Tag: 2017

  • Thumbnail for Tuscany in Winter: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

    Tuscany in Winter: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

    The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop in the village Vitaleta on the road that connects San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza. It is one of the most iconic photo locations in Tuscany.

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    Tuscany in Winter: Montefollonico

    Montefollonico sits across the valley from another hilltop town: Montepulciano. It is relatively unchanged because it is off the tourist path and it still looks the way it did in the 13th century.

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    Tuscany in Winter: San Quirico d’Orcia

    This year we tried to visit small Tuscan towns that we haven’t been to before. So without much to do on 24th of December, the choice fell on San Quirico d’Orcia. It’s the closest town to the famous Cappella di Vitaleta, one of the most photographed locations in Tuscany.

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  • Thumbnail for Lamborghini Wine at the Lamborghini Winery in Umbria, Italy

    Lamborghini Wine at the Lamborghini Winery in Umbria, Italy

    The Lamborghini Estate (official website) lies between the south side of the Trasimeno lake and the beautiful medieval village of Panicale. Situated on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Cortona and the Chiana valley are only few kilometers away.

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    Tuscany in Winter: Lucignano

    Lucignano is a very quaint and beautiful town completely surrounded by a wall. It doesn’t take long to walk most of its streets, eat an ice-cream, etc.

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    Tuscany in Winter: Cortona

    Cortona is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. It is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo.

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    Schloss Nordkirchen – Versailles of Westphalia

    Schloss Nordkirchen is a palace situated in the town of Nordkirchen in the state of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. The schloss was largely built between 1703 and 1734 and is known as the “Versailles of Westphalia” since it is the largest of the fully or partly moated Wasserschlösser in that region.

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  • Thumbnail for LWL – Freilichtmuseum Hagen, Germany

    LWL – Freilichtmuseum Hagen, Germany

    The Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum (German: LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Handwerk und Technik; English: “LWL Open-air Museum Hagen – Westphalian State Museum for Craft and Technics”) is a museum at Hagen in the southeastern Ruhr area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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  • Thumbnail for Hohensyburg Ruins, Germany

    Hohensyburg Ruins, Germany

    The Sigiburg was a Saxon hillfort overlooking the River Ruhr near its confluence with the River Lenne. The ruins of the later Hohensyburg castle now stand on the site, which is in Syburg, a neighbourhood in the Hörde district of Dortmund. Archaeological evidence suggests the site was occupied in the Neolithic era.

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  • Thumbnail for ProWein 2017 at Messe, Düsseldorf

    ProWein 2017 at Messe, Düsseldorf

    ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. Over 6,500 exhibitors from more than 60 nations – more than ever before – were presented at ProWein in Düsseldorf from 19 to 21 March 2017.

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  • Thumbnail for Westfalenpark Dortmund, Germany (2017)

    Westfalenpark Dortmund, Germany (2017)

    Westfalenpark is a large park in the Southern part of Dortmund. There is a mini train and a tall tower (Florianturn) with an observation deck. Westfalenpark houses the German Rosarium with over 3,000 kinds of roses, making it the third-largest collection in the world.

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  • Thumbnail for Moisburg Town, Lower Saxony – Germany (March 2017)

    Moisburg Town, Lower Saxony – Germany (March 2017)

    Moisburg is a small town (population ~1.900) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It was first mentioned in ~1322. The closest big city is Hamburg, which is ~45km away.
    I was driving from Hamburg and stopped here for a coffee and a snack. Across the road I saw a lovely building, which I then discovered to be the local library (and city hall?).

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