Termoli, Borgo Antico

27 November, 2018 / 56 views

Lovely little gem on the Adriatic Sea.

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Durbuy, the most Japanese city in Belgium

18 October, 2018 / 47 views

Durbuy is known for its beautiful architecture and for being one of the smallest cities in the world. But did you know that you could find there geological phenomenons as well as the largest topiary park in the world and that Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, and his wife visited Durbuy in 1999, making it the most Japanese city in Belgium?

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Belgian Coast: the beauty behind the concrete.

02 September, 2018 / 60 views

The Belgian Coast is well-known for the concrete buildings disfiguring the coastline. But there are still a few little surviving gems hidden behind the concrete walls.

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Street Art in Brussels - updated

01 September, 2018 / 154 views

Once totally banned, street art is now part of Brussels and transfoms the city into an open air museum. Whilst there are some dedicated places for it, it is everywhere, on walls, urban furnitures, ... even some schools have their programmes of street art in agreement with their municipality. It is now seen as a sign of appropriation more than degradation.

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Livorno, the "Venice" of Tuscany.

23 August, 2018 / 77 views

Easy day trip from Pisa, Livorno is nicknamed "Venice" of Tuscany because of its canals.

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Gulf of Poets

07 August, 2018 / 59 views

Follow the footpath of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley, George Sand and many more in the wonderful Gulf of La Spezia.

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Cinque Terre at a glance

01 August, 2018 / 54 views

String of centuries-old seaside villages seated on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) are a UNESCO World Heritage.

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Furnes/Veurne, postcard from the past.

01 August, 2018 / 57 views

A bit off the tourist path, Veurne (Furnes in French) has some beautiful architecture and offers a nice afternoon trip from the Belgian coast.

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French Jura, the real Jurassic Park

23 July, 2018 / 67 views

No resurrected dinosaurs here, but if you like wine, cheese, lovely little villages and cities of character, lakes, caves, waterfalls, beautiful landscapes and wonderful hikes, French Jura is the right place for you.

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14 July, 2018 / 53 views

Famed for its cliffs, Etretat is also a lovely little city with some splendid pieces of architecture and a great pebble beach.

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Somme, Land of Nature and History

11 July, 2018 / 134 views

From natural reserves to Belle Epoque beach resorts, castles and churches to underground cities, the French region of Somme has everything to make a great destination.

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Murano the glass island

23 June, 2018 / 61 views

Famed for its glass work, Murano is also a charming little archipelago with a splendid basilica.

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Pisa, beyond the tower

21 June, 2018 / 81 views

Mostly known for its leaning tower, Pisa is also a beautiful medieval city with some magnificent Renaissance buildings.

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Modena, home to Ferrari, vinegar and opera

19 June, 2018 / 54 views

Off the tourist tracks although it is a UNESCO Heritage Site, colourful Modena deserves a visit.

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Charms of the "Belle Epoque"

09 June, 2018 / 86 views

North of France is known for its industrial past but it has also the most fabulous gems along its coastline: villas in architecture Belle-Epoque.

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Torcello the wild island

07 June, 2018 / 51 views

A bit off the usual tourist path, although more and more people go there, Torcello is worth seeing if you have time. It is the cradle of Venice and there are impressive mosaics in its cathedral, beautiful views from the bell tower and a famous hotel-restaurant.

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Damme, little gem in the Flemish Polders

06 June, 2018 / 54 views

Outshined by Bruges, Damme is a beautiful little medieval town full of architecture wonders.

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Ravenna, a world of mosaics

05 June, 2018 / 69 views

Welcome to mosaic land.

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Burano, the Rainbow Island

30 May, 2018 / 48 views

Welcome to one of the 10 most colorful cities in the world!

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San Michele, the Island of the Dead

30 May, 2018 / 56 views

Did you know Stravinsky was buried here?

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6 must-see churches in Florence

24 May, 2018 / 75 views

Where to find the most interesting artworks.

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Jardins d'Eau d'Annevoie - Water Gardens of Annevoie

22 May, 2018 / 60 views

A true wonder where art corrects, imitates and adapts to nature.

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Gems of the English Channel IV - Guernsey the Green Island

21 May, 2018 / 70 views

Welcome to the second homeland of Victor Hugo.

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Gems of the English Channel III - Sark the Feudal Island

16 May, 2018 / 247 views

Welcome to the world's first dark skies island! Sark was the first to acquire that title thanks to its very low level of light pollution.

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Gems of the English Channel II - Jersey the Flower Island

14 May, 2018 / 194 views

The Bailiwick of Jersey is the biggest island of the archipelago and is full of wonders.

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Gems of the English Channel I

10 May, 2018 / 128 views

In between United Kingdom and France, there are some beautiful islands only waiting for you. This archipelago is composed by two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Best known as tax heaven, they are remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, and as such have a special status and a lot of charm.

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Top things to do in Carpi, Italy

03 May, 2018 / 91 views

“Carpi? Really? Don’t you mean Capri?”

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Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

20 April, 2018 / 105 views

Every spring, the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken (Serres Royales de Laeken) are open to the public during 3 weeks.

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11 April, 2018 / 213 views

Everybody goes to Hallerbos, the blue forest, but Halle, the city nearby, also has some beautiful sights to offer. So if you go to Hallerbos, why not spend a couple of hours in Halle?

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The Enchanted Forest

11 April, 2018 / 195 views

Once a year, a wood near Brussels, Belgium, sees its floors being covered by a blue carpet. Hallerbos, once a quiet place, is now invaded 3 weeks a year by tourists who came to see the beautiful Bluebells tapestry.

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How to survive Venice Biennale

20 February, 2018 / 189 views

Every other year, Venice helds the biggest contemporary art fair in the world. Exhibitions are set in the main Biennale sites but not only. So how to make the most of it? If you have 2 or 3 available days, check the itinerary linked at the end of this post.

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How to survive Venice when you are tight

08 February, 2018 / 106 views

Venezia la Serenissima has the reputation of being a very expensive city. It can be surprisingly cheap if you know when and where to go, as well as what to see. Whether you are on a tight budget or really stingy, it is possible to have a great stay in Venice without spending a fortune.

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How to survive Florence when you do not like museums and/or churches

01 February, 2018 / 288 views

Florence is a beautiful Italian city full of history. But is it worth to visit it if you do not like spending time in churches and museums?

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