Looking up at Villa Borghese-Cavazza

A guided tour of Isola del Garda

Isola del Garda, also known as Isola Borghese, is the largest island on Lake Garda near the village of San Felice del Benaco in Italy. Although it is privately owned, access is allowed to the public during the summer season (from April until October).Tours of the island are conducted by members of the Cavazza family who…

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View of the velodrome and the Olympic Rings

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened in 2014 on the site of London 2012 Olympic Games in Stratford, East London; a whole new neighbourhood has been created with its own brand new postcode: E20. Some of the temporary structures used during the Games were dismantled and the remaining buildings have been made accessible to the general…

View of the red Patscherkofel cable car

Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

Innsbruck is located in the Austrian state of Tirol; surrounded by mountains, this small city is a busy ski resort in winter and a hiking paradise in summer. Innsbruck is well connected to the rest of Europe with an international airport and a railway station with direct trains to Switzerland, Germany and to other destinations in…

Some of the houses in Porvoo Old Town

Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest city

Porvoo is Finland’s second oldest city after Turku. It is located about 50 kilometers away from Helsinki perfect for a day trip from the Finnish capital. Buses from Kamppi bus station in Helsinki travel regularly to Porvoo; the trip takes less than an hour. During the summer months, visitors have a more scenic option: a round-trip…

One of the Getty Center outdoor sculptures

The Getty Center and other Los Angeles attractions

The Getty Center is only a few miles away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the sprawling mansions of Beverly Hills in the Brentwood neighbourhood in the Westside of Los Angeles. This striking complex designed by the architect Richard Meier, includes five pavilions, fountains, gardens and outdoor sculptures. The J.Paul Getty Museum at the…

Giant gift shaped structure in London

Christmas in London, not just mistletoe and wine

Christmas in London starts as early as late Summer when Selfridges and Harrods open their Christmas Shops, but it is at the beginning of November when the city gets into full Christmas mood. The lights get switched on in Oxford Street and Regent Street, drawing big crowds who come to see which celebrity has been…