Bois de Boulogne – A Park Built by Napoleon III

A 865 hectare Park built along the lines of London's Hyde Park: If you're travelling with children in Paris and museum visits are making them restless, head for Bois de Boulogne on the western fringe of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.  This 865 hectare park is usually very busy at weekends with … [Read more...]

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise – The World’s Most-Visited Cemetery

Cimetière du Père Lachaise - A Resting Place for Luminaries of the Artistic World: Cemeteries are not usually the kind of place that we would include in our travel itineraries, but Paris has three famous cemeteries that are widely visited. Cimetière de Montmartre and Cimetière du … [Read more...]

Berliner Philharmonie – Home to Europe’s Finest Orchestra

Philharmonie Enjoys the Rare Distinction of Having great Acoustics and Architecture: Berliner Philharmonie is home to one of Europe's finest philharmonic orchestras. The Philharmonie was designed by Hans Scharoun and built between 1960 and 1963. It opened on October 15, 1963, with a concert … [Read more...]

Schweine Museum – The Largest Pig Museum in the World

Stuttgart's Unique Pig Museum Tells All About Pigs: Stuttgart's Schweine Museum it seems is the largest pig museum in the world, with more than 37,000 sculptures, prints, paintings and documents from all around the globe covering all manner of pig facts. Schweine Museum In an exhibition … [Read more...]

Opera and Classical Music Concerts in Venice Churches

Venice Operas and Classical Music in Historical Church Settings: Venice is a city that makes good use of its magnificent churches and scuole as concert halls.  Many of the churches and scuole were once decorated by famous artists like Tintoretto, Tiepolo and Palma il Giovane so apart from enjoying … [Read more...]

Ca’ Pesaro – A Modern Art Gallery on the Grand Canal

Of Longhena's many designs, Ca' Pesaro is believed to be his  masterpiece Ca' Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace which was built by the noble and wealthy Pesaro family.  It is yet another design by Baldassarre Longhena in mid-17th century but he died before the building was completed.  It took … [Read more...]

Palazzo Barbarigo – Venice Grand Canal

An Opulent Palazzo on the Grand Canal: One of the most eye-catching palazzi you'll see on the Grand Canal is Palazzo Barbarigo. Its front facade is decorated with colourful mosaics of Murano glass. Palazzo Barbarigo was originally built in the 16th century. Its architecture follows the … [Read more...]

Ca' Rezzonico – Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice

The Museo del Settecento Veneziano is One of Venice's Finest Museums : On Venice's Grand Canal is the Museum of Eighteenth Century Venice, one of the finest museums in the city. Housed in the magnificent Ca' Rezzonico, the museum is dedicated to 18th century Venice and is one of the many museo … [Read more...]

Experience the Passion of Opera in a Venice Palazzo

Venice Palazzi were once the Palatial Homes of aristocrats, city officials and the Rich : Along Venice's Grand Canal are many grand buildings and palazzi which represent some of the finest architecture of Venice.   Many of these buildings were once the palatial homes of aristocrats, city officials … [Read more...]