Author: Filippo

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Western Sicily

Western Sicily. This trip initially focused on Palermo and the surroundings, and then the area to the West, towards Trapani. The idea was to visit well a limited number of places, and we did. Palermo, the capital city of Sicilia, represents at the very best the mixture and stratification of different cultures that makes this […]

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Isle of Skye

Skye or the Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island’s peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. Although it has been suggested that the […]

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Savoy

Savoy. Enshrined in the French Alps, a bit wild and remote, it is a land with an old noble heritage. Every time I visit, summer or winter, I can’t help thinking about only one thing: it’s cold. Granite and stone predominate. Gray and blue colors, and the deep green of the mountain pines on background. […]

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst […]

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Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany, and its largest city. It is located in northeastern Germany, on the banks of River Spree. Due to its location, it is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes. First documented in the 13th […]

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Western Sicily

I would like to go back to Sicily and spend some time in its western part: first of all see the Valley of the Temples, near Agrigento, but also other great archaeological sites like Selinunte or Segestae. Then there are the islands near Trapani, that are told to be really spectacular (thinking about Favignana). The […]

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Svalbard Islands

Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands range from 74° to 81° north latitude, and from 10° to 35° east longitude. The largest island is Spitsbergen, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. Administratively, the […]