Sassi District's Cave Dwellers – Matera, Italy

Italy is not all high fashion and fast cars! It's hard to believe that up till as late as the 1970s there were cave dwellers in Italy, a country with a reputation for high fashion and sleek fast cars.  In the southern spur of Italy is the town of Matera whose citizens used to live in dwellings … [Read more...]

10 Top Things to See and Do in Florence – Italy

Florence is a walking city: Florence’s centro historico or historical center is packed to the brim with museums, art galleries, cathedrals, elegant buildings and beautiful squares that it’s possible to see and do a lot here even if you’ve only got a couple of days. Over the past few years, … [Read more...]

Trevi Fountain – The Most Famous Fountain in Rome

Make a Wish at the Trevi Fountain, the Most Famous Fountain in Rome: As the original legend goes, if you stand with your back to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin into the fountain (with your right hand throwing the coin over your left shoulder), you will be sure to return to Rome.  Since … [Read more...]

Rome attractions – The Crypt of the Capuchins

Skeletons, skulls and bones in the city centre of Rome: We came to Piazza Barberini in search of Tony's razor part, but what we found was something more macabre! At the foot of Via Veneto, at no. 27, is the the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, better known as the Capuchin Church. Beneath … [Read more...]

Italy Travel

An Italy Tour is more than a Roman Holiday... I love Italy. Travel in Italy should mean swanning round in a red Ferrari convertible between legendary hotels in legendary places like the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Hassler in Rome and Corbusier's Punta Tragara in Capri. Not just a … [Read more...]

The Mezquita – Cordoba’s unique monument

The Mezquita, a World Heritage site: The Mezquita, Cordoba's Great Mosque is one of the most unique monuments that you'll ever visit. In a world marked by decades of religious battles between Catholics and Protestants and Muslim and Hindus, who would ever have imagined that a mosque with a … [Read more...]

Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park - A UNESCO World Heritage Site Plitvice Lakes National Park is another Croatian asset that is on UNESCO's World Heritage listing. Set in the heart of Croatia, it was discovered in 1949. There's some 300 sq kilometres of parkland comprising 16 lakes, forests and … [Read more...]

St. Sofia Day Celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria

Helen meets a President on her Bulgarian holidays: It's not everyday that one meets a President of a country whilst on holiday and it's certainly not something that you plan for in your travel itinerary. So if by some fluky alignment of the planets, an extraordinary encounter like this happens, … [Read more...]

A walking tour of Athens city

A walking route you can do on your own: Syntagma Square, in front of the Parliament House, is the main square in Athens.  It's also known as Constitution Square and around this area you’ll find the banks, airline offices, shopping centres and malls, restaurants and hotels. This is a good … [Read more...]