Guide to Sintra in Portugal: the Unesco heritage palaces

Guide to Sintra in Portugal: the Unesco heritage palaces

Alone thirty kilometers northwest from Lisbon, Sintra with its landscape made fairytale by forests misty, turreted palaces and castle ruins really seem a world apart from the often boisterous life one breathes in Lisbon. Lying in the wooded hills of the Greenhousecooler temperatures have attracted the royals and the nobility of the Portugal who built…

Marseille guide, what to see from the old port to the islands

Marseille guide, what to see from the old port to the islands

“Marseille is not a city for tourists. There is nothing to see. Her beauty cannot be photographed. She shares herself ”. Thus the writer who most narrated, and loved, Marseilles, Jean-Claude Izzo, he writes about his city. Yet, though fondly said, this is not true; or only partially. Because the most beautiful thing that is…

What to see in Bordeaux, the city of wine a stone’s throw from the Atlantic

What to see in Bordeaux, the city of wine a stone’s throw from the Atlantic

Its inhabitants proudly call it “the little one Paris“. And there will be a reason. Bordeaux it is mainly known for the cellars – it is said the best in the world – and the excellent restaurants but not everyone knows that the city has become part of the World Heritage Site in 2007. As…

Budapest thermal baths.  The best baths: Gellert, Rudas and Szèchenyi

Budapest thermal baths. The best baths: Gellert, Rudas and Szèchenyi

Two men play chess. Around them other men watch them in silence. There is the muffled attention that always envelops the surreal ballet of rooks and queens, jacks and knights on the optical arabesque of the chessboard. All normal if it weren’t for the fact that the players and the public are immersed in water…

Libraries of Spain, a journey between words and shelves from Madrid to Seville

Libraries of Spain, a journey between words and shelves from Madrid to Seville

For book lovers, bookstores are a magical place. In which to stop for a long time even just to look at the shelves and look for a volume to discover. And sometimes rediscover. This also applies, perhaps especially, when you are abroad. And even if you are not very strong in the language of Cervantes…

Salamanca guide: what to see between the universities and palaces of the golden city

Salamanca guide: what to see between the universities and palaces of the golden city

It was founded in the 4th century BC by Celtsbesieged by Hannibal from Carthageconquered by Romans and later incorporated into Arab possessions by the legendary governor Musa Ibh Nusair. Does this seem like a complicated path to you? It is, but it is precisely from these mixtures and stratifications that the charm and beauty of…