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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:22

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and is located on the west coast of the country, on the banks of the River Forth. The city is divided into two districts: Old Town and New Town, both declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Walking through the historic center of the city, Old Town, is a real pleasure, with its medieval architecture and its narrow streets and labyrinthine.

The area of the New Town was built in the eighteenth century and became the commercial district of Edinburgh. Here you will find shops and restaurants, and many local leisure. The port of Leith is home to the spectacular Royal Yacht Britannia and is the starting point for cruises to Northern Europe.

Experience the magic of Edinburgh, an ancient city, full of life and history, which in summer offers a full program of the festival, the Military Tatto festivals of theater, books, science .... Edinburgh is an ideal destination for both holidays and attend English classes.

Scotland's capital, dominated by volcanic rock south of Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill to the north, declared "World Heritage", Edinburgh is a destination of great charm is no coincidence that Edinburgh is the place that inspired the creators of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter.

Among the medieval castle, located on a basalt cliff of volcanic origin, and Holyrood Palace lies the Royal Mile, a series of historical attractions, ranging from the ancient home of John Knox the Scottish Parliament.
In the New Town you can see several Georgian buildings.

The city is also famous for its collections of art, which in the past earned him the title of "Athens of the North", as well as for its international festivals, and many concentrated mainly in August: there is the international festival of the book, the cinema, that of Jazz and Blues and Hogmanay (four days and four nights of celebrations for the New Year). Of all the festival stands the World Festival of Performing Arts.



What to visit

City Art Centre: collects the main works of art of Edinburgh and is the exhibition of the most important international exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle: houses the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. In the basement is an exhibition dedicated to the prisoners of war.

The Scottish Parliament: the whole of the Scottish Parliament, which opened in 2004, reminiscent of the Scottish fishing boats.

Museum of Edinburgh: sixteenth-century residence, contains within it a myriad of details that bring the history of the city.

Museum of Scotland National Museum of Scotland, huge and packed with artifacts and treasures.

Writers Museum: a museum dedicated to Scottish writers such as Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

New Town: the new town is characterized by wide streets and large file of houses with large windows and decorative arches on the doors. Presents a square at the beginning and end of each street.

Royal Mile: Edinburgh is the main street that connects the Castle to Holyroodhouse through the whole Old Town. About 60 narrow streets opening between the buildings on both sides (Parliament House, St Giles Cathedral, Museum of Childhood, John Knox House).

Salisbury Crags: volcanic promontory overlooking the city where you can enjoy a fantastic view, especially at sunset.

 

Saturday, 01 December 2012 21:31

Budapest

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Hungary's capital, while providing a history of 2000 years, has an origin quite recent: it dates back to the last century, the unification of the three cities - Buda, Pest, Óbuda - until then independent, that gave rise to the current Budapest .
The Danube divides it into two distinct parts and is un'attrattazione important for its colors and its majesty. On the right bank lies Buda, famous for its past and crowned by the fortress (Varhegy) on the left bank extends Pest, more lively and modern. The two parts are connected by eight bridges (some huge) and each possessing its own center. In the middle of the river extends Margaret Island, a real oasis of green.
A city with undeniable charm to beauty, historical, hospitality and good food.

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:38

Rome

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Rome was the capital of a vast empire, not for nothing is called caput mundi. Famous throughout the world for its legendary history, the Italian capital has always been one of the most visited tourist destinations. Inside is the State of the Vatican, the Pope's official seat is in the center of the Italian peninsula, about 20 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is crossed by the Tiber river and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Legend has it that it was founded by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, and the two brothers were abandoned and a wolf (the symbol of Rome) nursed them and they grew. But in addition to history, Rome also offers fun, fashion, art and culture.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:11

Dublin

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Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath in Irish), is the capital of the Republic of Ireland since the Middle Ages, is located on the east coast of the country and is the largest city in Ireland. It was founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago, on the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin has a long history and a major cultural tradition. Some examples of this heritage we find them in the monuments and architecture of the city, Trinity College, opened by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, many such examples of Georgian architecture, such as the famous doors of Dublin. In addition, this is the city of important writers such as James Joyce (his famous novel "People of Dublin"), George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, as well as Guinness. Dublin is the perfect destination for English classes for a vacation in the "capital of the pub", where they were born famous bands like U2.

Dublin is the capital of Ireland. Cosmopolitan city, home to more than a third of the people in Ireland, but it remains a city on a human scale and young, with 50% of the population under 27 years. Dublin is also recently became the capital of information technology in Europe.

Dublin is divided in two by the River Liffey.
The area south of the River Liffey is the oldest part of the city, with the church of St. Patrick (dating back to 1190), the cathedral of the Church of Ireland. This is also the entertainment area, with the Temple Bar area, the neighborhood pub and artists, and Grafton Street shopping, and Saint Stephens Park, with its lake (one of the places where you can enjoy summer concerts). This is also where the Trinity College, the most prestigious university in Ireland, founded in 1592, the parliament, and the most important museums of the city: the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library, the National Museum of Ireland.

To the north of the River Liffey is O'Connell Street are examples of Georgian architecture (brick red colored doors) and the Abbey Theatre in George Bernard Shaw. This is the least interesting from the point of view of art and entertainment, but more related to the recent history dela city.

The center of Dublin is all to explore on foot.

What to visit

Just outside the town is Phoenix Park, with its 700 hectares is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The park is the privileged place for picnics, contains a zoo and the home of the president.

In Dublin there is also the establishment of Guinness: Guinness Storehouse is one of the attractions "top" of Dublin (and a pint of beer is included in the ticket price).

Trinity College is the university's most prestigious island, founded in 1592. E 'famous for the Old Library, which houses a large collection of manuscripts. The most important of these is the Book of Kells, an illuminated Gospel of the ninth century. The Book of Kells and other treasures are on display in the Long Room. To see the Book of Kells you pay for, but to visit Trinity College and his courts do not pay anything.

Irish Museum of Modern Art: Free admission.

Monday, 03 December 2012 14:00

Warsaw

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Warsaw today is a city reborn in morals, thanks to the end of the dreary socialist realism. Despite the appearance a little 'severe, is a young city that wants to live, but do not want to lose her memories. E ', in short, a true reflection of the new Poland.
The original is Stare Miasto, built towards the end of the thirteenth century around the first castle of the Dukes of Masovia. Razed to the ground by the Germans in 1944, a meticulous reconstruction has lovingly reconstructed the old forms in the Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and the rectangular Market Square (Rynek), now surrounded by colorful houses that are home to restaurants, bookstores, bakeries, museums, coffee, busy especially during the summer from vendors, painters and tourists.
The city tour can not neglect the Citadel, a fortress prison erected by Tsar Nicholas in 1832, the district Muranow, with the monument to the heroes of the ghetto (the Jews exterminated in Warsaw were 350 000) and the actual route, the Castle to Lazienki park, palaces, churches and monuments.

What to visit

The Royal Castle (Zamek Krolewski), the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Ulica Dluga (the long way) of neoclassical appearance, the Cytadela Zoliborz on the hill, the Palac Zamoyskich (the blue building), the Museum Kolkcij Jana Pawia II, the paintings donated by Pope John Paul II.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:32

Marseille

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Marseille Provence is the oldest city in France, founded by Greeks from Phocaea 2,600 years ago.
It 'the first port of France and the second largest city in the nation by population.

For nature lovers, the surroundings of Marseille offer great hiking opportunities.

Do not miss the Calanques, an imposing rocky hill overlooking the sea.

Monday, 03 December 2012 10:49

Chicago

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Chicago is the largest city in Illinois, the third largest city in the USA by population, after New York and Los Angeles.
Nicknamed the "Windy City", the Windy City, lies in a vast plain along the shores of picturesque Lake Michigan, which serves as the backdrop of his spectacular skyline.
The city center is dotted with towering skyscrapers that reach even to the 108 floors of the Sears Tower, the tallest building in North America.

Bustling city, Chicago offers museums, dining and nightlife of international importance.
The numerous parks and miles of lakefront paths are a wonderful attraction for athletes, while shops and exclusive restaurants attract the sophisticated visitor.

Chicago is also the birthplace of jazz and blues modern: an excursion to one of the many clubs is a must.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:26

Ibiza

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Endless night, interspersed with a few days on the beach and excursion to the old town, the hippie markets and the many villages on the island: this is what you can expect in Ibiza, the most fashionable of the Balearic Islands.

Wait for the sunset on the beach of Playa d'en Bossa or San Antonio, then take a drink in the beach bar (kiosk) of the beach, so after supper (late) in one of the restaurants on the island, you're ready for the magical night in Pacha, in Space, nell'Amnesia or another of the many clubs on the island. But do not forget that Ibiza is also culture and history, so to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Monday, 03 December 2012 13:58

Vancouver

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Vancouver, the largest city of the state of British Columbia, is the most important port not only in Canada, but for the entire West Coast of North America.

The ideal place to begin a visit to Stanley Park and the road around it, from which you have a wonderful view of the harbor, hundreds of private boats, dozens of cruise ships and a multitude of cargo left for the world, loads of lumber, wheat, coal and sulfur.

Vancouver is also a city of theaters and culture. Interesting are also the suburbs, each its own characteristics: Chinatown is the largest in America after that of San Francisco, Gastown, once area deprivation today atmospheres reminiscent Greewich Village in New York.



What to visit

     The Museum of Anthropology (collections of Indian wood carvings, including ancient totem).
     The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Playhouse.
     Robsonstrasse once inhabited by German immigrants, today the shopping street.

Monday, 03 December 2012 14:02

Zurich

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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and capital of the canton of Zurich.

E 'divided in two by the River Limmat Niederdorf on the east shore, full of shops and cafes, is also home to the university and the twin towers of the Grossmunster, which in the sixteenth century Ulrich Zwingli Zurich made the center of the Protestant Reformation.

On the other hand, on the west bank, the old part of the city, which revolves around the Lindenhof area, home to fashion shops and offices. In the area there are also beautiful spiers of St. Peters Church and the church Fraumunster by Marc Chagall.

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