Venice is one of the world’s most iconic cities and its attractions are visited by 20 million people every year. Yet if you know where to look, there are some lesser known sights that are well worth seeking out. We have rounded up 10 unmissable hidden gems in Venice to inspire your wanderlust. 1 – Dorsoduro area This area of Venice is less crowded than most and with the recent opening of new luxury hotels it will no doubt rise in popularity. Crossing over the Ponte dell’Academia you come…
The islands of Brissago on Lake Maggiore, Switzerland are two: the first one is little, covered with spontaneous vegetation and is kept in its natural state and is not open to the public, while the second one is bigger and has a botanical garden featuring exotic plants & flowers from around the world. In medieval times the lake was an important trading route connecting Italy to the northern German-speaking areas of Europe. Learn more @ticinoelearning http://www.ticino.ch/e-learning
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Silbury Hill, Avebury. The largest man-made mound in Europe, mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed in around 2400 BC, it apparently contains no burial. Though clearly important in itself, its purpose and significance remain unknown. There is no access to the hill itself. Distance from Shaftesbury to Avebury is 42 miles More
German photographer Killian Schoenberger has utilized moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations inspired by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Shot in remote rural areas of Middle Europe dominated by images of haunting fog, gnarled trees and dark homes you hope are abandoned. His exemplary work as a photographer is made even more impressive by the fact that he is colorblind.