Tag: Europe

  • The ancient obelisks of Rome

    Ancient Egyptian and Roman obelisks are scattered throughout Rome, often in front of history churches. Learn about their history and current locations.

  • The historic churches of Rome

    We explore some of the most interesting historic churches, basilicas and cathedrals in Rome, from early Christianity to the Renaissance, briefly outlining their history and cultural significance.

  • Stay on a houseboat in Paris on the Seine River

    On our last trip to Paris, we stayed in a houseboat on the Seine River, next to the Jardin des Tuileries, steps away from the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, and within walking distance to the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Panthéon, and more!

  • 2 days in Verona

    2 days in Verona

    While many know of Verona as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (and The Two Gentlemen of Verona), it should be on more people’s radar because of it’s Roman history, impressive Venetian architecture, and rich arts and culture scene. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

  • 4 days in Trieste, Italy

    4 days in Trieste, Italy

    Trieste is an important port city on the northern Adriatic Sea. Over the course of its history, it has gone from being part of the Roman Empire, to the Republic of Venice, to Austria-Hungary, to its own Free Territory, to present-day Italy (among others). So much to explore in just 4 days!

  • Visit the massive karst cave systems of Northeast Italy and Slovenia

    Less than 50 km apart in Northeast Italy and Slovenia are two impressively large cave systems. Grotta Gigante near Triste, Italy features a massive main cavern while the Postojna Cave features over 24 km of cave tunnels. Both have been welcoming tourists for over 100 years.

  • 5 days in Molise, Italy

    This is a unique road trip itinerary that takes you through a region of Italy that featuring hilltop towns built on rocky outcrops, pre-Roman ruins, castles and fortresses. Virtually unknown to tourists, don’t be surprised if you don’t see another foreign tourist during your entire visit. We share some of the best things do during your 5 days in Molise.

  • Scuba diving in Capo d’Acqua

    Hidden away somewhere near the centre of Italy is a scuba diving gem. In the 1950s, a valley was flooded to create an artificial lake for hydroelectricity. In doing so, they flooded a collection of ancient ruins that is now a scuba diver’s paradise. Scuba diving in Capo D’Acqua (sometimes written as one word: Capodacqua) […]

  • 7 days in Northern France

    This is a stunning road trip itinerary that takes you off the beaten track for 7 days in Northern France, visiting over a dozen towns and villages. It features historic Gothic cathedrals, royal palaces and castles (châteaux), Champagne caves, and preserved battle trenches from World War I (and lots of French wine and pastries!). It could be considered a tour of French Gothic cathedrals.

  • (Another) 5 days in Paris

    So you’ve been to Paris before and have visited the attractions we listed in our itinerary 7 Days in Paris. This itinerary goes a step further for another 5 days in Paris.