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Archive for August, 2014


Magnificent medieval Montecatini-Terme

Whilst visiting Montecatini in Italy, Sharon Preston explored its old medieval town, Montecatini-Alto. This is what she discovered One of the highlights of my visit to Montecatini-Terme in Italy this summer was exploring the Viale Verde in the medieval town of Montecatini-Alto. It’s also known as the Vialone dei Bagni and along this street there […]

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Canary Islands – Where the visitors flock

Canary Islands – Where the visitors flock It’s only as of late that luxury yacht travellers have once again begun flocking to the Canary Islands. Recent years and decades saw the likes of the Caribbean and the Maldives steal the international spotlight almost entirely, which in turn saw a multitude of glorious haunts largely shunned […]

Canary Islands – Where the visitors flock

Butterflies in Italy – Montecatini-Terme

On a recent trip to Italy, Sharon Preston visited the magnificent butterfly-filled garden surrounding the ancient Villa Garzoni in Montecatini Terme One of the most popular sights in Montecatini Terme is the magnificent garden that surrounds the ancient Villa Garzoni, a palace built by the Garzoni family during the 17th Century. The gardens are famous […]

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Agrigento’s medieval castle

On a recent trip to Sicily, Sharon Preston visited the magnificent Naro Castle that dates all the way back to the Middle Ages Naro is a picturesque area in the province of Agrigento on the island of Sicily which we explored at leisure one day on a recent visit to the island. The town of […]

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Sicilian Gem – Palazzo Trigona

Whilst exploring Sicily recently, Sharon Preston discovered some magnificent castles. The Palazzo Trigona was her favourite One of the highlights of my visit to Sicily was visiting the ancient Palazzo Trigona, located in Piazza Armerina, also known as Piazza Duomo, because this is where the town’s cathedral is located. The Trigona family, who built the […]

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Exploring Sicily – Santo Spirito

Sharon Preston recently visited Sicily and discovered many of its treasures. Another gem that she enjoyed visiting was the Church and Monastery of the Holy Spirit, also known as Santo Spirito One of the highlights of my visits to Sicily was a visit to the Church and Monastery of the Holy Spirit, or Santo Spirito, […]

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Sicily’s treasures – Valley of the Temples

Sharon Preston finds some ancient Greek history in Italy, the magnificent Hellenistic-Romanto Quarter in Agrigento in Sicily If one really wants to see beautiful, authentic Greek ruins, the best place to see them, believe it or not, is in Sicily. In Agrigento to be exact. The region’s Hellenistic-Romano Quarter is home to some of the […]

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What to see in Antwerp

After a whistle-stop trip to Antwerp, Sharon Preston describes the highlight of her sightseeing, a visit to Ruben’s House The house where the famous artist Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in the 17th Century, called Ruben’s House, is one of the most important sights to see in Antwerp. It’s actually a very luxurious home […]

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A must see when you visit Zermatt – The Matterhorn Museum

Visiting the Matterhorn Museum is unlike visiting any other museum in Europe. It’s a completely unique experience, where you step into an underground world to experience the magic of Zermatt as it was in ancient times. The experience also reveals the legend of the Matterhorn and how this shaped Zermatt into the city that it […]

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Magic in Amalfi

One of the joys of visiting Amalfi is discovering the magic of the magnificent Emerald Cave, or Grott a dello Smeraldo, which is located on the coastline. Sharon Preston waxes lyrical after a visit… The famous Emerald Cave is one of several caves around the world that emits a magnificent blue, or emerald light, depending […]

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