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20 Archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe

best archaeological sites in Europe

Besides visiting museums, one of the best ways to learn about local history and culture while travelling is by exploring the archaeological sites. Since there are so many of them around Europe, I asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to share with me their favourite places. And we’ve created this list of 20 archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe for you. Archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe #1 – Capitolium & Roman Forum in Brescia, Italy The Capitolium Temple, together with the Republican Sanctuary and the Roman Theatre that form the rest of the archaeological…

Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe

Park with the Brussels skyline in a back

There is something special about travelling during the autumn. The weather is still quite lovely, but many places are not as crowded as they usually are during the summertime. You can often get better deals on flights and accommodation, as well. I looked for some of the most beautiful autumn destinations in Europe. And have asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to help me compile the list of them, to make your search for the best places to visit this autumn easier. Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe When thinking about the places to include in this list, I’ve tried…

Istria Travel Guide & The Best Places to Visit in Istria

View on the old town Rovinj

Whenever someone is asking me about my favourite region of Croatia, my immediate answer is – Istria. With its numerous cute little towns, interesting history, delicious food and many exciting things to do, it’s one of the best places to visit in Croatia. I’m spending at least a week each summer there for the last ten years, so here is my travel guide with things to do and the best places to visit in Istria. Istria Travel Guide Where is Istria & How to get there? Istria is located at the westernmost part of Croatia, very close to the border…

How to spend the perfect weekend in Dubrovnik

View on the old town Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is probably one of the most famous places in Croatia. With its monumental city walls, picturesque stone houses and a historic old town, it’s not by surprise it’s getting so many visitors each year. I’ve spent a weekend in Dubrovnik last April and here is my itinerary for a stay in this city filled with art, history and some fun things to do. Weekend in Dubrovnik Dubrovnik is quite small, so spending a weekend there is just about enough time to explore this beautiful Croatian town. Filled with a unique and exciting history and being home to some great…

Day Trip to Brijuni Islands

Sculpture of the lady on Brijuni Islands

Although I’m spending a couple of weeks each summer in Istria, I haven’t visited Brijuni islands before. But, after I’ve taken a day trip to Brijuni Islands this year, I think there won’t be summer without it. Here is a blog post with all the info you need to know before your visit to that gorgeous Croatian archipelago. How to get to Brijuni Islands Brijuni Islands are Croatian National Park, and a limited number of ships are allowed to get there each day. Although you’re going to see many smaller touristic boats offering a trip to Brijuni Islands, the truth…

Journey Through History on Batana Boat in Rovinj

People in Batana boat with the city of Rovinj in a background

‘Rovinj changed so much since I was a little boy’, said an old fisherman who was rowing our boat. ‘But one thing hasn’t. We still row our batanas…’ What’s the story behind that small boat batana you can see everywhere in Rovinj? Well, it’s a story about the city, its people and a symbol of change. Rovinj and its batana Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia (and one of my favourite) has such a fascinating history. It was founded as a small town located at the island for the protection from numerous enemies that were attacking the…