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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Top 10 things to do in Greece

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Author: Nancy Bukasa

Home to some of the world's greatest philosophers, and perhaps the only place where the sounds of crashing plates echoes among the mirth of people enjoying good food and wine, Greece is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Situated at the meeting point between eastern and western countries, Greek culture is an amalgam of diverse traditions. With a coastline that spans to 16000 km and with eighty percent of Greece being covered in Mountains, it offers not only a diverse culture but beautiful landscapes. I hope to show you here what Greece has to offer.

Romantic Date Ideas in Beautiful Italian Cities

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Author: Pero Milos

Spend a day at Carnivale in Venice is for couples who enjoy a city full of canals, gondolas, and expansive parties, going to Italy's number one destination for the Carnivale festival is a great way to celebrate love, life, and great memories together. Venice also is famous for its gondola ride tours, and its incredible cafes and restaurants. Few hearts won't melt while watching the moonlit waters while floating down one of the many canals of Venice. The best part about going to Venice for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway is that romantic Italian canzones are almost always being played by street performers.
Wander the beautiful village of Bellagio of LakeComo famed for being one of the most romantic travel destinations in Italy, Bellagio is a village that has charmed couples for centuries. Renting a villa, or renting a spot on a resort, is a great way to relax and enjoy life with your beloved. With a beautiful view of the Alps, sandy lakeside beaches, and lots of restaurants to choose from, Lake Como will be one of the best choices that you can make for a romantic getaway.
Visit Juliet's house in Verona of Shakespearean fame, lived in Verona. Literary couples looking for romantic inspiration from one of the most famous love stories of all time will find a date in Verona to be one of the best choices around. Locals believe that if you rub the right breast of Juliet's statue (also in Verona) you will be blessed with luck. Other options for a romantic date night in Verona include attending the opera in a real Roman arena, and taking a carriage ride through the city as you soak in the picturesque scenery.
Enjoy the intimate scenery of the Gulf of Poets, beening the inspiration of poets for centuries because of the romantic atmosphere that the Gulf of Poets offers. Stop by a café and enjoy a coffee, or stop by one of the many top rated restaurants for a dinner to remember. If you're tired of the over touristy Cinque Terre, why not explore the Gulf of Poets? The best part about choosing a romantic getaway in the Gulf of Poets is that even during the peak tourist season, it still won't have the masses of tourists that often take away from the romantic atmosphere of many Italian tourist attractions.
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How Marie-Antoinette influenced the Palace of Versailles

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Author: Travel Guru

The Palace of Versailles is one of the unmissable attractions in Paris. It is a palace that was built as a royal hunting lodge and the Palace of Versailles is forever linked to Queen Marie-Antoinette. When Marie-Antoinette married the Dauphin Louis-Auguste, the future King Louis XVI, the Austrian royal was only fifteen years old.
Marie- Antoinette moved to Versailles where she would enjoy most of her French life until her death in the French Revolution. She was notorious for her fashion and extravagant parties and the suites in the Palace of Versailles still reflect this.

Top 5 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

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Author: GGadmin

Here is a list of the Top 5 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World. I don't like categorizing or putting labels on people but for this article I'm going too. I am not going to say all of us but the vast majority of us wish we were an actor, singer, professional athlete or CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The one thing at the end of those wishes; the thing that drives us to be in the public eye or have power is MONEY. We work hard every day to survive and indulge in life's little pleasures, whether it's driving a nice car, wearing "name-brand" clothes or eating at fancy restaurants but sometimes we wish we had more; and that's the reason we are so intrigued with "WEALTHY PEOPLE".

Algarve Travel Guide

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Author: Suze

Algarve Introduction

Situated in the southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve is one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations enjoying year round sunshine. The Algarve with its coast, its hills and its acres of fertile orchards provide an immense variety of activities from water sports to dolphin watching, from off-road jeep safaris, to 'big game' fishing in the Atlantic. From exploring the ancient towns and villages to a round of golf on world class courses, the Algarve can truly be said to have something for everyone.

10 Great Honeymoon Destinations

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Author: Andrew Bicknell

If you are looking for romance and excitement after your wedding then consider these 10 great honeymoon destinations. Anyone of these destinations is sure to touch the heart of you and your betrothed.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Top Treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in Italy

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The Vatican Museums ( Musei Vaticani) are located inside the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection acquired by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries. The collection includes some of the most renowned classical sculptures like the Apoxyomenos (Athlete Washing) in the Museo Pio Clementino that houses works of Greek and Roman sculpture. This statue was discovered in 1849 when it was excavated in Trastevere. This statue is a 1st century Roman copy of an original Greek bronze by Lysippus.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ten Spectacular Vino con Vista Opportunities in Nice France

A view along the Image via Wikipedia In the 14th century, Avignon became the religious capital of the western hemisphere. Literature and art prospered throughout the French region of Provence. In 1793, Nice was annexed to France and Napoleon began his Italian campaign from Nice in 1796. Between 1814 and 1860, Nice came under the House of Savoy until a popular referendum in 1860 made it a part of France forever.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Holiday Tips: Atina And Cassino In Italy

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By: Michele de Capitani

Atina is a small village in the province of Frosinone, with about 4.500 inhabitants, but size does not always count, and indeed Atina is worth a visit for many reasons. First of all, its position: the village stands on a hill and is surrounded by a nice landscape, and is not far away from other interesting cities and villages that you might want to visit. Cassino, for example, is a very interesting city near Atina and is worth a visit from different points of view. Cassino is well-known all over the world because it was in this city that one of the bloodiest battles of World War II took place, and visiting Cassino, its museum and the Abbey of Montecassino means discovering something more about this part of our history. Cassino is a place to visit also because of the Terme Varroniane, a beautiful natural park, and of many monuments and buildings dating back to different epochs.

Marina Di Ragusa, The Perfect Beach For Family Vacations

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By: Michele de Capitani

Spending your holidays in a seaside resort is the dream of many people: of the people who have worked hard a whole year and in summer only wish to relax; of young people, who think about the many possibilities that a holiday at the sea can offer, from sport to fun; of older people, who benefit from the air and the iodine of the sea and have advantages for their health; last but not least, of families with children, as children can bath in the sea, build sand castles and make all sorts of games while parents enjoy the sun and try to relax a bit.