San Marino: Fortress in the sky

San Marino: Fortress in the sky

San Marino, an independent country on the slopes of Mount Titano, is located just 23km from the Italian town of Rimini. As one of the smallest sovereign countries in the world, San Marino is completely surrounded by Italy. It was founded in the beginning of the 4th century and it’s the oldest surviving republic on Earth. With more that 9 million tourists annually visiting its capital, The City of San Marino, it is one of the must-see destinations in the region. The City of San Marino is a fortress built entirely out of stone with three towers erected on the three peaks of Mount Titano. The towers are the symbol of San Marino and are incorporated in the country’s national flag. Continue reading

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Buda Castle district: Little bit of everything

Buda Castle district: Little bit of everything

Located on the west bank of the Danube river is the UNESCO World Heritage site – the Buda Castle district. It is an inevitable landmark for every tourist that visits Budapest. After cycling around Margaret Island we decided to have another look at this magnificent area. Since it wasn’t our first time in the city we just took a walk through this whole part of town without getting into any of the world famous sights. Continue reading

Photo of the Week 5 – Split

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A view over the 1,700 years old town of Split in Croatia. Centered around the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Diocletian Palace from the 3rd century, this is a very touristy city on the Adriatic Sea. This picture was taken from the Marjan hill near the town center.

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Location: Split, Croatia