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During my latest trip to Turin, a city in northwest Italy situated on the banks of the Po River and at the foot of the Alps near the borders with France and Switzerland, I discovered that it’s one of Italy’s ...

Sintra’s Palacio da Pena (or Pena Palace) is one of the most curious and beautiful castles I’ve been lucky to visit. This Portuguese token of Romanticism is on a mountain and looks like it stepped right out of the pages ...

Tucked away in the historical region of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, Cuenca Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Its grandeur and splendor are matched only by its fascinating and complex history, which makes this cathedral a true treasure in one ...

Colombia‘s Coffee Axis is undoubtedly the most renowned route in the country. Also known as the Coffee Triangle and Eje Cafetero, this tourist circuit meanders through the region that produces most of Colombia’s coffee. The geographical definition of the Coffee ...

Florence is a monumental beacon of art, history, and culture in the heart of Italy’s Tuscany region. Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, every corner of this city brims with artistic masterpieces and culinary excellence that can you can ...

Venice, often known as “The Floating City,” is an architectural marvel and a testament to ingenuity and resilience. Home to lavish palaces, intricate canals, and storied streets, Venice has seen the rise and fall of empires and survived wars and ...

Visiting the iconic Sagrada Familia is an absolute must for anyone planning a trip to Barcelona. This awe-inspiring basilica, designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, has captivated visitors worldwide with its unique architectural style and intricate details. But there is ...

Throughout history, city walls have played a significant role in the defense and development of urban areas across Europe. These imposing structures were meant to provide protection against external threats, aid in controlling the movement of people and goods, and ...

Muslim towers, Gothic churches, medieval “skyscrapers,” and hanging houses are just some things to see in Cuenca. Perched atop a sheer cliff halfway between Madrid and Valencia, the ancient city of Cuenca is a fascinating place to visit. Most people ...

As we mentioned in our guide to Ephesus, the Izmir region is one of the best places to visit in Turkey, and Ephesus itself is one of the country’s top destinations. Its ancient ruins attract more than two million visitors ...

While it is sometimes overshadowed by other major destinations, such as Paris or the French Riviera, the city of Lyon is one of France’s most interesting urban centers. The country’s third-largest city offers an excellent combination of historic sites, excellent ...

During the height of the Roman Empire, the Iberian Peninsula played a crucial role in the expansion and consolidation of Rome’s influence. Iberia granted Rome access to trade routes and, even more importantly, valuable mineral resources. As a result, several ...