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. Renaissance Architecture Palazzo Barbarigo was originally built in the 16th century. Its … [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 - Once the Palatial Homes of aristocrats, 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 or … [Read more...]

Rocamadour – a Medieval Village and Holy City

A Holy City Named After a Hermit - Roc Armator (Lover of Rock): Rocamadour is a medieval village perched on a hillside in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy in the Lot 46 departement. The village became one of the most famous centres of pilgrimage following the discovery of an ancient … [Read more...]

Opéra Bastille – Paris Opera House

Opéra Bastille  is a Modern State-of-the-Art Paris Opera House: The Opéra Bastille is a very modern, state-of-the-art opera house on Place de la Bastille in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Inaugurated on 13 July 1989, the Opéra Bastille was intended to replace the Palais Garnier as Paris' … [Read more...]

Enjoy Mozart Concerts in Mozart's House in Vienna

Concerts in a Room where Mozart once Lived and Worked: To be able to enjoy Mozart music on your Vienna holiday is a great treat, but to listen to Mozart's music in a place where the great composer once lived and worked is a surreal experience. At the Sala Terrena in the historical centre of … [Read more...]

The Only Malt Whisky Trail in the World – Speyside

Spey Valley's Whisky Country: If there's one thing that Scotland has a lot of, it's whisky distilleries and this country also has the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world. To make good whisky requires pure spring water, good supplies of golden barley and peat and good whisky distilleries are … [Read more...]

See Medieval Ireland in Glendalough – County Wicklow

St. Kevin - a Man who rejected a life of Privilege to live as a Hermit : From a distance we see Glendalough monastery's round tower, a 30 m slender tower that has stood firmly in the ground here since the 8th century.  Glendalough is famous for its monastic settlement and what remains  here is … [Read more...]