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The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna (Italy).

The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna

Ravenna is called “The City of Mosaics” for places such as the Basilica di San Vitale. I was dazzled by the Byzantine mosaics that played before my eyes and I couldn’t help but contemplate all its historical attributes of this place, not to mention its architectural magnificence. The first stone foundation of the basilica was […]

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Travel Itinerary: A Day in Annecy (France).

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Annecy

For me, Annecy is once in a lifetime experience. Its darting canals through the village, meandering along some of the historical buildings in Europe, its food, and scenery, and most importantly, its settlement on the cleanest lake in Europe—Annecy—told me how different this city is. The lake itself is surrounded by hills and mountains and […]

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There's an Island in the Middle of Rome and It's Called Tiber (Italy).

There’s an Island in the Middle of Rome and It’s Called Tiber

The River Tiber is as ancient as the history of Rome, or maybe even older than it. As it snakes and twines around the city through multiple historical places, it seems as if it takes a small siesta on an ancient island named in honor of it – the Island Tiber. Just as myths and […]

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Travel Itinerary: One Day in Geneva (Switzerland).

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Geneva

Geneva is one of those cities that seldom agree to the norms of metropolises around the world. As they are always bustling with activities and have a chaotic lifestyle, Geneva, in contrast to them, is calm, collected, and professional. In the morning you’d see working men and women hurrying down the streets to get to […]

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Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan (Italy).

Italy: Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan

In Milan, all roads lead to the Duomo – a gigantic cathedral that is as old as the Roman empire itself. Any visitor who does not visit this place hasn’t been to Milan. Why, oh why?  …because I have seen this place and I must say that I was shaken to my core when I […]

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Car Rental Tips For Europe – How to Save Money and Time

Renting a car in Europe is easier than you think, despite the dozens of countries and various rules and regulations. An adventure awaits, but have you already reserved your rental vehicle? Surely, you have some worries about hiring a car in Europe, so here are some tips for renting a car that ensures you have […]

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The Duomo Cathedral in Milan - 7 Top Attractions / Places to Visit in Milan (Things to do and see).

7 Top Attractions / Places to Visit in Milan

Milan had been a cultural and political hub of the Roman Empire in the past. Today, it still holds immense importance in terms of attracting tourists from around the world to its bustling modern-day shopping malls, old gothic cathedrals, Byzantine mosaics, and historical citadels. Milan was my last Italian city before taking off a train […]

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5 Interesting Facts About Mausoleo di Galla Pacidia in Ravenna (Italy).

Italy: 5 Interesting Facts About the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia in Ravenna

I am an admirer of ancient art. And when I glance back at the time I spent in Mausoleo di Galla Placidia or the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, I feel that my thirst for the arts, especially the mosaic art, had been partly quenched. To describe this small mesmerizing place, I’d go with what UNESCO […]

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Inside the Sforza Castle - An Oasis of Arts, Culture and History in the Centre of Milan (Italy).

Inside the Sforza Castle – An Oasis of Arts, Culture and History in the Centre of Milan

Any fortress or castle in the world carries a piece of history that has passed by and eroded, yet evolved its fabric culturally, architecturally, and religiously. The Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy is no different and this is what I found out after visiting it. Milan, generally, is a welcoming city with its Italian vibes. […]

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Westminster Abbey - A Royal Coronation Venue, A Religious Site and A Cemetery (London, England)

Inside Westminster Abbey – A Royal Coronation Venue, A Religious Site and A Cemetery

Take a look inside Westminster Abbey – a royal coronation venue, a religious site and a cemetery. This is the most viral religious structure in United Kingdom. Royals were crowned, wed and buried here, including poets, scientists, and rulers The Westminster Abbey was initially titled “Collegiate Church of Saint Peter”. Westminster Abbey was a founded by […]

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