Category Archives: Southern Europe

Mantua and Sabbioneta, (Italy)

“Etruscan god: Mantus”, “Roman: Manto”, “The most important Renaissance city in Italy” Continuing with another great day in this very busy weekend visiting so many places in such a short time, we move towards both Mantua and Sabbioneta. One complimenting the … Continue reading

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Padua, (Italy)

“The city of Palladio”, “Roman Vincentia: Victorious” On our second part of this day, after visiting the city of Vicenza, we complete it with Padua, really next door. It’s only 40 kilometres to the east of the former, just 17 … Continue reading

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Vicenza, (Italy)

“The city of Palladio”, “Roman Vincentia: Victorious” Another return to Italy, and once again to the north just after few weeks since the last trip. Somehow, there is always somewhere else to go and visit, non-stop anywhere you go in … Continue reading

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Crete, (Greece)

“Europe’s first advanced civilisation: The Minoan” Still with jet-lag after our trip to Ecuador, just 4 days after our return and here we go again on a plane, this time bound for another Greek island never been before: Crete. So … Continue reading

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Evora, (Portugal)

“Celtic Ebora: of the yew trees”, “Roman: Liberalitas Julia”, “Moorish: Yaburah” Our second objective for this weekend, the city of Evora after visiting the day before beautiful Elvas, the easternmost city along the border with Spain, and Badajoz right across the border, … Continue reading

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Badajoz, (Spain)

“Baṭalyaws, capital of the small Muslim kingdom the Taifa of Badajoz” Double the excitement for visiting a city completely not planned in the original plans for this weekend that turned out to be totally feasible and in turn, a great … Continue reading

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Elvas, (Portugal)

“Frontier fortress of Portugal”, “City of bastions and fortresses” Once again returning to beautiful Portugal, and for the many more trips to come hopefully in the near future. The plan for this weekend was something more off the beaten path … Continue reading

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Brescia, (Italy)

“Roman: Brixia”, “Leonessa d’Italia: The Lioness of Italy”, “The Falcon of Italy” At only 54 km east from Bergamo (our base), and the very same distance to Verona; the city of Brescia is greatly located in the most populated area of Italy, … Continue reading

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