• Archive for September, 2015

    Europe’s Most Distinctive Bridges

    by  • September 29, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Dresden, Girona, Ljubljana, Seville, Venice

    Whether it’s Renaissance architecture or futuristic design, Europe boasts many of the world’s most recognisable river crossings. As a 180-metre-high, glass-bottomed suspension bridge opens to the public in China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, I take a look at some of Europe’s perhaps lesser-known, but no less recognisable river crossings… Bridge of Sighs, Venice It...

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    Opening Today in Florence: Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

    by  • September 24, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Florence

    A new exhibition goes on display at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi. Opening today in the stunning city of Florence is what’s set to be an outstanding exhibition of artistic masterpieces, seeking to explore the relationship between art and religion in the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Featuring over 100 works of art, you’ll see a...

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    Rome City Experience

    by  • September 23, 2015 • City Breaks, Rome

    4 nights with privately guided tours from £499pp From its humble origins as an Italian village, Rome has evolved through the centuries to become a major political and cultural centre whilst retaining its status as one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world. With such a wealth of unrivalled historical treasures and...

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    The October Octet

    by  • September 21, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Turin, Vienna, Zurich

    From Stockholm to Zurich, Madrid to Milan, there’s an Extravaganza of Exhibitions across Europe this Autumn. As you’ll have no doubt seen from my recent blogs, the arrival of autumn brings about an abundance of artistic offerings as the museums and cultural institutions unveil their fabulous temporary exhibitions, complementing their already impressive permanent collection,...

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    Krakow Christmas Markets

    by  • September 16, 2015 • Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Krakow

    When it comes to Christmas Market destinations, Krakow ticks all the boxes. In addition to the twinkling wooden market stalls selling gifts, decorations and handicrafts, there are the medieval and renaissance buildings of the Old Town to enjoy and a seemingly endless array of cafés and bars in which to while away the hours....

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    Olympic Aspirations – The 2024 Quintet of Candidates is Unveiled

    by  • September 16, 2015 • Budapest, City Breaks, Hamburg, Paris, Rome, Sport

    Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, Hamburg and Budapest declared candidates to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Although the year 2024 might be a considerable way off, there’s much talk this morning about the 2024 Olympic Games and the five candidate cities which have just been officially revealed. Announcing the news of the five hopeful host...

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