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Veliki Tabor Castle is one of the best preserved late medieval castles in Croatia. Built by the royal owners and then given to the noble Rattkay family in the 16th century, it remained their estate till 1793. The oldest part of the complex was used as a residence and for defense. The semi-circular towers were built when firearms became an important element of warfare.
Olive Oilthe island of Crete is home to over 35 milion olive trees, so you can imagine the importance of olive oil production and its use in the local cuisine, and the unique taste of the Cretan olives!
Spices there are more than 2000 types of spices on the island, 160 of which are endemic. Most of them can be used in the kitchen or in medicine. With not a lot of effort you can pick up plenty of them while hiking on the island.
The Salento Peninsulais located in the southeastern corner of the Apulia region of Italy. In ancient times it was inhabited by the Messapi a term signifying “land amid the waters” – the Ionian and Adriatic seas. Towns and villages are characteristically made of whitewashed houses in narrow streets with local handicraft shops, immersed in the green of the olive trees and vineyards, bordered by the typical dry stone walls.
Sun, sea and breezes during a Summer season lasting from May to mid-October. The mild Winters are always pleasant with plenty of sunshine. Year round Holiday Weather!
Lecce is over 2000 years old and renowned for its historic center and baroque architecture, stretching from Roman times to the 18th Century, the Acaya renaissance quarter, the Cavallino “Widespread Museum”, the Messapi archeological park and the MUSA University Museum. It is famous for its soft stones, ideal for making sculptures, as well as its ceramics products.
It is also a major agricultural center specializing in olive oil and wine, hence, numerous opportunities to experience the famed local wines and traditional cuisine.
The most famous site of Neanderthal man in the world due to its rich and most varied fossil collection. It is protected as the first paleontological nature monument in Croatia.
The Museum of the Krapina Neanderthals opened in 2010. The architecture and display were made according to a project conceived and realized by Željko Kovačić and Jakov Radovčić. A fascinating journey into the past helps you understand why Krapina is one of the most famous Palaeolithic sites in the world.
The exposition contains elaborate multimedia and settings which bring the story of Man closer to the public. Visitors meet different themes in each segment of the display trying to follow the timeline of creation.
An unforgettable experience awaits all explorers who venture into the museum
The site in Krapina is a story about the beginning of humanity, about distant prehistoric times, still unveiled and unexplored. About nine hundred human fossil bones, numerous stone tools from the Palaeolithic era and fossil remains of animals have been found in the layers of the cave. This site is about 130 thousand years old.
From the shores of Lake Iseo - one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy for its wild and poignant scenery - reaching down hilly slopes and gentle terraces: these are the lands of Franciacorta, famous for its wines, lyrical landscapes and charming villages, rich in history and culture.
The hills of Franciacorta have a long winemaking tradition and a local valuable identity protected by the Wine Consortium of Franciacorta, kept alive in the many wineries, restaurants, farmhouses and surrounding vineyards.
Marsala was founded in 397 BC as Lillibeo by the Phoenicians who survived the destruction of Mozia; it was a major city during the Punic, Roman, Arab and Norman periods. Today, it is best known for a prestigious wine-liqueur that carries the city’s name and the landing of Garibaldi’s Mille in 1860 which led to the unification of Italy.
Ancient Marsala’s origins are reflected in its majestic cathedral, the adjacent 16th Century Arazzi Fiamminghi museum, the suggestive Porta Garibaldi sea view and entry to the Spanish quarter.
A visit to the capital of Croatia and its thousand year history during the holiday season begins with a stroll around its neighborhoods: King Tomislav Square and Zrinjevac Park, with its fountains. From the park, a short walk on Praska street leads to the main square called Trg Bana Jelacica.
At the Cathedral, there is a Live Nativity Scene: stables, farm animals, realistic costumes and amateur actors impersonating the Holy Family, the Three Kings and the shepherds. The walk ends with a glass of warm cinnamon wine at one of the advent stands.
Provence is art galleries, historical museums and cultural attractions, mansions and botanical gardens, churches and cathedrals, chateaus and castles, Roman ruins and nature preserves. But also the famous towns of the Côte d’Azur – Nice, Cannes, St Tropez and Antibes - and magnificently preserved medieval hilltop villages.
The island of Crete is uniquely located at the crossroads of three continents and is world renowned for the remains of the palaces of the oldest European (Minoan) civilization, its culinary traditions and pristine nature.
Some points of interest include: millions of olive trees, mountain ranges with 2400 meter peaks, 4000 year old Minoan palaces, Byzantine era architecture, the healthy and natural Mediterranean diet, spectacular beaches & bays.
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Places to visit and things to do in Philadelphia and the Delaware River Valley. Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill, Wilmington, Brandywine, Delaware River,
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Philadelphia History and Traditions Among the many sights to take in when visiting the first capital of the United States: the Liberty Bell Center which houses the American Revolution’s defining symbol, the site of the meetings of Congress and the Constitutional Convention at the City Tavern in the Old City as well as Carpenters Hall. The Philadelphia Waterfront now features walking and biking trails.
A culturally rich and diverse city, Philadelphia is home to museums covering everything from natural sciences to African American history, science, archaeology and anthropology. Children will enjoy a day at the "Please Touch" Museum and the "Once upon a Nation" tour. Explore Christ Church Burial Ground. Dating from 1695, the cemetery is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin. For a sightseeing tour with a difference, take a cruise on the Delaware River. The city is also home to several wonderful gardens and arboretums. Also, the Battleship New Jersey and Valley Forge National Historic Park, site of the battle of 1777/78.
If your idea of travel includes admiring, without being rushed and in total tranquility, masterpieces by Giorgione, Lotto, Palladio and Canova or spending a carefree day in the vineyards of Asolo and a Prosecco winery, or experiencing a unique and high quality cuisine in the company of gracious hosts, then welcome to:
Castelfranco Veneto strategically located in the heart of Veneto region, not far from Venice and Padua, in a little know but highly successful community comprising:
Ancient walled towns
Rare and little seen works of art
Countryside panoramas with lands that yield high quality food
Masterfully prepared by imaginative chefs
tourism with unique, unrushed and unexpected experiences
Turin traces its origins to the 3rd Century BC. Located along the Po River and surrounded by the Alps, this city boasts numerous art galleries, theatres, libraries, museums and palaces in the baroque, rococo and neo-classical styles.
A Walking Tourof Turin’s elegant streets and squares includes Palazzo Carignano and the Academy of Science, with the Egyptian Museum and the Galleria Sabauda. Piazza Castello, the heart of the city, contains the Royal Palace, San Lorenzo Church, the Royal Library, the Armory and the Royal Theater.
Nearby: Venaria Castle, one of Italy’s most visited cultural sites, the Martini Museum and Factory, and Cascina Balbiano’s private museum containing ancient wine making tools.
Food & Wine Turin is famous for its use of aromatic herbs, fish, extra virgin olive oil and no less than 69 traditional local starters. It is also known as the “capital of sweets”, including Revigliasco cherries and scrumptious chocolate.
The cultural and political capital of Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe. Its history has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of Slavic, Germanic and Latin cultures.
A Walk Through History Alongside the Roman walls are the ancient town of Aemona and the medieval city with the Mestni, Stari, and Gornji squares (trg). In the shadows of the St Nicholas baroque Cathedral, an opportunity to taste the local cuisine while visiting the Plečnik marketplace. Prešeren square presents the architectural style of the secession style buildings.