February 22, 2024 5:39 am

Travel

YOUR NOTEBOOK OF THE TRAVELLER: If you have a free spirit

Your Inspiration, ideas, thoughts, journals and everything else in between can all be captured here. I feel that the best way to remember the emotions you felt at the time is by writing them down. They may look back at the photos they took, listen to the music they heard. A “TRAVELER’S notebook” is a leather-bound notebook which you can …

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THE FESTIVAL BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU: Waiting for the arrival of a special French guest

In the French region of Rhone-Alpes, on the third Thursday of November there comes a special guest: the Beaujolais Nouveau, one of the most famous French wines. It also, like other new wines, advises that came the autumn. On 20 November, this region awaits you, with celebrations preceded by a long night of waiting. The events planned for the celebration …

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THE FEAST OF HALF CHINESE FALL: Ten Suns, and birds with three legs, waiting for the immortality

This is the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the most important holidays of the Chinese calendar. A special moment, where you too can eat moon cakes, and maybe even dancing, watching young women among the people while casting their colored handkerchiefs, waiting for loving hands that they collect, and their return, as a promise of love. Look up, breathing in the …

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AUTUMNAL TRAILS IN NORTH AMERICA: Three geographical nuances of North America

New England > This North American region, is composed of six states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island). Until mid-November, this region is colored as if by magic, wearing shades unmistakable. The phenomenon of “foliage”, you open your eyes in all its splendor. In those days, still hot, into its cool nights, the leaves take on incredible …

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AUTUMNAL TRAILS IN ITALY: Three geographical nuances of Italy

The Natural Park of Gran Paradiso > The woodlands of Valle d’Aosta are waiting for you. At Courtil (7 km from Bard, near the Valley of the Matterhorn), you can participate in beautiful photographic trek to observe the contrast between the red of the beeches, and that of the wild cherry trees. The ibex, symbol of the park, you meet …

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AUTUMNAL CITIES: Where church spiers in Gothic style, to appreciate the atmosphere of the autumn season

BRUGES > Where church spiers in Gothic style, standing out in strict clear skies of autumn, complete the work: a place to see! A little gem in Flanders, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. These are the premises of a journey in fairy tales. Between the channels and the tranquil medieval city walls, everything here will seem …

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STORIES OF SAINT FRANCIS: Cycle pictorial fresco, Upper Basilica in Assisi, Italy

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WALKING IN THE ENCHANTMENT: Florence, all the nuances of emotion

Beside a river, in the old Renaissance walls, between ancient craft shops and monuments of incredible beauty, I have known the nuances of enchantment. That city is Florence, a living painting, full of color and full of charm. My story is that of a short weekend – far away in time, but close in my memory – where I had …

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WITH DEPARTURE FROM CECILIA METELLA: Rome, where the sun paints of gold, even a simple walk

That road was built for many years, becoming a valuable link between the Adriatic Sea and the East. If you are in Rome, I invite you to take a walk particular, very, very different from the usual ones. The Via Appia Antica is full of interesting things (archeology and nature), because through the area of the Caffarella – amazingly – …

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IT LIVES FOR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED YEARS: The Boboli Gardens in Florence

Behind, just behind the Palazzo Pitti, we can observe the most beautiful among the gardens of the Italian Renaissance. The Boboli Gardens, gives you special flowers, but also particular works of art, such as the Cave of Buontalenti and the Fountain Ocean. This haven of peace, between the woods and green mazes, fountains and small lakes, also gives you the …

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