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.
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Local Culinary Traditions can be experienced with the catch of the day, combined with vegetables and Mediterranean macchia herbs producing dishes such as swordfish cooked in lemon leaves, parmigiana with anchovies, tuna in a genovese sauce, squid and potatoes, the latter especially popular with the local farmer-fishermen and their very large families.
A Cuisine that captures and blends scents from land and sea: migliaccio, minestra maritata and caponata are among the dishes typically found at local restaurants.
Monasteries Monks and Nuns have experimented and contributed to all this with a judicious use of lemons, fennel, laurel, nuts and wild strawberries, creating sweets and preserves, the Santa Rosa cake, bocconotto, melanzane with chocolate and even the famed caprese.
Pizza is another local tradition, exported by the over three thousand Tramonti pizzaioli who have travelled and brought their talents all over the world.
Venice is comprised of 118 little islands intersected by 150 canals and linked by 400 bridges. Among the neighborhoods to choose for your visit: Cannareggio – Ghetto, Santa Croce, Miracoli, San Zanipolo, Rialto, Frari, Dorsoduro, Giudecca and Castello, among others.
Fishing Tour in the Lagoon south of Venice
Brenta RiverCruiseto visit palazzi like Villa Breda, Villa Giovanelli and Villa Pisani.
Six miles of walking pathways, 12” bi-directional bikeways and rain gardens that collect the first inch of storm water, relieving the city sewer system during major weather events, as well as benches and bike racks, decorative street pavers, and innovative solar trail lighting.
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Chestnut Festivity in Oprtalj where you can taste food and pastries made of chestnutTraditional festival of fruits and fruit products in Kaldir near MotovunProsciutto Fair near TinjanSole Fish that pairs well with wine and olive oilGrimani Palace new wine festivity, in the heart of IstriaGrappa exhibition in Hum, the smallest town in the world!New Olive Oil in Vodnjan; guided tastings of local delicacies with the new olive.
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.
The ultimate travel and education experience. discover the rich historic heritage and the eco-sustainability of the Potomac River Valley, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Any of the main roads from the eastern, western or southern Istrian coast will take you to Pazin in the center of the Istrian peninsula. The Kaštel fortification above the Pazin-Pisinočica River, a natural phenomenon and a beautiful example of the evolution of karst hydrography. Today it is home to the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Pazin City Museum.
Roč is an active cultural center along with Hum - the smallest town in the world. Between the two small towns there is a unique memorial complex dedicated to the old Croatian Glagolitic alphabet and culture. Hiking trails take you from picturesque medieval architecture over the slopes to the Cicarija plateau and the largest Istrian mountain and nature park of nature; Učka is one of the last European localities where bird lovers will be rewarded with sights of the griffon vulture or the golden eagle.
All the ingredients that visitors to Italy look for can be found here: pristine beaches, a national park under Unesco’s protection, coastal and inland panoramas and a superb culinary tradition. Coastal, hilly, and mountainous landscapes follow each other, showing vestiges of man`s ancient presence; Greek colonizers landed in the 7th century BC and founded Poseidonia (the Roman Paestum). Of major interest:
Paestum is surrounded by well kept 5 Km long Roman walls and includes three famous and imposing VI and V century BC Doric temples, the Archeological Museum and The Diver fresco.
Velia was founded circa 540 BC. Archeological excavations have gradually unveiled the remains of this town, the amphitheater and the Porta Rosa (Pink Door).
Cilento Coast if you can spare an extra day, your boat can take you further down the Cilento coast with stops along the way at quaint fishing villages in the company of a breathtaking coastline, all the way down to Palinuro, named after Ulysses’ helmsman on the voyage back to Ithaca.
A Guided Tour of Venice Half-day walking tour and discover of the most famous sights including St Mark’s Square, St Mark’s Basilica with its terrace, Rialto Bridge, the Dodge’s Palace and Ponte dei Sospiri. Time to relax, shop and enjoy the typical “Spritz” with “Cicheti” in a local venetian “Cicchetteria”.
Venetian Cooking Class & Wine Tasting Our expert cook will teach you how to prepare the local dishes and entertain you by analyzing the intriguing fragrances, the exotic origins of some ingredients, the cooking processes as well as answer your questions about the products being used. Classes are held in a Palazzo apartment in Venice or in a Liberty Villa at the Lido beach, a fascinating bathing resort with tall trees and gardens traversed by several canals.
Craft Breweries have gained significant popularity in recent years, due to a receptive craft-brewing culture. Also, water from the Brandywine Valley is:
chlorine and fluoride free, andabundant with minerals that leave the beer with a refreshing taste.
Following the Colonial tradition, the beer is un-pasteurized and unfiltered with four ingredients: water, whole flour hops, grains, and cultured brewer yeast. It is also canned sustainably with recyclable aluminum.
Delaware Wine Trail The local climate benefits from the moderating effects of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Inland, the state becomes quite rural and agriculturally based, particularly in the south. Grape-growing and wine production consists of three wineries, with adjacent vineyards growing Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.