Valencia City of Arts and Sciences

Plaza de la Virgin

Valencia a city of Arts and Science Valencia is a beautiful vibrant city full of amazing architecture including the modern complex City of Arts and Sciences. Walking through the old city is a delight during the day and evening. Medieval streets are a buzz with shops and restaurants showcasing Spain’s famous paella or the local … Read more Valencia City of Arts and Sciences

A coastal capital city on the Mediterranean

Street tram

A coastal capital city on the Mediterranean Lisbon is a beautiful coastal capital city on the Mediterranean. It’s full of amazing architecture, narrow streets and old trams. Travelling through the old city is a delight with narrow cobbled streets flanked by buildings covered in Azulejo tiles. Lisbon is Europe’s western most capital city and one of the … Read more A coastal capital city on the Mediterranean

A land of fire and ice

A land of fire and ice Iceland has an ever changing landscape of volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields and geothermal springs. We decided to do a driving holiday along the south west of the island, so we could see as much of the landscape as possible. There are lots to see and so many amazing highlights that this became … Read more A land of fire and ice

A medieval hill town in the heart of Tuscany

A place of miracles The Pisa complex is based to one side of the town. It consist Duomo, the bell tower and baptistery as well as a couple of other buildings. We didn’t have long to explore the place as we were with an organised tour. We visited the Duomo first which is a beautiful cathedral and well worth … Read more A medieval hill town in the heart of Tuscany

Home of the Renaissance

Home of the Renaissance and the Medici family Florence is a beautiful city full of amazing architecture, statues and fountains. Walking through the city is a delight with narrow cobbled streets flanked by medieval architecture. It’s known as the home of the Renaissance. Duomo The Duomo (cathedral) dominates the city, it’s ornate intricate facade of pink, white and green … Read more Home of the Renaissance

A buried fishing village

herculaneum

A buried fishing village full of frescos Herculaneum was a small fishing village but it now underneath the town of Ercolano on the outskirts of Naples. We took the local coastal train from Sorrento to Ercolano which wasn’t far and easy to locate from the train station. It’s amazing how so much of it has survived with quite … Read more A buried fishing village