Monday, 03 December 2012 12:36

Miami

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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.

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 12:24

Madrid

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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.

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 12:21

Los Angeles

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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.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:17

Las Vegas

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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.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:16

Kuala Lumpur

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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.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:14

Innsbruck

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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.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:12

Hong Kong

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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.

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).

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