Europe Tag

Charming Towns / 03.08.2014

With its narrow alleys, stone arches, ancient facades, nice balconies and old lamps, the medieval town of Pals is one of the treasures of the Costa Brava. There's more than just beaches to the Costa Brava. Pretty medieval towns, the Dalì Museums, delicious food and a wonderful vibe Stretching from the French border towards Barcelona, the Costa Brava was...

Cities, Culture and Art / 25.06.2014

Can you imagine an ironworks plant being a UNESCO World Heritage Site? As an Italian used to the archaeological wonders in Rome, or magnificent Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque buildings, the idea of the Völklinger Hütte - after all, an industrial facility - sounded a little weird. Don’t get me wrong: I’m fascinated by old, abandoned and crumbling places. I loved the ghost...

Travel Postcards / 27.05.2014

  If I mention the city of Parma, in Italy, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Parma, enchanting, elegant and colorful Probably Prosciutto, or Parma Ham. Or maybe Parmigiano Reggiano, the king between Italian cheeses. Parma is doubtless a gastronomic heaven, but it's also a beautiful and elegant city. Aside from the main monuments - the Romanesque...