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Discovering Da Vinci’s Florence

Discovering Da Vinci’s Florence

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), renaissance man and genius inventor, may have spent most of his life in the halls of Milanese palaces, but he hailed from just outside of Florence, a place still famous for its sublime art and architecture. You’d have to go out of your way not to spend some time admiring Florence’s famous artwork when

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Even if you’ve never heard of Lipizzan horses, you probably know what they look like. These beautiful white horses are practically the stuff of legend. The breed dates back to the 16th century, when they were intended for the Hapsburg royal family. A village in modern-day Slovenia, Lipica, or Lipizza in Italian, provided the name. While both

The Best Oft-Overlooked Museums in Rome

The Best Oft-Overlooked Museums in Rome

When you’re strolling through the streets of Rome, it can sometimes feel like the whole city is one big museum. But the best museums in Rome aren’t all on the well-trod tourist paths. With astonishing collections of art housed in remarkable masterpieces of architecture, from 16th century palaces to unapologetically modern designs, these five museums are

Lake Iseo: A Gem Of Northern Italy

Lake Iseo: A Gem Of Northern Italy

It’s no secret that we love Italy. That’s why we’ve created tailored holidays in Venice as well as our splendid Gourmet Tours. But even seasoned visitors to this land of fun, fine dining and fantastic scenery might not be aware of one of the gems of northern Italy, Lake Iseo. Located about an hour from

Traveling between Venice and Marco Polo Airport

Traveling between Venice and Marco Polo Airport

The geography of Venice, a collection of islands in a shallow lagoon threaded with narrow canals and split down the middle by the Grand Canal, doesn’t always make for a simple, low-cost journey from airport to hotel. Road vehicles can cross the long bridge that connects Venice to the shore and can get as far as

Where to go in 2016?

Where to go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,

The Venice Biennale 2015

The Venice Biennale 2015

From art to dance; architecture to film – the Venice Biennale is a showstopper of an event. Running in 2015 from May 9-November 22, the theme of All the World’s Futures has offered creative types myriad ways to express themselves. The Biennale dates back to 1895, when it was limited to just art. The 1930s

Where to Buy Event Tickets

Where to Buy Event Tickets

Once you’ve booked your Central & Eastern Europe vacation package the next thing to do is work out what you’re doing with your spare time. We’re often asked by our guests where they can buy tickets for cultural events, festivals and concerts so we’ve compiled this list of the most comprehensive and official sites for