The Vatican Museums are the third most visited museum in the world and the second most visited in Europe, after the Louvre. Besides, they’re the fifth largest museum in the world and the third-largest in Europe, with 43,000 m2 of exhibition space! A visit to the Vatican Museums is highly recommended if you’re in Rome, so take this guide with you. You’ll get the essential information (such as opening hours, prices, and accesses), a list of the must-see works of art, and lots of other tips!
The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most important sites in the history of Western civilization. And although there are other acropolis spread across Greece, the Acropolis of Athens is the most famous in the world. The ancient citadel is located on a rocky plateau in the heart of Athens and is home to the ruins of many classical monuments, of indisputable architectural value. So save this guide of Ancient Greece’s “high city”, which evokes the fascinating mythology of this nation!
The Cinque Terre villages are among the most picturesque and photogenic places in Italy, apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. As the name implies, these five centenary villages were built on the rugged slopes of the Italian Riviera, in the Ligurian region. In each of the Cinque Terre, you’ll find colorful and practically overlapping houses, surrounding land cultivated with vineyards, ports filled with fishing boats, and restaurants serving typical specialties!
The Uffizi Gallery (in Italian, Galleria degli Uffizi) is one of the largest and most important art museums in the city of Florence and in Italy. Featuring a massive art collection from the Italian Renaissance, there are several artists on display, such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, and Caravaggio, among others. So, check out this complete guide with essential information about times and prices, including the best tips and suggestions for a more optimized visit!
The Casa Milà in Barcelona (also known as La Pedrera), was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Even if you spend only one day in Barcelona, it’s almost impossible not to come across this dreamlike and eccentric place, whose a visit of (at least) two or three hours is an absolute must! La Pedrera is a unique building and a true masterpiece, with an imposing wavy stone façade and (guess what?) without a single straight line!
Would you like to visit Bologna, the most picturesque city in Italy? Located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna is the perfect stop for a cultural and historical itinerary or a gastronomic tour. Home to the oldest university in the western world and some of the most well-known dishes and delicacies in Italian cuisine, you have a lot to choose from in Bologna! Discover my complete itinerary with practical information, essential recommendations, and lots of photos to inspire you!
Did you know that the Alhambra of Granada is the most visited attraction in Spain? The monumental complex has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984 and includes the Generalife Palace & Gardens, the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, and the Partal Palace & Gardens. 10 years later, the classification was extended to the historic district of Albayzín, which offers the best views over the Alhambra. Discover all the history in this travel guide, with tips about opening hours, prices, and accesses!
Get to know the Palace of Versailles (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979) and spend a perfect day in the monumental domain of the famous Louis XIV. In the suburbs of Paris, about forty minutes from the French capital, Versailles was the center of the power of the Ancien Régime and the Absolute Monarchy in France and Europe, for more than a century. Stroll through the corridors and gardens of one of the most visited sites in France, with over 10 million tourists per year!
Get to know the Palace of Fontainebleau (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981) and spend a different and inspiring day, just forty minutes away from Paris! In the center of a huge forest in the Île-de-France, Fontainebleau was the hunting residence of the kings of France since the 12th century. Inspired by Italian models, a cross between Renaissance art and French traditions, the Palace became the official residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, during the First French Empire!
Are you in Paris (or are you traveling to Paris) and want to spend a perfect day, just an hour from the French capital? Then you have to visit the Medieval Town of Provins, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001! Discover the perfect itinerary with monuments and attractions that you cannot miss, including their opening times and ticket prices. Besides, I leave you the best public transportation options, so you don’t have to waste time searching for this practical information!