Café Tomaselli – The oldest café in Austria

The Tomaselli must be almost as old as the tradition of coffee drinking in Europe. ERICH KÄSTNER Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and inextricably linked to the history of music as Mozart’s birthplace. Salzburg’s Altstadt (historic centre) is famous for its Baroque buildings and is one of the best-preserved city centresContinue reading “Café Tomaselli – The oldest café in Austria”

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Small but unique European squares… Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterised by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favorite smaller squares in Europe, which are often overshadowed by largerContinue reading “A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares”

Old Town of Xanthi – The Little Paris of Northern Greece

“I was born on October 23 in Xanthi, in the fairytale Old Town, the preserved” this is how Manos Hadjidakis described his birthplace in his autobiographical text. The Old Town of Xanthi (Η Παλιά Πόλη της Ξάνθης) is one of the largest urban traditional settlements in Greece, which has remained unaffected by time and preservesContinue reading “Old Town of Xanthi – The Little Paris of Northern Greece”

Black Light Theatre Srnec : A visit to a Czech national treasure

Black light theatre (in Czech cerne divadlo) is a theatrical performance characterized by the use of black box theatre augmented by black light illusion. The characteristics of black light theatre are the use of black curtains, a darkened stage and black lighting. At the same time the performers wear fluorescent costumes in order to create visual illusions. This form ofContinue reading “Black Light Theatre Srnec : A visit to a Czech national treasure”

Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière After our successful article on the Secret Sights of Athens, we decided to expand our research to the suburbs of Athens and try to discover places few of us know exist. Sometimes, although we are aware of theirContinue reading “Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs”

A guide to your first visit to Birmingham

While most tourists head straight to London, only a few visit United Kingdom’s sleeping giant, the unique Birmingham. It is just 90 minutes by train from London and the second largest city in UK. Birmingham is a historic city and played an important role during the Industrial Revolution. Although the city’s industrial past is evident, aContinue reading “A guide to your first visit to Birmingham”

Dublin – A virtual tour of the capital of Ireland

Two-day virtual walking tour Wait a few seconds for the tour to load…. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a lively and welcoming city, known for the friendliness of the Dubliners and famous for its “craic” (crack) – a mixture of humour, intelligence and assuring calm, that has attracted writers, intellectuals, and visitors for centuries. Situated onContinue reading “Dublin – A virtual tour of the capital of Ireland”

The Canova Lions of Romvis Street

Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar? Friedrich Schiller (Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua). In recent years, every time I go to the centre of Athens for a walk or for shopping, I will always remember to go to Romvis Street, in order to check if the lions are still inContinue reading “The Canova Lions of Romvis Street”

Secret stories of Venice

Venice needs no introduction. It is probably one of the most famous and emblematic tourist destinations in the world. The city has a long and interesting history and its past is full of mysterious stories and legends. A visit to Venice could turn into something unique if you know the stories behind the buildings youContinue reading “Secret stories of Venice”

Spello – The flower town of Italy

Spello, located on the southern side of Mount Subasio, between Assisi and Foligno, is considered one of “The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy” due to its significant environmental, cultural and artistic heritage. The ancient town centre of Umbrian origin, “Hispellum” from the first century BC, was an important Roman town. There are important and impressiveContinue reading “Spello – The flower town of Italy”