Category Archives: Europe

Portogruaro: a tiny piece of Venice

5 Sealinthefog Portogruaro - a tiny piece of Venice

Do you remember our adventure by boat in the Marano lagoon? Yes, it was ages ago, almost a ‘throwback Thursday’…

In that same period, on one of the many gloomy and crispy days when we couldn’t go to the beach we visited Portogruaro. Continue reading

Cividale: a jewel of Friuli Venezia-Giulia

1 Sealinthefog Cividale - a jewel of Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Cividale is a tiny town, not far from my home city Udine. Despite its small dimensions and tranquility, it a little jewel that offers to the visitors the beauty of its history. From the Romans, to the Longobards, the Carolingians, the Republic of Venice, to the Austrian Empire, Cividale has been an important political and commercial centre for the region Friuli Venezia-Giulia throughout the ages and its past kings and sirs have left some amazing traces of their lives.

Thus it is surely worth a half-day visit. Continue reading

The faces of Galicia

8 Sealinthefog The Faces Of Galicia Spain

Galicia is a beauty. We visited Matteo’s aunt, who has been living there for many years, for a long weekend. The region, to the north-west of Spain, washed by the Cantabric Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is the final stop of the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route that extends from different countries of Europe on to Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre. In any case, whether you’re a pilgrim, a tourist or a resident, Galicia won’t disappoint you: it has incredibly fertile vegetation, amazing beaches, delicious food and cute towns and cities. Continue reading

Flea marketing in Bruxelles

1 Flea Marketing Bruxelles

Our friends know us very well and when they suggested to visit the best flea market in Bruxelles during our stay there [check our visit of the city here], they imagined our reaction: we were trilled!  Continue reading

A long weekend in Bruxelles

1 Sealinthefog A long weekend in Bruxelles

After almost two months, I finally found time and inspiration to write the second post on our short trip to Belgium. You might remember that we shared with you our impressions on Antwerp: we loved it!

And here come some of the highlights of Bruxelles! Continue reading

A couple of days in Salamanca

1 Sealinthefog A Couple of Days in Salamanca Spain

Salamanca is one of the most wonderful cities you can visit in Spain. Just like Segovia, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage cities, it has the oldest university in Spain and it is one the best places to try the typical Spanish student life.  Continue reading

Lovely Antwerp

1 Sealinthefog Lovely Antwerp

A month ago we had the chance to visit Belgium. Originally it was a “business” trip, but we took the opportunity and added some holiday. We had never been in Belgium (apart from a short day-trip from the Netherlands to Liege when I was 16), so we thought of visiting as much as possible. Continue reading

Toledo: escape from Madrid #3

4 Sealinthefog Toledo Spain

And here comes the last post on our one-day escape from Madrid (check the ones on El Escorial and on Segovia). It’s the turn of Toledo, with its past character of crossroads of religions. Continue reading

Segovia: escape from Madrid #2

15 Sealinthefog Segovia Spain

As we already announced in our previous post on El Escorial, here comes the second escape from Madrid. This time is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. Continue reading

El Escorial: escape from Madrid #1

4 Sealinthefog San Lorenzo El Escorial Madrid

We love living in big cities for all you can find, for the great amount of things to do, see, live…. But at the same time this can be hard: people, cars, noises, smells. Once in a while the only solution is escape from the crowd and look for silence, to rest or just to discover new places and enjoy new perspectives.

So here comes the first of three one-day escapes for Madrid: El Escorial. Continue reading