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Shopping in Florence, Tuscany Is An Art

Everything in Florence is art. Shopping for leather goods? Jewelry? Food? Here, such things aren’t merely utilitarian or even decorative personal items. In this major Tuscan city, shopping amounts to searching for a work of genius. And, in Florence, that’s not hard to find. Mercato Centrale Formed from a major urban project in the mid-19th […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
A Visit to San Gimignano

Once an ancient Etruscan settlement, San Gimignano’s first walls were erected much later, in 998 AD. It became one of Italy’s smaller city-statues in the 12th century. Featured in fictional form in E.M Forster’s 1905 novel Where Angels Fear to Tread, this Tuscany town provides the perfect backdrop for a modern visit as well. Situated […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Things To Do In Sevilla, Andalucia

As the capital of Andalucia, Sevilla has enjoyed a colorful history stretching back over 2,500 years. Whether strolling around the gardens of Casa de Pilatos or looking up in awe at Alcazar, it isn’t hard to believe. Casa de Pilatos Located in the ancient Jewish quarter, the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Casa de Pilatos […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
The Wine Region of Jerez de la Frontera

Wine is produced in many areas of Spain. The hot sun and Mediterranean breezes make for some stellar Palomino grapes. But the capital of one type – sherry – has to be assigned to Jerez de la Frontera, a city in the Cadiz section of Andalucia. The very name means ‘sherry’, a derivative of the […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
The Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art

More than a mere horse show, the Réal Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre in Jerez de la Frontera is a combination riding school and entertainment wonder. If you can pronounce the name, you are ahead of the game. Housed in a building that alone makes a visit worthwhile, the famed dancing stallions will do more […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
Semana Santa festivities in Spain

While Americans and others may celebrate Easter only on a Sunday, that occasion is marked in Spain by an entire week of festivities known as Semana Santa, or Holy Week. The Holy Week festivals that take place all over the country are especially marked in Andalucia. Here, the emphasis is less on doleful repentance and […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
Things to Do In Granada, Spain

Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia, Granada is a smallish city of fewer than half a million. Yet there are more things to see and do here than in some cities ten times its size. Once part of the kingdom of Castile, it is now one of Spain’s best tourist […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 7, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
Andalucia – Things to Do In Gibraltar

Gibraltar is situated at the narrow entrance to the Mediterranean Sea on one side of the well-known Straits of Gibraltar. Across the water a dozen miles away lies Northern Africa. Far from a mere geological outcropping, the city is a fascinating mixture of Spanish and British culture. The Rock of Gibraltar, of course, is famous. […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 7, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
Things To Do In Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

During the 10th century, Cordoba was the cultural center of Spain. Several cities in this ancient country might now claim that title. But, many sights in this Andalucian town show why Cordoba was – and still is – one of the leaders. The Mezquita of Cordoba is one that would easily make the list. Built […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 7, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
Things to Do In Cadiz, Andalucia

The port city of Cadiz in the Andalucia region of Spain is an ancient wonder. It is among the oldest inhabited cities in Europe, with roots stretching back to Phoenician sailors over 3,000 years ago. Modern visitors will find dozens of things to do here encompassing the years from then to now. Get a view […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 7, 2019 Category : Andalucia Our World Cities Comments :
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