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Ljubljana, with a population of just over 275,000 (Slovenia itself has just over 2 million), is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, but it’s also one of its greenest, hippest and youngest cities. Ljubljana is surrounded by number of small mountains, and is built around the Ljubljanica River. The city is compact, and easy to walk around, and is bustling with life. Ljubljana castle sits suggestively atop Castle Hill (Grajski grič), adding to the picture-postcard perfection of this amazing city.

We’ve put together a number of articles and travel tips for visiting Ljubljana, which we regularly update here.

  • Mantua's Bell Tower

    Mantua’s Torre dell’Orologio

    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?

    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

    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 […]

  • London Shopping Tips

    Shopping in London. 7 Tips from a personal shopper.

    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

    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 Klein Berlin

    Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]