Best European Destinations in March
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  In Europe, when March knocks on the door, flowers start to bloom and snow begins to melt. As the days turn longer and the weather warmer, enthusiasm usually takes over. When March finally rings at the door, we leave … Read More

Best European Destinations in February
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    If you’re in Europe in February, what will you do? Will you spend a romantic weekend with your lover on Valentine’s Day? Celebrate Carnival or Candlemas? Or will you rather go skiing? Or travel to a more clement location? … Read More

Best European Destinations in January
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    Do you feel a little bit blue in January? We both did for many years. With the holiday season over, the impossible new year’s resolutions, the long winter nights and cold temperatures here in Europe, we often ended … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 3
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  November is one of our favourite moments to explore Europe. Those who also live in – or have visited Europe during summer or winter holidays probably know how expensive and crowded European destinations can be.   November however is … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 2
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November can be a great month to explore Europe.   There’s no doubt that the days are shorter, and the weather chillier. But in November prices are also lower than in any other month of the year, and tourists are either … Read More

Best European Destinations in November – Part 1
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In November, the days turn shorter and the leaves turn amber. Summer is long gone and winter holidays are still far away. In November, we sit amidst falling leaves, listening to the breath of autumn combing through our hair. In … Read More

In Bergamo, when it drizzles…
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According to the weather app, it’s sunny here in Bergamo, I said. Outside, the rain was pouring down on a bunch of black umbrellas moving forward on the Via Bartolomeo Colleoni.   Kerstin opened the window and gazed out as if … Read More

Lesser-Known Towns in Europe for Weekend Getaways
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Why don’t you like to visit the major European cities? My sister seemed confused when I told her that we prefer to spend our weekends in smaller and lesser-known towns in Europe. It’s not that we don’t like metropolises. Rome, … Read More

Tracking Leonardo da Vinci: from Vinci to Anchiano in Tuscany
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  Oh so you want to become a painter like Leonardo da Vinci, huh? A ridiculous question that someone asked me many years ago, when I said that I wanted to study art. It popped up in my mind again … Read More