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- Krakow: Poland?s Beautiful Second-City
Overflowing with churches, museums, and historical sites, Krakow is the city to visit if you want to capture Europe?s culture through photography. The second largest city and one of the oldest in Poland, Krakow is pretty easy to explore. You just need to familiarize yourself with its key sights and activities. MUST-DO ACTIVITIES IN KRAKOW […] The post Krakow: Poland’s Beautiful Second-City appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:58:26 PM
- Arezzo: Master of Etruscan Gold Artistry
Arezzo?s current population of 100,000 is many tines what it was during Etruscan and, later, Roman rule, but the city has remained a commercial and cultural center for millennia. One of the hallmarks of Etruscan civilization ? the working of gold to produce fine filigree jewelry ? has continued to the present day: Arezzo is […] The post Arezzo: Master of Etruscan Gold Artistry appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 5th of December 2016 05:31:20 PM
- Try a Short-Stay Apartment in Amsterdam
When most people search for holiday accommodation, they typically end up booking a hotel room. But a short-stay apartment in Amsterdam offers so many more benefits if you on a similar budget. If, for example, you are staying in Amsterdam for a week or more, a short-stay apartment may be a great alternative to a […] The post Try a Short-Stay Apartment in Amsterdam appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Tuesday 29th of November 2016 05:58:19 PM
- A Sobering Tribute in Normandy
Normandy was a turning point for the Allies in World War II. As the largest amphibious invasion in world history, ?Operation Overlord? was a combined land, sea and air invasion under the direct command of joint British-American leadership. It continued from D-Day on June 6, 1944 through August 19, 1944 when Allied Forces crossed the […] The post A Sobering Tribute in Normandy appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:51:55 PM
- Europe in Winter: Where to Go
The Old World is a gift that keeps giving year round, from the mercurial peaks of the warmer months, to the subzero temps of December and beyond. It?s the latter, however, that tends to capture the imagination, a time when the old town architecture and cobbled streets simmer in the chill, and warming visions of […] The post Europe in Winter: Where to Go appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:36:42 PM
- Cortona: Under the Etruscan Sun
A visit to Tuscany is more than exposure to the language of Dante, the art of Michelangelo, and the craftsmen of Florence. The word Tuscany itself comes from Tusci or Etrusci, words used by Romans in the time of Cicero to refer to a civilization that had predated theirs by some 800 years. In its […] The post Cortona: Under the Etruscan Sun appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:56:04 PM
- Why You Should Visit Bohinj, Slovenia
With its towering mountain peaks, deep clear lakes and tumbling waterfalls, hiking trails and ski slopes, Bohinj is one of Slovenia?s top destinations for adventure travel. Set in the breathtaking Julian Alps and partially within Triglav National Park, the valley of Bohinj is flanked by the Lower Bohinj Mountains and the Triglav Mountain Range, which […] The post Why You Should Visit Bohinj, Slovenia appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 3rd of November 2016 10:17:58 PM
- Pérouges: The Prettiest Medieval City in France
Perched high on a hill with the French Alps draped as a fairy tale backdrop, the medieval village of Pérouges persists. A timeless town. A perfectly preserved gothic treasure. It?s like walking through the pages of a story from the Middle Ages when chivalrous knights and fair maidens ruled the day. Even today it remains […] The post Pérouges: The Prettiest Medieval City in France appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 26th of October 2016 03:16:11 PM
- 7 Free Things to Do in Copenhagen
A picturesque city on the coast, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is one of the most touristed cities in the Nordic region. Known to be one of the greenest capitals in the world, it is the center of commerce and entertainment for the Danish people, who are consistently rated as some of the happiest on […] The post 7 Free Things to Do in Copenhagen appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:17:45 PM
- The Cliffs of Moher: Ireland?s Most Visited Natural Attraction
People travel Ireland for a variety of reasons, whether it is to experience the vibrant pub scene, to visit historic sites and ancient ruins, or to explore the island?s wonderful natural attractions such as the the Cliffs of Moher. Ireland, nicknamed the ?emerald isle? for its green landscapes, is a place characterized by one of […] The post The Cliffs of Moher: Ireland?s Most Visited Natural Attraction appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 12th of October 2016 04:12:18 PM
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