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St. Olav’s Way, the Northern Alternative to the Camino de Santiago

The St. Olav's Way starts in Selånger, Sweden, and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It follows the road Olav traveled in the summer of 1030. It has been a pilgrimage route since the 11th Century.

By |2018-09-26T11:38:45+00:00September 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, History Travel, Norway, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |6 Comments

What to See in Assisi, Italy

Before you start ticking off your list of things to see and do on your tour of Assisi, it would serve you well to at least take the time to learn just a little about the two saints, Francis and Clare, that make this Umbrian town the attraction that it is.

By |2018-08-31T16:45:36+00:00August 30, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |8 Comments

Kizhi Island, Russia, a Unesco World Heritage Site

The island of Kizhi is a museum of the old ways. The fields are now cultivated as an exhibit. It's hard to imagine a tourist getting to Kizhi Island in Russia other than [...]

By |2018-08-08T15:59:00+00:00August 7, 2018|Categories: Europe, Russia, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |14 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

The Archangel Michael is the most prominent painting in the Archangel church in Pedhoulas, and is a Unesco World Heritage site in the Troodos region of Cyprus There are three Unesco World Heritage [...]

By |2018-08-06T19:04:10+00:00August 2, 2018|Categories: Cyprus, Europe, History Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites|10 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea

The Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul is an impressive, and simply beautiful, structure. At the time of its construction, it was the longest building in Asia. It's now a Unesco World Heritage site in South [...]

A Day Trip from Rome to Hadrian’s Villa

The Canopus, modeled after a park Hadrian saw in Alexandria, Egypt, at Hadrian's Villa. When you visit Rome, don't neglect to take some of the easy day trips to other significant attractions. The [...]

By |2018-07-23T13:11:44+00:00July 22, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |13 Comments

Churches and Other Images of Yaroslavl, Russia

The center of Yaroslavl is a Unesco World Heritage site. In Russia, it's the only city other than Saint Petersburg where the entire center of the city has that designation.

Visiting the City Center of Saint Petersburg, Russia

According to UNESCO, what makes Saint Petersburg, Russia a World Heritage Site was the building “the greatest urban creation of the 18th century” on the swampy estuary of the Neva River.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium

One of the spectacular rooflines of the Grand Place of Brussels, a Unesco World Heritage site in Belgium. The tiny country of Belgium has 13 Unesco World Heritage sites, including the only museum, [...]