Piazza San Marco

A Piazza full of history: Piazza San Marco is usually the starting point of any sightseeing tour of Venice. There's a lot to see here and within this Piazza are some of the greatest historic landmarks of Venice. At the eastern end are two of Venice's most important landmarks - the Basilica … [Read more...]

Kirkenes Snow Hotel – A Cool Hotel Experience

At the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Everything's Built from Ice: If you are travelling to Norway and would like a hotel that's really cool, literally, and which also promises to be the ultimate in Arctic experience - then take a look at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes, Norway's most north-eastern town and … [Read more...]

A Mozart and Strauss Concert is a Must-do in Vienna

Vienna's Mozart and Strauss concerts: Not everyone's privileged enough to attend Vienna's highly sought after New Year's Eve concert, but when you're in Vienna, you should attend at least one of their many classical music concerts. As you wonder around town, you'll come across many Mozart … [Read more...]

Hundertwasserhaus – An Amazing Housing Block

Hundertwasserhaus - Vienna's higgledy-piggledy apartment block:   Council housing blocks are not what you'd normally want to visit on any holiday sightseeing tours.  However, in Vienna, the Hundertwasserhaus is something quite extraordinary. Hundertwasserhaus was originally a dour … [Read more...]

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto – an Iconic Venice Bridge

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto is an Iconic Venice Bridge: Ponte di Rialto or Rialto Bridge as we know it, is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice and the oldest amongst the four. Built between 1588 and 1591, this was the only link between the two sides of the Grand … [Read more...]

Cobh – Ireland

Cobh, the Queenstown Story: Cobh is a town of three names (Cobh, Cove and Queenstown) and millions of memories. Many books and novels have been written about the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1800's, the mass exodus of people in search of a better life elsewhere, and the pain and suffering … [Read more...]

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

THERE IS PLENTY TO SEE IN FLORENCE AND THE CITY IS BEST EXPLORED ON FOOT: 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 … [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...]