• Archive for September, 2013

    Cézanne in Rome

    by  • September 30, 2013 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Rome

    If you’re lucky enough to be in Rome over the autumn and winter months, the chances are that your city break itinerary will be chock full of sightseeing must-sees without a lot of spare time for anything else. When in Rome, after all! And yet, if you can carve an hour or two free...

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    Scenic Sights and Symphonic Sounds in Salzburg

    by  • September 26, 2013 • Architecture, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Food & Drink, Music, Salzburg

    Nestled high amidst the snow-capped Austrian Alps and dissected by the River Salzach which runs through its centre, Salzburg is a charming and captivating city offering stunning panoramas, beautiful Baroque architecture, a rich musical heritage and a wealth of sightseeing attractions to tempt any visitor. An independent city-state ruled by prince-archbishops until 1816, Salzburg...

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    Eat, Drink and Enjoy Bustling Marseille

    by  • September 24, 2013 • City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Food & Drink, Marseille • 0 Comments

    Marseille is France’s second largest city and has been one of Europe’s largest ports for many centuries.  The economy of Marseille and the surrounding region is still very closely linked to its port.  The docks experienced decline in the 1970s after the oil crisis but have recently been redeveloped with funds from the European...

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    Dalí, Kennedy and the Ramones – Berlin’s very unique cultural offerings

    by  • September 22, 2013 • Art, Berlin, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Music • 0 Comments

    With the Germans taking to the polls today in their national elections, we thought we’d take a look at three of the capital’s more unusual museums. With 170 in the city, there’s every chance you might miss this quirky trio, yet if you’re looking for some unusual additions to your sightseeing itinerary whilst on...

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    Matisse & Fauvism at the Albertina in Vienna

    by  • September 20, 2013 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Vienna • 0 Comments

    Housed since 1805 in a grand Neoclassical Viennese Palace is the Albertina, home to one of the most important and extensive graphic art collections worldwide, comprising around 50,000 drawings and watercolours in addition to some 900,000 graphic art works, not to mention an impressive portfolio of architectural and photographic exhibits, too. Taking its name from the collection’s founder,...

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    Fashion, Football and Great Food in Milan

    by  • September 18, 2013 • Art, City Breaks, Fashion, Food & Drink, Milan, Sport • 0 Comments

    Milan is the financial and fashion centre of Italy. It can’t compete with the historical sites of Rome or Florence, so often doesn’t feature on people’s shortlists when thinking about a European city break.  However, Milan has a great deal to offer the visitor, wherever their interests may lie.   The city is a major...

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