If you happen to be in Leuven, and you like festivals, you will definitely love all the attractions simply named “BeLEUVENissen”, which are followed by a huge crowd of both citizens and tourists.
There are, in fact, several interesting folkoristic elements, such as the “Balloon of Friendship”, a monument located in Hooverplein and sculpted in 1988. It is the symbol of friendship and it was offered by a group of men who wanted to celebrate the “Men of the Year”. Every year, in fact, who turns 40, can join the club, whose members wanted to show their presence in the town by the balloon.
Once you are in Barcelona, you can’t miss one of the most important monuments located at the end of the very famous la Rambla. I am talking about the Columbus monument, which is situated near the sea and it an homage to Cristoforo Columbus, who according to the history, discovered the America, the so-called new continent.
You can enter it and there is an elevator which takes you up 60 meters above the ground, where you can admire a 360° breathless views.
How much do you know about the Vasari Corridor in Florence?
Find out some interesting facts about it.
1- The purpose of the construction of the Corridor for the Medici was having the chance move safely from Palazzo Pitti to Palazzo Vecchio, which was the seat of government, observing the people below while remaining unnoticed.
2- Right halfway over the Ponte Vecchio, Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator during WWII, back in 1939 ordered that the Corridor’s small windows had to be enlarged in order to admire better the great view over the Arno.
The historic buildings proudly displayed the main archaeological sites such as Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Miletus, Priene, Didyma, Aphrodisias, Caunos, Heraclia, Perge and Aspendos.
Places you have always heard of in books or movies, but that you have never visited. Now it’s time to give them a chance, to see if they are as great as they are described in books.
When we mention Milan, we always talk about the same monuments, but we forget something particular related to the that place: I am talking about the San Siro stadium and the Dominican church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
San Siro, well known in all Europe by the keen footballers, is the famous football ground for the two Milan teams. Inside, you can pay the ticket to have a tour on the ground or to visit the museums having some of the most important souvenirs and awards won by the teams.
Who has never listen to The girl from Ipanema? The world famous bossa-nova song was a hit in the 60’s, won a Grammy in 1965 and had a wide appeal also in the following decades.
It was inspired by Helô Pinheiro, a 19 years old girl living in Ipanema, and was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.
Ipanema has gained an international fame thanks to the success of this song, and is now one of the highlights of the city of Rio de Janeiro.