Europe Travel Sitemap - Page 5 2016-09-26

Cappadocia Pictures | Balloon Captain Mike
Pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey, from ballooning Cappadocia to fairy chimneys. Page 7.

Cappadocia Pictures | Tourists View Cappadocia Landscape
Pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey, from ballooning Cappadocia to fairy chimneys. Page 12.

Cappadocia Pictures | View from a Cappadocia Cafe
Picture of the view from a Cappadocia cafe. Page 5.

Cappadocia Pictures | Cave Entrance in Cappadocia
Picture of a Cave Entrance in Cappadocia. Page 9.

Cappadocia Pictures | Fairy Chimneys
Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia Picture. Page 2.

Cappadocia Pictures | Caves in Cappadocia
Picture of a hiking trail in Cappadocia. Page 8.

Cappadocia Pictures | Pomegranate Juice Stand
Picture of a Cappadocia pomegranate stand. Page 11.

Cappadocia Pictures | Wall Paintings
Picture of a Cappadocia painted cave. Page 10.

Cappadocia Pictures & Guide | Travel in Turkey
Pictures of Cappadocia, Turkey, from ballooning to fairy chimneys, plus travel, weather, and tour information.

Cappadocia Pictures | Cappadocia Cafe
Picture of Turkish Coffee and Turkish delight served at a Cappadocia cafe. Page 4.

Cappadocia Pictures | Plateau in Cappadocia
Picture of a colorful plateau in Cappadocia. Page 3.

Cappadocia Pictures | Caves in Cappadocia
Picture of Cave Entrances in Cappadocia

Walking France - Trails and Trail Maps for Hiking in France
Walking in France has been made easy. There are thousands of miles of maintained and marked trails, all of them on IGN maps.

Heraklion Temperatures | Historic High and Low Temperatures for Heraklion, Crete
Heraklion, Greece historic average temperatures

Heraklion Rainfall | Average Rainfall for Heraklion, Crete
Heraklion average precipitation or rainfall on the Greek Island of Crete.

Chania and the Samaria Gorge | Western Crete Map
Map of western Crete showing the towns of Chania and the route through the Samaria Gorge.

Knossos and Central Crete Map
Map of Central Crete showing the location of Knossos and the Lasithi plateau.

Where to Stay in Crete
Crete has a variety of lodging options, find out the best places to stay on the island of Crete in Greece.

Crete Location Map and Travel Guide
Map of Greece showing location of Crete

About Crete | Crete Map and Introduction to Crete
Map of Crete showing major cities and tourist destintations.

Crete | Final Words on a Fabulous Island
Crete is still fun, still inexpensive, and you can travel footloose free.

Noord-Holland Map - Delights of North Holland Travel
Noord-Holland is a fascinating region of Holland north and west of Amsterdam. Find lots to do on your vacation to North Holland with our map.

Utrecht Travel Guide | Utrecht Holland
Travel guide to Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands. Utrecht travel planning guide.

Haarlem Netherlands Travel Guide
Haarlem is the capital of Noord Holland and an interesting travel destination near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Peñafiel Plaza del Coso
Penafiel hosts many festivals in the Piazza del Coso, among them the spectacular Descent of the Angel.

Peñafiel Castle | Castillo de los Tellez Giron
Pe˝afiel Castle is an 11th century castle seen high over the town of Penafiel in Spain

Penafiel Castle Tower
Picture of a Penafiel castle tower showing the noble family crest and the exposed limestone hillside.

Molino de Palacios | Where to Eat in Penafiel
Molino de Palacios restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Penafiel, Spain. It is situated inside a grain mill right over the river.

Wineries in Penafiel
Where to find wine and wineries with the outstanding Ribera del Duero wines in the area around Penafiel.

Clock Tower with Storks
Picture of the clock tower, Torre del Reloj, with nesting stork on top.

Peñafiel Spain and the Ribera del Duero Wine Region
Pe˝afiel has a spectacular cliff side castle set in the middle of one of Spain's best wine regions--and the cooking is first rate as well

Spain and Portugal Wine Regions Map
Map of wine regions of Spain and Portugal. Where to go to see vineyards and taste wine in Spain and Portugal.

Fontainebleau - Map showing Chateau de Fontainebleau | Travel Information
Fontainebleau map and visitor information. How to visit the Chateau de Fontainebleau

The Light in Springtime - Spring Photography in Europe
The light and air clarity in spring is what European photographers long for, you'll get better photographs than you would on a summer vacation.

Why Go to Europe in Spring? | Springtime Vacationing
Free guide to the joys of a spring in Europe, a time of flowers, clouds, sparkling clean air and yes, you'll save money over a vacation in the heat of summer.

Spring Flora and Fauna
Spring in Europe offers a supper helping of flowering plants and animals coming out of hibernation that you and your kids might really like to see.

Spring Food - European Spring Vegetables and Fruits
What can you expect to find in an open air market in Europe during springtime? There is a wide variety of vegetables and fruits you can experiment with.

Spring Trees | Springtime in Europe
Early spring trees are mere skeletons, you can peer through them, they lend mystery to your vacation photographs

Map Sicily | Italy Travel Guide
Sicily travel guide with city map, featuring train, ferry and road travel information. Sicily is a fascinating Island that's easy to get to from the south of Italy. Here is a map of Sicily with information on how to get to the island and how to get around, as well as some suggestions on what to see in Sicily.

Venice to Sicily: A Three Week Itinerary in Italy
Venice, the first stop on a three week Italian travel itinerary to Rome, Naples, and on to Sicily.

Rome: Second Stop on Our Venice to Sicily Itinerary
Rome, the second or third stop on our Venice to Sicily tourist itinerary.

Naples and Campania
Naples, an highly recommended optional stop on our Venice to Sicily itinerary.

Sicily Rail Map for Tourists
Sicily map with cities tourists should visit and rail lines for easy but slow public transportation.

Venice to Sicily Itinerary Wrap Up
Final words on our Venice to Sicily Itinerary, from driving to taking the train.

Girona Barcelona
Girona Barcelona airport map showing the location of the Costa Brava airport and the distance to Barcelona, Spain.

Rotterdam Airport Map and Information
Rotterdam airport map and travel information. How to get to Rotterdam Airport in the Netherlands.

Allett Classic Leather Traveler Wallet Review
Professional review of the Allett Classic Leather Traveler Wallet for your money, credit cards and passport.

Doumo Santa Maria Assunta | San Gimignano Pictures
Picture of Duomo Santa Maria Assunta in San Gimignano. San Gimignano pictures. Page 10.

Rome Map - Interactive Map of Rome
A map of Rome showing the major tourist destinations, Roman sites, and metro lines, with information on where to stay and when to go.

Paris Map - Interactive Map of Paris France and Travel Resources
A Paris Interactive Map showing the districts called arrondissements and the Paris resources on the About network for visiting Paris.

Brittany Map and Travel Information for Bretagne
Map of Brittany, France and tourist information for the region of Brittany or Bretagne in northweast France.

Sporades Map | Sporades Islands Map and Travel Information
Sporades Map, a map of the Sporades islands in Greece and travel information.

Map of Greece - Mainland and Peloponnese Itinerary Map
Map of Greece showing the Greek historic sites to visit on the Greek mainland and peloponnese. Greece map and suggested itinerary.

Menton Illustrated Travel Guide
Menton is a French Riviera city of gardens and beaches, the most laid back village along the C˘te d'Azur of France.

Menton Attractions | What To Do In Menton, France
What to do in Mention, France from museums to markets, from gardens to Jean Cocteau.

Jean Cocteau in Menton
Where to see works by Jean Cocteau in Menton, France.

Where to Stay in Menton, France
Places to stay in Menton, including hotels and vacation rentals in Menton and along the Cote d'Azur along the French Riviera.

Menton, France | The Bottom Line
Is a vacation in Menton, France a good idea? Is Menton the place for me? Are there beaches?

Ireland Map - Map and Travel Information for Ireland
A map of Ireland showing the geography and cities - plus essential Ireland travel information including currency, transportation information, public holidays in Ireland, weather, and Irish language information.

England Tourist Map: Top Attractions
Map of England showing the top tourist attractions in the country, including Hadrians Wall, Stonehendge, the Cotswolds, and Bath.

A very well preserved street in Ostia Antica
Ostia Antica is very different than the other, more famous, archaeological sites. Ostia is a working city, and all sorts of individual and commercial buildings can be seen.

The Roman Theater at Ostia Antica
Find out about the Roman Theater at Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome.

How the bakery at Ostia Antica worked
From milling the grain to finished bread for thousands, the bakery at Ostia Antica could churn out your daily bread daily without fail.

Ostia Antica Toilets
Picture of the famous communal toilets in Ostia Antica.

Ostia Antica Visitor Guide
Ostia Antica, the excavations of the ancient Roman port, makes a fine day trip done with a single metro ticket from central Rome.

How to Get to Ostia Antica from Rome
Instructions on how to get to Ostia Antica from Rome via public transportation.

Estremoz Location Map - Alentejo Region Portugal
The location of Estremoz in Portugal's Alentejo region and other interesting cities and villages near Estremoz. Page 12.

Estremoz Picture
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. Picture of the walled village of Estremoz taken from the road.

Estremoz Pictures - Estremoz Clay Figures
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. Estremoz clay figures photo. Page 8.

Estremoz Pictures - Fountain in the Town Square of Estremoz
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. A picture of the town square and fountain in Estremoz. Page 2.

Estremoz Pictures - Adega do Isaías Picture
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. Grilling pata negra, or black pork, at the Adega do IsaÝas restaurant in Estremoz. Page 11.

Estremoz Pictures - Estremoz Wood Carving
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. A picture of a carved pencil holder in the municipal museum of Estremoz. Page 10.

Estremoz Pictures - Clay Figure Artist
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. A Clay Figure artist discusses his craft. Page 7.

Estremoz Pictures - The tower Torre das Três Coroas in Estremoz, Portugal
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. A tour of the Alentejo region town and its tourist attractions. Page 3.

Estremoz Pictures - Estremoz Clay Figure Love is Blind
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. Estremoz clay figures photo with the theme Love is Blind. Page 9.

Estremoz Pictures - Arcade in Estremoz
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. A picture of an archade in the palace of Estremoz. Page 4.

Estremoz Picture - Chapel
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. Picture of the walled village of Estremoz taken from the road. Page 5.

Estremoz Pictures - Estremoz Clay Figures
Pictures of Estremoz, Portugal. Estremoz clay figures photo. Page 6.

Castle Stays - Castello Ripa d'Orcia - Italy
Rent a room or an apartment in this Tuscany castle near the village of San Quirico d'Orcia.

Monteriggioni Italy Travel Planner
Monteriggioni is 14 km from Siena, Italy. You'll find a town with intact defensive walls, perhaps one of the most evocative medieval villages in Italy.

Scandinavia Map | Map of Scandinavia and Essential Travel Information
Scandinavia map showing the main Scandinavian cities, along with essential travel information for visitors to Scandinavia.

Taking the Train in Europe - Rail Travel Info
Is taking the train better than driving in Europe? Here's what you need to know about train travel, rail passes, and buses.

Malta - Travel Guide to the Maltese Archipelago
Looking for a unique destination for vacation? How about one with fascinating Islands, unique archaeological sites, and a population that speaks English? Visit Malta--you won't be disappointed.

Salzburg Travel Guide
Salzburg Austria travel guide. Find attractions, hotels, tours, weather and climate, and vacation planning advice for Salzburg.

What's the best city in Europe? How to ask your travel questions online in a way that returns reasonable answers
Some ideas of focusing your European travel questions so that you'll get the answers that you need to have a great European vacation.

Geneva Switzerland Travel Guide | Europe Travel
Geneva travel and tourism information guide. How to get to Geneva, what to do and where to stay in Geneva, Switzerland.

A View down the Rue de la Citadelle
A View down the Rue de la Citadelle in St. Jean Pied de Port.

Pilgrim's Backpacks in front of the Pilgrim Office
Picture of Pilgrim's Backpacks in front of the Pilgrim Office

View down the River Nive near Saint Jean Pied de Port
Picture of the river Nive and medieval hump-back bridge near Saint Jean Pied de Port

Citadelle - Saint Jean Pied de Port
Picture of the Citadelle in Saint Jean Pied de Port, France.

Saint Jean Pied de Port France
Saint Jean Pied de Port France illustrated guide. The Camino de Santiago starts at St. Jean Pied de Port

Cognac Country | Poitou-Charentes Region of France | Europe Travel
Cognac country, the southern half of the Poitou-Charentes region of France, makes an interesting itinerary when combined with the northern Bayou country of the Marais Poitevin.

Chartres France - Illustrated Tour of Chartres and Chartres Cathedral
Go with us on a picture tour of the town of Chartres and the Chartres cathederal, the largest cathedral in France.

Chartres Picture - A Window in Chartres
A picture of a very peculiar window in Chartres, France.

The Front View of Chartres Cathedral Showing the Rose Window
Here's a picture of the front of Chartres Cathedral.

Chartres Cathedral Detail - Statues Showing the Grime of Centuries
Here is a comparison picture of the Chartres cathedral statues yet to be cleaned.

Chartres Cathedral Details - Luminous Saints
Here are some cleaned statues showing their luminous qualities in summer of 2004.

Chartres Picture - Flower and Half-Timbered House
Here is the essence of Chartres, France. Chartres is in the middle of an area that produces perfumes from natural ingredients.

Chartres - The Fire Station
Picture of the fire station in Chartres, France.

Chartres Picture - Scene along the Eure River
Picture taken along Chartres' Eure River.

Chartres Cathedral Picture - The Back of the cathedral showing characteristic flying buttresses
Chartres cathedral dominates the landscape of Chartres, France.

Chartres Cathedral Detail - Statues
Chartres cathedral picture of statuary found outside. These have recently been cleaned, a process that was ongoing in 2004.

Visiting Dachau Concentration Camp
How to visit Dachau Concentration Camp outside of Munich and what to expect when you get there.

Dachau Gate Picture: Arbeit Macht Frei
The famous gate at Dachau, marked Arbeit Macht Frei: work sets you free.

The Dachau Ovens: Crematorium: Barrack X
Controversial ovens at Dachau, crematoriums or incinerators, part of the our of the concentration camp.

Dachau Concentration Camp Visiting & Research Resources
More on the Dachau Concentration Camp, from contact information to pictures and video of camp life to liberation.

Autunno in Barbagia: A Festival in Sardinia
Autumn in Barbagia, how to see and experience all the best of remote Sardinian villages in a weekend or two.

The Drums of Gavoi
Homemade drums of Gavoi are a specialty, and the festival allows you to get a close to them as you want. It's street music and dance time.

Traditional Food of Gavoi and Sardinia
Traditional foods served at the Autunno in Barbagia festival in Gavoi, Sardinia can be taken home and cooked or eaten right on the street.

Gavoi Knives
A display of knives and picture of the knife maker at Autunno in Barbagia in Gavoi, Sardinia.

Making Baskets in Meana Sardo
A man on a public bench weaves a basket during the Autunno in Barbagia festival in October.

Meana Sardo
Meana Sardo is a town that celebrates bread at the Autunno in Barbagia celebration.

Language Schools in Europe - What's it like to Study Italian in Italy?
Foreign Language Schools in Europe - What can you expect when you go to a country to learn a language?

Europe at Night
Paris, the champion of the European night with its early adaptation of street lighting, monument lighting, and enlightenment.

San Gimignano and the Towers at Night
Picture of San Gimignano's towers at night, a view you don't get on a day trip in Tuscany.

Dijon at Night
Picture of the illuminated fountains in front of the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Ancient Pompeii at Night
Some ancient sites, like ancient Pompeii, are occasionally open at night, offering a different experience for the tourist.

Rome at Night
Europe Travel.

Puglia at Night
The Gargano peninsula, a part of Puglia, is very enjoyable at night.

Baden Baden Germany Travel Planner
Baden Baden is a Black Forest spa town that's been bathed in since Roman times, plus there's good wine and cuisine. We'll tell you what you need to know to plan your travel to Baden-Baden and vicinity.

Berlin Beaches
This guide to Berlin's numerous beaches introduces locations ranging from lakeside bars to a sandy lounge on top of a high-rise.

Picture of Antwerp Central Station.
Picture of the Antwerp Central Station, called the Railway Cathedral for its elegant design. Page 8.

Antwerp Picture - Antwerp Central Station entrance
Picture of Antwerp Central Station engrance. Page 7.

Antwerp Travel Guide and Virtual Tour
Antwerp travel guide and pictures, including Rubens house and garden, Antwerp Central Station, the railway cathedral, and the best cafe and Belgian waffles.

Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing - Antwerp Belgium
If you like printing and printing presses and 16th century life in Belgium, the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium will be your cup of tea.

Maastricht Travel Guide
Maastricht is off the tourist trail, but a compelling place to visit. Get essential information for visiting Maastricht in the Netherlands.

St. Bavo Restoration
Picture of the ceiling of St. Bavo, and description of the restoration done from 1981-1985.

The Long and Short of St. Bavo
Picture of a wall in St. Bavo with marks indicating the height of Haarlem's tallest man and smallest man.

Saint Bavo Church - Haarlem - Pictures of The Great Church
St. Bavo is called the Great Church in Haarlem, Netherlands. Here we feature interior pictures of some of the great features of St. Bavo, including the dogwhipper and the 16th century Christian Muller organ.

St. Bavo Dog Whipper
Picture of the dogw hipper at St. Bavo church in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Oddly Rendered Dog of St. Bavo
Picture of a dog statue in St. Bavo church in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Picture: House Plaques from Old Amsterdam Houses
Picture of plaques used to identify houses before Napoleon.

Amsterdam Picture - Two Old Warehouses
Picture shows two of the oldest warehouses in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Picture: A typical scene near the port
picture of Amsterdam near the port.

Amsterdam Picture: Puccini Chocolates
Where to get chocolate in Amsterdam? Puccini has two locations in Amsterdam and is highly regarded.

Amsterdam Picture: The Narrowest House in Amsterdam
Here is a picture of the narrowest house in Amsterdam with an explaination on why houses are generally so narrow in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Picture: The Waag, or Old Weighing House
Picture of the Waag, or old weighing house, in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Picture: detail of the Waag--the bricklayers guild hall
Here is a detail from a section of the waag showing detailed brickwork.

Amsterdam Pictures - Photo Tour of Amsterdam
Amsterdam has some unique architecture based on the requirements of the soft soil buildings and houses have to sit upon. Take our picture tour of Amsterdam and see.

Amsterdam Picture - South Church - Zuiderkerk
Picture of Amsterdam's South Church (Zuiderkerk) along the along the Groenburgwal Canal

Amsterdam Picture: Entrance to Amsterdam's Leper Colony
Picture of the entrance to Amsterdam's leper colony.

Loire Valley Chateau Map
The Loire Valley of France is notable for its wines and the castles or chateaux that are found in profusion along the Loire and Cher rivers.

How to Spend a Day Near Nice - Côte d'Azur Airport
Things to do, places to stay, and attractions near Nice - C˘te d'Azur Airport in Nice, France

Cafe Granducato | Pistoia Picture
Picture of Cafe Granducato in Pistoia, Italy. Page 12.

Birth Notice in Pistoia | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the announcement of the birth of baby Eno in Pistoia, Italy. Page 13.

Market Square Store | Pistoia Picture
Picture of a store in Pistoia, Italy. Page 6.

Ospedale del Ceppo | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the Ospedale del Ceppo in Pistoia, Italy. Page 2.

Pistoia Church Apse | Pistoia Picture
Picture of a church from an alley in Pistoia, Italy. Page 10.

Layers of Architectural History | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the layers of architectural history in Pistoia, Italy. Page 5.

Battistero di San Giovanni in Corte | Pistoia Picture
Picture of Battistero di San Giovanni in Corte in Pistoia, Italy. Page 7.

Pistoia Campanile or Bell Tower | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the campanile or bell tower in piazza del Duomo in Pistoia, Italy. Page 4.

Bronzes in the Civic Museum of Pistoia | Pistoia Picture
Picture of bronze sculptures at the civic museum in Pistoia, Italy. Page 9.

Duomo di Pistoia | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the Duomo in Pistoia, Italy.

Palazzo di Governo and the Torre di Catilina | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the Palazzo di Governo and the Torre di Catilina in Pistoia, Italy. Page 3.

Pistoia Street Scene | Pistoia Picture
Picture of a street scene in Pistoia, Italy. Page 11.

Pistoia Wine Bar Blackboard | Pistoia Picture
Picture of the blackboard of a wine bar in Pistoia, Italy. Page 8.

Pistoia Pictures - Photos of Pistoia Italy
Pistoia, Italy pictures

Pistoia Pictures - Photos of Pistoia Italy
Pistoia, Italy pictures

Scotland Map | Top Tourist Hot Spots
Scotland map showing the major tourist attractions and best cities for visiting on vacation in Scotland.

Überlingen Pictures | Fountain by sculptor Peter Lenk.
▄berlingen Pictures of a fountain by Peter Lenk. ▄berlingen virtual tour.

Überlingen Sea Promenade Pictures | Virtual Tour of Überlingen, Germany
▄berlingen Pictures from a visit to Lake Costance. ▄berlingen virtual tour. Page 3.

Überlingen Pictures | Hotel Garni Weistor
Picture of the Hotel Garni Wiestor, recommended lodging in Uberlingen. ▄berlingen virtual tour. Page 10.

Überlingen Greek Restaurant Picture | Spitalkeller Wein Restaurant
Picture of a recommended Uberlingen restaurant: Spitalkeller Wein Restaurant. ▄berlingen virtual tour. Page 7.

Überlingen Pictures | The flowered sea promenade in Uberlingen
▄berlingen Pictures from a visit to Lake Costance. ▄berlingen virtual tour. Page 2.

Überlingen Wine Shop Pictures | Virtual Tour of Überlingen, Germany
▄berlingen wine shop picture from a visit to Lake Costance. ▄berlingen virtual tour. Page 9.

Uberlingen Pictures | Virtual Tour of Überlingen, Germany
▄berlingen Pictures from a visit to Lake Constance. ▄berlingen virtual tour.

Lerici Travel Guide | Italian Riviera
Lerici, Italy, a town on the Italian Riviera, is virtually unknown to American tourists. It should be avoided like the plague if you don't like to hear Italian spoken or see folks pleased with doing nothing.

Istanbul Weather and Historic Climate | When to Go to Istanbul, Turkey
Temperature and rainfall graphs for Istanbul, Turkey. Historic climate and when to go to Istanbul

Istanbul Precipitation Graph | When Does It Rain in Istanbul?
Istanbul historic climate shows that the summers are hot, humid but almost rain free, while winters are wet, foggy, and often smoggy.

Offbeat Dining in Europe - Unusual Restaurants and Eating Experiences
Dining in a tram, dining in a gondola, or dining in Italy's most intimate restaurant for only two people, unusual and offbeat dining experiences you can have on your European vacation.

Dining Alone - Tips and Tricks to Get Yourself into the Solo Dining Mood
Dining alone is hard for many people. Most of the horrors are misperceptions. Here are some things to think about when dining alone in a restaurant, and tips to make solo dining a pleasure.

Nafplion Greece Travel Guide
Nafplion, travel guide to the seaport town on Argolikos Bay in the northeast Peloponnese of Greece. Nafplion map and travel essentials.

Food of the Schist Villages of Central Portugal
A short tour of the hearty mountain cuisine of central Portugal's Schist Villages.

Maranhos | Portuguese Cuisine
Picture and description of Maranhos, a typical dish found in central Portugal.

Duck Rice with Orange, Arroz de Pato com Laranja Picture
Duck Rice with Orange, Arroz de Pato com Laranja, is a traditional dish throughout Portugal.

Rice | Portuguese Dirty Rice
Rice is a staple of Portuguese cuisine, but this rice made from the nasty bits, much like Creole dirty rice, was superb.

Alheira de Caça | Game and Bread Sausage
Alheira de Caša is a bread and game meat sausage eaten in central Portugal

Chanfana | Portuguese Lamb or Goat Stew
Chanfana is a Portuguese lamb stew famous throughout the land.

Barcelona Travel Guide
Barcelona, a travel and tourism guide to one of Spain's most popular travel destinations covering architecture, food, nightlife and more.

Panicale in Umbria - Wild times in Gallo's Bar
Panicale is a small Umbrian Hilltop village with all the features a seasoned traveler looks for: good food, abundant apartment rentals, and interesting medieval architecture. Page 2.

Panicale - An Umbrian Hilltown in Italy
Panicale is a small Umbrian Hilltop village. Panicale has the features a seasoned traveler looks for: good food, abundant apartment rentals, and interesting medieval architecture.

Venice Italy Travel Guide | Europe Travel
A complete guide to planning a vacation in Venice, from where to eat well to what to see and do in the most unique city among the Italian big three.

Venice Italy Travel Guide | Europe Travel
A complete guide to planning a vacation in Venice, from where to eat well to what to see and do in the most unique city among the Italian big three.

Delphi, Greece Travel Guide
Why you should travel to Delphi, the center of the Greek universe set in a stunning landscape on the mainland of Greece.

Baden Austria Travel Guide
Guide to Baden, Austria, a spa town near Vienna.

Medieval Towers in Italy: How the Towers Came to be Built
Medieval towwers. At the end of the tumultuous 12th century, tall towers, symbols of power and wealth, began to invade the Italian landscape. How the medieval towers came to be and where you can see them.

Florence for Foodies | Inside San Lorenzo Market
San Lorenzo market for foodies. San Lorenzo market, Mercato Centrale, has evolved into a haven for tourist foodies. See the foodie fun inside.

Perini Delicatessen - A San Lorenzo Institution
Overview of Perini, a delicatessen inside San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale with many Italian specialty products.

Perini in San Lorenzo Market in Florence - A Little Theater With Your Food?
Perini in San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale, a picture of a deli man.

Have a Bite to Eat at Nerbone
Picture of food preparation at Nerbone restaurant inside the Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo.

The Wide World of Tripe and Other Offal
Picture of the Tripperia M&L inside the Mercato Central of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy.

Cured Meats, Salumi, in a Lunigiana Supermarket
Inside the deli section of a small supermarket in the Lunigiana.

Introduction to My Lunigiana
La Lunigiana: illustrated guide to the historic territory of Northern Tuscany for travelers and dreamers.

Making a Pig into Salami
Making a pig into salami is one of the traditional things practiced by ordinary people in the Lunigiana.

Winter in the Lunigiana
How is the winter in the Lunigiana for tourists and visitors?

Fosdinovo | La Lunigiana
Fosdinovo in La Lunigiana, a typical castled town with a long history.

Bagnone
Bagnone in the Lunigiana, another castle town along a river with find walks.

Pontremoli
Pontremoli in the Lunigiana, where you'll find a museum in the Castle for the Lunigiana's famous stelle statues.

Statue Stele of the Lunigiana
The statues of the Lunigiana are one of the territory's interesting archaeolgical features.

Walking the Lunigiana
Walking and hiking the Lunigiana is easy.

Festivals in the Lunigiana
The Lunigiana is known for its festivals, especially medieval festivals that celebrate the arts and crafts of that long ago period.

Chestnut Bread | Traditional Foods of the Lunigiana
The Lunigiana has many regional specialty foods like the famous Marocca of Casola, a chestnut bread made in Casola.

Picture of the Superga Temple
Picture of the Superga Temple just ouside Turin, Italy.

National Cinema Museum - Turin, Italy
A visit to the National Cinema Museum in Turin, or Torino, Italy, is a must for film buffs. Five floors of exhibits and two continually running movies, plus a great view from the observation deck make it a top attraction in Turin.

Picture of an exhibit at the National Cinema Museum
There are five floors of exhibits at the National Cinema Museum in Turin, Italy.

View from the Observation Deck of The Cinema Museum in Turin.
Here's a picture of the view from the top of the National Cinema Museum in Turino, Italy.

National Cinema Museum - Another View from the Observation Deck
Here's a picture of the view from the top of the National Cinema Museum in Turino, Italy.

National Cinema Museum - Yet Another View from the Observation Deck
Here's a picture of the view from the top of the National Cinema Museum in Turino, Italy.

Salamanca Spain Guide
Salamamca travel information. Salamanca was named Europe's Cultural Capital in 2002. It's a city of historic monuments and educational institutions that UNESCO named

Unique Lodging in Europe
Why stay in a European chain hotel when you can stay in a cave dwelling, prison, trullo or water tower? How about a castle hotel?

Zug, Switzerland Travel Guide
Illustrated guide to Zug, Switzerland

Zytturm - Zug Town Gate
Zytturm is the 52 meter high gate, which rises over the houses of the historic center of Zug.

Zug Waterfront
The waterfront of Zug is where you can swim, rent a kayak or paddle boat, or just stroll.

Where to Eat in Zug
Zug famous foods revolve around cherries and pastry, but good food is available in many places.

Zuger Kirschtorten, the Zug Cherry Torte
The cherry torte from Zug is a layer cake made with the famous Kirsch from cherries grown in and around Zug.

Zug Statues
Zug has some interesting statues for the tourist to gawk at.

Where to Stay in Zug
Hotels and other places to stay in Zug, Switzerland.

Zug Sunset Picture
Picture of Zug at sunset--it's what Zug is famous for!

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Madeira Island Photo Gallery
Picture of the cable car aerial tram that takes you to Monte. Monte is a suburb of Funchal on Madeira Island.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Buddha Picture
Pictures of a Buddha statue in the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Monte is a suburb of Funchal on Madeira Island. Page 5.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Monte Garden Art
Pictures of Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Monte is a suburb of Funchal on Madeira Island. Page 8.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Peacock Picture
Picture of a peacock in the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Page 9.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Madeira Island Photo Gallery
Pictures of a statue in the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Page 7.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Lake and Waterfall Picture
Pictures of Monte Palace Tropical Gardens lake and waterfall. Page 11.

Mineral Museum Picture | Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures
Pictures of the mineral museum in the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Page 3.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Modern African Sculpture Museum Picture
Pictures of Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Monte is a suburb of Funchal on Madeira Island. Page 4.

Monte Sledge Picture | Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures
Pictures of the sledges you take from Monte down to Funchal. Page 12.

Picture of Pride of Madeira Plant | Madeira Island Photo Gallery
Pictures of pride of madeira plant found in Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Page 10.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Madeira Island Photo Gallery
Pictures of the main course at lunch at the Quinta do Monte manor house hotel. Page 2.

Monte Funchal, Madeira Portugal picture: Japanese garden, with Tibet prayer flags on top.
Monte Funchal, Madiera Portugal picture. Page 6.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures | Madeira Island Photo Gallery
Pictures of Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Monte is a suburb of Funchal on Madeira Island.

A Botanical Garden for Strolling at Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira
A botanical garden of sensual delights awaits the guest at Reids Palace Hotel

Reids Palace | Romantic Hotel Madeira
Reids Palace Hotel may be the best, most romantic hotel I've had the pleasure of exploring; it's not just a building of boxes and beds.

Take in the View from Reids Palace Hotel in Funchal on Madeira island.
The view from the lounging area of Reids Palace Hotel in Funchal, Madeira Island.

Commune with the sea in one of Reids three swiming pools.
The sea is a big draw at Reids Palace Hotel

Picture of the elegant luxury that awaits the visitor to Reids Palace Hotel in Funchal
Picture of the interior of Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira

Picturesque work on the Madeira Islands includes fishing--and drying the fish.
Madeira island is full of picturesque vistas, great markets, exotic plants and walking trails called levadas.

Madeira Islands, a romantic destination in tropical Europe
Madeira island, featuring a fine climate, exotic plants, and romantic hotels with a long tradition of service, make a fantastic romantic destination for mature adults.

Monsaraz Outside the City Walls - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of houses outside the city gate of Monsaraz. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 5.

Monsaraz View from the Castle - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of the view of Monsaraz from the Castle. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 6.

Monsaraz Houses and Tower Picture - Monsaraz Portugal
Picture of a Monsaraz street scene, with houses and and the castle tower. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 2.

Monsaraz Parish Church Picture - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of the Monsaraz Parish Church. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 4.

Monsaraz Street Scene - Monsaraz Portugal
Picture of a Monsaraz street scene, with houses and bell tower. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Monsaraz Bell Tower - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of the city gate of Monsaraz, porta da vila. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 9.

Monsaraz City Gate Picture - Porta da Vila - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of the city gate of Monsaraz, porta da vila. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 8.

Monsaraz City Gate Picture - Porta da Vila - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of the view of the city gate of Monsaraz. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 7.

Monsaraz Pictures - Monsaraz Portugal
Pictures of Monsaraz, a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Monsaraz Doorway Picture - Monsaraz Portugal Pictures
Picture of a Monsaraz doorway. Monsaraz is a walled village in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Page 3.

Finding Absinthe Bars in Europe
Where to drink absinthe in Europe, from Switzerland to Paris to Antibes in Provence.

What goes into a good bottle of Absinthe
How Absinthe is produced, the ingredients and methods used to make the green fairy liquor.

Absinthe: Myth and Religion
The allure of absinthe: what's in it, why it was once banned, and where you can drink absinthe properly in Europe.

How Absinthe is prepared right before consumption
Hot to prepare raw absinthe for drinking, using an absinthe fountain and absinthe spoon.

Taking Your Pet to Europe - Requirements for Travel
Traveling with your pet to Europe lots of advance preparation, including microchipping and rabies tests. Here's a reader's (un-fun) experience.

Motorhome Vacations in Europe - RV Planning Tips
Thinking about renting a motorhome or recreation vehicle (RV) in Europe? Here are the benefits and planning resources for a motorhome tour of Europe.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit a European Union Country?
Visa information for visiting the European Union, Shengen visa information.

Tom Bihn Aeronaut Carry-On Bag Review
The Tom Bihn Aeronaut Carry-On Bag was our recent favorite on a trip to Europe. Professional review of the Tom Bihn Aeronaut bag.

Flying Turkish Airlines (TA) - A Review
Review of Turkish Airlines. Professional review of TA Turkish Airlines by Kerry Kubilius

Blue Mosque at Night Picture | Istanbul Photos
Pictures of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey at night. Blue Mosque pictures. Page 3.

Blue Mosque Interior Dome Pictures | Istanbul
Pictures of the interior of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Blue Mosque pictures. Page 4.

Blue Mosque Dome Picture | Istanbul
Looking up into the dome of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Blue Mosque pictures. Page 5.

Blue Mosque Exterior Pictures | Istanbul
Pictures of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Blue Mosque pictures.

Blue Mosque Pictures | Istanbul
Pictures of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Blue Mosque pictures. Page 6.

Blue Mosque Pictures | Istanbul
Virtual tour of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Blue Mosque pictures.

Positano Houses Picture
Pictures of houses along the cliffs in the village of Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 7.

Positano Beach Cabana Picture
Pictures of a Positano beach cabana. Positano picture gallery. Page 6.

Positano Beach Picture
Pictures of the beach and village of Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 2.

Positano and Church Picture
Pictures of Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 5.

Positano Picture | Classic Amalfi Coast View
The classic overview picture of the Amalfi Coast village of Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 8.

Positano Cliff Picture
Pictures of houses along the cliffs in the village of Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 3.

The Sea Around Positano Picture
Picture of the sea around Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 9.

Positano Fish Picture
Pictures of fish displayed in a restaurant in Positano. Positano picture gallery. Page 4.

Positano Pictures
A virtual tour of Positano, a popular town to visit on the Amalfi coast. Pictures of the town, the sea, fishing boats and restaurants.

Positano and Boats Picture
Pictures of Positano with its famous fishing boats boats from our Positano picture gallery.

Egg Castle - Naples Pictures
Picture of Egg Castle - or Castel dell'Ovo. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias.

View from Mergellina to Posillipo - Naples Pictures
View of the Naples coastline from Mergellina to Posillipo. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 4.

Swimmers along Naples Waterfront - Naples Pictures
Picture of swimmers along a Naples breakwater. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 21.

Castel Nuovo Tower - Naples Pictures
Picture of Castel Nuovo (New Castle) sometimes called Maschio Angioino. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 6.

Central Naples Looking Out to Sea - Naples Pictures
Picture of Central Naples Looking Out to Sea. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 18.

Castel Nuovo Tower - Naples Pictures
Picture of a tower of the Castel Nuovo in Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 19.

Caffe Gambrinus - Naples Pictures
Picture of Caffe Gambrinus. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 12.

Inside Caffe Gambrinus - Naples Pictures
Picture of Caffe Gambrinus. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 13.

Castel Nuovo Fresco - Naples Pictures
Picture of a fresco inside Castel Nuovo showing the Piazza del Plebisito. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 7.

Castel Nuovo View - Naples Pictures
Picture of the view from the Castle Nuovo. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 9.

Owners of Antica Pizzeria da Michele - Naples Pictures
Picture of Luigi and Antonio, Owners of Antica Pizzeria da Michele. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 16.

San Francesco di Paola - Naples Pictures
Picture of San Francesco di Paola, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, in the Piazza del Plebiscito. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 14.

Pizza Picture - Naples Pictures
Picture of Pizzas from the Pizzaria da Michele in Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 15.

Royal Palace - Naples Pictures
Picture of a niche in the Royal Palace of Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 5.

San Gregorio Armeno Picture - Naples Pictures
Picture of a shop on San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the terracotta figures. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 17.

Galleria Umberto - Naples Pictures
Picture of Galleria Umberto. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 11.

Castel Nuovo - New Castle - Naples Pictures
Picture of the entrance to Castel Nuovo, the New Castle of Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 8.

Galleria Umberto Uno - Naples Pictures
Picture of boys playing soccer in the Galleria Umberto Uno. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 10.

Naples Waterfront and Vesuvius- Naples Pictures
Picture of the waterfront of Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 2.

Umberto Statue - Naples Pictures
Picture of the waterfront of Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 22.

Naples, Italy Pictures
Pictures of Naples, Italy from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. A Naples photo gallery that includes pizza.

Naples, Italy Pictures
Pictures of Naples, Italy from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. A Naples photo gallery that includes pizza.

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia - Naples Pictures
Picture of the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 20.

Waterfront Monument and Vesuvius - Naples Pictures
Picture of the waterfront of Naples. Pictures of Naples, Italy, from the Castles to the famous pizzerias. Page 3.

Antwerp Picture - De Foyer, the bar at the Bourla Theater.
Picture of de Foyer, the elegant bar of the Bourla Theater. Page 6.

Antwerp: Saint Paul, Baroque Spire
Picture of the Gothic Saint Paul's Church Baroque Spire in Antwerp, Belgium. Page 3.

Antwerp City Hall picture showing the statue of mythical hero Brabo.
Picture of Antwerp City Hall and the statue of mythical hero Brabo. Page 2.

Antwerp Pictures - A street in Antwerp, Belgium
Pictures of Antwerp Belgium. Europe Travel.

Belgian Waffle Making - Adding the Extras in Antwerp
Picture of cook putting the extras on a Belgian Waffle at Antwerp's famous Desire de Lille waffle house. Page 5.

Antwerp Picture - Making Belgian Waffles at the Desire de Lille Restaurant
Try the Belgian Waffles at the Desire de Lille Restaurant in Antwerp. Page 4.

Antwerp Picture - Statues and Door in Rubens garden Antwerp.
Picture of the statues in Rubens Antwerp home. Page 12.

Peter Paul Rubens house viewed from the street
Picture of Peter Paul Rubens house viewed from the street. Page 10.

Antwerp Picture - Antwerp Central Station Staircase
Picture of the central staircase at Antwerp Central Station. Page 9.

Antwerp Picture - Reubens Garden Scene in Autumn.
Picture of Rubens garden in Antwerp taken in Autumn. Page 11.

Cathar Country Landscapes - Pictures of Romantic Ruins
The castles in southern France's Cathar country are spectacular to visit. There are lots of pictres of Cathar castles, but here I point the camera to the landscapes around the Cathar castles.

Chateau de Termes Picture
The Chateau de Termes is an interesting Cathar castle in France's Aude region. Picture of Chateau de Termes with nearby village.

Chateau de Termes - picture of the View from the ancient latrines
Chateau de Termes, the view from the latrines picture.

Cathar Country Landscapes - Piuvert Picture
Here is the landscape around Piuvert, a Cathar castle ruin in southern France.

Cathar Country Landscapes - Chateau de Peyrepertus Picture
Chateau de Peyrepertus is spectacularly situated. Picture of the ruins and the lanscape that surounds them.

Cathar Country Landscapes - Chateau de Puilaurens Picture
Chateau de Puilaurens and surrounding lanscape picture.

Cathar Country Landscapes - Chateau de Puilaurens Picture
Ruins, wildflowers, and the romantic attractions of an isolated landscape. Picture of Chateau de Puilaurens.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - View of the Cathar Countryside
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. View of the Languedoc Countryside from the Chateau de Puilaurens. Page 4.

Picture of Chateau de Puilaurens from Below
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. View of Chateau de Puilaurens from Below.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - Picture from inside Chateau de Puilaurens
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of Languedoc countryside from Chateau de Puilaurens. Page 9.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - Flowers and Countryside
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of wildflowers growing from the chateau's morter. Page 6.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - Inside Chateau de Puilaurens
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture from inside Chateau de Puilaurens looking out. Page 7.

View of the entrance to the Chateau de Puilaurens
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of people lining up on the trail to Chateau de Puilaurens. Page 2.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - The Castle Tower from Below
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of the Cathar Castle's tower from below. Page 3.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - Languedoc Countryside Picture
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of the Languedoc countryside from Chateau de Puilaurens. Page 5.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - View from an Arch
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of the view out an arch of Chateau de Puilaurens. Page 8.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - Outer Wall and Countryside Picture
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of the outer wall and countryside seen from Chateau de Puilaurens. Page 10.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures - Puilaurens Massive Outer Wall
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Picture of Chateau de Puilaurens massive outer wall. Page 11.

Chateau de Puilaurens Pictures
Pictures of Chateau de Puilaurens from our Cathar Castle picture gallery. Chateau de Puilaurens is a Cathar castle near another castle, QuÚribus, that you can visit in France.

Getting to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg transportation - how to get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber along the romantic road in Germany.

Working and Volunteering in European Vineyards
It's not easy to work the wine harvest in Europe unless you know someone. Here are some leads to volunteering and working in European vineyards.

Lesser Known European Castles and Palaces
Suggestions for visiting the lesser known castles of Western Europe, an illustrated guide to compelling clusters of grand architecture.

Basilica Cistern Pictures | Istanbul Turkey
Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Sarn─▒├ž, is a very interesting cistern with walkways and romantic lighting under the Stoa Basilica in Istanbul. Pictures of Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.

Basilica Cistern Pictures | Istanbul Turkey
Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Sarn─▒├ž, is a very interesting cistern with walkways and romantic lighting under the Stoa Basilica in Istanbul. Pictures of Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.

Basilica Cistern Column Picture | Istanbul Turkey
Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Sarn─▒├ž, is a very interesting cistern with walkways and romantic lighting under the Stoa Basilica in Istanbul. Pictures of Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Page 3.

Basilica Cistern Pictures | Lighted Columns
Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Sarn─▒├ž, is a very interesting cistern with walkways and romantic lighting under the Stoa Basilica in Istanbul. Pictures of Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Page 2.

Basilica Cistern Pictures | Medusa Head Column Pediment
Pictures of the head of Medusa used as a column base at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Page 6.

Basilica Cistern Pictures | Medusa Head Column Pediment
Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Sarn─▒├ž, is a very interesting cistern with walkways and romantic lighting under the Stoa Basilica in Istanbul. Pictures of Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Page 4.

Basilica Cistern Pictures | Medusa Head Column Base
Pictures of the head of Medusa used as a column base at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Page 5.

Europe Travel
Europe Travel. Page 25.

Europe Travel Pictures - The Photojournalist's Notebook
Europe travel pictures from European travels. The photojournalist's notebook of interesting travel pictures. Page 26.

Europe Travel Pictures - The Photojournalist's Notebook
Europe travel pictures from European travels. The photojournalist's notebook of interesting travel pictures.

Greece Wine Tourism | Greek Wine Roads
Information on finding Greek wine roads and wineries for tasting of the wines of Greece which are undergoing a Renaissance these days.

5 Cheap Ways to Eat in Stockholm, Sweden
Check out these five different ways to eat inexpensively in Stockholm, Sweden, if you're traveling there on a budget.

Meteora Monasteries Illustrated Visitor Guide
Visitor information on visiting the Meteora Monasteries, a tourist favorite UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greece.

Varlaam Monastery in Meteora, Greece
Picture and description of the Varlaam monastery in Meteora, Greece, noting all the things to see and visit for tourists.

Agia Triada Monastery - Meteora, Greece
Picture and description of Agia Triada, the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, Greece.

Pyrenees Hiking - Walking the Haute Pyrenees in France
A two day hiking trip outlined by Emma Todd, who is a mountain hiking guide and runs walking holidays in the Pyrenees for mountainbug.com.

Pyenees Hiking - Walking the Haute Pyrenees in France - Day 2
A two day hiking trip outlined by Emma Todd, who is a mountain hiking guide and runs walking holidays in the Pyrenees for mountainbug.com. Page 2.

La Sacra di San Michele Visitor Information
Information on visiting the abbey and monastery ruins of La Sacra di San Michele in Piemonte, Italy.

Map of European Shrines dedicated to Saint Michael, the St. Michael Line
A map showing the alignment between Mont St. Michel in Brittany, La Sacra di San Michele in Piemonte, and Monte Sant Angelo in Puglia.

La Sacra di San Michele in Piemonte
Visiting La Sacra di San Michele in the Susa valley of the Piemonte region of Italy.

The Heights of La Sacra di San Michele
Looking up at the Sacra di San Michele and the statue of Saint Michael

The Devil Jeering the Monks
Picture of a Romanesque carving showing the devil pulling his lips, jeering the monks.

Ruins of the New Monastery Picture
Picture showing the ruins of the New Monastery of La Sacra di San Michele

Francesco's Studiolo: Secret Passages Tour
We open the secret door to Frencesco I de' Medici's studiolo, and have to work to find our way out.

How to Get Tickets to the Secret Passages Tour
There are several ways to come across tickets to the Secret Passages Tour in the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence.

Secret Itineraries Tour in the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence
The Secret Itineraries Tour, or Secret Passages Tour takes you deeper into the life of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, showing you the engineering and artistic triumphs in the building.

Illumination in the Studiolo: The Allure of Candelight
Artists cleverly deal with the lighting situation in the studiolo inside the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence.

Resources for French Travel Planning
Planning a trip to France? Here are some web sites I always return to when I want to travel through France, and I'll show you how to plan a robust and French vacation without throwing your Euros to the wind.

Planning a Trip to France - Transportation Tips and Tricks
Planning a trip to France? How you gonna go? Rental car? Lease Buyback? Train? Plane? France has many transportation options, and I'll let you know how I plan transportation for my French vacation. Page 2.

So Just How Big Is Europe Compared to the US Anyway?
Ok, so maybe you know what it takes to drive the width of a particular state in the US, but you don't know how that translates to driving across France or

History of Mosaic Arts in Europe - European Mosaics and Where to See Them
A very short history of mosaic arts in Europe. Where to see the best mosaics in Europe.

Coimbra, Portugal Travel Guide
Coimbra is an interesting University town with its own brand of fado singing in the center of Portugal along the Mondego river.

Sleep Cheap in Europe: Finding Budget Hotels
Tips for saving money on hotels in Europe. How to find affordable budget lodging in Europe.

Top Turkey Travel Blogs
Top Turkey and Istanbul travel blogs give travelers up to date information on travel in Turkey.

Aveiro Portugal Travel Planning Guide
Aveiro travel guide, including recommendations on places to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Aveiro, Portugal.

Almshouses in the Netherlands - Visiting Almshouses in Leiden
Almshouses were collections of houses built around a garden courtyard for the urban elderly poor. You can visit these historic structures best in Leiden.

Picture of the Village of Vianden from the Byzantine Gallery of the Vianden Castle
Picture of the Village of Vianden from the Byzantine Gallery of the Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle Pictures - Vianden Luxembourg Virtual Tour
Vianden Castle was restored in 1997, and it's one of Luxembourg's most compelling castles. Pictures and tourism information for Vianden and Vianden castle.

Vianden Castle Picture - Vianden Castle and the Village along the Our River
Picture of Vianden castle sitting above the Our river.

The Village of Vianden and the Village Walls
Picture of the Village of Vianden and the Village Walls

Vianden Belfry Picture
Picture of the village of Vianden and the Vianden Belfry.

Strasbourg Rooftops - Strasbourg Cathedral Pictures
Picture of Strasbourg in front of the Cathedral.

Ancient Graffiti in the Cathedral Walls
Picture of the ancient graffiti on the walls adjacent to the viewing platform of the Strasbourg cathedral.

Strasbourg Pictures - Views from the Viewing Platform of the Cathedral
Pictures from the viewing platform of Strasbourg cathedral in Strasbourg, France. Pictures of the city of Strasbourg from on high.

Strasbourg Rooftops - Picture from the Viewing Platform of Strasbourg Cathedral
Picture of Strasbourg rooftops from the viewing platform of Strasbourg Cathedral.

What to Visit Near the Hotel Eliseo
Attractions near the Hotel Eliseo in Igea Marina include some pretty interesting small towns like Santarcangelo di Romangna as well as larger ones like Rimini and San Leo.

Musica Romagnola at the Hotel Eliseo
Europe Travel.

Learning the Cooking of Italian Grandmothers: Nonna Violante
Italian food is the cooking of Italian grandmothers and you can learn from the best, Nonna Violante at the Hotel Eliseo.

How to Take a Relaxing Vacation on the Adriatic Sea
A beach vacation idea including immersion into the food and music culture of Romagana, all at a very reasonable price at the three star Hotel Eleseo in Igea Marina.

Crocodile Churches | Europe Travel
You might not find a living crocodile in Europe outside of a zoo, but you'll find stuffed crocodiles hanging from odd places--like churches.

Getting from London to Amsterdam
Four ways to get between London and Amsterdam, two major vacation destinations in Europe, via public transportation or private vehicle.

Acqua Alta in Venice - High Water in Venice
Acqua Alta occurs when the level of water in the Venice lagoon overflows ground level in Venice. Learn all about Acqua Alta in Venice

Delta Touring in Europe: The Po and Camargue
Visiting a major river delta like that of the Rhone river in France or the Po river in Italy are perfect for bird watchers, walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, and foodies.

Beat the Summer Heat - Stay Cool on Your European Vacation
Europe is hot in the summer, but there are interesting ways to escape the heat, you can go underground, head north, or search out painted caves.

Portugal's Black Pork - Forget the Other White Meat
The black pork of Portugal, Pata Negra or Porco Preto or even Raša Alentejana is a pork product to try on your Iberian vacation.

Pamukkale Turkey and Hierapolis Travel Planner
Visit Pamukkale to see the blistering white terraced pools and the ancient city of Hierapolis.

Isolated Cultures in Mediterranean Islands for Tourism
Off the beaten tourist track Mediterranean Islands can make for a great European vacation. Here are my favorite big islands and why you should visit them. Page 2.

European Vacation: Three Spots Off the Beaten Path
Off the beaten track destinations aren't as undiscovered as they used to be. Still, here are my picks for spectacular European destinations overlooked by most tourists.

Bregenz, Austria Travel Guide
Bregenz is a lakeside travel destination in Austria, famous for its performance festival and the floating stage upon which an opera is staged.

The Castles of Parma - Torrechiara and Other Castles in Italy
Italy's most intact castles are found between the Po river and the Apennine mountains. Visitor information for visiting the castles around Parma and Piacenza, Italy.

Bastia Corsica Travel Guide
Guide to Bastia, Corsica's second largest city and gateway to Cap Corse and other Corsican travel destinations.

How to Get to Bastia in Corsica
Getting to Bastia in Corsica via plane, train, or ferry. Bastia transportation resources

What to see in Bastia, Corsica
Bastia has a number of attractions for visitors, from exploring the historic museum inside the Genoese Citadel, to wandering around the old port and having a coffee or a meal at the huge, plane tree lined Place St. Nicolas.

Bastia Tour | The Old Port - Vieux Port
Picture of the Old Port of Bastia, called the Vieux Port

Market Square in Bastia
Visiting the market square of Bastia and finding a good place to eat.