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Famous for its lovely arias, its melodies, and its theatricality, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, one of his indisputable masterpieces, has long been a moving experience for audiences around the world. This magnificent production, directed by the acclaimed Argentinian director Hugo de Ana, will return to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for five performances, under […]

The world’s only elite track cycling league returns in 2017 featuring British Olympic Champions and international cycling stars. An action-packed race program in each session includes the men’s and women’s Elite Championship, world class sprint racing and the Future Stars. Thrilling racing will be combined with entertainment to create a fun day out for all […]

The Barking Folk Festival is one of the key events in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Summer of festivals’ programme. The free festival on Sunday 11 June at Abbey Ruins will feature fantastic folk music from around the world. We can now confirm the exciting line up which is headlined by Newton Faulkner: […]

Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the famous Italian Lakes destinations, not far from Milan in the north of Italy. Lake Como is long (50km), slender and extremely deep. The southern end forks into two long ‘legs’, with the picturesque town of Bellagio situated on the promontory between them. Like the other Italian […]

The cities and countryside towns of the Amalfi Coast are different one from the other, each with its own traditions and peculiarities that render them singular and unique; nonetheless, they are all characterized by architectonic monuments like the Saracen Tower of Cetara; the Romanesque Cathedral of Amalfi and its “Cloister of Paradise,” clearly under the Oriental influence; the Church […]

Florence, the home of the Renaissance and birthplace of our modern world, has the best Renaissance art in Europe. In a single day, you could look Michelangelo’s David in the eyes, fall under the seductive sway of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and climb the modern world’s first dome, which still dominates the skyline. Of course, […]

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the seventh or […]

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage […]

Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people. In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum–officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater–with 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights. After four centuries of active use, the magnificent arena fell […]

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally published as the British Airways London Eye Hours : 10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. The tower is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower, renamed as such to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II […]

Madame Tussauds London is a museum and tourist attraction located in Central London, housed in the former London Planetarium. It is known for recreating life size wax models of celebrities. The attraction houses its famous Chamber of Horrors. Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 9:30 – 5:30 WEBSITE     https://www.madametussauds.com/London Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR, United […]

The Plaka is the oldest section of Athens. Most of the streets have been closed to automobile traffic, though you should still keep a watchful eye for a speeding motorcycle or delivery truck. At one time it was the nightclub district, but most of these closed down when the government outlawed amplified music in the […]

Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It’s the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum […]

The Santorini group of islands is consisted of Thera, Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palea and Nea Kameni (Volcanoes) islands. It is located in the most southern part of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea, about 117 km (63 nautical miles) north of Crete and about 200 km (108 nautical miles) southeast of Greece’s mainland. The […]

Among the most Greek islands, Mykonos island is located almost in the centre of the Cyclades complex. It is particularly famous for the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the exciting nightlife, the picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches that makes holidays in Mykonos a magnificent experience. There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece, an island […]

A trip to Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. From the early Christian times, the Meteora vertical cliffs were regarded as the perfect place to achieve absolute isolation, to discover peace and harmony and, thus, to support man’s eternal […]

The Acropolis of Athens was planned, and construction begun, under the guidance of the great general and statesman Pericles of Athens. Over two years of detailed planning went into the specifications and contracting the labour for the Parthenon alone, and the first stone was laid on 28 July 447 BCE, during the Panathenaic festival. Wishing […]