A Scottish New Year’s tale: Glasgow and Edinburgh

Which Scottish city is better for a getaway: is it Glasgow, a former industrial powerhouse, that's been trying to reinvent itself in the past years, by rebuilding its image and architecture, or is it Edinburgh, a former royal capital, that has kept its medieval look almost completely unspoiled? Two very different cities, separated by 46 … Continue reading A Scottish New Year’s tale: Glasgow and Edinburgh

Sicily: an ancient island at the tip of Italy’s boot

With a total coast length of 1,484 km, four international airports and a few major ports, Sicily, the biggest island of the Mediterranean Sea, is nowadays one of the hottest European summer destinations. And the word "hot" goes very well with July temperatures, too. The Mediterranean climate, normally characterized by mild winters and dry summers, is highly … Continue reading Sicily: an ancient island at the tip of Italy’s boot

Weekends in Portugal: Discovering Porto and Surfing in Peniche

Portugal had become one of my favourite destination, right after my first trip there, back in September 2017. Since then, I've been to Lisbon several times, and each one of the visits was one of a kind, with its own characteristics and experiences. Lisbon is definitely not a city in which you could get bored easily. But as you … Continue reading Weekends in Portugal: Discovering Porto and Surfing in Peniche