Tallinn is one of the oldest cities in Northern Europe. It is quite miniaturized, but unusually rich in its architectural, historical monuments, parks, squares, original traditions, giving it a unique appearance. Most of Tallinn’s attractions are located in the Old Town, which has long been divided into Lower and Upper.
As a rule, tours of Tallinn begin at the cozy Town Hall Square. It is located in the Lower Town, occupies a very small territory and is surrounded by ancient buildings, each of which keeps its own history. Since the Middle Ages, the Town Hall Square has been the heart of the city. Already in the XI century, there was a market here that existed until 1896. Carnivals and festivities were held on the Town Hall Square, and the most favorite holiday among the townspeople was the take-out of the Christmas tree, followed by merry dances. Christmas bazaars take place here today, and in one of the restaurants located around the perimeter of the square, you can plunge into the atmosphere of the 15th century and taste delicious national dishes. Continue reading
“Italy without Sicily leaves only a vague image in the soul. Only here is the key to the whole ”- wrote Goethe about Sicily in the travel diary“ Italian Journey ”.
Charming bays and grape groves, volcanoes and through sea caves, sea blue and green forests – the nature of Sicily is as beautiful as it is diverse. The island’s unique natural landscape is due to the regular eruptions of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, located near Catania.
To the north of the largest island of the Mediterranean Sea, Lipari archipelago, or the Aeolian Islands, is located with the center in the commune of the same-named Lipari. The nature of the volcanic islands, despite the population of 15 thousand people, remained untouched: the whole archipelago is under the protection of UNESCO. Continue reading
In the south-western part of Italy is located, perhaps the most diverse region of the country – Campania. Its diversity is manifested both in the natural landscape – mountain ranges alternate with spacious plains and flowering reserves – and in the nature of the area. Calm and measured region with its mild climate and centuries-old traditions violates the reputation of the brutal Naples. The Italian National Tourism Agency (ENIT) will tell you why you just need to visit the largest city and capital of the region.
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