Europe

Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Europe, Italy, Places

Siena

Siena is a city with over 52.000 inhabitants, that is built on three hills in Tuscany, Italy. Back in the 1300s, it was one of Europe’s largest cities and a major military force. Weakened by a horrendous plague and as a result, conquered by Florence, it lost its importance and […]

Florence, Italy
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Florence

Florence is home to over 383.000 people and therefore it is the most populous city in the region of Tuscany. Furthermore, it is also its capital city. In medieval times Florence was a centre of trade and finance, which made it to one of the richest cities of that era. […]

Verona Italy
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Verona

Verona is a city in Veneto, Italy, that is mainly known for being the place where William Shakespeare set his play “Romeo and Juliet”. Located on the Adige river, it is called home by roughly 257.000 people. Even if it is unknown if William Shakespeare visited Verona at all, two […]

Earth pyramids South Tyrol
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Earth pyramids of Oberbozen

In South Tyrol several locations with earth pyramids can be found. The pyramids of Ritten are made up of three different locations: Oberbozen, Klobenstein and Unterinn. Earth pyramids are a natural phenomenon that appears only on a specific substrate in a steep slope. Draining rainwater cuts deep drains in the […]

Salten-Schlern Valley
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Salten-Schlern

Salten-Schlern is a district in South Tyrol, Italy. The municipalities of the lower Eisacktal between Bozen and Waidbruck as well as the communities on the Schlern and in Gröden, parts of the Regglberg and Tschögglberg belong to Salten-Schlern – all over 13 municipalities. Located south of Bozen its administrative seat […]

Villnöß
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Villnöß

Villnöß is a small municipality in South Tyrol, Italy. Located northeast of Bozen, it is home to at about 2550 inhabitants. The villages Koll, St. Jakob, St. Magdalena, St. Peter, St. Valentin and Teis belong to commune of Villnöß. As South Tyrol belonged to Austria until 1919 it is still […]

Hohenwerfen Castle
Austria, Europe, Places

Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle is a medieval rock castle located in the Pongau district of Salzburg, Austria. Nestled between the northern Limestone Alps it is similar in its construction to Hohensalzbug Castle, which was built at about the same time. Hohenwerfen Castle was built between 1075 and 1078 atop a 113 metres […]

Mauterndorf
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Mauterndorf

Mauterndorf is a market town in the district of Tamsweg in Salzburg, Austria. Located at 1.123 metres above sea level it is nestled between fascinating mountains and home to more than 1650 people. Mauterndorf is known for its castle and for being a popular destination for skiing during winter. Mauterndorf […]

Nockalm road
Austria, Europe, Places

Nockalm Road

The Nockalm road is a 35 kilometres long alpine toll road in Carinthia, Austria, that runs between Innerkrems in the north and Ebene Reichenau in the south. The Nockalm road was completed in 1981 and winds up and down through 52 bends and offers amazing views of the Nockberge and […]