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Paris full immersion: days 3 and 4

Ile de la Cité: starting with the Sainte-Chapelle, hidden within the walls of the Palace of Justice. A real masterpiece of Gothic art consacrated in 1248, after 6 years of work: inside there are statues, capitals and many other ornaments, but the stained glass windows illustrating the various episodes of the Bible definitely leave you speechless.These are on the top floor, including brochures with explanations. … Continue reading Paris full immersion: days 3 and 4

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Paris full immersion – Day 2

First of all we wanted to see the Louvre, the largest and most visited museum in the world, It’s impossible to visit it all in just one day, it is better to. plan and select what to see, there are detailed maps at the entrance under the Pyramid. There is queue anytime, it is better to go there before the opening of the entrance and … Continue reading Paris full immersion – Day 2

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Paris full immersion – Day 1

Suggestions on how to optimize the time available, despite of bad weather and floods of the Seine.  The hotel was near the metro Port de Champerret, Line 3 and not far from the Arch of Triumph, about 15-20 minutes walking, so we started from there. We skipped the queue at the ticket office, since we had the Museum Pass. The Arc de Triomphe has the style … Continue reading Paris full immersion – Day 1

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Hotels in France

Hotel Champerret Héliopolis – 3*- Paris This lovely hotel is very close to the metro Port de Champerret, Metro line 3 and about 20 minutes walk from Arc de Triomphe . Although it is in an area full of bistros and restaurants, it is located on a quiet street . The room was a bit ‘ tiny but very cozy and comfortable, elegantly furnished in … Continue reading Hotels in France

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Montepulciano or San Gimignano?

I would like to talk about these two villages in Siena area, really worth a visit. The first one, Montepulciano, is located on top of a hill between Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana. a very charming medieval village. Outside the walls there are several parking lots, you can easily  walk among elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, small squares and hidden corners. The main square, … Continue reading Montepulciano or San Gimignano?

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Hotels in Sicily

Borgo San Francesco –**** Gioiosa Marea (ME) We chose this residence for our first vacation in Sicily and it was the perfect choice. It is located right in the peaceful nature, among olive and citrus groves. The beach in Gioiosa Marea is about 4 km, although the road to get there is a little crooked, a car is necessary. However, you can also use the swimming pool … Continue reading Hotels in Sicily

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Lake Maggiore: not not miss, in my opinion

  It’s been a lot of time since my last post, today I would like to mention a couple of sites recently visited. Saturday we went through the Lombardy side, starting from the Castle in Angera or Rocca Borromeo, if you prefer, same symbol of the village nearby. And  it’s open from March to October. Very scenic, it dominates the surrounding landscape and you can see … Continue reading Lake Maggiore: not not miss, in my opinion

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Hotels in Spain

Hotel Lucana – ****-  Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria I went there in July, this hotel conventioned with many agencies and often quite full. Very well kept with informal atmosphere: It is close to the city center and the various bars, pubs and discos, and also to the to the shopping centers Yumbo and Kashbah. The beach can be reached  by a staircase, however I … Continue reading Hotels in Spain

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