quinta-feira, 17 de agosto de 2017

Koblenz - Were Mosel and Rhine rivers meet






The Mosel flows through the northeast of France and Luxembourg to the west of Germany. It has an extension of 560 km and ends at the Rhine river in the German city of Koblenz. The meeting of the two rivers and the beautiful surrounding area is known by Deutsches Eck, considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.






The Romans already appreciated this magnificent landscape as well as the German Order. It is a place steeped in history. In 1891 Kaiser Wilhelm II had a 37-meter pedestal erected in honor of his grandfather Guilherme I, the unifier of the German Empire. It is a tourist attraction that receives more than two million visitors a year.


On the other side of the Rhine stands the Ehrenbreitstein fortress, the second largest castle wall preserved in Europe. About 120 meters above the Rhine are the best view of the city.




Behind the fortress is the area of ​​the National Exhibition of Gardening, the Bundesgartenschau, zone of events and leisure. It can and should be flown by cable car taking us to the left bank of the Rhine. Arrived there we can go and visit the historical center of the city. Combining a French lifestyle and the German tradition, the atmosphere of natural cordiality is felt, being obliged to taste, in cozy cellars, the exquisite cuisine and taste the best and most famous German wine of the vineyards that in escarpment surround the river Moselle.

sexta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2017

Mosel Valley and Luxembourg - The wine-growing valleys of Germany



 

A not so touristic getaway is to drive to the Mosel and Rhine river valleys.
The romantic and the bucolic cohabit and the beautiful castles towering over cliffs on these rivers, where we see deep escarpments where the vineyards that produce the best and most famous German wines, predominantly of the Riesling grape variety.
The charm of the whole area with its picturesque villages and its romantic castles and forts bring us the charm of fairy tales and lose ourselves in the landscape.

terça-feira, 6 de setembro de 2016

Sardinia, Italy - The Emerald Coast




Ending the trip with a golden key with Olbia in Sardinia. There cohabit as two worlds, the old and the modern Sardinia. Crossing the countryside through the village of San Pantaleo may be seen an interesting and wide range of rocks carved by the winds that lead to Nurague La Prisgiona, a fortress tower very well preserved.




The Sardinia Bay is inviting to rest and watch the La Maddalena archipelago visible from there.



A tour of the Emerald Coast shows one of the most beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean and is a quiet and relaxing way to end the trip.


terça-feira, 30 de agosto de 2016

Stromboli , Italy - The always active volcano




Following trip to circum navigate the famous Stromboli volcano that is in constant  eruption. In the distance you can see some white houses , mainly holiday houses for courageous people who live with the mighty volcano.




The lava drops down the mountain and the smoke expelled by the volcano form a unique spectacle. Here we have the feeling of the human dimension compared with the force of nature.




terça-feira, 23 de agosto de 2016

Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Italy - The hidden island in the Mediterranean




In the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands we can find Lipari, the largest of the Islands famous for its mythology and natural heritage.


Its picturesque streets lead us to the castle, built by the Spaniards on an ancient necropolis. Inside the castle walls lies the Cathedral, the archaeological site and museum. This has valuable collections of objects that were found on the island and going back to the pre-proto-historic period up to the Greek and Roman times.




The island of Lipari is charming , full of small streets and well cared for corners. We feel the pride of its people to preserve this little gem.


The island has enough animation and vivacity and it is impossible not to take a break to enjoy a pasta made in the moment, while we are delighted by the landscape that embraces us and invites you to stay.