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- 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
- 9 of Europe?s Best Funicular Railways
They go up, they go down, and they show a side of things you can?t get anywhere else. Sure, funicular railways might have their roots in yesteryear, but they?re still one of the most sought after attractions on the tourist trail. From heritage cars to sleek, modern cabs, Europe sports some of the most visually […] The post 9 of Europe?s Best Funicular Railways appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 5th of October 2016 03:19:16 PM
- 10 Places in Bruges You Can Visit in One Day
If you are looking for a medieval town that oozes historic charm and seems to have jumped straight out of a fairy tale, Bruges, Belgium, is the place to go. A visit to Bruges Lined with cobbled streets and enchanting canals, dotted with imposing churches and other towers, and home to picturesque market squares and fascinating […] The post 10 Places in Bruges You Can Visit in One Day appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 28th of September 2016 03:14:04 PM
- Eating and Sleeping Along the Strada del Prosecco
Although you could complete the 31-mile Strada del Prosecco in Italy?s Veneto region in less than a day, it?s more pleasant to take your time and draw out the experience. You can?t eat your way through Veneto?s pleasures ? gustatory and otherwise ? in 24 hours, and who would want to? Traveling the Strada del […] The post Eating and Sleeping Along the Strada del Prosecco appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 21st of September 2016 02:50:35 PM
- Sightseeing in the Veneto Along the Strada del Prosecco
You don?t have to be an oenophile to appreciate sightseeing in the Veneto region of Italy along the Strada del Prosecco. Italophiles of every potable persuasion will delight in the 31-mile road as it winds its narrow way amid soft hills sprouting from rich dark soil, medieval towns and churches, local artists, ancient architects, 15 towns, […] The post Sightseeing in the Veneto Along the Strada del Prosecco appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 15th of September 2016 02:31:10 PM
- Why Sevilla is the Heart of Spain
We spent ten days in Spain this year and even though we loved Madrid, Malaga and Granada, we found that Sevilla is really the heart of Spain. There is something about this little town that just exudes the essence of this beautiful country. We stayed in the center of the old part of Sevilla, within walking […] The post Why Sevilla is the Heart of Spain appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Friday 9th of September 2016 02:55:51 PM
- Conegliano: the Beginning of La Strada del Prosecco
In Italy, all roads may lead to Rome, but all wine roads began in the small town of Conegliano, 40 miles north of Venice. This is the starting point of the country?s first wine road, originally called the Strada del Prosecco when it was created in 1966. At first it linked the towns of Conegliano […] The post Conegliano: the Beginning of La Strada del Prosecco appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Tuesday 6th of September 2016 04:52:04 PM
- Essaouira: Chillin? Out on Morocco?s Atlantic Coast
From the rooftop patio of the Palais Des Remparts hotel in Essaouira, Morocco, I stare out over the roiling Atlantic. Cirrus clouds and seagulls hover in the dazzling azure sky thanks to a brackish wind. Below me medieval-looking cannons protrude from the city?s ramparts that inspired this hotel?s name. I?m tempted to curl up with […] The post Essaouira: Chillin? Out on Morocco?s Atlantic Coast appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Friday 2nd of September 2016 02:42:47 PM
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