Chateauneuf du Pape – The Pope's vineyard

#uniquedestinations One of the best known French wine labels, takes its name from an unassuming village on a small hill near Avignon in Provence, Chateauneuf du Pape. The village lies just 3 klm from River Rhone and 12 klm from Avignon. Almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines. The village is famous for the…

What to do in Venice if you had only one day

Venice needs no introduction. It is probably one of the most famous and recognizable places in the world. A travel destination which should be on every traveler’s bucket list. A day or a week is never going to be enough at this unique place, however Venice is often a stop in a longer journey around…

Art, taste and imperial grace : A weekend in Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria and one of the most elegant European cities. The former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has kept all the imperial grace of Habsburg dynasty and at the same time it is a city which loves art, music and good food. Vienna has always played an important role in European culture…

Nemi – The strawberry village

#uniquedestinations If you are in Rome, probably the best and easiest day trip you could make is to visit Castelli Romani. Just 20 klm southeast of the Eternal City begins the gentle climb through the forests of Coli Albani to the 13 Castelli Romani villages. The mountain is actually the long-extinct Volcano Laziale, which has…

Searching for the legends of Prague (Part B)

Continuing from Part A … Visiting Prague is like traveling back in time. You encounter history at every step you take and around every corner you turn. The whole city thrives in folk stories, historical legends and myths. The houses, the churches, the palaces, the squares, even a road or a pavement, are all related with…

Searching for the legends of Prague (Part A)

Prague is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Europe. Visiting Prague is like traveling back in time. You encounter history at every step you take and around every corner you turn. The whole city thrives in folk stories, historical legends and myths. The houses, the churches, the palaces, the squares, even a…

Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture

#uniquedestinations Riesenrad is a giant Ferris wheel, located in the famous Prater Park and one of the city symbols that dominates the skyline of Vienna. Almost 65 meters tall, it offers to visitors breathtaking and unforgetable views of the city and Danube. The Wheel was built in 1897 to mark the 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of Emperor…

Oberammergau – Attend the show that takes place every ten years

#uniquedestinations Oberammergau is a little town located in Bavarian Alps, not far from Munich. The town is famous for its woodcarving tradition, which is kept alive since 1520 and also for the magnificent painted facades of its buildings. The citizens of the town have created real masterpieces, that represent biblical scenes, peasant paintings, local fairy…

Gaudi’s Barcelona (by Travellers Bazaar)

The Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi left his infinite mark on the city of Barcelona. His influence is everywhere in the city and his most famous works are described in this wonderful video : Related post (about Barcelona) : 8 things to do if you’ re visiting Barcelona for the first time