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Mantua’s Torre dell’Orologio

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Mantua’s clocktower, or Torre dell’Orologio, located beside the Palazzo della Ragione (in the centrally located Piazze delle Erbe) is an interesting monument in its own right, but primarily it offers a spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the bell tower. The tower also hosts a museum. Built between 1472 and 1473 […]

When is the best time to visit Mantua?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

One of the common questions that we get, for our Mantua travel guide, is when is the best time to visit the city? It’s a difficult question to answer, because, in general it comes down to personal preferences. In terms of climate, Mantova shares a common climate found across Northern Italy on the Po river […]

The Palazzo Te, Mantua

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Mantua’s Palazzo Te is one of the must-see sights in this beautiful city. A large sprawling palace, the summer residence of the Gonzaga family, the Palazzo Te is just a short walk from Mantua’s centro storico, and is filled with exquisite art, as well as temporary exhibitions. It’s worth taking a guided tour, or simply […]

Shopping in London. 7 Tips from a personal shopper.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In 2015 a record breaking 31.5 million people visited London as tourists, and amongst the attractions of museums, monuments, sporting events and entertainment, shopping is without doubt one of the highlights for many tourists visiting London. With its world-famous landmark stores like Harrods and Selfridges, and iconic shopping streets like Bond Street, Regent Street and […]

Trieste’s Piazza Unità d’Italia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

If you’re just going to see one place in Trieste, it’s got to be the amazing Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (formerly know as both Piazza San Pietro and Piazza Grande (as well as Piazza Francesco Giuseppe during the latter part of the city’s Austrian rule). The piazza, often described as Trieste’s Salotto or living room – […]

Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Trieste’s Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid shelters built during the Italian City’s occupation by the Nazis in 1943.

Castello Miramare – Trieste

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Castle Miramare, built overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, is one of the main tourist attractions in Trieste, allowing visitors to take a glimpse back into how the 19th Century European Aristocracy lived.

Trieste – 5 typical foods to taste

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Trieste may not be world famous for its cuisine, but don’t let that fool you as there are lots of wonderful local dishes to taste. We’ve put together a list of five essential Triestine dishes to sample on your visit to the city.

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey & Hozier occupy building in Dublin

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Hozier, Christy Moore, director Jim Sheridan and a range of activists and celebrities occupied a large, empty building in Dublin on thursday night (15th), to support the homeless people of Dublin. Under the banner ‘Home Sweet Home’ a group of up to 100 people, including musicians, trade unionists, political activists, and […]

The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Ljubljana’s cool autonomous city space Metelkova Mesto is divided, roughtly into two separate areas – the autonomous and independent area occupied by artists with its clubs, bars, workshops and open space, and the area dedicated to official institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM), making it a great neighbourhood to explore. The MSUM which […]