The temperature is mild, even in winter, the landscape sweet, white sandy beaches. Miami is the paradigm of Florida with American skyscrapers, but mostly Cuban and Latin soul.
A 4 km east of the center is Miami Beach, which extends over a narrow strip of land between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic.
The main street is called Collins Avenue and on it facing the biggest and most famous hotels.
At the south end there is the Art Deco District Hostoric, a collection of buildings pink, lavender and turquoise built in the twenties and carefully restored. A museum alive, though.
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.
The capital of Spain (since 1561) is the ideal destination for those seeking nightlife that never seems to end (opened daily by the rite of "tapas" with reference to the tradition of serving snack-appetizer, vegetarian and non, to taste with beer or wine after dinner is 22, and you do not go to the disco before 3), and for those who love culture (take for example the Prado museum that houses, among others, works by Goya, Velazquez, Bosch as well as a section dedicated to Italian painting of the late Renaissance and Baroque Italian). A monumental city, but with 33 percent of the green surface, the intense traffic, but with an extensive network of underground transport.
What to visit
At the center, physical and vital, Madrid is the Puerta del Sol, in which is placed the plate of the zero kilometer, which is used to calculate distances in the Spanish state.
Near Puerta del Sol is the oldest part of the city, Los Austrias, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) and Plaza Mayor, the historic square of Madrid, surrounded by important buildings of the era.
But around Puerta del Sol, in the east and south, between Plaza de Cibeles, Atocha Station and Sol, is also the most vibrant city, with plenty of cafes and restaurants, three large museums and the Parque del Buen Retiro, the largest park in Madrid.
North of Puerta del Sol are the Gran Vía, the main shopping street, the Malasaña area, old residential area progressive district, and Chueca, the gay district of Madrid and liberal.
Madrid is the "home" of three major art museums, which are, among other things, a few steps from each other, and that can be visited with a single ticket, the Paseo del Arte :
The Prado is the most famous of the three, here are masterpieces by Goya, Velázquez, Titian, Rubens and Bosch.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with Dutch painting of 1600, impressionism, Russian constructivism and pop art.
Queen Sofía Art Centre, with a collection that collects the majority of Spanish in 1900, including Picasso's Guernica. www.museoreinasofia.es
The Palacio Real, the Royal Palace of Madrid, is a building of 1764, built to replace the Alcázar castle burned down thirty years before. Admission is free on Wednesdays to EU citizens, and you can visit almost in its entirety, including the armory (the Armería), considered one of the most important rooms in the real world. In the inner rooms you can admire works by Spanish artists such as Goya.
The Parque del Buen Retiro Park is a beautiful park of 140 acres of land, inevitable stop for tourists, and one of the favorite places of Madrid for moments of relaxation. A walk in the park door near the Crystal Palace, a greenhouse made of iron and glass in 1800, and the Palace Velazquez, in the middle of the artificial lake, Estanque.
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.
The megalopolis of California (the third in the United States by number of inhabitants, after New York and Chicago) extends over an area of 1187 square kilometers and encompasses 80 small towns, including Beverly Hills, Culver City, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and Inglewood). All are connected by highways and freeways (freeways and highwys) up to ten lanes, a maze of junctions, fittings and elevations. In reality, there is (or could be) a real center.
The city looks like a mirage, built in the middle of the empty desert of Nevada.
E 'was founded by Mormons, who in 1885 had discovered here some artesian wells. Would never have imagined what would become: capital of gambling, Luna Park for every fun place to get married and divorced in a few hours without any problems. Spectacular The Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard where there are the largest casino-hotels.
The name literally means "where two muddy rivers meet", but everyone calls KL.
The capital of Malaysia is kind of the middle of 800 ponds and malarial swamps, at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. There were layers of tin that attracted legions of adventurers in China. KL soon became a melting pot of easy wealth, violence and depravity, that "the Kuala Impure" described by Jean Cocteau, among brothels and opium dens.
But the current reality is quite different: the KL today is a city of lights and flower gardens, skyscrapers (Petronas Towers are the tallest in the world), companies "hi-tech" and elevated highways, with a huge new airport , built in 1998. Are also the ancient palaces, mosques white stucco and bicycle rickshaw, Peeping in heavy traffic.
Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol, and lies in a beautiful valley formed by a loop of the Inn, at about 570 meters.
It is surrounded by high mountains on all sides: the Nordkette, the high peaks of the Hafelekar of Frau Hitt, the Patscherkofel and the Patscherkofel. Innsbruck is a popular winter sports resort.
To visit the beautiful old town in the Baroque style.
We also recommend the trip on the funicular that leads Hungerburg on Hafelekar, where you can admire one of the most beautiful views of the Alps.
The name is a transcription of the western local pronunciation of Mandarin Xiang gang, which means "port of incense." Hong Kong Chinese is therefore one hundred per cent, from 30 May 1997 also politically, at the end of 99 years of "rent" by the British. And it is western in all respects, with the forest of skyscrapers, the hustle and bustle of business, traffic, luxury cars, lavish hotels, the subway was spotless. The territory is made up of over 250 islands, beginning with that of Hong Kong, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, with a total area of one thousand square kilometers, inhabited by six and a half million people. We land in the new airport, opened with some great technical difficulty a couple of years ago, which still forces still large aircraft to some slalom between the skyscrapers. From the top you can see at a glance the bay of Aberdeen, with junks on which six thousand people live, that ripples with waves stirred by tugs, which lights up at night with the reflection of the skyscrapers of steel and glass, such as very high (369 meters) of the Bank of China. Koowlon is the area most frequented by tourists, with famous hotels, an impressive number of restaurants, the Museum of History and Space Museum, shops, markets and flea markets. Take the ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, where there is the Victoria Peak, (400 meters), also reached by tram running from Garden Road. You should go there twice during the day to see the bay, the mountains, the Peninsula, the mainland, and night, to see Hong Kong lit. An unforgettable sight.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa and the oldest city in the country, founded in 1652 on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope as a supply point for the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Historically it was also the first European settlement in Africa.
Dominated by the majestic Table Mountain, from whose flat top you can enjoy a splendid view (you can also go by cable car), the peninsula has the most beautiful beaches of South Africa (above all, Clifton and Camps Bay) and lush vegetation.
Cape Town is an intriguing mix of Europe and Africa, but it has its own identity. In recent years there has been a great development of tourism and trade, which saw the birth of the Waterfront, the lively harbor area, completely renovated and became the hub of city life.
The most popular time for visitors is the summer, from October to March, from August to November, you can spot whales and dolphins up close.
What to visit
The Castle of Good Hope was built in 1666 and is one of the oldest European fort in Africa.
The South African Museum has reconstructions of dinosaurs and a large collection of natural history.
The area of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (with a new aquarium) is a tourist attraction irresistible.
The main districts of Cape Town (information from Wikipedia, under Cape Town):
Adderley: on this road, which passes through the upper part of the city from north to south, through the botanical gardens Company's Gardens, overlooking most of the museums and many historical buildings.
Central: the area of the Central develops around St. George's Mall and is full of shopping malls and offices.
Bo-Kaap: the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter, which stretches from the slopes of Signal Hill, is characterized by a number of mosques and low houses of the early nineteenth century, painted in bright colors.
Waterfront: the dock of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the city, there is a maritime museum and the Two Oceans Aquarium, where you can admire the marine life of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Observatory: Located in the south of the city, this district is the cultural heart of Cape Town, frequented by artists and students. It is close to campuses Groote Schurr, where Barnard carried out the first heart transplant in the world.
Kirstenbosch: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, located on the east side of Table Mountain, is a green area of 530 hectares. In this garden are cultivated almost 10,000 species of plants.
Constantia is the most exclusive area of the city. Alternate villas (some of which are added to the museum) and vineyards.
The township: are the poor neighborhoods where they live the blacks remained at the margins of society. The townships of Cape Town is located in the area of the Cape Flats. Khayelitsha, Guguletu, Mitchell's Plain, Athlone and Atlantis are the suburbs where there are public housing and elsewhere in the Flats extend the so-called squatter camps, the slum