August 2016

There are 3 blog entries for August 2016.

Eze is a mountain side village on the southeast coast in the Provence-Alpes Cote D'azure region of France. With views of the French Riviera that go for miles and botanical gardens flourishing with cacti and succulents unique to the mediterranean climate, it's near impossible not to be overcome with bewilderment and gratitude for this little piece of heaven. 

Eze dates back to 2000 B.C. as a commune. Later on, it was occupied by the Romans and even the Moors who held Eze as their own for 80 years until they were driven out by William of Provence in 973. In 1833, the village fell under the control of the House of Savoy who built up the towns fortification due to its close proximity to Nice. The town was stuck with unrest for several years as it was

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1.  Lucca

An easy destination to reach dating back all the way to 180 BC, Lucca is a lovely stop for anyone trying to get away from the herds of tourists typical of cities like Rome or Venice. This Tuscan city is extremely well preserved and famous for its Renassiance-style walls and architecture. One of the main attractions that lures people in to the old city is in fact it’s defensive walls constructed by Leonardo da Vinci himself, which remain in tact after all of these years. Other great sites to see include the beautiful church of San Michele in Foro, the Lucca Cathedral, and and the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi.

2.  Bologna

Placed in northern Italy, this city offers some of the most unique

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The capital of Spain, Madrid offers it all. It’s difficult, however, to pick and choose what you would like to do in this bustling city in a short period of time. Between the beautiful cathedrals, renowned museums, and colorful markets and restaurants, here are a couple of our favorite things to do and see while you make the trip to Madrid.

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1.  Casa de Campo

This park is the biggest in all of Madrid, and it spans 5 times larger than New York’s Central Park. The Spanish name translates to “country house” because at one point in time it was in fact a royal hunting estate. The park is a perfect place for families to take an afternoon stroll and enjoy the diverse wildlife. It also offers a grand lake where people can kayak,

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