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- Travel Gear & Resources
As frequent travelers, we have tried all kinds of different gadgets, tools, and resources. Here are our travel gear and resources that we use to book our trips, the things we always have in our bags and more helpful resources. We recommend only companies that we love and products we use. Some of these links are […] The post Travel Gear & Resources appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 18th of January 2017 04:00:16 AM
- Puglia ? Another Side of Italy
A Summer Jaunt through Puglia ? Another Side of Italy You?ve experienced Rome, the domes of Florence, the beauty of Tuscany, the sea spray of Amalfi ? where to next? Italy is home to a wealth of incredible regions and hotspots, some far more touristy than others. For a taste of something a little off […] The post Puglia ? Another Side of Italy appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 16th of January 2017 08:53:34 PM
- Art and Science in the Netherlands? Watersnood Museum
Watersnood Museum, Netherlands Four gray cement blocks, half-sunk in the ground at uneven angles, are the modest home of the Watersnood Museum: the remarkable and beautiful memorial of one of the Netherlands? greatest disasters. At 2 am, Sunday, February 1st, 1953, a churning storm in the North Sea forced a wall of water into the […] The post Art and Science in the Netherlands? Watersnood Museum appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 9th of January 2017 09:03:19 PM
- A New Year and Some Big Changes for EuropeUpClose
As we start a new year, we are also starting a new chapter at EuropeUpClose. We have a new Editor-In-Chief and Owner, Maria Haase. Below is a message from Terri and Bill about the transition and a welcome note from Maria. To our wonderful followers of EuropeUpClose, We have transferred EuropeUpClose (EUC) to a very talented blogger […] The post A New Year and Some Big Changes for EuropeUpClose appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:13:32 PM
- Don?t Miss Italy?s Brescia Opera Festival
Opera singers coming up from manhole covers, serenading crowds from second-story windows, harmonizing on mountaintops, and vocalizing in vineyards. Flash mobs in public squares and live jukeboxes on busy corners. Brass bands in markets and melodies in museum courtyards. In only one place in the world do all these things happen on the same day, […] The post Don’t Miss Italy’s Brescia Opera Festival appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Thursday 29th of December 2016 04:31:21 PM
- Brescia Food: Building a Center of Gastronomy in Italy
If you want good food in Italy, follow the wine. Good food follows good wine as the night the day. If an area has an articulated wine route, that?s even better. And if it has three separate wine routes, you can practically order from a menu with your eyes closed. So it?s easy to see […] The post Brescia Food: Building a Center of Gastronomy in Italy appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:48:58 PM
- Brescia, the Lion Queen of Italy
At first glance, the Italian city of Brescia seems to be an industrial pole, not a lion?s pride. Lombardy?s second-largest city (Milan is first) is respected for its metallurgy and machine-tooling prowess and for Beretta, its firearms manufacturer. But the city center has a sprawling UNESCO World Heritage site and a 3,200-year-old history you can […] The post Brescia, the Lion Queen of Italy appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 26th of December 2016 03:11:18 PM
- 10 Reasons to Take a Mediterranean Cruise
Is taking a Mediterranean cruise really the best way to explore this part of Europe? Luckily for you we have compiled a list of reasons why booking a Mediterranean cruise could be your ticket to holiday heaven. Among other things, you will find that luxury cruise ships are adorned with desirable suites, Wi-Fi, multiple restaurants, spa/gym facilities […] The post 10 Reasons to Take a Mediterranean Cruise appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Tuesday 20th of December 2016 05:44:06 PM
- Lyon, France: a City for the Senses
Lyon, France has been called many things over the years including ?Gateway to the Alps,? ?City of Gastronomy,? ?Cuisine Capital of the World,? ?Silk Capital of the World,? the and ?Birthplace of Cinema.? As France?s second city by size, its past embraces a cultural vibrancy reflecting 2,000 years of history including Roman and Renaissance periods. […] The post Lyon, France: a City for the Senses appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Monday 19th of December 2016 03:59:32 PM
- Focus on the Foods of Tuscany
Whatever your reasons for visiting Tuscany, eventually you will wind up at table. For many, the foods of Tuscany are enough to make the trip: a combination of simple ingredients with an emphasis on locally-grown vegetables and beans, a few favored herbs (including sage, rosemary, thyme, and basil), meat and fish cooked without sauces, chewy unsalted bread, […] The post Focus on the Foods of Tuscany appeared first on Europe Up Close.
Saturday 17th of December 2016 01:56:29 AM
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