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- 3 Castles in South Wales Worth Visiting + Welsh Castle Hotels
Exploring Three Castles in South Wales + Castles you can stay in Wales Caerphilly Castle Every year I visit my late father?s home in Caerphilly in the South of Wales. I grew up hearing stories about Caerphilly and my dad?s experiences from the age of fourteen working in the mines. The stories he told that […]The post 3 Castles in South Wales Worth Visiting + Welsh Castle Hotels appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 15th of March 2018 02:45:39 PM
- Museimpresa ? Italy?s Industrial Museums from Ferrari to Campari and Beyond
Museimpresa – Italian Industry Museums Italian museums offer much more than portraits of beatific Madonnas and maleficent Medicis hung along dusty corridors with dim lighting. Italy?s industrial history has created the backdrop for a special category of museum, the Museimpresa, that appeals to visitors interested in food, health, design, society, fashion, transportation, even children?s toys. […]The post Museimpresa – Italy’s Industrial Museums from Ferrari to Campari and Beyond appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 5th of March 2018 02:32:31 PM
- Paxos Island: What You Need to Know When You Visit Paxos Greece
Paxos Island: Tips to Plan Your Visit to Paxos Greece I had always wanted to visit Paxos, also known as Paxi, a tiny hideaway island a few nautical miles off the south of Corfu Known as the romantic hideaway of the god Poseidon, it?s the smallest of the Ionian islands. As I was planning a […]The post Paxos Island: What You Need to Know When You Visit Paxos Greece appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 1st of March 2018 05:53:21 PM
- Historic Center of Tel? ? UNESCO World Heritage Site Czech Republic
UNESCO World Heritage Site Czech Republic: Historic Center of Tel? Quick Facts about Tel?: Country: Czech Republic Region: Vysocina Inscription: 1992 Visited: October 2017 Type: Cultural Status: Good condition Summary: Tel?’s historic market square is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece. The large town square is surrounded pastel-colored Bürgerhouses featuring the typical facades. The Rennaissance Castle and its […]The post Historic Center of Tel? – UNESCO World Heritage Site Czech Republic appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Friday 23rd of February 2018 05:33:18 PM
- My Very Russian River Cruise: St. Petersburg Russia (Part II)
Russian River Cruise: Arriving in St Petersburg Read Part I of My Very Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg here. The Zosima Shashkov slipped into her berth at St. Petersburg, the northern Russian capital, during the night. The St Petersburg cruise port lies a few miles outside the city center but on the […]The post My Very Russian River Cruise: St. Petersburg Russia (Part II) appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 22nd of February 2018 03:43:02 AM
- Slovenia Hiking ? Slovenia for Nature Lovers
Slovenia Hiking Slovenia is a hiker’s paradise. In this small country, you will find over 10,000 km (6,200 miles) of hiking trails. From short strolls in the countryside to multi-day backpacking outings through alpine mountains, hiking in Slovenia is fun for hikers of every skill level. On my recent trip to Slovenia, I went […]The post Slovenia Hiking – Slovenia for Nature Lovers appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Saturday 17th of February 2018 05:21:44 PM
- Villefranche-sur-Mer: Combat Naval Fleuri
Villefranche-sur-Mer and its famous Combat Naval Fleuri (Naval Battle of the Flowers) ?Bad start, good finish.? This little piece of wisdom eluded me when my husband and I arrived in Nice on March 3, 2014. All I could think of was that we?d just spent the better part of a day flying from wintry, rainy Portland, […]The post Villefranche-sur-Mer: Combat Naval Fleuri appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 15th of February 2018 09:08:53 PM
- Tuscan Food ? Savoring Livorno?s Seaside Specialties
Tuscan Food – Livorno Part III The Best Dishes and Restaurants in Livorno As a port city, Livorno?s dishes are heavily influenced by the sea, with techniques that are working class rather than refined. They reflect the city?s cosmopolitan yet populist history — a mélange of Tuscan food as well as Italian and international […]The post Tuscan Food – Savoring Livorno’s Seaside Specialties appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 8th of February 2018 02:41:39 PM
- Port Livorno ? A Charming Seaside City
Port Livorno – Part II Unexpected treasures in an undervalued port Ask an Italian about Livorno and the reply may include the words ?port city? or ?industrial area? ? evoking dirty streets, smoke-billowing factories, ugly grey buildings. Read part I of our Livorno mini-series here, and part II here. Go to Port Livorno and you will […]The post Port Livorno – A Charming Seaside City appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 5th of February 2018 05:04:41 PM
- 10 Helpful Tips for Driving in Ireland
10 Tips for Driving in Ireland Renting a car and driving in Ireland is one of the best ways to explore the country, especially if you want to discover a few off the beaten path gems. But it also takes some getting used to, especially if you are not used to driving on the left. […]The post 10 Helpful Tips for Driving in Ireland appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 1st of February 2018 04:32:56 PM
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