is just how easy it is to get around see/do things. Relatively young by European standards, this city was a planned capital, so it is much more efficient a place to explore than other cities which grew over millennia. Roadways, plazas, parks, hotels, museums and shops are …

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The beautiful island of Murano: The best kept secret near Venice

Venice is a destination that attracts millions of tourists annually. While the city itself is the focus of most attention, some of the most beautiful spots are to be found in the lagoon’s many islands. Murano is one of these must-see spots while visiting Venice, it is a little island with an amazing artistic tradition, …

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These are our favorite places to enjoy Italian food… In Italy!

  Italian food is fabulous. No one actually doubts that, but what people know about Italian food around the world can be somehow a little different than what the authentic ‘cucina’ is. Americans, for example are more familiar with a kind of Italian food that is something that has developed its own flavors and traditions …

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Trentino Alto-Adige: Italy’s quiet corner for wine and scenery

  One of Italy’s most special regions that I have come to love after spending years exploring every corner is the one with the hardest names to remember and pronounce. Alto-Adige, Teroldego, and Lagrein, these are just a few of the names of the province, wine appellation and varietals the region boasts, but I think …

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