20 Places To Visit In Milan In 2021 To Know About Its Cultural Past & Rich Heritage

Located at the heart of Lombardy in Northern Italy, the much-famed fashion capital of the world – Milan is a bustling metropolis with a rich heritage and a historical past. Home to world-renowned brands like Prada, Armani, and Versace, Milan attracts millions of visitors round the year and from all over the world. There are countless places to…

Seeing Michelangelo’s Rome with a new perspective

Sometimes stiff competition is just the inspiration you need. And in late 15th and early 16th-century Rome, rivalry was fierce.Particularly between two of the city’s greatest artists, Michelangelo and Raphael.They vied with one another, furnishing the city with masterpieces that continue to thrill crowds today. Raphael painted so hard, he died aged…

Magical Milan: How to enjoy Lombardy’s grand capital

Home to luxury labels such as Prada, Versace and Armani, Milan regards itself as not only the fashion and design capital of Italy, but also the world.This city of 1.3 million in Lombardy fizzes with energy. Rome may be revered and Florence feted, but it’s this spirited northern powerhouse that dominates Italy’s commercial and cultural life.Call…

Poetry, opera and romantic tales set the scene in Verona

My first mistake is to arrive in Verona with two men. One is tall, dark and handsome. The other is fair, with mesmerising green eyes.’Which will you choose?’, winks a lady at the elegant Hotel Colomba D’Oro as we check in.I smile hopelessly at my two gentlemen of Verona, and in unison we declare that we are all just friends. They look rather too…

Falling for fabulous Ferrara, a city of pasta and palaces

The walls around Ferrara were built to repel enemies. Now, though, the wars that kept medieval Italy busy are a distant memory, and those same walls feel more like the packaging around a scrumptious selection of sweets.Constructed of brick in shades of strawberries and cream and wrapped in a ribbon of scented acacia trees, they are a delightful promenade.Inside…

Egypt: Egyptair to Operate 55 Flights Sunday

EgyptAir will operate on Sunday 55 flights to move 3,399 passengers to different destinations.The flag carrier said in a statement on Saturday that 42 international flights will head to Baghdad, Erbil, N’Djamena, Lagos, Doha, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Abuja, Rome, Dubai, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Bahrain, Istanbul,…

Groningen in the secret gem of the Netherlands

Where does a dad take his seven-year-old when she claims to be the only one of her friends to have never gone abroad?New York? Too far. Rome? Too expensive. Disneyland Paris? Not very, well, foreign.So I take Kitty to the Netherlands, a country still associated in my imagination with wooden slip-on footwear, mice on staircases, canals and windmills.The…

Portugal’s pretty city Lisbon is on a roll

Everyone’s  going on about Lisbon.  Portugal’s capital city has long been beautiful – but now we all want a piece of the action.City of Light: Europe’s sunniest capital is especially glorious outside of the summer seasonThere are boutique hotels aplenty, new restaurants opening all over the place and (gulp) stags and hens parading…

Hidden From Sight: Italian Towns Underwater — Part 2

After having explored the Italian towns underwater in northern Italy, the compass of the wonders leads us southward, throughout central-southern Italy. Here too there are lovely lakes and submerged legends, until you get to what may be considered the ‘Italian Atlantis’, an ancient city sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Are you ready to discover more surprises?We…

Festival boasts local brews and eats

Autumn marks a sense of accomplishment for Niseko’s farming community. The district is renowned for its fertile landscape and nutrient-rich volcanic soil, which contributes to some of the best produce to be found in Japan.The Niseko Autumn Food Festival boasts a variety of dishes.A direct beneficiary of this ample harvest is Niseko’s local food…

Flights To Nowhere During The Pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has led to many businesses and companies readapting according to the required safety measures and this is true for airlines as well. Some are selling pajamas, and amenities with their logo, as Qantas did on the official website and sold out. Other airlines sold meals, that would be generally offered during flights, and an airport…

Hidden From Sight: Italian Towns Underwater — Part 1

Curon is not the only town underwater. Italy hides multiple such towns and legends.The Italian Netflix series Curon has brought to light a beauty set between the Retiche Alps and Lake Reschen, located in the province of Bolzano in South Tyrol. This location is right next to the border with Austria and Switzerland. But the town of Curon Venosta is just…

April 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

After five months of blissful, life-changing, and wonderful experiences, this month, I packed up my backpack and said my goodbyes. You know it’s autumn in New Zealand when the ferns are turning redWhen I left you last, I was kicking back and relaxing in Ōpunake, on New Zealand’s west coast, with my partner, Dave’s, half-brother and family,…

Baku: The capital of Azerbaijan is coming into focus fast

Some people might be hard put to find it on the map (try the Caspian Sea), much less think of going there. But the ancient capital of Azerbaijan on the Silk Road is modernising fast.Glittering at night: Modern Baku looks hugely impressive on the edge of the Caspian SeaHistory there is aplenty: the Old Town is a medley of alleys contained within…

Rome, the capital of Italy, is an…

You Can Visit Ancient Pompeii, Rome, and Athens on… Travel + Leisure – Holly Monahan • 1dWith the Ancient World tour program, you can take a virtual trip through cities like Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem as they appeared centuries ago. What if you could not just travel, but travel back in time…

The Catalan firework festival that will make your Barcelona camping holiday go with a bang

There can be few better holiday moments than the sight of one’s children screaming in terror as explosions light the air all around, followed by an evacuation sequence that brings to mind Saving Private Ryan.It had started tamely enough. While spending a week at the Vilanova Park campsite, about 30 miles south of Barcelona, we were exploring the…

7 Of Italy’s Most Affordable And Beautiful Beach Resorts

The beaches and Santa Maria dell’Isola monastery in Tropea, a seaside town in Calabria. GettyWith the EU preparing to let qualified visitors from outside the bloc visit for leisure travel, and Italy announcing a “green pass” to be available from mid-May, a seaside holiday in the country will soon be possible for many for the first time since…

(CNN) — Remote working has…

You Can Visit Ancient Pompeii, Rome, and Athens on… Travel + Leisure – Holly Monahan • 1dWith the Ancient World tour program, you can take a virtual trip through cities like Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem as they appeared centuries ago. What if you could not just travel, but travel back in time…

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