Gordes: one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Provence

Gordes (2,134 inhabitants) is a pretty medieval village located on a rock at an altitude of about 370 meters on the southern flank of the Vaucluse mountains, dominating the valley of the Calavon river, and facing the Luberon mountains. The village, considered one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Provence, is located about 38 km east of Avignon in ...

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Éze: a medieval village overlooking the Côte d’Azur

Located on the French Riviera, between Nice and Menton, the small medieval town of Éze (Esa) dominates the French Riviera from an altitude of over 400 metres, the town is famous for its wonderful views of the sea and the coast. Divided into two inhabited centres: Èze-Village and Èze-sur-Mer (Èze-Bord-de-Mer). The old and picturesque part, perched on a hill, is the ...

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Reims climate: when to go?

The climate of Reims is a mixed type climate between the continental climate and the oceanic climate. This position in an intermediate climatic zone makes the city characterized by a rather cool climate with a temperature that reaches rather low values during the winter, with average minimum temperatures close to zero in the months of January and February. In the ...

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Burgundy: a hilly area rich in vineyards with towns rich in art and history

Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a historical region of central France, in the Middle Ages the Duchy of Burgundy was an important state reality, which lost its independence in 1477 with the battle of Nancy. The current administrative region of Burgundy is larger than the area occupied by the old duchy. The region, whose capital is the city of Dijon is formed ...

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Gorges de l’Ardèche: one of the most beautiful canyons in France

Between Saint-Martin d’Ardeche and Vallon-Pont-d’Arc is a canyon which creates one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in France, the Gorges de l’Ardèche. The Ardèche is a raging river that has formed a fantastic natural landscape, made up of deep gorges that the river has dug over the millennia. The Ardèche river flows in one of the most beautiful natural ...

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The Walls of Dubrovnik (Ragusa): the most beautiful fortifications in Europe

Ragusa / Dubrovnik is famous for its beautiful walls that completely surround it for a length of 1940 meters. The walls of Dubrovnik (Ragusa) represent one of the most beautiful and best preserved defensive systems in the entire Mediterranean. The defensive system of the city is full of fortifications, bastions, towers and independent fortresses. Built between the tenth and seventeenth ...

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Reims: the city where the kings of France were crowned

Reims, the most populous city (about 190,000 inhabitants) of the Champagne-Ardenne region, is located in northeastern France about 130 km from Paris, on a plain along both banks of the Vesle, a tributary of the Aisne. The city is historically important and is rich in works of art, which is why in 1991 it was included in the list of ...

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When to go to Istria: The climate of Istria

Due to the protection of the Alpine chain to the north and the mountains of the interior to the east, the climate in Istria is mild on the coasts, with hot, dry summers, but with temperatures mitigated by the breeze (mistral). The average maximum summer temperatures along the Istrian coast are around 25 / 28°C and between 22 and 25°C ...

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Zara / Zadar: the capital of Venetian Dalmatia

City located in the center of Dalmatia, it belonged to Italy between 1918 and 1943. The old part of Zara / Zadar is fascinating for its historical monuments. The church of San Donato (St. Donat), is the symbol of the city, while the Archaeological Museum (founded in 1830) is one of the most important in Croatia. HISTORY The city became ...

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Rovigno / Rovinj: Venetian jewel of Istria

Rovigno / Rovinj, 12,000 inhabitants, stands on a peninsula in the western part of Istria. The old part of the town is grouped on the tip of the promontory, dominated by the church of Sant’Eufemia, while the modern suburbs are located to the east. The town originally stood on an island, separated from the mainland by a canal, filled in ...

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Dubrovnik: the historic center of Ragusa of Dalmatia

The circle of walls of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) still encloses within it one of the most beautiful and best preserved historical centers of the entire Dalmatian coast. You enter the historic center of Dubrovnik through the monumental Pile Gate. Here we immediately find a square overlooked by the church of St. Savior (Sv. Spas), the Franciscan monastery (Franjevacki Samostan) and the ...

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Dalmatia: islands, sea and Venetian towns

Dalmatia is a historical region on the Adriatic coast, between the city of Rijeka (Fiume), in Croatia, and Albania. The territory of Dalmatia is today divided between three states: Croatia (which includes almost the entire historical Dalmatia), Montenegro (which includes the area of the Bay of Kotor) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (which includes the area around the city of Neum). All the ...

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The Bay of Kotor: the “fjord” of the Mediterranean

Bandiera del Montenegro

The Bay of Kotor (Bocche di Cattaro, Boka Kotorska), one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, is a deep inlet in the southern Adriatic, a kind of fjord formed by four basins (Gulf of Castelnuovo, Teodo bay, Risan gulf and Kotor) joined together by straits and overlooked by mountains approaching 1,800 meters in height. The highest peak ...

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Budva: the main seaside resort on the Montenegrin coast

Bandiera del Montenegro

Historic town along the coast of Montenegro, Budva (Budva) is the country’s main tourist destination renowned for its beaches, the beauty of its Venetian-style old town and its vibrant and intense nightlife. The old town of Budva lies on a small island, later connected to the mainland by a sandy isthmus, and then transformed into a peninsula, surrounded by Venetian ...

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Sveti Stefan (St. Stephen): luxury on the coast of Montenegro

Bandiera del Montenegro

Sveti Stefan (St. Stephen) is a small fishing village built on a rocky island off the coast of Montenegro. The island is only a few meters from the coast to which it is joined by a sand isthmus, this sand isthmus gives it a very characteristic appearance and makes it one of the most photographed places on the Montenegrin coast. The ...

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When to go to Lanzarote: The climate of Lanzarote

The climate of Lanzarote is sub-tropical in terms of its temperatures, and sub-desert in terms of rainfall, thanks to the mitigating action of the sea and the trade winds, it is in fact dry and mild, with little difference in the values of seasonal temperatures. Here too, as in the nearby island of Fuerteventura, sometimes the sirocco winds (calima) from ...

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What to visit in Lanzarote: tourist attractions

The Canary Islands are known as the islands of eternal spring. Among the islands of the archipelago, the most north-eastern island is that of Lanzarote, which is about 100 km from the African coast of Morocco. The island is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Among the things to visit in Lanzarote the most interesting is the volcanic nature of the island. ...

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Italy what to visit: The most beautiful attractions

Italy is a medium-sized country but where some of the most beautiful art cities in the world are located. It is enough to mention Rome, Florence and Venice to evoke one of the largest and most well organized empires in history, a city which was the cradle of humanism and the Renaissance, and another which was for hundreds of years ...

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What to visit in Croatia: The most beautiful attractions

Croatia is a young nation where along the coast the Italian and Venetian influences are clearly visible in the buildings of the cities and in the culture. While in the interior the Hapsburg influence is more pronounced in the characters of the cities. BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT CITIES ALONG THE COAST Among the things to visit in Istria are the Pula Arena, ...

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