Category: City Guides

Romania, Dracula’s country

The name of the Romanian country suggests an idea that makes the place different from its neighbours. In fact, the connection is with the Roman Empire, that’s why the language is very close to the one spoken in Italy.

Romania is about the same size of another European country, Great Britain, and the population is about 23 million, of whom 90% are Romanians.

The scenery is varied: mountainous areas with summer and winter resorts, a very marvellous stretch of the Danube river, not to mention castles, palaces and monasteries with impressive frescoes.

From Cuneo to both Italy and France

cuneoIf you are on the border between France and Italy, and you want to visit some cities and towns in the neighborhood, go to Cuneo.

Situated in the Piedmontese region, the town was once one of the great places for French tourists, since it is so close to the other country and you could easily reach it by train or car.

Leonardo’s “Last Supper” in Turin

piazza san carloTravelling is something very interesting, since it gives you the chance to meet new people and learn new cultures.

If you are lucky enough, you can also meet some very interesting and cool people who can help you to discover the most secret places of the city you are in, or they can give you hints about where to go and what to do.

That’s the best way to discover something which is not included in the city guide and only locals could know about.

Why visiting the Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is a really interesting place where to go while you are in California. Why? Read this article and you will find it out.

First, the Observatory gives you the chance, or the opportunity- using a better and stronger word- to become an observer. The scale-model solar system orbits in the sidewalks is something you can’t miss, as well as the spot of sunlight on the arc in the Gottlieb Transit Corridor acts as a calendar each day at local noon.

The La Scala theater and the Sempione Park in Milan

If you are interested in music, especially in the opera, while you are in Milan you can’t miss the chance to visit the famous La Scala theater. If you are lucky and rich enough to find and afford a ticke for one of the performances is definitely great, but if you can’t, don’t get sad: you can always take a tour of the inside building.

It takes about two hours, since it gives you enough time to read about the famous stars of the past and to see the costumes which they wore for various operatic performances. Take all the pictures you want as a precious memory.