fascinating cities Tag

ITALY / 30.09.2014

A deep blue sky, dotted here and there by bright white clouds, welcomed me in Ferrara, one of the many enchanting cities of the Emilia-Romagna region.At first sight, the city appeared to me like an elegant woman, classic and classy, gorgeous and at the same time discreet.   Related read: 10 Reasons to Add Emilia-Romagna to Your Bucket...

GERMANY / 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...

JAPAN / 30.05.2014

Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and more than thousand deer strolling freely in the park: amazing Nara took my breath away.[caption id="attachment_18173" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Todai-ji Temple Daibutsuden Hall[/caption]Founded in 710 A.D., Nara's development was strongly affected by influences from China and Korea and the city soon became the cradle of future Japanese culture and architecture.Unlikely many cities of Japan, ravaged across...

JAPAN / 26.04.2014

Is there anything as evocative as a castle perched atop a hill?Imposing and graceful, Himeji Castle is likely the most famous castle in Japan and it’s easy to understand why. White walls and dark roofs, perfect proportions, the harmony between function - a military fortress - and aesthetic. Himeji Castle strikes the imagination and talks to...

GERMANY / 22.04.2014

Perhaps it was the perfect weather, with blue skies swept by running clouds, and the beautiful warm light of a spring afternoon, that made Leipzig look so pretty. And I tried to make the most of the very little time to explore the city, strolling in the charming streets of the old town, getting a taste of a...