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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.

  • What is Bologna Famous For?

    What is Bologna, Italy best known or famous for?

    Bologna, the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy is best known or famous for a number of things. While in America Bologna has become synonymous with Baloney, or a cheap sausage meat, only distantly related to Mortadella – a prized and relatively expensive sausage produced around Bologna, in reality this beautiful Medieval city […]

  • Perugia - capital of the Umbria Region

    23 of the best places to vacation in Italy

    Where to go for the best Italian vacation? That’s an almost impossible question to answer, given that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world (see some of the statistics from ISTAT, the Italian statistics office). We’re up to the challenge, though, but with a small caveat. Instead of giving you […]

  • Visiting Italy in July – five things to consider

    Visting Italy in July is a popular time for most tourists (The UK Gov statistics, for example, show that overseas travel peaks in july-sep). There are plenty of pros and cons to visiting Italy in July, and so, we’ve put together a short list of things to consider before planning your holiday. A couple of […]

  • Trieste’s beaches

    Trieste is famous for lots of things, but its beaches are not really one of them. The city is, after all, an important industrial port, and the coastline in this part of Italy is largely rocky and sandless. That’s the common wisdom, but it fails to take into account the profound and dramatic relationship that […]

  • 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 – […]