Destinations

Destinations (63)

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:31

London

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London is the capital of Great Britain, as well as the most populous city in Europe, with over seven million inhabitants. Business, cultural and economic importance worldwide, has a long history: it was, in fact, founded in the year 43 AD by the Romans with the name Londinium. In 1666 a terrible fire destroyed much of the city, which was later rebuilt. The cultural offerings, including museums, galleries and theaters, where to watch one of the famous musical, is rich, just as many opportunities for fun. Crossed by the River Thames, is the official residence of the royal family

Cosmopolitan, colorful and efficiently. A weekend fashion and shopping city, rich in tradition that blends perfectly with the new trends. Enjoy the food that English will be the backdrop to your weekend.

[discover London]

 
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:28

Madrid

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Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, at 667 meters above sea level. Built on the ruins of a Moorish fortress called "Mayrit" land of water, hence the name Madrid became the capital in 1561. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, known as the "Golden Age", Madrid was the city of writers such as Cervantes, Quevedo and Calderon and painters such as Velázquez. Lively city in terms of culture and art, is visited each year by millions of tourists, attracted certainly historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and the Prado Museum extraordinary, but also by its great nightlife, the unforgettable "nightlife madrileña."

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Monday, 03 December 2012 13:54

Tenerife

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Tenerife is the largest of the seven islands that make up the archipelago of the Canary Islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast.
L 'island, an area of 3,208 km square, offers an impressive volcanic landscape (rock formations are incredible shapes and colors), as well as an enviable number of plant and animal species.
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, in fact, Tenerife is volcanic in origin and still has many active volcanoes, including the Pico del Teide, which is the island's highest point (3,718 m) and also the highest point of the Spain.
In Tenerife in a single day can make a world: green, flowers and banana plantations in the north, rugged coastline hot and dry in the south.


What to visit

The two main tourist centers are:

    
Puerto de la Cruz in the north. Here you will find small black sand beaches and small coves obtained from wild beaches on the coast. Life on the beach takes place mostly around the pools of the various resorts. Puerto de la Cruz offers a relaxing environment, and a beautiful panoramic view.
    
Playa de Las Americas, in the south, which has arisen in recent years and developed disproportionately quickly with modern hotels, accommodation complexes with each type of service, shopping centers, pubs and clubs. Playa de Las Americas is located about 20 km from Tenerife South has a drier climate than Puerto. Here are lava sand beaches equipped for water sports.

The capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is famous for its Carnival celebrations, parades of floats, samba schools and music invading the streets and squares. Santa Cruz holds an important artistic heritage miss the church of Nuestra Señora.

You should also visit La Laguna Puerto de la Cruz, La Ortova (monumental city, in the middle of a natural site rich in forests, characterized by abundant exotic vegetation, has many houses with typical Canarian balconies), the volcanic peak of Mount Teide (3717 meters) and, at his feet, the Teide National Park.
Worthy of note is the nearby island of "La Gomera" UNESCO World Heritage Site for its pristine natural beauty.

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:39

New York City

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New York is located on the north east coast of the United States, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island), the oldest of which is Manhattan, an island where you can see the tallest skyscrapers in New York.

New York was established with the arrival of Europeans in the Americas in 1621. Today it has become the cosmopolitan city par excellence, with more than 20 million people and 138 languages spoken in it. It is the seat of the United Nations, the capital of fashion and shopping, as well as being the financial capital of the United States with a bag, Wall Street, which is the largest in the world. Also known as the Big Apple, is the most populous city in the United States and lives 24 hours on 24, with an endless variety of activities.

What to visit

The most interesting places are in Manhattan.
From the south: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty), Battery Park, City Hall (City Hall), Chinatown, Soho, the Village, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, the UN building, Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Musem and the Guggenheim Museum.

North of Manhattan is Harlem, a neighborhood known throughout the world as the center of black American culture, famous for its bustling nightlife and jazz: the famous Apollo Theater (253 W 125th Street), opened in 1914, launched the careers of stars such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and, again, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill.
Characteristic of Harlem are the "brownstone buildings," buildings of sandstone. The same characteristics are the churches, the heart of Harlem, where the men in the 60s led the fight for civil rights and social justice (Malcolm X), and where many tourists calling to hear the gospel songs.

 
Monday, 03 December 2012 12:07

Gran Canaria

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The best known of the Canary Islands offers an enviable range of landscapes, climate and tourist attractions in the desert mountains alternating with tropical vegetation, steep cliffs and sandy beaches.

Gran Canaria has a configuration volcanic circular and conical: the center is the highest point, a symmetrical cone called Pozo de las Nievas.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:30

Stockholm

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Stockholm, Sweden's capital and largest city of the country, is located on the west coast of Lake Mälaren, near the Baltic Sea. The city is particularly famous for being made up of an archipelago of 14 islands connected by 53 bridges. The old town, Gamla Stan is, built on an island completely pedestrianized, has a lively cultural life and an exciting nightlife. Stockholm, which now has 783,000 inhabitants, began its history as a small Viking village in the eleventh and seventeenth centuries.
Today it is a modern city, home to the delivery of the prestigious Nobel prizes and is one of the cleanest cities in Europe. Lose yourself in its archipelago of 24,000 islands in the summer, or in love with his charming winter light: any time is good to visit Stockholm.

[discover Stockholm]

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 20:00

Beijing

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An immense and mysterious country, a fascinating city that lives in suspended between an ancient culture, the chaos of the metropolis of today and the contradictions of development. Beijing, or "northern capital", has seven and a half million inhabitants, rising to nearly fifteen considering the entire metropolitan area.

Beijing, home of the 2008 Olympics, invites you to discover its historic buildings such as the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, and its historic Tiananmen Square. There are numerous excursions not to be missed, to discover the treasures of China, such as the legendary Great Wall of China or the terracotta soldiers of Xi'an.

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Monday, 03 December 2012 12:48

Pisa

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Of ancient origin, Pisa was Roman naval base in the Middle Ages and the rich and powerful maritime republic.
An ally of the Normans in the conquest of Sicily, is the author of the First Crusade, which is the acquisition of commercial bases in the Mediterranean.
Ally of Barbarossa, gets in a feud Sardinia, Corsica and the coast from the mouth of the Magra to those dell'Albegna: the twelfth century is the period of its maximum splendor.
After his fleet is destroyed by the Genoese at the Battle of Meloria, falls into the hands of Florence and from that point follows the fate.

What to visit:

The Piazza del Duomo, or Field of Miracles, contains the monuments for which the city is famous all over the world, arising from a green lawn as if by magic: the Duomo, the Campanile, the Baptistery and the Cemetery. The Cathedral, the highest expression of the Romanesque-Pisan, was begun in 1064 and completed by 1118 by Buschetto by Rainald, with sloping façade crowned by four orders of loggias. The walls are decorated with mosaics, glazed tiles, plumes and roses, culminating at the top with the Madonna by Andrea Pisano. Inside, the pulpit by Giovanni Pisano (1311), in the center hangs the so-called ("lamp of Galileo"), in bronze, whose oscillations would have made sense to the scientist the isochronism of the pendulum. Not far away stands the bell tower, known worldwide as the leaning tower, tilted about 5 degrees, with six rows of loggias around the cylindrical structure. The tower was built from 1173, interrupted for a century for the land subsidence and completed in the mid-300. Opposite the cathedral, stands the majestic Baptistery from the lawn, started in 1152 by Diotislavi to be completed two centuries later. Inside, the famous pulpit by Nicola Pisano in 1260. The Cemetery is a rectangular building, with a porch that runs around the lawn, where in the eleventh century was laid the earth brought from Golgotha. It houses the tombs of prominent residents, as well as a collection of Roman and medieval sculptures, including the tombs of Tino Camaino and Andrea Guardi. In the square, the museum of the Opera del Duomo. To complete the knowledge of the '200 and '300 Pisa, visit the National Museum of S. Matthew, at the convent of the same name on the river bank. Crossed the river on the bridge of Middle, the oldest in the city, you come to the beautiful Piazza dei Cavalieri, the center of the republican city, with the building of the Caravan, the church of St. Stephen to the knights and the palace of the clock. Also worth seeing are the churches of S. Catherine, and St. Maria della Spina, a jewel of Romanesque-Gothic style with statues of Andrea and Nino Pisano.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:34

Istanbul

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Although no longer the capital of Turkey since 1923, with over 12 million inhabitants, Istanbul is the largest city in the country and the third most populous in Europe, after London and Moscow.

Istanbul has an ancient history: he was born in 667 BC as a Greek colony under the name of Byzantium, was conquered by the Romans and renamed Constantinople became the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Latin Empire and then for about a century, and finally Ottoman Empire until 1922, the year of defeat Ottoman Empire in World War II.

Istanbul owes its importance to its strategic position, the Bosphorus, between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, and is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, Europe and Asia. Its flourishing past has left traces of great archaeological and architectural heritage, making it now one of the most visited cities and fascinating world.

With important buildings like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul you can experience the unique ambience of a multicultural city that, with its churches, mosques and synagogues, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

[discover Istanbul]

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:59

Salzburg

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Salzburg, situated in a wide valley with a mild climate, crossed by the Salzach River, at the northern edge of the eastern Alps at the Bavarian border, is the capital of the province of Salzburg.
From the three hills that surround it (the Moenchsberg, the Kapuzinerberg, the Rainberg) enjoy panoramic sea views.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is famous also for the musical and cultural events that take place each year.

The city has a beautiful old town in the Gothic and Baroque (Italian-inspired) was added to UNESCO's list of Historic Heritage of Humanity. The city's cathedral (Salzburger Dom) is the most shining example of this style.
The cultural and artistic splendor of Salzburg is due in large part to the interests of the prince-bishops who ruled the fate of the city between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

What to visit

     the Festung Hohensalzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress): fort commissioned in 1077 by a bishop, now the largest intact fortress in Europe. E 'connected to the city by a funicular extremely characteristic.
     Getreidegasse (Alley of Grains) with the birthplace of Mozart;
     the Benedictine Convent of St. Peter;
     Cemetery Petersfriedhof.

And again, the Residence and the Residence (Bishop's Palace), the Mozartmuseum, the Kapuzinerkloster, the Mirabell Palace.

Outside Innsbruck is a suburban palace, the Hellbrunn (Fontechiara), surrounded by formal gardens, fountains, water features and a zoo, active and much visited today.

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