Featured Articles, Travel Tips
Nov 24th, 2010 |
Before Ernest Hemingway immortalized Pamplona‘s running of the bulls in “The Sun Also Rises”, the city was key intersection between France and Castilia. Pamplona, the capital of the Navarre province, symbolizes the region’s diversity in its architecture, culture and cuisine, which mixes various traces of the Visigoths, Franks and Moors, who passed through the city. At any rate Pamplona is famous for the July Festival of St. Fermin, the running of the bulls which attracted Hemingway and still attracts adventure-seekers from all over the world. Even if you go to...
Article, Featured Articles, Travel tips Florence
Nov 23rd, 2010 |
When you hear the word “Tuscany”, the first things that probably come to mind are Florence, Pisa and Chianti. But few of you might have heard of the Valdarno, an idyllic area between Florence and Arezzo that has inspired artists for centuries, even the likes of the great Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci.
My wife and I stayed at a charming boutique hotel, the Relais Villa Belpoggio in the Valdarno community of Loro Ciuffenna , perched on the slopes of the southern ridge of the Pratomagno.
Our first morning I had a delightful chat with the Villa’s manager Maria Ventrone, and I told her...
Featured Articles, Travel Tips, Travel Tips San Sebastian
Nov 18th, 2010 |
San Sebastian, Spain – located in Northern Spain in the Basque Country, marked by Belle Epoque style buildings reminiscing the era when the city was the official summer residence of the Spanish royal family, San Sebastian is Spain’s undisputed gastronomic capital, and the famous La Concha beach has the most perfect half-moon shape that nature could carve.
Today, we present some tips concerning gastronomy, art and culture in San Sebastian. We asked those, of course, who love living in the city, the Astoria7 Hotel’s personnel.
Known as a capital of gastronomy...
Featured Articles, Travel Tips
Nov 17th, 2010 |
Courtesy of Ripa Hotel, Rome
Today, we want to present a unique checklist during your visit in the capital of Italy… After you read it, you will know how to indulge your senses on your trip to Rome… ! Make some notes or “save” the pictures in your mind.
When in Rome… you cannot miss:
1) Try the famous Caffè S.Eustachio
2) Strolling around in Campo d’Fiori – a rectangular piazza near Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. Campo dei Fiori, translated literally from Italian, means “field of flowers”.
3) Renting a scooter to feel like the famous couple Peck-Hepburn...
Featured Articles, News, Travel Tips Cracow
Nov 12th, 2010 |
Why not spend December in Cracow, in one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland? As the former national capital with a history encompassing more than a thousand years, the city remains the spiritual heart of Poland. While visiting Cracow during the winter time, you will fall in love with the scent of mulled wine, the warmth of the Main Square Holiday Market and the shimmering lights on every tree around you. The magnificent narrow streets and mysterious architecture will surely take your breath away. In December, the Hotel Spatz invites you to visit Cracow with the following promotions: