An hour’s drive north, inland from Cosenza and you are surrounded by the sweeping and scenic Pollino and Dolcedorme mountains until you arrive in the sleepy town of Castrovillari.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked: ‘why Calabria in southern Italy?’ Continue reading “Why Calabria in Southern Italy?”
Calabria’s enticing Scalea in Southern Italy is always a great treat to enjoy with family and friends, especially when they’ve travelled from England. But Scalea is not just about the Gelato… Continue reading “Calabria’s Enticing Scalea, Southern Italy”
Experience a love affair with the restoration of Medieval books in southern Italy at Cosenza’s State Archives. Time dissolves into the past just as pages from ancient books dissolve, and lost to history if not restored and treasured.
Want to come on a historic walk in one of Italy’s captivating southern cities: Cosenza, Calabria?
Prepare yourself for an emotional ride when visiting the infamous WWII historical Normandy Beaches and surrounding area.
Steeped in history and legend, the Isle of Avalon rises some 170 metres out of the Somerset Levels and is known as the Glastonbury Tor. Shrouded in myth, this is where the legendary King Arthur’s sword Excalibur was said to be forged. Continue reading “Mythical Glastonbury: England’s Somerset”
I can honestly say that I’d never visited a tank museum before and so, had nothing to compare with the museum’s sweeping statement: “The world’s best collection of tanks”. Continue reading “Bovington’s Tank Museum, Dorset – World’s best collection of tanks?”
The name Lublin in eastern Poland was first recorded in 1224 with archaeological research proving that the most ancient traces of Lublin date back to 10,000 B.C.
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