Long considered the jewel of the orient, Cairo is an international city, overflowing with culture in direct and constant dialogue between them. this is a city in the early civilizations of the ancient pharaohs, blended with the history of Christianity and Islam. The all brought together by modern sights and luxuries of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city.
The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most famous attractions in Cairo.
But there are many delightful places to experience and explore, from the mosques of Islamic Cairo and the churches of Coptic Cairo, the city's Jewish community.
Get ready for the great history lesson and cultural education of the mixture of religions and cultures that took place in this fascinating city.
Cairo also swells with markets and bazaars to explore.
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.
New Zealand, three and a half million people and 70 million sheep merino, many boats as there are cars, island in the sun, but with lots of glaciers and geysers very warm, warmth from the Tropic of Capricorn and cold currents from the Antarctic. An incredible Switzerland other side of the world. Auckland, with one million inhabitants, is the gateway to the country (the capital, however, is Wellington). The city is located in the north of the island, on an isthmus overlooking the waters of the Manukau Harbor on one side and the other on the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki port (remember Luna Rossa?). It 'a very extensive city, including large parks, parades cottages, a chain of hills and even 14 craters of volcanoes, of course off. The highest points in order to appreciate the landscape are Mount Eden and One Tree Hill, an extinct volcano in Cornwall Park, an obelisk with a tribute to the Maori people. In front of the city, across the Hauraki Gulf, there is a peninsula Coromandol, mostly wild, with beautiful beaches and where gold was discovered in 1867.
Athens has lived his greatness was in 400 BC, when it was built the most monuments. During the era turcobizantina the city was deprived of its importance until 1833, when Athens became the capital of liberated Greece.
On the occasion of the 2004 Olympics have been modernized almost all the infrastructure, the underground and trams, and made new connections and bridges in order to alleviate the huge influx of traffic.
Athens is still very chaotic - otherwise it would be Athens, "to know the city, you have to get lose," is a saying here. The streets, almost all one-way, make the fluid circulation, but complex and error is equivalent to revolve around one or more blocks to return the right direction.
Athens is probably the capital in Europe has undergone major changes over the past years. Although Athens has become a modern metropolis can give the feeling of a small town.
Here the past meets the future and the ancient monuments are the stage for a city of trend.
It is these contrasts make this a great city so interesting to explore.
The air is mild and light in Antalya, where the tourist brochures promise 300 days of sunshine a year and tell the truth. The large bay on the Mediterranean Sea, at the bottom of which lies the town is surrounded by mountains which protect the waters are clear, bright light shines the white houses of lime. In the gardens and on the slopes of the mountains, oranges, lemons, avocados, bananas, and lilies, roses and rare species in the park Karaali, facing the sparkling bay, the rocky coast. Along the streets, in the shade of palm trees and rivulets descending from Mount Tauro. The port, once reserved only for fishermen, is now home to recreational boats that dock here in search of restaurants with terraces full of shadow. The old town, at the top, is full of narrow streets and long ladders.
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.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, formerly called Siam. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand, and economic center of the country, Bangkok is undergoing an intense process of growth. At the dawn of its history, Bangkok was a small town portuario, called Bang Makok. Today it is the capital of a country among the most visited by tourists from all over the world, especially popular during the winter and the Christmas holidays.
Along with the traffic and pollution of a city overpopulated, here you will find fabulous Buddhist temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Arun, many historic buildings and palaces of ancient dynasties you detect a world of wonders. Discover the exotic charm of Bangkok!
Starting point for the trip to Thailand, Bangkok knows be a beautiful and rich oasis of calm (despite the first impact with traffic and smog). The hotels are hundreds, of every category and in every neighborhood (remember that the word "Soi" means off the main road, marked with a serial number). The district Ratanakosin, with the most ancient temples and the Grand Palace, is located east of the river (it is the oldest and the most full of things to see), while most of the hotels are concentrated in the nearby Banglamphu and in the neighborhood Khao San Road. Thon Buri was once the capital of Thailand, before the foundation of Bangkok, which is now part of, is located on 'the other side of the Chao Phraya River and is accessible by boat. Despite being one of the less touristy areas, is worth a visit for many khlong (channels) in the open, to go by boat, and the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), with its famous tower of 82 meters , in Khmer style. The exciting entertainment at night, in every sense, is finally assured by many clubs around the city.
What to visit
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, Vimanmek Palace, National Museum, National Gallery, Sanam Luang, Suan Pakkad Palace, Lumphini Park (the largest public park in the city), Wat Po, Wat Mahathat, Wat Suthat, Wat Sa Ket (from the terrace eighty meters you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bangkok), Wat Traimit (with one of the most precious statues of Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Chinatown, the Chatuchak Market, the home of Jim Thompson, the Thieves Market (market of thieves), the bridge Rama IX. For those who love Thai massage the advice is to go to Patpong (not all massage centers are brothels)
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.
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."
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.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, the heart of Europe, and is crossed by 31 km from the river Vltava. More than one million people live in this city, founded in the ninth century. Traces its history can be found in every corner of Prague, from mansions to streets of cobblestone, through the numerous monuments. Its historic center (in the district Prague 1), with Europe's largest medieval castle and its winding streets, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Prague, surrounded by nine hills, is called "the city of 100 towers" for the large number of them.
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.
City from ancient history, Lisbon is one of the most modern cities and lives in Europe. Portugal's capital, Lisbon city with over 500,000 inhabitants, which become 3 million in the metropolitan area (a third of Portugal). After being European Capital of Culture in 1994, Lisbon has since been featured on the international agenda, culminating with the Expo 1998, with many events that have given impetus to a thorough modernization of architecture and at the same time to the revaluation of buildings and historical heritage.
The culture of Lisbon will attract you, the notes of Fado to the beauty of its buildings, the richness of museums to the vibrant cultural life of this jewel overlooking the ocean.
Cosmopolitan and multicultural Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. Its origins date back to the thirteenth century when it was a fishing village built on the banks of the river Amstel (Amsterdam, hence the name, which means "dam in"). Also known as the "Venice of the North" for the abundance of channels and the beauty of luxurious buildings along them, Amsterdam invites you to stroll through its streets or turn them over by bicycle, Dutch style. But the city is also famous for shopping and nightlife, with its coffee shops and red light district.