Europe

Vignacastrisi, between escargots and legend

A legend tells that a very common habit in Vignacastrisi, was to pick-up and cook the escargots. One year, during the festival for the Virgin of the Rosary, the saint ...

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Sanremo

Gone are the days when Tchaikovsky and the Russian empress Maria Alexandranova joined a well-heeled mix of titled Continental and British gentry in strolling along Sanremo’s palm-lined avenues. They left ...

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144 seasons and still going ...

Ever since the Belle Époque, Sanremo’s Royal Hotel Sanremo has been a favourite haunt of European aristocrats and financiers, artists and royalty, leading lights of culture and Nobel prize-winners. The ...

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The new look of Catalan ...

Landmark Gothic buildings and world-class museums fill the historic city of Barcelona, while the whimsical creations of the Modernisme movement and cutting-edge contemporary architecture highlight the newer part of town. ...

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Barcelona

A Gothic and Modernist marvel on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is quirky, cosmopolitan and effortlessly cool. This city breathes life: from chefs foraging for fresh produce in La Boqueria Market ...

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Schneider’s Art Philosophy

Once past the threshold of the front door, it is evident that Irmgard Schneider’s keen eye for design and attention to color created an environment that dazzles visitors, offering a ...

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Lech

Founded in the 14th century by émigrés from the Valais district of Switzerland, Lech still has its original Pfarrkirche (parish church) from that era. This archetype of a snug alpine ...

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The Sailing Art in Oia

Oia (Ia) is one of the most visited locations on Santorini Island. The settlement is built on a cliff in the northwestern part of the island, above the Caldera and ...

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Santorini

No island better epitomizes the Greek vacation experience than Santorini. Upon arriving by boat, there’s a view that never palls: sugar-cube houses pasted onto the high clifftops of Fira’s caldera, ...

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Meze on table

The Sumanah on the Water adjoining restaurant features the same mixture of the ultra-modern and the distinctively traditional through a menu that brings the age old Turkish tradition of Meze ...

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