Things to do in Riga: my favorites!

Things to do in Riga

  Everything in Riga is within walking distance and there is plenty to experience and visit for a weekend to enjoy your stay. One of the absolute top attractions of Riga is the House of the Blackheads. This beautiful building is located in the old town and was founded in the fourteenth century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild …

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The 6 best things to do in Trapani

Things to do Trapani

  Sicily stands synonymous with beautiful beaches. My personal favorite on this southern island is San Vito Lo Capo. This pearly white sandy beach is a 45-minute drive from Trapani. Once you get there, you might even believe that you ended up on a Caribbean island! The color of the water varies from light blue to dark blue and the …

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Visiting the Vatican: everything you need to know

visiting the vatican

  How did that land of just 44 hectares actually come to be? Technically, it is an independent city of which the official name is ‘the Vatican City State’. In 1870 there arose a dispute between the Pope and his cabinet and the Kingdom of Italy. The pope and his following refused to leave the Vatican territory until the case …

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Sicily itinerary for 14 days

sicily itinerary 14 days

The Boot of Europe has so many other magnificent destinations such as Florence, Rome and Venice, all of which are easily accessible by car. Why would you fly all the way to Italy and then opt for a round trip in Sicily with a rental car? Because flights and a rental car aren’t that expensive at all! On top of …

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Car rental in Naples, Italy: necessity or not?

Renting a car in Italy is generally not very expensive. Naples is much cheaper than the rest of the country, and so is the cost of a rental car. For a week of cruising around in a small car (with air conditioning, of course!) You pay between €60 and €100. That is indeed very cheap, because this means you actually …

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5x the best gelateria in Rome

best gelato in rome

  Gioliti is located very close to the Italian parliament. And this is undoubtedly one of the best gelaterias of Rome. The ice cream shop is visible from afar with its large, elegant letters and by the queues that often stand outside. The inside of this ‘ice cream restaurant’ is beautiful. Very classic, but nevertheless magnificent. Besides ice cream you …

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Climbing the towers of Bologna

Towers of Bologna

It’s best described as a miracle that Asinelli’s tower is still standing after all these centuries. The tallest tower of Italy has already had a lot of bad luck since the 12th century. Lightning, fire, minor collapses and even bomb attacks during World War II! Due to all these problems, the Asinelli tower slowly begun to lean over. His smaller …

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