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In terms of area, Europe, together with Australia, is the smallest part of the country, but with more than 700 million inhabitants it is one of the more densely populated parts of the world. Europe, along with Asia, is the landmass of Eurasia. However, its culturally and historically independent development justifies its separation as a separate continent. The 10 largest cities in Europe are Istanbul, Moscow, London, Saint Petersburg, Berlin, Madrid, Kiev, Rome, Paris and Minsk.

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Venice – The most famous sights in just one day (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

After our MSC cruise through the Adriatic Sea we went back to the Venice airport by transfer bus from Trieste. Since we still had about 7 hours until our departure flight in the evening, we decided to take the espress bus from the airport to Venice to see the main sights of the lagoon city. What we have seen in the 4 hours on site, we show you in this article. Things to know about Venice Venice is one of …

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Dubrovnik – Top sights & photo spots in one day (Croatia)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Croatia

A very special highlight of our 7-day cruise with MSC Cruises through the Adriatic Sea was the last stop: the visit to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. The location of the medieval city directly on the sea, surrounded by massive fortress walls, towers and bastions, is an incredibly impressive and beautiful photo motif. Rightly, the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most popular and most visited destinations of cruises in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. Things to …

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Corfu – Discover the island in one day (Greece)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Greece

We were thrilled to have a stop on the Greek island of Corfu as part of our MSC cruise through the Adriatic. We have been able to explore several Greek islands so far, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Kefalonia and Crete and were totally thrilled by the flair and the places on the islands every time. On Corfu we took a rental car for a day, drove around the island and were able to see some very beautiful places on …

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Bari – Top sights & photo spots in the old town (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

The port city of Bari is the capital of the southern Italian region of Puglia and was the third stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises, after Ancona and Kotor. We had quite a few things planned for our day ashore: first, exploring the old town of Bari, as well as a day trip to the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away. Alberobello is best known for its many trullis – small, mostly white round …

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Alberobello – A day trip from Bari to the Trulli houses (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

After arriving at the port of Bari early in the morning on our MSC cruise ship, we used the first part of the day to explore the town of Alberobello, about 55 kilometers away, on our own. What is special about Alberobello? Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, because here there is a vast enclosed district built entirely with trulli – small, mostly white and round houses with conical roofs that look like large pointed hats. …

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Kotor (Montenegro) – Bay, old town and fortification (UNESCO)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Montenegro

The Bay of Kotor and the associated town on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro were the 2nd stop on our cruise with MSC Cruises. We had one day to discover the old port city in the bay of the same name. And even though we never really had Kotor on our bucket list before, we ended up absolutely loving it. Kotor was for us one of the highlights of our cruise through the Adriatic Sea ❤ The bay of Kotor …

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Ancona – The most famous sights in the old town (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

The city of Ancona in Italy was the first stop on our cruise through the Adriatic Sea with MSC Cruises. Since we knew Ancona only by name so far, we were very excited about this destination. We had about 5 hours to explore the most famous sights and photo spots of the old town on our own. Things to know about the city of Ancona The port city of Ancona has about 100,000 inhabitants and is located on the Italian …

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Trieste – Sights & the best Photo Spots in one day (Italy)

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

The city of Trieste in northeastern Italy was the starting point of our 8-day cruise with MSC Cruises through the Adriatic Sea. We only had a half day to explore the city. However, since the cruise terminal is super centrally located near the city center, we were able to easily explore the main sights on foot and on our own, such as Piazza Unità d’Italia, Castello di San Giusto, Grand Canal, Teatro Romano and Trieste Cathedral. Things to know about …

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MSC Cruises – Cruise with MSC Fantasia in the Adriatic Sea

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Italy

Around the Adriatic Sea there are many beautiful and worth seeing places like Venice, Dubrovnik, Trieste, Split, Kotor, Zdar, Šibenik, Piran, Bari or Ancona. We were able to explore some of them during our Cruise with MSC Fantasia. We have taken a number of river and ocean cruises in recent years and are always thrilled with this type of travel. Cruises are predestined to combine multiple destinations in a convenient and stress-free way. You virtually always have the hotel with …

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La Palma – Top 10 sights & photo spots on the island

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

Having already explored the two Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, we were now looking forward to a week on the island of La Palma. La Palma is the geologically youngest island of the Canary Islands and is 40% covered with forest. This makes it the most densely wooded in comparison to the other Canary Islands and it is often called Isla Verde (“Green Island”). Among the most famous sights are the volcanoes on La Palma, the national park …

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La Palma – Tazacorte, Los Llanos & Porís de Candelaria

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

The west of La Palma is one of the main tourist areas of the island. It is often sunny and warm here, because the slopes of the Cumbre Vieja mountain range, which is up to 2,000 meters high and 14 kilometers long, mostly keep out the trade wind clouds, wind and rain. On the west side of La Palma you will find, among other things, the “secret capital” Los Llanos de Aridane, the coastal town of Tazacorte, the smuggler’s bay …

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La Palma – The volcanic landscape in the south of the island

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

That La Palma is an island of volcanic origin can be seen at every point when driving over the island: because volcanoes, bizarre lava landscapes and black beaches characterize its special appearance. On one day we explored the south of the island with our rental car and were able to find some sights and natural spectacles. The sights in the south of La Palma From our hotel H10 Taburiente Playa a little south of the capital Santa Cruz de La …

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La Palma – Caldera de Taburiente & Roque de Los Muchachos

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

One of the biggest attractions and most beautiful sights of La Palma are the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, located in the center of the island and the Roque de Los Muchachos. On two days we visited two different viewpoints, which offer a breathtaking view into the caldera as well as the surrounding nature. The Caldera de Taburiente National Park The Caldera de Taburiente National Park is located in the center of La Palma and is one of the most …

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Santa Cruz de La Palma – Sights & Photo Spots

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Spain

The capital Santa Cruz de La Palma on the Canary Island of La Palma shines with cobblestone streets, a Renaissance town hall, some old Canarian and colonial style houses with ornate wooden balconies, a long city beach, and an international cruise port. The best way to explore Santa Cruz de La Palma is to walk through the city on your own. Things to know about Santa Cruz de La Palma Santa Cruz de La Palma is the picturesque capital of …

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The Saar loop & the treetop path

Categories: Travel reports, Europe, Germany

What nature has created in the course of time impresses and amazes us again and again. That’s why we are always very happy when we discover big and small wonders of nature on our travels, like the Saar Loop in the border triangle of Germany-France-Luxembourg. It is one of Germany’s most beautiful river bends and is considered the most famous landmark of the Saarland. Where is the Saar loop? The Saar loop is located near Mettlach, a small town in …

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