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Milan's Malpensa Airport Hotels and Lodging
Recommended hotels near Milan's Malpensa airport, some quite close and others in the lakes region just north of Milan.
Tips for Driving in France
Driving in Europe is a little different than in the US. Here are some tips for buying gasoline, navigating the toll roads, and understanding the signage in France.
Venice Secrets - Best Food and Fun in La Serenissima
Venice is everyone's favorite open air museum. We share some of the hidden secrets of Venice from where to find the best food to how to get into the best attractions.
Chaves Portugal Travel Guide
Chaves, Portugal is a spa town in northern Portugal near the border with Spain. Founded by the Romans and featuring a still used Roman bridge, Chaves is an interesting town to visit.
Mirepoix, France Travel and Tourism Guide
Mirepoix is an evocative market town with a fine medieval core in the Ariege department of France. Find out what to see and where to stay in Mirepoix.
La Rochelle France Travel and Tourism Information
La Rochelle travel and tourism information for the French port city of La Rochelle on the west coast of France.
Customize Your European Vacation | Independent Tours
How to find a tour guide to customize your European vacation. Hire guides and create custom tours on your independent vacation to Europe.
How to Drive European Cars - Driving in Europe
Driving small European cars efficiently requires different driving techniques. How to drive small cars on European roads for tourists.
Crumpled City Maps | European Crushable Maps
Crumpled city maps are maps of European cities printed on a crushable, waterproof surface so you can stow them easily and even use them as a rain cover!
Venlo Travel Guide
Guide to Venlo, a city in the Limburg region of the Netherlands. Venlo attractions, transportation. restaurant and lodging information.
Asparagus in Spring: Recipes and Feasting
Recipe for a traditional Dutch asparagus feast and other ideas for feasting on asparagus from the Netherlands and Italy. Page 2.
Celebrating Asparagus in Europe
Asparagus is celebrated with much gusto in Europe and in European cuisine, and we have some great ideas about acquisition of the aphrodisiac spears for the tourist.
Sintra Portugal Guide
Sintra is an ancient town of palaces and castles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible vistas of the Portuguese countryside from its hilltop vantage point.
Matera Italy and The Passion of The Christ - Did Christ Really Stop at Eboli?
Matera was the location for filming the crucifixion scene in Mel Gibson's movie Passion of the Christ. Why not tour Matera and see the filming locations?
Segovia, Spain Travel Basics: Getting There, Lodging, and Food
The basics for a trip to Segovia, Spain, from getting there, to lodging and the traditional cuisine of Segovia. Page 2.
Segovia Spain - What to See and Do
Segovia, a must-see city on your Spain itinerary, offers spectacular architecture from the Ancient aqueduct to the castle and cathedral.
Enkhuizen Holland Travel Guide
Enkhuizen travel guide. Enkhuizen is a well preserved town from the Golden era of the Dutch East Indies Company and site of the interesting Zuiderzee Museum.
Punto Rug Shop in Istanbul – Authentic Turkish Rugs
Istanbul Punto rug shop review. Authentic Turkish rugs for purchase in Istanbul, Turkey
Westminster Palace and Houses of Parliament Guide
Palace of Westminster in London, where the tourist finds the Royal Apartments, the House of Lords and the House of Commons, Victoria Tower, and Big Ben.
Three Months Before Your Vacation - Planning Your First Trip to Europe
Here is what you need to get done about three months before your European vacation, part of our Europe Travel 101 travel planning timeline series.
Friesland Eleven Cities Map and Travel Guide
Map of Friesland and the eleven cities connected by canals, with descriptions of each city, including where to stay and what to see.
Lodging in Europe's Monasteries and Convents
Guides to lodging in Europe's Monasteries. Many European monasteries have guest housing or rent rooms and apartments to visitors, especially in Italy, France and Spain.
Spain Regions Map and Guide
Map of the regions of Spain and travel guide to the regions and provinces. From Andalusia to Valencia, choose where to go on your Spanish vacation.
The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul
How to visit the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, how to bargain, and facts about the world's most visited tourist attraction, built in the 15th century.
Top 8 Compact Digital Cameras for Travel
Compact digital cameras perfect for travel. Slip one of these travel cameras in your pocket before you take that European vacation.
Altaussee Salt Mines Guide: Nazi Looted Art in Austria
How to visit the Altaussee Salt Mines, the ancient mines that became the storage place of 6500 pieces of Nazi looted art rescued by the Monuments Men at the end of WWII.
Istanbul Travel Tips and Must See Attractions
Istanbul travel tips and the best things to see and do with a few days of vacation in Istanbul, Turkey, including the famous Turkish Mosques and best neighborhoods.
Beaune and the Burgundy Wine Region of France
Beaune makes a fine hub from which to visit the famous wine region of Burgundy. We offer tips on wine tasting, Beaune attractions, our favorite gourmet Beaune restaurant and transportation options.
Top Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses for Travel
Recommendations for buying the most useful digital SLR cameras and lenses (with high definition video) specially suited to travel photography.
Ultra Compact Travel Cameras
Ultra compact travel cameras can slip into a pocket or get lost in a purse. Ultra compact digital cameras have come of age. Here are the top cameras in this compact class.
Cats Who Prowl Rome's Ancient Monuments
Rome's cats are different: they form colonies amongst the ancient ruins of Rome, and are cared for by interesting
Spain and Portugal Maps - Road Maps of Spain and Portugal
Michelin and other road maps of Spain and Portugal to purchase for your travel while driving in France.
Rick Steves Roll-Aboard Carry On Bag Review
Review of the 21-inch Roll-Aboard carry on bag by Rick Steves. Carry on luggage professional review.
Gray Sky, Blue Iceberg: The Colors of Baffin Bay
Picture of a blue iceberg in Baffin Bay, Greenland.
Fishing Boat and Lucky Sea Birds: Baffin Bay
Picture of a fishing boat surrounded by birds in Baffin Bay, Greenland.
Map of Greenland: Location of Ilulissat and Disko Island
Map of Greenland showing the location of Baffin Bay, Disko Island and Ilulissat with information on how to get to Ilulissat via Airline.
Greenland: Baffin Bay, Disko Island
Introduction to travel on the west coast of Greenland, Baffin Bay, Disko Island and the third largest city in Greenland, Ilulissat.
Baffin Bay Icebergs and Sunset
Picture of a Baffin Bay sunset near Disko Island and Ilulissat in Greenland.
Ilulissat Walking Trails, Greenland Hiking
Picture of a raised path on a walking trail around Ilulissat, Greenland, showing the typical, low-lying vegetation.
Baffin Bay Landscape, Greenland Picture
Gray clouds, icebergs and glaciers: a Baffin Bay landscape in Greenland.
Disco Island Waterfall | Greenland | Europe Travel
The Geology of Disko Island
Picture of rock formations on Disko Island in Baffin Bay, Greenland.
Plant Life, Disko Island, Greenland
Disko Island is also noted for its waterfalls and plants that cling to unique geological features.
Ilulissat Picture | Greenland Village
Picture of a settlement in Ilulissat, Greenland.
Sunset Over Baffin Bay
Picture of a sunset over Baffin Bay icebergs, Greenland.
Driving Routes in France | Scenic French Routes
Driving routes in France encompass themed, sign-posted routes devoted to scenery and food production, from the alps to cider, abbeys and wine.
Champagne Region Open Air Markets
Open air markets are a good way to learn about food in Europe. You can also purchase inexpensive meals at the markets composed of the freshest, local specialties.
Bern Travel Guide - Berne Switzerland
Bern or Berne is the capital of Switzerland. Bern offers the tourist a delightful, well-preserved medieval old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Archaeological Excavations Below the Vatican Basilica
How yo apply to the Vatican for permission to visit the underground archaeological excavations (scavi) below the Vatican Basilica.
Foreign Languages for the Tourist - Is English Enough?
European Languages for the tourist. How fluent do you need to be? Foreign languages aren't mysterious, learn some food words, some polite words, and doors will open.
Ravensburg Travel Guide
Ravensburg is a town of gates, towers, and games located in the southwest corner of Germany near Lake Constance. Ravensburg travel guide and profile.
World's Tallest Windmills - Schiedam in the Netherlands
Take a virtual tour of the world's tallest windmills, to Schiedam, near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
Campania Map and Travel Guide
Campania map detailed for planning travel to this fascinating Italian region. Find the best cities and islands in Campania and the Amalfi coast to visit.
Karlsruhe Germany Travel Guide
Karlsruhe Germany guide to the tourist attractions of the gateway to the Black Forest, including where to stay and what to see.
Dijon Hotels | Where to Stay in Dijon, France
Recommended hotels and places to stay in Dijon France, a hub for tourists visiting the Burgundy wine region by car or train on their European vacation.
Caracalla Therme in Baden Baden | Thermal Baths and Spa
Caracalla Therme is a large thermal bath and health spa in Baden Baden, Germany. How tourists can have the perfect European spa experience.
Venice to Greece by Ferry - Sun and Sea and Serenissima
How to go from Venice to Athens the romantic way, a two day boat trip to Patras and then on to Athens, or via two unromantic ways, airplane and driving.
Alentejo Map - Tourism in Portugal
Alentejo map detailed for the tourist. Learn about the interesting towns of the Alentejo and find where they are and how to reach them within the Alentejo region of Portugal.
In Search of Great European Bread
Bread is central to European culture and cuisine, and you can celebrate a good loaf nearly everywhere you wander during your European vacation.
Istanbul Pastry Shop Hafiz Mustafa
Best pastries in Istanbul? Try the Istanbul Pastry shop Hafiz Mustafa, near the train station.
Valence Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte Memorial Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of a Valence Napoleon Memorial in Valence. The northern Cotes du Rhone region is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Page 10.
Valence France Cathedral of St. Apollinaris Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of the Cathedral of St. Apollinaris in Valence. The northern Cotes du Rhone region is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Page 9.
Vienne Roman Road Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of a segment of Roman road in Valence. Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery. Page 6.
Vienne Roman Ruins Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of a Roman neighborhood in Vienne. Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery. Page 4.
Vienne Flowers and Castle - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of flowers along the Rhone in Vienne. Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery. Page 5.
Valence France Park Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of a park in Valence. The northern Cotes du Rhone region is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Page 8.
Valence France Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of a park in Valence. The northern Cotes du Rhone region is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Page 7.
Augustus and Livia Temple Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of the Augustus temple in Vienne. The northern Cotes du Rhone region is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Page 2.
Cotes du Rhone Map - Northern Cotes du Rhone Region Map
The northern Cotes du Rhone region shown in our map is a region of fine wines south of Lyon.
Cotes du Rhone Map and Picture Gallery - Northern Cotes du Rhone
The northern Cotes du Rhone region shown in our map is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Enjoy a virtual tour of the Cotes du Rhone between Vienne and Valence.
Vienne Doorway Picture - Cotes du Rhone Picture Gallery
Picture of a door in Vienne. The northern Cotes du Rhone region is a region of fine wines south of Lyon. Page 3.
Janet Jackson's Right Breast and European Sexual Attitude
European sexuality--how is it different than the currently expressed US attitude toward sex? Resources for the traveler to discover alternative ideas on sexuality.
Boring Tuscany - Beefsteak, Rolling Hills and Clods of Clay - A Tuscany Essay
A look at the suggestive landscape of Tuscany and how it has shaped the culture of Tuscany, with suggestions on visiting the Chianti Hills, Crete Senese, and the coastal Maremma.
The Chianti Hills, Crete Senese and Coastal Meremma
Chianti Hills, the Crete Senese, and the Coastal Maremma are three places that show off the diversity of the Tuscany landscape. Page 2.
Turkish Travel Visas and Passport Requirements
Turkish Visa and Passport requirements for US tourists visiting the country of Turkey, which has different passport expiration date requirements than the rest of Europe.
The Gotthard Pass - Great Drives in Switzerland
Driving the old Gotthard pass route is a lot more interesting than passing through the tunnel in summer, when two hour delays are frequent.
European Summer Festivals - July and August
Like festivals? Taking a summer vacation in Europe? Here are some festivals to plan a trip around - the best festivals in Europe.
Austria Cities and Rail Map
Map of Austria showing the rail routes, free travel planning maps and information from James Martin of Europe Travel.
Alsace Tourism Map and Guide | France
Map of Alsace in France showing train lines and cities to visit in Alsace with visiting information for Alsatian tourist attractions, lodging, tours and wine.
Vienna Austria Travel Guide
Vienna, Austria is a popular Austrian vacation destination. In our travel guide, you find where to stay and what to do in Vienna.
Underground Archaeology in Cagliari
Picture of a Roman toilet, part of the underground archaeology of Cagliari, Sardinia.
Cagliari Recommended Restaurant: Il Buongustaio
Our recommended restaurant in Cagliari is Il Buongustaio.
Cagliari Sardinia | Getting To Cagliari
Cargliari, Sardinia Guide: how to get to the Sardinian city of Cargliari on a plane or by ferry.
Hotel Miramare: Where to Stay in Cagliari
Hotel Miramare, the place to stay on Via Roma in Cagliari, near the port and train station.
Cagliari, Sardinia: Via Roma
Via Roma is a main street that runs along the port in Cagliari, Sardinia.
Take a Walk, Or Go Underground In Cagliari, Sardinia
Clearly marked attractions are a hallmark of Cagliari, Sardinia
Where to Eat in Cagliari
Street food makes good eats in Cagliari.
Verona Italy Travel Guide
Verona Italy travel guide with information on the Roman arena, the old marketplace and, of course, Juliet's balcony, as well as recommendations on where to stay.
Camargue Travel Guide
The Camargue in southern France, what to see and do, where to stay and eat and what to explore in the the cowboy country of the Rhone Delta.
European Scents, Fragrances, Perfumes, and Colognes
Discover the history of scents, fragrances, perfumes, and colognes of Europe and learn how they're made and formulated in workshops in Italy and France.
Places to Stay in Penhas Douradas
Where to stay in Penhas Douradas in Porgual.
Penhas Douradas | Serra da Estrela Guide
Serra da Estrela, the star mountains, are framed by a national park, the largest conservation area and one of the best outdoor attractions in Portugal.
Penhas Douradas & Manteigas Travel Guide
Manteigas, the highest town in Portugal, a fabric called burel, and the Penhas Douradas, a vacation playground in Central Portugal.
Penhas Douradas Travel Essentials
Travel tips and essentials for visiting Penhas Doruadas inside the Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela in central Portugal.
Belmonte | A Stop before the Serra da Estrela
Belmonte, a wonderful place to stay before your assent to the Serra da Estrela.
Cologne Germany Travel Guide | Europe Travel
Cologne, Germany (Koln) travel guide: find the attractions, places to eat and stay and easily get around the fourth largest city in Germany.
Recommended Bruges Hotels
Bruges hotels, bed & breakfasts and vacation homes and apartments--top rated places to stay in Bruges, Belgium.
Furnas | Azores Attractions
Furnas is a place for hot pools and steam vents that cook your food. Why not visit and have a thermal spa experience in the Azores Islands?
Tea Time in the Azores
Visiting a tea plantation, Gorreana, the oldest tea plantation in Europe, and taking a hike to discover the unique beauty of the area.
Nordeste: Flowers, Waterfalls
Visiting information featuring the top attractions and pictures of the Nordeste region of San Miguel in the Azores.
San Miguel Island Map and Travel Guide
Map showing the towns and discussion of the many attractions found on the largest island in the Azores, San Miguel or São Miguel
Sete Cidades Volcano and Lake
Visiting Sete Cidades, the beautiful volcanic lake on the western edge of San Miguel island in the Azores, with information on visiting and hiking.
Munich Germany Travel Guide
Munich Germany guide--how to get around, language concerns, Munich hotels, restaurants, tipping, Munich weather and climate, and nudity in Munich's English Garden.
San Miniato Truffle Fair - An Illustrated Tour
The countryside around San Miniato produces 25% of Italy's white truffle production. The San Miniato truffle fair is held each November. San Miniato is an interesting town to visit any time.
San Miniato: A San Miniato Marching Band
What festival wouldn't be a festival without a marching band? Here is a picture of the marching band at the San Miniato truffle fair.
San Miniato Truffle Fair - Truffled everything
You can get truffles in just about everything at the San Miniato truffle fair.
Eating Out at the Truffle Fair
Restaurants and eating options at the San Miniato truffle fair.
San Miniato Truffle Fair - Dummies Getting All Dolled Up
San Miniato Truffle Fair Picture - Dummies Getting All Dolled Up
San Miniato Truffle Fair - A Celebration of Food Wine and Truffles
San Miniato Truffle Fair - A Celebration of Food Wine and Truffles. Everything you might want to eat is here--and a few things you might think twice before ordering.
The Main Tent at the San Miniato Truffle Fair
The main tent at the San Miniato truffle fair is set in front of the duomo, or cathedral.
San Miniato Truffle Fair - Inside the Main Tent
The San Miniato Truffle Fair is held in November.
San Miniato Truffle Fair - Purchasing Truffles Inside the Main Tent
How to purchase truffles in San Miniato. The San Miniato Truffle Fair is held in November.
San Miniato Truffle Fair - Tents Everywhere!
San Miniato Truffle Fair held in November in the Tuscan town of San Miniato - Picture: Tents Everywhere!
Leipzig Germany Travel Guide
Leipzig Germany travel and tourism resouces, including getting around, hotel and restaurant recommendations and pictures of Leipzig.
Leipzig Attractions - What to see and do in Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig, Germany, what to see and do, including food, drink, a fine laundromat, and a virtual tour of Leipzig. Page 2.
Notre Dame des Doms Picture - Avignon Pictures
Notre Dame des Doms picture. Avignon pictures from our Avignon picture gallery. Page 3.
Avignon pictures from our Avignon picture gallery.
Picture of the triumphal arch of Glanum
The triumphal arch of Glanum forms part of Les Antiques, the Roman monumental architecture outside of the town of Glanum south of Saint-Remy.
One Day in St. Remy de Provence, an Itinerary
24 hours in Saint Remy de Provence, where you'll stay in the countryside, visit an important Roman archaeological site located just out your door, and see where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted his greatest works during his years at Saint Paul asylum.
Van Gogh rooms at the Saint Paul Hospital
Visiting Vincent van Gogh's rooms at the Maison de santé Saint-Paul and exploring the ex-monastery and grounds that inspired the troubled master.
Les Antiques - Mausoleum of the Julii - Roman Monuments in Saint-Remy de Provence
Les Antiques of Glanum includes the triumphal arch and the Mausoleum, two Roman structures on a rise outside of the Roman town of Glanum in Saint-Remy.
The ancient Roman site of Glanum has some interesting features, and is scenically located in the shadow of the Alpilles mountains.
Saint Remy Itinerary: Where to Stay and Eat
Where to stay and eat on our self-guided Saint Remy de Provence itinerary.
Brugge Pictures - Photos of Bruges Belgium
Brugges, or Bruge, Belgium photo gallery, 20 pictures of Brugges.
Denmark Map and Travel Information for Denmark
A Denmark travel map showing main tourism cities, with travel information on Denmark.
How to get to Sardinia - Airlines and Ferries
A map of the travel routes to Sardinia from the Italian mainland. Find airports and ferry routes to Sardinia to plan your Sardinian vacation.
Nantes France Travel Guide
Free travel guide to Nantes, a French regional capital located along the Loire River in northwest France and an interesting travel destination.
How to Request an Audience with the Pope in Rome
Information on requesting an audience with the pope in Vatican City or receiving a Papal blessing.
L'Ardia - An Ancient Horse Racing Festival in Sardinia
L'Ardia di San Costantino, horse racing like you've never experienced: rough, dangerous and with a spiritual twist that unites a Sardinian town with its religion.
Best Regions for Eating and Drinking in Europe
The best regions of Europe for planning a foodie vacation with great wine and beer.
Eating Europe, from Salads to Pizza to Coffee
How common and popular foods are different in Europe. Foodie advice from Guido Veloce, who will blow your mind with what goes in your stomach.
The Green Heart of Italy
Umbria City Travel Map
Map of Umbria showing the cities in central Italy to visit; Umbria is Tuscany without the crowds and Italy's green heart.
Perugia: The Capital of Umbria
Perugia is the capital of Umbria and a city many tourists miss when they visit Italy.
Castiglione del Lago
Why you should visit Castiglione del Lago, a city in Umbria.
Panicale, a compact hill down near Lake Trasimeno makes a nice place to stay for a few nights.
Umbria Travel Essentials
Cities to visit in Umbria, where to stay and how to get to the green heart of Italy.
Map of the French Riviera (Cote D'Azur)
Map of the Côte d'Azur, known as the Azure coast or the French Riviera, with tourist destinations and hotel and attraction information.
Hohenschwangau Castle - Why not Stay in Hohenschwangau when Visiting the King's Castles?
The virtures of staying in Hohenschwangau instead of a larger village like Fussen when vising the king's castles Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.
Hohenschwangau Castle and the Romantic Alpsee
A picture of Hohenschwangau Castle viewed from the Alpsee.
Lovers alone with their view of the Alpsee
Picture of a couple viewing the romantic Alpsee.
Hotel Muller Hohenschwangau - A Great Place to Stay
The Hotel Muller looks out over Neuschwanstein castle and is right in the shadow of Hohenschwangau castle--perfect placement for a romantic interlude.
Hohenschwangau Castle - Lion Fountain Picture
Picture of the Lion Fountain at Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria.
Hohenschwangau Castle - Swan Fountain Picture
Picture of a fountain at Hohenschwangau Castle, a peasant with a pair of swans.
Alpsee Swans and Their Young
Picture of Alpsee Swans and their young.
Foz Côa | Visiting Foz Coa Archaeological Park, Portugal
Foz Côa is a UNESCO world heritage site, the river Coa valley holds 30 paleolithic rock art sites dating to 25,000 years ago.
Lucca Travel and Tourism Guide
Lucca, the concise guide to the Tuscan walled city. Lucca has many attractions for the tourist, including intact ramparts you can walk or bike around.
Montreux Switzerland Travel Planner | Europe Travel
Montreux is a jazzy but relaxing Swiss Riviera town on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Free travel guide to Montreux, Switzerland.
Orange, France, its well-preserved Roman Theater, and other attractions for the French town in the Vaucluse.
Empuries - A Greco-Roman Archaeological Site on Spain's Costa Brava
Tourism guide to Empuries. Seldom do you see a Roman city and Greek city in one archaeological site, but Empuries contains both, and they're right on the sea on Spain's Costa Brava.
The Cats and Culture Tour - Europe for Visitors
Preliminary information for an interesting tour of Italy focusing on cats and their culture in Italy. Page 2.
Insider's Guide to Pisa, Italy - Walking Tour
Pisa is more than the leaning tower, as long time Pisa resident Gloria Cappelli points out in her walking tour of Pisa. Find the best Pisa sites and even the best gelato here.
Find Ancient Capua and Sparticus: Santa Maria Capua Vetere
Ancient Capua is where Sparticus started his slave revolt. The amphitheater was the second largest after the Rome Colosseum.
The Capua amphitheater could seat 100,000 people and was built not unlike modern sports stadiums today.
Capua Amphitheater Picture
The Amphitheater you aee as you approach from the town and ticket office has a marble facade.
Underground Passageway, Capua Amphitheater
Picture of the underground passage in the Capua amphitheater. You will notice a lack of tourists in the photo.
Gladiator Museum, Capua
The gladiator museum in Capua interprets what went on when the amphitheater was at its peak.
Santa Maria Capua Vetere Tourism Information
Tourist information for the town of Santa Maria Capua Vetere, ancient Capua, notable for its amphitheater and gladiator school.
Plage de Tahiti Location Map and Free Travel Guide | Saint-Tropez France
Location map of the Plage de Tahiti nude beach and Pampelonne beach near Saint-Tropez, 100 kilometres west of Nice, France.
Rescuing the Good Shepherd and Saving Artisan Cheese in Italy
The good shepherd is disappearing in religion and in Italy, but thoughtful travellers hope to revive the culture and real cheese that come from the shepherding tradition.
The Plight of the Good Shepherd
Puglia in Italy is the ideal place to raise sheep, and cheese is the way to preserve the milk, but the process is under siege by government favoring enormous industry.
Making Cheese with the Messors
A day of making cheese, meeting the shepherd who provided the sheep milk, and eating a peasant meal in the Puglia countryside.
Pitigliano, Italy Tour and Guide
A virtual tour of Pitigliano, pictures of the southern Tuscan town often referred to as Little Jerusalem for its Jewish quarter.
Pitigliano Walls and Aqueduct Picture
Picture of the city walls and the 16th century Aqueduct in the Tuscan town of Pitigliano, Italy.
Church of Santa Maria and San Rocco Pitigliano
Picture of the facade of the Church of Santa Maria and San Rocco in Pitigliano taken by James Martin of Europe Travel.
Pitigliano Wine Cave Picture
Picture of a wine cellar dug out of the soft tuff under Pitigliano, this in the Jewish Quarter.
A Man and a Mule Statue | Pitigliano, Italy
Picture of a statue standing in the main square of Pitigliano, featuring a peasant and his mule.
Pitigliano Street Picture
Picture of a narrow street in Pitigliano, Italy.
Pitigliano Hotels | Places to Stay and Vacation Rentals
Recommended places to stay in Pitigliano, from recommended hotels to Vacation rental houses and apartments.
Museo Della Via Ostiense - Porta S. Paolo
An itinerary that takes in the free attractions in Rome, the Museo della Via Ostiense, the Pyramid of Cestius and Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls.
Inside the Museo Della Via Ostiense
Picture of the interior of the Museo della Via Ostiense, the Moseum of the Roman Road to Ostia.
Pyramid of Gaius Cestius Picture
The pyramid of Cestius is adjacent to the Porto San Paolo and in excellent condition for a Roman tomb built in 333 days.
Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls Interior
Inside the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls we see the 13th century mosaic completed by Venetian mosaic artists
San Paolo fuori le Mura Facade
Picture of the outside of San Paolo fuori le Mura, showing the statue of Paul and his sword.
Eating Pigeon in European Restaurants
How to order pigeon and squab in a European restaurant and some recipes for fixing pigeon at home or in a vacation rental.
Pigeons in Europe
Pigeon is a popular food in Europe and the dovecote is a recognizable architectural element, so when did it all go bad?
Embracing the Pigeon in Istanbul
In Istanbul, Turkey, the pigeons eat quite well, thanks to the local entrepreneurs embracing the feeding of them.
Pigeon Housing | The Dovecote
Dovecotes are found above ground and below, being a part of the underground infrastructure of hilltowns built on soft limestone.
Vinho de Talha - How Wines Are Made the Ancient Way in Portugal's Alentejo
Vinho de Talha refers to wine made in giant pots using ancient methods. How you can drink and watch vinho de talha being made in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
Vinho de Talha - From Bunches of Grapes to Must
How vinho de talha is made. The first step separates the bunches of grapes into must--skins and juice.
Out Comes the Must to Make the Vinho de Talha
The first step in making the vinho de talha is collecting the must, or grapes and juice, in preparation for loading into the giant wine pots.
Vinho de Talha - The Stirring Stick
Picture of the Stirring Stick, an important tool in making Vinho de Talha
Stirring the Vinho de Talha
Picture of a man stiring the Vinho de Talha by climbing a ladder to the top of the wine vat.
Where to Taste Vinho de Talia in the Alenteho Region of Portugal
Suggested restaurants where you can taste the Vinho de Talia
Stomping Grapes in the Alentejo Region of Portugal
Picture of Grape stomping as practiced at Monte Seis Reis winery.
Saint-Flour picture - The City Gate
Picture of a city gate to Saint Flour.
Saint-Flour Picture: The Grand Hotel de L'Europe
Picture of the Grand Hotel de L'Europe in Saint-Flour, France
Saint-Flour Picture - The Droguerie
Picture of the Droguerie in Saint Flour.
Saint Flour Picture - The Landscape from the Medieval City
Picture of the landscape around Saint-Flour.
Saint-Flour Picture - The Medieval Village of Saint Flour
Picture of the upper village of Saint Flour
Brugge: The Palace of Liberty from behind
Brugge Picture: The Brugge Palace of Liberty.
Brugge Picture: Bicycle and Vines
Brugge Picture: Bicycle and Vines, taken in late Autumn (November).
Brugge Picture: Vines and Statue
Brugge Pictures: Vines and statue.
Brugge Picture: Jack o' Lantern
Brugge Picture: Jack o' Lantern. Europe Travel.
Brugge Marketplace Flower Seller
Brugge Pictures: A flower seller and customer in the market.
Brugge Photos - The Fall Colors of Bruges Belgium in Pictures
A virtual stroll around Bruges. Frequent travelers like the off season in Europe. It's about the colors, the slower pace, the friendliness of locales who aren't outnumbered by tourists.
Brugge and Umbrellas
Brugge picture: Brugge, Belgium in a spitting rain, with umbrellas.
Traunstein - Where Pope Benedict Grew Up
Traunstein is where the Pope went to seminary. The pope has spent various winter holidays in Traunstein.
Travel Notes on The Pope's Bavaria
General information on travel and tourism within the southern Bavarian region Pope Benedict XVI grew up in.
The Pope's Bavaria - Map and Information for Following in the Pope's Footsteps
Pope Benedict XVI grew up and taught in southern Bavaria. Here we offer a map of important places for an independent pilgrimage to the places that were touchstones in the new Pope's spiritual life.
Regensburg - Germany's Medieval Gem - The Pope's Bavaria
Regensburg is Pope Benedict XVI's chosen hometown. The Pope's brother Georg still lives in Regensburg and was once bandleader in the Regensburg Cathedral.
Freising - Where Pope Benedict XVI Studied, was Ordained and became Archbishop
Freising is the oldest town between Regensburg in northern Bavaria and Bolzano in South Tyrol. Freising has been the seat of bishops since 739 and developed into a cultural and spiritual centre in Bavaria.
Marktl am Inn - Birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI
Marktl am Inn is a small town on the Austrian border of Germany, where Pope Benedict XVI was born and baptized.
Altotting - a Top Spot Along Germany's Pilgrimage Route
Altotting is Germany's Lourdes, a place of pilgrimage and miracles.
Berta's Historic Grappa Stills
Picture of Berta Distillery's old copper stills.
Incoming Vinacce or Pomace - Berta Distillery Tour
Here's the first step of the process, the vinacce sits in a field fermenting under ideal conditions.
A Tour of Berta Distillery
Picture of a tour guide giving information on the machinery used to produce Grappa.
Grappa and other tasting in the Piemonte
Want to add a Grappa tour to your visit of Northern Italy? Here's information on tours to Berta and suggested wineries.
Visiting a Grappa Distillery - Distillerie Berta in Piemonte
Distillerie Berta is a great way to learn about how fine grappas are produced.
Caffè Delle Carrozze - Chiavari Italy
Caffe della Carrozze has a perfect location in Piazza Matteotti in Chiavari, an Italian Riviera town with good restaurants and clean water quality
Step inside the Caffe Delle Carrozze - What a Bar!
The interior of the Caffe delle Carrozze and its marble bar.
The House Coffee at the Caffe Delle Carrozze
Here's what the house coffee at the Caffe delle Carrozze looks like
The Coffee Price List at Caffè Delle Carrozze
Coffee prices at Caffe delle Carrozze
Numantia Picture - Exterior of Celtiberian House at Numantia
A picture of the outside of a Celtic house at Numantia, the archaeologlical site.
Numantia Picture - Grinding and Milling Stones Display
Numantia wasn't just a military battlefield. This picture shows the many milling wheels excavated at the archaeological site of Numantia.
Numantia Picture - Later House with Roman Columns
In this Numantia picture you see a house modified with the addition of Roman Columns--all the rage after the siege was over.
Numantia - Pictures and Information - Archeological Site of Numantia in Spain
Numantia, now an archaeological site, is known for its fierce resistance against Roman forces in the Numantine Wars. Numantia is 7km north of Soria, Spain.
Numantia - A Window into the Celiberian World
Here is a window as it would have been built by the Celts in Iberia at the time of the Roman conquest.
St. Pierre Le Jeunne Picture: The Cloister and the Gothic Gallery
A picture of the gothic gallery in the cloisters of St. Pierre le Jeunne in Strasbourg.
St. Pierre Le Jeunne Picture: Detail Picture of the Gothic Gallery
A detail picture of the Gothic gallery of St. Pierre Le Jeunne in Strasbourg, France.
Picture of an 11th-century Romanesque Gallery and Visitor Information
Picture of one of the three 11th-century Romanesque galleries in St. Pierre le Jeunne church in Strasbourg, France.
St. Pierre Le Jeunne Church in Strasbourg - A Virtual Tour
St. Pierre Le Jeunne--a virtual tour through pictures of the church of St. Pierre Le Jeunne.
St. Pierre Le Jeunne Picture: Inside the Church
Picture of the medieval mural on the back wall of St. Pierre le Jeunne church in Strasbourg.
St. Pierre Le Jeunne Picture: Another View Inside the Colorful Church
A picture of the interior of St. Pierre Le Jeunne church.
Malgrate Castle Tower from the Inside of the Castle
Picture of the Malgrate Castle Tower.
Malgrate Location Map - Location of Malgrate in the Lunigiana
The location of Malgrate is given on this map of the Lunigiana. Use the map to find Malgrate.
Malgrate Castle and Borgo - Travel Planner for Malgrate in the Lunigiana
Malgrate features a recently restored 13th century castle, the Malgrate Castle. Pictures and travel planner for visiting Malgrate and Malgrate Castle in Italy's Lunigiana region.
Malgrate Borgo with the Castle Tower Picture
Here is one of my favorite images of Malgrate showing the village with the castle tower behind.
Malgrate Castle - Picture of the Castle from the Borgo
Here's Malgrate castle in a picture taken in the evening.
Malgrate Castle Tower and Tree Picture
Malgrate castle tower and tree picture.
Trier Juxtapositions - Roman Trier
A city is the sum of its constructions. Trier is peppered with Roman architecture that imposes itself on the city. Pictures of Roman and modern Trier
Kaiserthermen - The best Roman Bath in Trier to Visit
Picture of Kaiserthermen - The best Roman Bath in Trier to Visit.
Thermen am Viehmarkt
Thermen am Viehmarkt - Roman bath in the heart of Trier.
Porta Nigra and Rooftops with forest.
picture of Trier's Porta Nigra and rooftops.
Porta Nigra and Trier
Picture of the modern city of Trier showing through the columns of the Porta Nigra.
Porta Nigra and the Mercure Hotel behind.
Picture of the Mercure Hotel behind the Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany
Porta Nigra and Trier's Main street.
Picture of Porta Nigra and Trier's Main street.
Belmonte Portugal Illustrated Travel Guide
Belmonte is an interesting castle town near the Portugese border with Spain. Belmonte, Portugal, travel information.
Convento de Belmonte Pousada Picture
Picture of the Convento de Belmonte in Belmonte, Portugal.
Convento de Belmonte Pousada | The Chapel
Picture of the chapel at the Convento de Belmonte Pousada.
Inside the Convento de Belmonte Pousada
Picture of the interior of the church inside the Convento de Belmonte Pousada.
Inside the Convento de Belmonte Pousada
Picture of the interior of the pousada, looking out at older ruins
Churches in Belmonte, Portugal
Picture of churches in Belmonte. Europe Travel.
Antibes Travel Information
Where to stay and how to get to Antibes, France.
Drinking Absinthe in Antibes
The Absinthe Bar is one of the best entertainment venues in Antibes, especially on a Friday night.
Eating Antibes: Living Large on the French Riviera
Exploring traditional Antibes from seafood to absinthe--all it takes is a stroll around the Marché Provençal and environs.
Antibes Market and the Progressive Dinner
We create a dinner of our favorite foods of Provence in the Marché Provençal.
We're finished with our Progressive Dinner: Almost
Our progressive meal in Provence is heading toward its exciting conclusion.
Fosdinovo - Another View of The Castle in Autumn
Fosdinovo is a fine castle you can visit in northern Tuscany's Lunigiana region. Fosdinovo castle pictures and travel tips.
Fosdinovo Picture - View of the Contryside from Fosdinovo Castle
Picture of Fosdinovo from the Fosdinovo castle: the Lunigiana countryside.
Fosdinovo - Picture of the Village of Fosdinovo
Fosdinovo, a picture of the village of Fosdinovo in the evening light
Fosdinovo Picture - The Countryside
In this Fosdinovo picture we see the typical countryside outside the village of Fosdinovo.
Ferrara holds two major festivals, the Palio di Farrara and Europe's largest International Street Musicians festival.
Ferrara Italy Pictures
Pictures and travel information for Ferrara, Italy, a town in the Emilia Romagna featuring an Este Castle and other tourist attractions.
Duomo di Ferrara Picture and Visiting Information
The Cathedral of Ferrara. Europe Travel.
Ferrara Eat and Drink
Where and what to eat and drink in Ferrara, Italy, from wine bars to restaurants.
Where to Stay in Ferrara
Ferrara hotels and vacation rentals, where to stay in the city and countryside around Ferrara, Italy.
Girolamo Savonarola in Ferrara
Girolamo Savonarola was born in 1451 in Ferrara, Italy and burnt at the stake in Florence as a heretic.
Lago di Massaciuccoli Wetlands Pictures
Pictures of Lago di Massaciuccoli Wetlands near Torre del Lago. Page 12.
Puccini Festival Theater | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of the festival theater at Torre del Lago Puccini, the village on lake Massaciuccoli in Tuscany where Giacomo Pucinni built a villa and where the Puccini festival is held. Page 2.
Sightseeing Boat on Lago Massaciuccoli | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of a sightseeing boat on Lago Massaciuccoli. Page 5.
Cacciucco Traditional Fish Stew | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of Cacciucco, a traditional fish stew served in the town of Torre del Lago Puccini, at Ristorante Lombardi. Page 6.
Villa di Puccini | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of Puccini's villa at Torre del Lago Puccini, now a museum. Page 4.
Chalet del Lago Restaurant | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of Chalet del Lago Restaurant in Torre del Lago Puccini, the village on lake Massaciuccoli in Tuscany where Giacomo Pucinni built a villa. Page 3.
Lago Massaciuccoli Museum | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Picture of the funky museum of the Ecology of Lake Massaciuccoli. Page 8.
Lake Massaciuccoli Bird Blind | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of Lake Massaciuccoli bird blind. Page 10.
View of Lake Massaciuccoli | Torre del Lago Puccini Pictures
Pictures of Lake Massaciuccoli from the town of Torre del Lago Puccini. Page 11.
Torre del Lago Puccini Picture
Pictures of Torre del Lago Puccini
Walking Path Lago Massaciuccoli Picture
Pictures of Torre del Lago Puccini. Page 9.
Walkway to Infinity | Oasi di Massaciuccoli Pictures
Pictures of a marsh walking path in the wetlands of Lago Massaciuccoli. Page 7.
Tuscany Pictures - Flowers of the Lunigiana
Pictures of flowers on display in hill towns of northern Tuscany. Lunigiana flower pictures.
Daphne Inn - Rome Bed and Breakfast Review
The Daphne Inn has two locations in Rome, both near the Piazza Barbarini, a very central location in Rome's historical center. The Daphne Inn is highly recommended.
San Miguel Island Azores: Pictures of the Coastline
Picture of a coastal view in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery.
Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park Flowers - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of flowers in the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 12.
Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island - Nordeste Flowers
Picture of flowery views in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 8.
Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island - Nordeste Picnic Spot
Picture of flowery views in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 6.
Azores View with Barbeque - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of a coastal view from a belvedere in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 5.
Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of a lighthouse in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 9.
Ribeira dos Caldeirões Picture - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of Ribeira dos Caldeirões natural park in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 11.
Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island - Nordeste Flowers
Picture of flowery views in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 3.
Lighthouse Picture - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of a lighthouse in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 2.
Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park Picture - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 10.
Coastal View of the Nordeste - Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island
Picture of a coastal view from a belvedere in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 7.
Azores Pictures - San Miguel Island - Nordeste Belvedere
Picture of a picnic spot in the Azores Nordeste region of San Miguel island, from the Azores picture gallery. Page 4.
Underground Rome - Subterranean Sightseeing
Underground Rome. If you've only seen Rome from above, you may have missed half its history and archaeology. Here's how to see the best of underground Rome.
Elwedritsche Fountain Picture Neustadt - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Picture of the Elwedritsche Fountain in Neustadt, Germany. Pfalz wine region pictures. Page 18.
Frankenstein Castle Picture - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Picture of the castle of Frankenstein, Germany. Pfalz wine region pictures. Page 17.
Picture of an Oriel Window in Germany - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of an Oriel window in a village along the German wine road. Page 13.
White Asparagus Picture - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of white asparagus in the market at Neustadt along the German wine road. Page 14.
Southern Wine Route Pictures | Germany Pictures
Pictures of the places and things along the southern wine route in southwestern Germany. Page 19.
German Wine Road Map - Palatinate Wine Route Maps
Map of the Pfalz or Palatinate wine region along the German wine road, the central wine road near St. Martin in Germany.
Courtyard in Germany - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of a courtyard along the German wine road. Page 12.
Wine Barrel Sign - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of a wine sign in St. Martin. Page 15.
Saumagen Picture - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Picture of Saumagen, a typical food of the Palatinate region. Pfalz wine region pictures. Page 16.
Wine Shop in Germany - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of a wine shop along the German wine road. Page 11.
Old Wine Press Picture - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of an old wine press in a village along the German wine road. Page 9.
Flowers in Germany - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Flowers and carved sill of a window along the German wine road. Page 10.
A Park in the Pfalz - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of a small park in the Pfalz or Palatinate wine region of Germany. Page 7.
An Artist Paints St. Martin and Vineyards - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Vines in the wine town of St. Martin. Page 5.
Typical German Wine Road Street Scene - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of a typical street in a village along the German wine road. Page 6.
Zimmer Frei - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Picture of a small park in the Pfalz or Palatinate wine region of Germany. Page 8.
Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures - Vines and the church
Pfalz wine region pictures. Vines in the wine town of St. Martin. Page 3.
Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. The Pfalz region of Germany around the town of St. Martin is beautiful and the German wine road offers beautiful scenery, great walking trails, and wine festivals in the fall.
Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. The Pfalz region of Germany around the town of St. Martin is beautiful and the German wine road offers beautiful scenery, great walking trails, and wine festivals in the fall.
St. Martin and Vineyards - Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures
Pfalz wine region pictures. Vines in the wine town of St. Martin. Page 4.
Pfalz and the German Wine Road Pictures - Vines in the wine town of St. Martin
Pfalz wine region pictures. Vines in the wine town of St. Martin. Page 2.
Christ Church Dublin Picture
Picture of Christ Church in Dublin, Ireland. Page 10.
Trinity College | Dublin Picture
Trinity college in Dublin, Ireland. Page 4.
Dublin Doors Picture
Picture of a colorful door in Dublin, Ireland
Trinity College | Bicycle | Dublin Pictures
Picture of a bicycle and statue at Trinity college in Dublin, Ireland. Page 6.
Bank of Ireland | Dublin Pictures
Picture of the Bank of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland. Page 12.
Chapter House Ruins | Christ Church Dublin
Picture of the chapter house ruins outside the south wall of Christ Church in Dublin, Ireland. Page 11.
Powder Tower | Dublin Castle Pictures
Picture of Powder Tower, part of the Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Page 8.
Trinity College | Dublin Pictures
Picture of a view of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Page 5.
Pinocchio in Vernante - The Art of Attilio Mussino
Vernante, a village in Italy's Maritime Alps, where master illustrator of Pinocchio Attilio Mussino is remembered through murals of his Pinocchio illustrations. Page 2.
Pinocchio Remembered - Collodi and Vernante Italy
Visit Collodi and be charmed by Carlo Collodi's children's tale Pinocchio in the town that gave him his name, Collodi in Tuscany. Then try undiscovered Vernante, where master illustrator of Pinocchio Attilio Mussino is remembered through murals.
Domus Aurea: Nero's Roman Party House
Introduction to Nero's Golden House, Domus Aurea and the current tours that are offered to see the underground attraction in Rome.
Restoration of the Golden House
The innovations and mysteries of Nero's Golden House in Rome.
The Aula Ottagona (Octagonal room) of the Domus Aurea
The octagonal room with oculus as you see in the Pantheon, part of the Golden House of Nero.
The grotesque frescos and visitor information for the golden house of Nero in ancient Rome.
Frankfurt Airport | Frankfurt Map and Airport Information
Frankfurt airport map and information for travel to and from Frankfurt Airport in southwestern Germany.
Pistoia Italy Travel Guide
Pistoia Italy is a travel destination in Tuscany between Lucca and Florence. Pistoia travel guide with essential information for tourists.
Pistoia: The Underground Tour
The Pistoia underground tour show us discarded pottery from the Hospital of Ceppo as well as a grain mill and iron works.
The Mill: Underground in Pistoia
Picture of the mill under Ceppo Hospital in Pistoia and a description of other attractions and things to see in Pistoia.
Pistoia Underground, a tour under the Hospital called Ceppo
Pistoia Sotterranea, the underground tour of Pistoia, takes you through the centuries of the expanding city and its famous hospital.
Best Lakes to Visit in Europe
The best European lakes to visit, from Lake Constance in Germany to little Lake Massaciuccoli in Italy.
Mykonos Map | Location of Mykonos Town and Beaches
Map of Mykonos Island showing Mykonos town and airport as well as popular Mykonos beaches, including Paradise Beach, a popular nude beach on the island of Mykonos.
Benelux and Beyond - Northern European Vacation Ideas for the Benelux Countries
Benelux map and travel tips. Benelux countries are compact and interesting, perfect for a short vacation.
Mountain Biking Facilities in the Schist Villages of Central Portugal
The Schist Villages of Central Portugal have some great mountain biking facilities. See the video of mountain biking in Portugal.
Planning a Mountain Bike Vacation in the Schist Villages - Renting a Mountain Bike
Planning advice for a mountain biking vacation in the Schist Villages of central Portugal.
Where to Stay in the Schist Villages - Casa do Ze Sapateiro
Casa do Ze Sapateiro is a Bed and Breakfast in the Schist Villages that features inexpensive accommodations and dinners featuring the local, stout mountain cuisine of Portugal.
Suggested Central European Itinerary
Suggested Central European itinerary taking in the cities of Venice, Villach, Salzburg, Vienna, Brno, Prague, and Nuremburg.
The Grand Tour of Europe Revisited
The Grand Tour of Europe used to take 2 to 4 years. Here's a modern version of the Grand Tour, shorter and more manageable for independent travelers going to Europe.
The Grand Tour of Europe in Three Weeks
Here's a page for those of you with three week vacations who'd like to get the basics of Europe's finest capitals--with some time in the countryside as well. Page 2.
Unique and Marvelous: Things That Might Surprise You About Sardinia
Introduction to the surprising attractions to be found in the heart of Sardinia, the second largest of Italy's islands.
Finally, The Daily Bread | Surprising Sardinia
Fancy Sardinian bread is everywhere on the island.
Sheep and Pecorino Cheese | Surprising Sardinia
Pecorino cheese is the island's mainstay. Sheep are everywhere.
Typical Foods of Sardinia | Surprising Sardinia
Some typical main courses in Sardinia, including the famous Bosa Spiny Lobster, Maialino Sardo and the typical roast eel of the island.
The Sacred Well at Santa Cristina | Surprising Sardinia
Sardinia's prime off ramp attraction, the archaeological complex of Santa Cristina near Paulilatino, is a stunner.
Horses and Sardinia | Surprising Sardinia
Horses and riding them (or balancing upon them) is one of the main preoccupations for Sardinians.
Colorful Clothing: The Costume of Regional Sardinia
The colorful costumes of traditional Sardinia are worn for festivals throughout the year.
Sardinian Traditional Music | Surprising Sardinia
Pinuccio Sciola | Surprising Sardinia
Giovanna Ledda, Sardinian Lace Maker | Surprising Sardinia
Shoppers for artisinal crafts will have a field day in Sardinia, with masks, rugs, lace, and coral jewelry all special items on sale by craftspeople.
The Festival of Sant'Efisio | Cagliari, Sardinia
The festa of Sant'efisio is of the largest festivals and longest processions in Sardinia, held in Cagliari on May first and lasting for for days, an illustrated guide.
Festa di Sant'Efisio: The Costumes
Costumes, the traditional local dress of Sardinia, are featured prominently in the Festival of Sant'Efesio in Cagliari, Sardinia.
Launeddas - Sardinian Pipes
Launeddas are the traditional Sardinian pipes or flutes.
Traccas, Traditional Ox Driven Carts | Sant'Effisio
The traccas, traditional ox carts were once the workhorse transportation for Sardinians, now are fixed up to display the local specialties in the procession of Sant'Effisio.
Horses and Riders
Horses are a predominant fixture in many Sardinian festivals, Sant'Efisio is no exception.
Sant'Efisio and his Golden Carriage
The golden carriage toting Sant'Efisio followed by the faithful is about to arrive to the Via Roma, a major avenue covered in rose pedals.
Sa Ramadura | Festa di Sant'Efisio
Sa ramadura, when Via Roma in Cagliari is carpeted in Rose Petals.
Menerbes Pictures | Menerbes France
Pictures of Menerbes, France. A virtual tour of the Luberon village of Menerbes.
Menerbes Landscape and Fields Picture | Menerbes France
Pictures of the landscape around Menerbes, France. A virtual tour of the Luberon village of Menerbes. Page 6.
Menerbes Place de la Mairie | Menerbes France
Pictures of the Place de la Mairie in Menerbes, France. A virtual tour of the Luberon village of Menerbes. Page 7.
Menerbes - A Tree Lined Street | Menerbes France
Pictures of a tree lined street in Menerbes, France. A virtual tour of the Luberon village of Menerbes. Page 2.
Electricity in Europe - Power Sockets and Plugs
Power sockets in Europe, things you need to know about plugging into electrical sockets in Europe. Power from European electrical outlets is different than it is in the US.
Maratea: A Vertical Basilicata Itinerary
Discover the Maratea coast, from the little tourist harbor to the old borgo nestled into Monte Biagio for protection against pirates, from a luxury hotel to a rural slow food suburb.
Brefaro in Basilicata: Mozzarella, Salame, Wine and More
Tucked into a verdant valley above the Maratrea coast is the interesting agricultural village of Brefaro in Basilicata. Mozzarella anyone?
Maratea: The Town With 44 Churches
Maratea in Basilicata is a town in a valley halfway up Mount Biagio and makes an interesting tourist destination.
Basilica di San Biagio Picture
The Basilica of San Biage sits on a ridge atop Monte Biagia above Maratea in Basilicata.
Christ the Redeemer Statue
The statue of Christ the Redeemer on Mount Biagio in Basilicata.
Picture of Maratea from the peak of Mount Biagio
Picture of Maratrea from above, the platform of the Christ the Redeemer statue.
View of Maratea Harbor
The View of Maratea harbor from above, on top of Mount Biaggio in Basilicata.
Chauvet Cave Travel Information
Chauvet Cave, the world's oldest UNESCO World Heritage site twice as old as Lascaux, will be cloned and visitable in 2015.
Creating the replica cave of Chauvet for visitors
How they're creating a replica Chauvet painted cave to give the visitor the same feelings as the original cave.
Visiting the Chauvet Cave Replica
How to visit the Chauvet Cave replica after it is open in Spring of 2015 with links to a map of the Caverne of Pont-dâ€™Arc.
Dordogne, France - Location Map and Guide
Map of the Dordogne departement in France, known for its prehistoric caves and cuisine.
Dordogne Map and Travel Information
The Dordogne is divided up into five discrete areas. You'll want to stay in the Dordogne Noir, which offers the most diverse pleasures of the Perigord, including some very interesting prehistoric caves, like Lascaux.
Exploring the Perigord Noir - Dordogne Prehistory and More
The Perigord Noir is the most compelling section of the Dordogne. Walk, hike, canoe, see prehistoric painted caves, and eat some of France's finest cuisine.
Sarlat Information - Your Base in the Perigord
Sarlat is a good base of operations for your vacation in the Dordogne.
Beynac, Château de Beynac, and Castelnaud
Beynac and Castelnaud make a good introduction to the castles and fortifications of the Dordogne and Perigord Noir.
Recommended Prehistoric Sites in the Dordogne
Prehistoric Sites are found throughout the Dordogne. Here are some recommended prehistoric sites and painted caves in the Perigord noir.
Resources for Visiting the Dordogne
How to get more information on lodging, dining and attractions in the Dordogne and Perigord noir regions.
Lascaux Map | Visiting Information for Lascaux II
Location map of Lascaux prehistoric painted caves and information on visiting Lascaux.
Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy.
Yet Another Golden Room - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
A golden room. Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 5.
Picture of the Cascades and Palace - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Picture of the Cascades and Palace. Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy.
A Room of Gold - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 4.
Presepe - Nativity Scene - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Throne from the throne room. Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 8.
Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 3.
Opulence and Excess - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
A golden room. Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 6.
Throne - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Throne from the throne room. Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 7.
Picture of the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon - Caserta Royal Palace Pictures
Picture of the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon. Pictures of the Royal Palace in Caserta, Italy. Page 2.
Basque Country Map - Euskal Herria map and Basque Country Travel Information
A map of Basque country or Euskal Herria, with information about the Basque language, general tourism and travel information, and some notes about autonomy.
Crete - Walking the Samaria Gorge
Walking the Samaria Gorge in Crete is a popular walk with tourists to Greece, from the interior of the island to the sea.
Walking the Appian Way in Rome
A great walk in Rome starts with the Baths of Caracalla and heads down the Appian way, taking in the tome of Cecilia Metella and other attractions.
Great Walks of Europe
Day hikes and walks where the landscape is at its best, walks along the Via Appia where history is on display, vineyard treks and ring road excursions.
Central Crete: Walk a Loop around the Lasithi Plateau
Walking the Lasithi Plateau on the island of Crete is a very interesting trek, and you'll learn a lot about rural Greek culture.
Cappadocia Pictures | Balloon Shadow Over Cappadocia Landscape
Pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey, from ballooning Cappadocia to fairy chimneys. Page 6.