Matera at twilight on a drizzly evening. The lights provide the only color, and this was the only view of Matera we got on the first night. Matera, in the province of Basilicata, [...]
This is a list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in Russia, with links to posts about the ones we have visited. Russia has 28 Unesco World Heritage sites.
Stay a little longer in Puglia and get to know the local food and wine, neighborhoods, and daily routines from the comfort of your home base.
Sometimes we go out of our way to visit places so you don't have to. This was the case with Castel del Monte, near Andria, Italy. Read about it, but don't go too far out of your way to get there.
Our cycling in Italy covered seven days. During that time we slept in seven different towns and managed to average 55 kilometers a day (35 miles/day), for a total of over 350K, or 200-plus miles. We loved the biking and the great introduction to Puglia.
The historic center of Bologna contains more than 38 kilometers, or 24 miles, of covered walkways called porticoes. The porticoes are on the tentative list to be designated as a Unesco World Heritage site.
We're complete suckers for Unesco World Heritage sites, so it was a no-brainer to extend our visit to Sweden long enough to ferry from Stockholm to the island of Gotland to visit the beautiful medieval city of Visby.
Kronborg Castle at Helsingor is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Denmark. There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark. Six are cultural and three are natural sites. The Kronborg Castle at [...]
Kronborg Castle in Helsingor. You can imagine the ghost of Hamlet, Senior walking the walls. You'll also have to imagine it's night. Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark, immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet as Elsinore, [...]
The beautiful decoration of the tomb of Denmark's King Frederick II shows through the whitewash. The Roskilde Cathedral (Domkirke) of the ancient capital of Denmark is the first Gothic cathedral to be built [...]