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London * United Kingdom

A Selection of London's Trendiest Bars

We’ve created this guide to the trendiest bars, so you can have a great time, whether you stay for o...

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Palermo * Italia

Cefalù

Located seventy kilometers from Palermo, the beautiful medieval village of Cefalù sits at the foot o...

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Palermo * Italia

Lipari

37 square kilometers in size, Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands and is the most populated...

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Toulouse * France

Walk along the Canal du Midi

Designed in 1667, this 240-kilometer long canal was originally built to serve an extraordinary purpo...

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Palermo * Italia

Cathedral of Monreale

Perched on the hillside of Monte Caputo and the verdant La Conca d'Oro valley, the Cathedral of Monr...

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Castel Nuovo

The massive walls of Castel Nuovo, better known as Maschio Angioino, are one of Naples’ major landma...

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Parco Sempione

Spanning 38.6 hectares, Parco Sempione is one of Milan’s largest verdant expanses. This is where the...

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Biarritz * France

Artnoa Bar

ArtNoa is young entrepreneur Antoine Vignac’s chic wine bar on Biarritz’s bustling Rue Gambetta. Pas...

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Ischia

Ischia, the largest island of the Flegrean archipelagus, is best known for its spa parks, ranging fr...

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Tropea * Italia

Rent a boat

Renting a boat is arguably the best way to discover the hidden coves along Tropea’s “Coast of the Go...

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Firenze * Italia

Ponte Vecchio

The only bridge to span the Arno until 1218, the Ponte Vecchio or “Old Bridge” has been a historic l...

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London * United Kingdom

Recommended wines for experienced wine tasters

French wine is in a class of its own and is applauded for its more earthy or mineral notes. Whether ...

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Duomo Di Milano

Not only is the Duomo di Milano the undisputed symbol of Milan, but it’s also the most important exa...

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London * United Kingdom

How to channel French Art de Vivre within the UK: Food and Drink

To experience the best of French food and drink whilst still being on home soil, you should head to ...

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Biarritz * France

Sightseeing in Bidart, Guéthary, and Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Halfway between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the small towns of Bidart and Guéthary exude the she...

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Biarritz * France

Shopping on Rue Mazagran and the Old Harbour

Stroll along Biarritz’s winding cobblestone streets lined with elegant independent shops and boutiqu...

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Tropea * Italia

Castello Ruffo di Scilla

Castello Ruffo di Scilla (Tropea Castle) boasts a dramatic location perched on a rocky cliff overloo...

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Biarritz * France

Sightseeing in San Sebastian

With its sandy beaches, vibrant atmosphere, and great cultural attractions, San Sebastian is one of ...

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Teatro Alla Scala

Few opera houses in the world can match the alluring charms of Teatro alla Scala (La Scala) and its ...

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Tropea * Italia

Pizzo

Perched on a rocky promontory less than an hour’s drive along the coastline from Tropea, the seaside...

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Palermo * Italia

Teatro Massimo

With 7,700 square meters, Teatro Massimo is the largest opera house in Italy and the third largest i...

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Toulouse * France

Toulouse Cathedral

Often referred to as the “unfinished cathedral”, the Cathedral of Saint Etienne has deep historical ...

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Palermo * Italia

Palace of the Normans

Also known as the Royal Palace, the Palace of the Normans is the oldest royal residence in Europe wh...

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Firenze * Italia

Gucci Museum

Established to mark the celebration of Gucci’s 90th birthday, the Gucci Museo offers a suitably styl...

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Firenze * Italia

The Mall Outlet

Indulge yourself in an Italian designer shopping spree of Prada, Cavalli, Gucci, Armani and Valentin...

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Tropea * Italia

Diocesan Museum of Tropea

Having opened its doors in 2004 within the Old Bishop's Palace, the Diocesan Museum of Tropea showca...

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Strasbourg Cathedral & the Astronomical Clock

"A prodigy of the gigantic and the delicate" as Victor Hugo put it, Strasbourg Cathedral is an absol...

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Firenze * Italia

Palazzo Vecchio

An imposing fortress begun in 1299, the formidable Palazzo Vecchio was designed to house the city go...

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Palermo * Italia

La Zisa

Right outside Palermo’s city walls is the Palazzo della Zisa (from the Arabic word for "beautiful")....

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Palermo * Italia

Teatro Politeama

The Politeama (a term which means “theater” in ancient Greek) overlooks Piazza Ruggero Settimo in Pa...

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Tropea * Italia

Paese delle meraviglie

Discover an extensive range of local handicrafts at Il Paese delle Meraviglie, where you can explore...

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Marseille * France

Shopping at the “Terrasses Du Port”

Situated in a stunning waterfront setting, the Terrasses du Port (The Port’s Terraces) is one of Mar...

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Marseille * France

The Palais Longchamp​ and the ​Museum of Natural History

Located just steps away from the Vieux Port (Old Harbour), the Palais Longchamp brings together two ...

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Galeria Vittorio Emanuele II

Shortly after its official opening in 1878, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade earned...

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Tropea * Italia

Virgin Mary of Romania

Built in distinctive yellow lava rock by the Normans during the 12th century, Tropea Cathedral is de...

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Pasticceria Scaturchio

One of the city’s most famous pastry shops, Giovanni Scaturchio opened his namesake pastry shop in 1...

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Firenze * Italia

Tuscan Wine Tours

Explore the rolling vineyards surrounding the city of Florence in the expert care of Tuscan Wine Tou...

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Palazzo Reale

One of the most prestigious and history-rich buildings in the city, the Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace)...

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London * United Kingdom

Westminster Walking Tour

A fantastic way to spend an afternoon in London is to visit Westminster’s best landmarks which are l...

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Firenze * Italia

The Accademia Gallery

Designed to house one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures - Michelangelo’s David - the Galleri...

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Tropea * Italy

Capo Vaticano

Along the rugged granite coastline of the Capo Vaticano, idyllic stretches of white sand give way to...

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Castel dell'Ovo

Right in front of via Partenope on the Neapolitan waterfront appears the silhouette of Castel dell'O...

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Capodimonte Museum

The Capodimonte National Museum is located in the palace of the same name, a magnificent building wh...

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Palermo * Italia

Aeolian Islands

Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000, the Aeolian Islands archipelago comprises seven spe...

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London * United Kingdom

How to channel French Art de Vivre within the UK: Culture & Arts

When you visit a great city such as London, you get to experience lots of different cultures coming ...

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The Prada foundation

In 2015, Fondazione Prada opened in a converted, early 20th-century distillery to display both a per...

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Strasbourg covered food market

The “Halles de Neudorf” is Strasbourg’s one and only covered market. Stroll around the lively stalls...

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London * United Kingdom

National Portrait Gallery - Rebel Women

Rebel Women is a year-long season of events at the National Portrait Gallery, sponsored by MGallery ...

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Centro Commerciale Arese

Located fifteen minutes from Milan, Centro Commerciale Arese – otherwise known as "Il Centro" – was ...

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Biarritz * France

Les Halles food market in Biarritz

Les Halles food market is an absolute must-see when visiting Biarritz. Make your way up and down the...

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Via Montenapoleone

Via Monte Napoleone and its intersection streets comprise Milan’s ultra-stylish Quadrilatero della M...

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Isola Garibaldi & Bosco Verticale

The Isola-Garibaldi district has changed dramatically in recent years: from Isola, the hipsters’ go-...

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Tropea * Italia

Due Mari Shopping Center

The largest shopping mall in Calabria, the Due Mari Shopping Center is home to over 100 stores set a...

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Positano & Amalfi coast

The Amalfi Coast is the stretch of shore facing the Gulf of Salerno that runs from Positano to Vietr...

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Tropea * Italia

Enogastronomia Lorenzo

The home of regional Italian flavours since 1905, Enogastronomia Lorenzo is a rustic foodie haven fi...

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Tropea * Italia

Tropea Historical Center

Offering spectacular views over the Tyrrhenian Sea from its rocky hilltop setting, the Old Town of T...

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Castello Sforzesco

The seat of Milan’s dukedom under both the first Visconti dynasty and the Sforza family, the Castell...

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Triennale Design Museum

Having opened in 2007 within the Palazzo dell’Arte Bernocchi in Milan’s verdant Parco Sempione, the ...

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Firenze * Italia

Boboli Gardens

Filled with ancient oaks, bubbling fountains and Renaissance sculptures, the Boboli Gardens offer a ...

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Rohan Palace

An elegant 18th-century monument, Rohan Palace (“Palais Rohan”) sits majestically on the banks of th...

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Tropea * Italia

Santa Maria Sanctuary

Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the medieval Santa Maria dell’Isola Sanct...

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Palermo * Italia

Mercato del Capo

The district of Capo’s lively and colorful market of the same name is among the city’s most popular....

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Firenze * Italia

Ferragamo Flagship Store

The world-famous creations of Salvatore Ferragamo - “the shoemaker to the stars” - offer a stunning ...

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Philadelphia * United States

Please Touch Museum

This is the realm of children, from the youngest to the age of 7. Since 1976 the Please Touch Museum...

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Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

Easily recognisable by its ultra-modern glass façade overlooking the quayside, the Museum of Modern ...

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Firenze * Italia

Gelato in Florence

In true Italian style, savour an artisanal gelato during your time in Florence. To experience the fu...

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Livio De Simone

Founded in the fifties, Livio de Simone’s brand has characterized an entire era with its style of ge...

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Place Kleber

Nestled in the Grande Île quarter – the city’s vibrant historic center listed as World heritage Site...

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Marseille * France

Marseille Old Harbour

The largest urban harbour in Europe, the Old Harbour of Marseille is the city’s historical and cultu...

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Toulouse * France

St Etienne Cathedral and the Antique dealers’ quarter

Take a stroll to the south of St Etienne Cathedral in the charming Antique dealers’ quarter, and dis...

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Tropea * Italia

Beaches in Tropea

Within easy reach of Tropea’s Old Town, several beaches promise clear turquoise waters and dramatic ...

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Toledo: Arts Metro Station

Some of the metro stations in Naples are a magnificent example of how a once-neglected urban space c...

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Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli is Naples’ historic main street, which cuts the center in half ("spacca" meaning “split...

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Marseille * France

Fort Saint Jean and the Mucem

Recently restored, Fort Saint-Jean is a historical monument dating back to the 12th century, and a g...

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Palermo * Italia

Mondello Beach

Mondello, situated a mere 20 kilometers away from Palermo, is a delightful seaside town. Its pristin...

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London * United Kingdom

How to channel French Art de Vivre within the UK: Shopping

The best place in the UK to experience French shopping culture is London. It is a vibrant city with ...

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Roberta Bacarelli

Roberta Bacarelli’s line of ready-to-wear dresses perfectly embodies the elegance of Neapolitan wome...

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San Siro Stadium

The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, better known as San Siro, is a must-see landmark in Milan – despite it ...

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Capri

The most famous island in the region, Capri combines the beauty of its crystalline sea and verdant s...

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Firenze * Italia

Visit Fiesole

Perched in the rolling hills above Florence, the picturesque town of Fiesole traces Tuscany’s ancien...

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Mariano Rubinacci

The undisputed prince of male Neapolitan tailoring, Mariano Rubinacci’s work is now continued by his...

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Amsterdam * Netherlands

Bridges

Dining in the heart of Amsterdam? Bridges is located on one of Amsterdam's oldest canals and is the ...

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Pinacoteca Di Brera

Milan’s most famous art gallery is located in the celebrated Pinacoteca di Brera, a late-Baroque pal...

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Firenze * Italia

Santa Maria del Fiore

The orange-red cupola of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore is the quintessential icon of Florence,...

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Vesuvio & Pompei

A visit to Herculaneum and Pompei, both Unesco World Heritage Sites, will transport you back to 79 A...

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Corso Como

Concept store polifunzionale aperto nel 1991 da Carla Sozzani, sorella di Franca, direttrice di Vogu...

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Toulouse * France

St Sernin Basilica

A masterpiece of Romanesque art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, St Sernin Basilica is the largest ...

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Sansevero Chapel

At the center of the nave in the Sansevero Chapel is an Italian Baroque masterpiece, the Cristo Vela...

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Petite France quarter

The iconic quarter of Strasbourg’s historic city centre, Petite France is situated at the western en...

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Procida

With its bays and capes, pastel-colored medieval village and a sea of unrivaled beauty, Procida is a...

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Visiting the Alsatian wine route

Riesling, gewürztraminer, sylvaner… These varieties of grape evoke the distinct characteristics of A...

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Navigli

The Navigli nightlife scene seems to offer endless options at any time of the year. On the banks of ...

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Firenze * Italia

The Uffizi Gallery

The most famous art gallery in Florence, the Galleria degli Uffizi is home to the finest collection ...

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Firenze * Italia

Palazzo Strozzi

Arguably one of Florence’s most underrated artistic hotspots, the Palazzo Strozzi is home to one of ...

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Firenze * Italia

Central Market

Join the vibrant crowds at Florence’s Central Market, a two-level food market housed within an elega...

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Palermo * Italia

Villa Palagonia

This unique Villa Palagonia, located in the historic center of Bagheria, is better known as the "the...

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Visiting Colmar (Little Venice)

Dubbed “The capital of Alsatian wine” and “Little Venice”, the picturesque town of Colmar is renowne...

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Parc de l’Orangerie

Facing the Palace of Europe (Palais de l’Europe), the beautiful Parc de l'Orangerie is Strasbourg’s ...

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Palais du Rhin

Conceived as a symbol of imperial power, the Palais du Rhin (formerly the Kaiserpalast) dominates th...

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Firenze * Italia

Historic Centre

Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci as you wind your way through the historic centr...

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