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    Verona – Opera, Architecture & Star-Crossed Lovers

    by  • August 15, 2013 • Architecture, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Opera, Verona • 0 Comments

    The cosmopolitan city of Verona is a veritable treasure trove of historical, architectural and cultural delights and, justifiably, is one of northern Italy’s most popular tourist destinations. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a city which holds a year-round appeal, yet which undisputedly comes to life during the summer months when visitors arrive...

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    Bordeaux – Bountiful in Beauty

    by  • August 14, 2013 • Architecture, Bordeaux, City Breaks, Culture Breaks • 0 Comments

    Described by the French novelist Stendhal as “the most beautiful town in France”, Bordeaux is renowned for its neoclassical architecture and wide avenues, giving it an air of Parisian-style grandeur and sophistication. Little wonder therefore that half of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it the world’s largest urban...

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    Frankfurt – where Business & Finance meets Culture & Heritage

    by  • August 5, 2013 • Architecture, City Breaks, Frankfurt • 0 Comments

    Best known as a centre for business and capital of finance for Continental Europe, Frankfurt-am-Main is often overlooked as a city break destination. Perhaps more famous for its futuristic skyline, home to some five million inhabitants and 400 financial institutions including the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange, Frankfurt also maintains an...

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    The Weird and Wonderful Architecture of Europe

    by  • July 15, 2013 • Architecture, Brussels, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Nice, Prague, Reykjavik • 0 Comments

    A short while ago, we took a look at some of Europe’s most famous examples of modernist architecture, from Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the colourful pipes adorning the exterior of Paris’ Centre Pompidou. And yet, our research threw up so many striking, original and simply fabulous pieces of architectural genius, we...

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    A Break from Tradition – Europe’s Modernist Architecture

    by  • June 13, 2013 • Architecture, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, City Breaks, Oslo, Paris • 0 Comments

    Think of European architecture and the mind immediately conjures up romantic, sepia-infused images of majestic buildings steeped in history, resplendent centuries-old landmarks that have withstood the test of time and borne witness to a wealth of political, cultural and economical change. And yet, the cities of Europe plays host to an increasing number of...

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