Destinations

Destinations (63)

Monday, 03 December 2012 10:51

Copenhagen

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Copenhagen (København) is the capital of political, economic and cultural center of Denmark, overlooking the narrow strait of 'Sound on the east coast of Sjoeland.

The city is home to nearly a quarter of the entire Danish population and offers several routes inside: through the Strøget (name used to indicate the paths that wind along the route that once connected the east and west), following channels up to Christianshavn in search of the Little Mermaid in the northern or strolling through the many parks (including the famous park where lies the hippie community of Christiania). The city now enjoys the new bridge that connects it to Malmoe.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:22

Lyon

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Lyon is the capital of the department of the Rhone.
E 'divided into zones by the river Rhone and the Saone River and two hills, La Croix-Rousse and Fourvière.

Has an old town - Vieux Lyon, Fourvière, Saint Jean - and a more commercial center, the Place des terreaux, Place Bellecour and Rue de la République on the peninsula between the Rhone and Saone.

Lyon is famous for being the gastronomic capital of France.

Monday, 03 December 2012 13:48

Shanghai

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They called it the "Paris of the East" in 1920 was a city of adventurers, gamblers, opium smokers, prostitutes, some dandies' debauched, gangsters, millionaires, child slaves forced to work for a handful of rice, missionaries.
Then here was founded the Chinese Communist Party, Mao put the basics of the Cultural Revolution, here were the bloody repression of Chiang Kai Shek, the Japanese occupation and the development of the dominance of the "Gang of Four".

Shanghai, for better or for worse, has always been a city laboratory, the hinge between China and the West, and remains so to this day, joining the Communist Party and the market economy, consumerism and political orthodoxy.
Shanghai is huge, with an intense traffic of cars and millions of bicycles, and has remained a unique cosmopolitan city, where you can feel the echoes of the past and you can see that China will be among the palaces of glass and signs lucicanti.
The Bund is the river (it is crossed by the Shanghai Huangpu), flanked by original buildings of foreigners, including the Peace Hotel, remained the same from the thirties, with an orchestra of elderly musicians playing (good) jazz of yesteryear.
Departs from the Bund Nanjing Lu, the most famous shopping street in China (you can find anything, also call it the Golden Mile. American way).

What to visit

The Shanghai Museum (bronzes, ceramics, paintings of incomparable beauty), the Garden of the Mandarin, the famous tea room Huxingting and the Temple of the Jade Buddha, the former French Concession with Huaihai Lu, the best place to shop; the tomb of the writer Lu Xun.

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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Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:34

Berlin

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Berlin, capital of Germany, is located in the west of the country and is traversed by two rivers, the Spree and Havel. Berlin's history begins with the incorporation of two villages: Cölln, founded on an island in the River Spree and Berlin, on the banks of the same river. After losing two world wars, having suffered a severe economic crisis and a dictatorship, Berlin has experienced a lively process of reconstruction after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today, with more than four million inhabitants, is one of the most important cities in Europe. Dynamic and constantly changing, it has become a tourist destination of fashion, for the great offer for leisure and culture, with more than 150 theaters and auditoriums and approximately 170 museums, and amusement, for its lively nightlife and events such as the International Film Festival.

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Monday, 03 December 2012 12:09

Helsinki

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The city owes its fortunes to the Baltic Sea, its climate and its impressive architecture and lively.
The sea below our visitors, passing roads and bridges, clearing a path in residential areas, creating bays and natural harbors.
Just over a century ago there were still animals (including wolves) that roamed the streets of downtown, almost all wooden buildings dating from before 1808 were destroyed by fire.

Helsinki is a modern metropolis quiet and still under development: the face of the fishermen of the port that it is only recently took place in the process of urbanization. The railway station has replaced the port as a node of city life and is a good starting point for a visit (the most interesting places are just a short distance from here).

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:17

Mexico City

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Mexico City is the oldest city in America and is located on a plateau in the center of the country. The capital of Mexico will attract you for its museums and traditions, the buildings of the colonial era and the modern ones, but also for its vibrant cultural life.

The history of Mexico City, whose first name was Tenochtitlan, the city of palaces, is a long and rich legacy of great nations, from the Aztecs to the Maya. Third largest city in the world after Tokyo and New York, the Mexican capital invites you to discover its historical center, its parks and archaeological finds of pre-Columbian peoples.

With the Spanish conquest of 1521 and the end of the Aztec, begins the modern history of Mexico City. Today the city is home to over eight million people, while another twenty populate the huge metropolitan area.

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Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:44

Venice

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Capital of the Veneto region and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Venice is the Italian city with the largest number of tourists. It is not hard to believe, as the archipelago of 118 islands of which it is built makes it unique in the world.

But there are not only channels: fabulous palaces and historic buildings such as Palazzo Ducale await you, as well as museums full of art and exhibitions of great interest such as the Guggenheim, not to mention the charm of the Lido and the Lagoon of Venice. Do not know them yet? You do not miss the opportunity to take a trip to Venice!

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Saturday, 24 November 2012 17:59

Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, with three million inhabitants in the urban core and a metropolitan area, Greater Buenos Aires, which surpasses ten million.
The city of Buenos Aires was founded twice: in 1536, the Spanish colonizer Pedro Mendoza and then in 1580, after being destroyed by the Indian populations.

Today, the people of Buenos Aires are almost all of European origin, and the city has become cosmopolitan and modern, with 48 different neighborhoods. Be infected by the passion of Argentina, including its historic sites such as the Plaza de Mayo with the balcony from which Evita Perón appeared, the charm of tango most authentic and cultural life of this city with more than 200 theaters and cinemas.

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Monday, 03 December 2012 12:37

Moscow

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Moscow is a metropolis of contrasts violent billionaires and poor people, Mc Donald's, luxurious restaurants and dingy pubs, historical places of socialism and Orthodox churches, Soviet-style apartment blocks-nightmare and elegant buildings of the eighteenth century. The Moscow metro is in short everything: for a few rubles you can travel between stations decorated with crystal chandeliers and marble.

Moscow is everything and more, and even that's fascinating. It 'a gigantic city: the inhabitants are distributed over 1035 km square from the center to the endless and dingy suburbs. New bars, restaurants, night clubs open and close all the time: resist addresses only "historical".

From the twelfth century the Kremlin is the center of the city, where Ivan the Terrible and Stalin gave orders. Today, the Kremlin's walls protect some of the most precious treasures of the country.

What to visit

Red Square (with the Lenin Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum, the St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM, the department stores, 1,000 stores in a nineteenth century), The Kremlin (the towers, palaces, churches) , Arbat, a street of artisans, the Pushkin Museum, Gorky Park, the metro, the great avenues.

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