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Best Italy Road Trip: from Venice to Bologna

Italy Road Trip from Venice to Bologna You could visit Venice for weeks, months, or years, and never tire of the multitude of sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences of this marvelous city. However, there are many other great places to see within a few hours of Piazza Roma. This makes it the perfect destination for […]..
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Chasing Tigers in India: National Park Bandhavgarh

National Park Bandhavgarh – Tiger Safari in India I know you might be surprised to find an article about India on my blog called EuropeUpClose. But 1-2 times per year, I like to highlight a destination outside of Europe to inspire you about other places as well. So in the coming weeks, I will publish […]..
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A Gem for Architecture Lovers: Examples of Romanesque Architecture in Germany

Top Examples of Romanesque Architecture along the Romanesque Route in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany  Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt is a region teeming with castles, cathedrals, and monasteries, many of which date to the Romanesque period and are great examples of Romanesque architecture. We think this region is a great destination for architecture and history lovers and have created a […]..
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The Ultimate Winter Packing List Europe

The Ultimate Guide: Europe Winter Packing List littering icicles hang from the cathedrals of Florence. Powdery snow is dusted across the mountains of the Swiss Alps. Tiny cups of coffee are served in the cafes of Paris and Glühwein will warm you up at the Christmas Markets in Germany. Europe in winter is an incredible […]..
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Venice off the Beaten Path

Venice off the Beaten Path – Hidden Gems, Authentic Restaurants, and Not-So Crowded Places in Venice, Italy CAMEOS AND CORAL, AN ENCHANTING FOREST, AND 3 GREAT EATERIES On my third visit to Venice, I thoroughly enjoyed spending time at some lesser known sites and restaurants. Some were in the maze of canals, bridges, and streets that […]..
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Dresden Christmas Markets

Your Guide to the Dresden Christmas Markets There are approximately 1,500 Christmas markets in Germany, and about 85 million people from around the world pay them a visit every year. If you love Christmas, you will inevitably fall in love with Dresden where you will find 11 assortments of Christmas markets right at your feet. […]..
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Saxony-Anhalt’s Naumburg Cathedral

Saxony-Anhalt’s Naumburg Cathedral I recently spent time exploring the Romanesque Route in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany with TRANSROMANICA, an international association whose focus is promoting the common Romanesque heritage of Europe. The TRANSROMANICA cultural heritage route traces the Romanesque heritage through nine European countries, from Portugal all the way to Eastern Europe. Our blogger trip explored the […]..
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The Insider’s Guide to the Best Ireland Castle Hotels

The Best Ireland Castle Hotels Are you interested in taking a trip but not quite sure where to go? Are you a seasoned traveler and looking for something different? Maybe you have been to many places, seen many things and have many experiences. However, are you looking for a trip that surpasses them all? A […]..
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Crete: Return to Knossos to Discover the Minoan Culture

Knossos in Crete: Discovering the Minoan Culture “Let me tell you about the first time I visited Knossos,” my friend Jack says. We are sitting at a fish taverna by the famous Venetian Harbor of Iraklion, Crete. My friend, Dr. Jack Dempsey, is an expert on the Minoan culture and has written several books and […]..
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