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The Savoy London

The Savoy London

Soaring high in the Strand in London’s heart, the Savoy is a legendary 5-star property that is known for its myriad of artistic features. After being recently opened in October 2010 to reflect the 220-million-Euro renovation in each of its niches and corners, this Fairmont-managed hotel flawlessly fuses the original as well as the new aspects that incorporate also the strikingly modern Art Deco and the traditional English Edwardian interiors featuring undying glamour and glow. At The Savoy London, the entrance is a typical Art Deco featuring crystal fountain focus, while the Front Hall called the Lobby still preserves its actual Edwardian glory featuring molded frieze and wood paneling flanking the walls’ top. Unlike the other luxury hotels, no standard check-in service is offered here,  [...]

Hotel Bel Air, Copenhagen

Hotel Bel Air, Copenhagen

Nestled close to the Copenhagen Airport as well as the Bella Center, Hotel Bel Air in Kastrup features traditional neutral décor offering a great ambiance for relaxation. Because of the recent refurbishing, the bathrooms as well as rooms seem to be in a good state of luxury and comfort. The unique feature of the Hotel Bel Air is that everything here boasts a medium size right from the lobby to rooms. Additionally, there is a separate breakfast room that is light, airy, and neutral in décor and is tucked in the basement. For the first, I came across such a special arrangement for the breakfast, which I really found exciting. This long, contemporary, and low-rise retreat with limited-seating lobby and chic rooms is recommended for those who require the true Copenhagen comfort along with  [...]

Monet garden: Pride of Giverny

Monet garden: Pride of Giverny

Nestled at a distance of 50 miles from Paris, Monet garden in the Normandy’s Eure Department is among the most praised cottage gardens in the world. Designed by the internationally acclaimed French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the garden in the Epte River valley is now 84 years old. In the olden days, the landscape design of Europe was much influenced by art and literature. Monet was an expert in both landscape design as well as landscape painting. However, the Monet garden design was strongly influenced by the landscape painting. Today, the garden reveals this influence very well. Further, Monet always loved to paint in the open air and that too at different hours for revealing variation in light. Therefore, the Monet garden is a picture rather than a painting subject attracting  [...]

Cinque Terre: Scenic hiking trip

Cinque Terre: Scenic hiking trip

Regarded as one of the Italy’s treasures, Cinque Terre is a rocky coastal area adorning the Italian Riviera’s Liguria region. It is the home of ‘Five Lands’ that encompasses five famous hamlets namely, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore. These villages, shoreline, and the flanking hillsides now belong to the Cinque Terre National Park. This World Heritage site is remarkable for its natural beauty and the settlements that people have made over centuries along with terraces upon the steep and rocky landscape ending on the cliffs projecting into the sea. Upon a look, it might look scary, but it is a pure fun! Undoubtedly, Cinque Terre is the very famous destination on the tourist map. Although the villages are connected by trains and boats, tourists like  [...]

Playa Montroig Camping Resort

Playa Montroig Camping Resort

Welcome to one of ideal camping European resorts! Nestled in the woods along the Costa Dorada’s sandy beaches, the Playa Montroig camping resort is a dream retreat for you and your family to uniquely explore the best of Mediterranean and enjoy the never-felt comfort with its kind service. To explore Playa Montroig means experiencing the ultimate tranquility, harmony, relaxation, comfort, nature, strict hygiene, and family environment required for a truly memorable holiday. In this resort, you will encounter all types of amenities including shops, restaurants, clubs for adults and children, games room, theater, fitness centre, beauty salon, mini golf, diving centre, tennis, and an activity centre. Costa Dorada is a land of diversity with its miles of beaches as well as bays, serene hamlets,  [...]

Piazza del Campo: A Magnificent Public Square

Piazza del Campo: A Magnificent Public Square

Siena’s history centers on Piazza del Campo. It is popularly known as ‘il Campo’ by the local inhabitants. Piazzo del Campo served as the site for traditional games organized by the Sienese. Later, the games were held at Palio. Piazza del Campo is also the site for traditional markets. Piazza del Campo has been home to prominent individuals, who have contributed to the region’s rich history. Santa Caterina is one of them. He was a mystic saint that had a deep link to Siena’s image. Piazza del Campo has been home to artists, including Simone Martini and Jacopo della Quercia. Piazza del Campo Siena is a unique region in the world. The ground’s conformation has transformed the square into a huge conclave shell. The paving comprises of red bricks. The bricks are arranged into  [...]

Alhambra de Granada: An architectural retreat

Alhambra de Granada: An architectural retreat

Welcome to the palace city! Also known as La Alhambra, Alhambra de Granada is a legendary marvel for all the history lovers. Nestled atop a hill in Granada, Spain; La Alhambra is known as the history venue where the scholars as well as artists took refuge after the defeat of Al Andalus by the Christian Spain. Today, the entire zone is a threefold establishment holding a palace, a castle, and a dwelling wherein the myriad of edifices are on a height and reflect the look and feel of medieval Christian edifices. Among all these buildings, the citadel or alcazaba is the most ancient building that still lives on the secluded, steep land. In the 11th century, the Alhambra de Granada after being abandoned for almost two centuries castle was renewed by Samuel of the Zirid Dynasty. He did so for  [...]

Florence: Hub of the Italian history

Florence: Hub of the Italian history

Can you recollect the great Renaissance era that you must have studied in your history lectures? Well, now also recall its fine architectures that are among the best examples of art and structure. If you are a great fan of Renaissance art, then this time take a tour of the beautiful Florence in the culturally and architecturally famous Italy. Florence is the most distinct destination on the tourist map as it is even today the home of some well-preserved as well as the superb Renaissance edifices. Just this single reason will suffice for a trip to this city if you are a history aficionado. The city offers a plethora of historic sights such as churches and museums that houses the works of the great artists such as Michelangelo. However, keep in mind that if you desire a relaxing trip, then this  [...]

Zurich – A delight for the visitors

Zurich – A delight for the visitors

Switzerland is called the Paradise on earth and so is its one of the city Zurich promises to be. One of the culturally and commercially important cities of Switzerland, Zurich is a delight for all the visitors visiting it. The all year round pleasant weather adds another feather to this already crowd pulling city. The buildings and other structures speaks rich about the Romanesque architecture. The city hosts numerous cultural events keeping the vibe going on. The best for the tourists to explore the city is to either choose the guided walking tours or the circle tour where the tourists visit the places in a traditional tourist bus. Everyone knows that the Mother Nature is at its best in this Paradise so there is no once gets the prize for guessing that bounties of nature are waiting to  [...]

Italy’s Heaven – Rome

Italy’s Heaven – Rome

John Heywood was truly spellbound with the eternal beauty and charm of Rome that he quoted” Rome was not built in a day”. Everywhere you go, you will find treasures of history chasing you. Rome is not only known for its imperial architecture and historical buildings rather the modern Rome is now commercialised and an important city of Italy. The tourist attractions are widespread in Rome. Infact each and every nook and corner of this city is splendour in itself. Don’t dare to lie when you put your hand in the Mouth of Truth, otherwise the mouth will slam shut and you will not be able to withdraw your hand. Hey! Don’t get afraid. It’s a legend associated with the grim marble mask in the atrium of St. Mary’s in Cosmedin Church. Actually it is an ancient drain cover but the stories  [...]

Discover the magic of St. Petersburg

Discover the magic of St. Petersburg

One of the oldest and most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg tops the charts of enthusiast travellers when it comes to choosing the best tourist destination. This place holds all the ingredients to make your travel experience an unforgettable one. Boasting of beholding lavish architecture, wild nightlife, rich cultural traditions, wide avenues, romantic waterways, magnanimous cathedrals, this place is worth visiting. Situated across a series of flat islands on River Neva and also bordered by the Fontanka River, what you will get to see here are not the skyscrapers or modern buildings but some of the oldest yet spectacular architectural buildings. Kick start your tour with the Hermitage. It is the glorious baroque winter Palace of Empress Elizabeth proudly houses Russia’s finest collection  [...]

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