Articles by: Valerio Burani

Valerio Burani is a freelance travel and luxury item writer for thehotelspecialist.it. He's traveled the world and sampled some of the leading hotels and destinations of the globe.

Top 5 of Aquitaine sights

Aquitaine is “the other South of France.” The southwestern corner of France, bordering Spain and the Atlantic, is best known for the world famous wines of the Bordeaux region. But there ...

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The best things to do ...

When you’re in the remote Atlantic Ocean on the same latitude as North Africa there are things that you wouldn’t expect to find in a European region. On the Madeira ...

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The most notable landmarks of ...

Taormina is a beautiful hilltop town that offers plenty of charming spots to take in the Sicilian island vibes, with sweeping Ionian seascapes and Mt. Etna serving as backdrop. Teatro ...

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Our guide about the things ...

Before there was Ukraine, Russia, or the Soviet Union, there was Kievan Rus’. One of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and the birthplace of much of Slavic ancestry, Ukraine’s ...

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Baku has something to suit ...

On the shores of the Caspian sea lies a small yet vibrant city called Baku. The perfect combination of a nascent nation with the antiquity that dates back for millennia. ...

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Top sights to enjoy an ...

Finland’s capital was founded in the 16th century but the city you see today really took shape in the 1800s. This was when the Russians laid out Helsinki along similar ...

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Explore the best things in ...

As a party getaway Ibiza needs little introduction. It has been at the forefront of Europe’s dance music and clubbing scene for at least 25 years now, and its super-clubs ...

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Barcelona: why not?!?

Barcelona is the European city that embraces style, culture and luxury. The bright lights of this cosmopolitan Spanish city boasts a myriad of fashionable bars, delicious restaurants and exciting events, ...

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The unmissables in Brazil

Boasting almost one-third of the world’s remaining tropical rainforests, a spectacular biodiversity, and loads of breathtaking natural beauty, Brazil is not only the biggest country in South America, but also ...

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Take a break from city ...

What is a landscape hotel? This relatively new concept refers to a type of accommodation designed to blend in with the surrounding environment and highlight the natural beauty that surrounds ...

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