• Archive for January, 2014

    Venice looks forward to an end to flooding

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Nature, Venice

    A project started in 2003 designed to prevent Venice from flooding should be finished in 2016. The £4.5 billion project was originally proposed in the 1960s but was never implemented due to arguments over the cost, design and environmental impact of the project.  Only more recent floods of the city combined with international concerns...

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    Rome & Istanbul from only £699pp

    by  • January 28, 2014 • City Breaks, Istanbul, Rome

    Trace the roots of western civilization through the classical treasures of Rome & Istanbul and experience the history, culture, religion and art that have shaped our world. Rome needs little introduction. Explore the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps of just lose yourself in a...

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    Monaco – Playground of the Rich and Famous

    by  • January 23, 2014 • Architecture, City Breaks, Monaco, Sport

    Monaco is the smallest principality in the world, a famous tax haven and playground of the rich and famous. Its location is stunning, tucked inside the Maritime Alps overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea between the French and Italian Rivieras. Monte Carlo is the central quarter of the principality of Monaco, probably best known for...

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    Madrid & Segovia – A new twin centre break from Cities Direct

    by  • January 22, 2014 • City Breaks, Madrid, Segovia

    Madrid is a majestic city. With some of the finest collections of art in the world, glorious architecture and a vibrant nightlife, the Spanish capital is positively overflowing with personality. Smaller but equally resplendent, Unesco World Heritage-listed Segovia is a city with centuries of fascinating history to unravel. On our twin centre break you...

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    Cézanne comes to Spain

    by  • January 20, 2014 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid

    By no means second fiddle to the artistic powerhouse that is the Prado, Madrid’s Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza plays host to a fabulous collection of some 800 works of art collected by Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, her husband and his family. Located just opposite the Prado Museum in a stunning neoclassical former palace, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is home...

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    Carnivals and Festivals on the French Riviera

    by  • January 20, 2014 • City Breaks, Festivals, Nice

    Regardless of the time of year, Nice reigns supreme as the Queen of the French Riviera, its practically perfect year-round climate, coupled with a rich cultural and artistic heritage, picturesque Old Town and sweeping views over the Baie des Anges, making for an ideal short-break destination just a short flight from the UK. Visit...

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