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Rome is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city, with more than 2.7 million residents, and a metropolitan area of almost 4 million inhabitants. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber river.
Rome stands on top of more than two and a half thousand years of history, was once the largest city in the world and the centre of Western civilisation. Rome is still the heart of Christianity, being seat of...
Puno's colourful winter festival, featuring music and processions, is dedicated to the founding of the city but also celebrates the mythical origins of the Inca people of this part of southern Peru. According to Inca legend, the first Incas - Manco Capac and his wife Coya Mama Oclla Huaco - emerged from the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) in Lake ...
What you need to know about the Roskilde Festival? Roskilde Festival is held south of Roskilde in Denmark and is one of the five biggest annual music festivals in Europe. It was created in 1971 by two high school students, Mogens Sandfær and Jesper Switzer Møller, and promoter Carl Fischer. In 1972, the festival was taken over by the Roskilde Fou...
This festival is one of the biggest music festival of the world. It propose dance and flamenco shows and classic music concert and operas. The shows are organized in the most wonderful places of the city, as the Carlos V Palace, the Manuel de Falla auditorium, the Isabel la Catolica's theater or the out door Generalife garden. If you plan on c...
The biggest and the grandest of all festivals and the highlight is the sacred journey. Ratha Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Orissa, India during the months of June (Rainy Season). Most of the city's society is based around the worship of Jagannath (Krishna) with the ancient temple being t...
Starting life as a small and insignificant city, Madrid has grown and developped over the centuries to become a lively metropolis with a way of living that is hard to resist. With nightclubs and bars that dont rest until 7am, Madrid certainly lives up to its name as 'the City that never sleeps.' The buzz of the night is juxtaposed by the beautifu...
Would you like to experience the best of Venice? Be there there between the 17 and 18 of July, 2010. Festa del Redentore - the Festival of the Redeemer celebrating the end of the plague involves hundreds of beautifully decorated and illuminated boats full of beautifully decorated Venetians that gather around sunset, have dinner on board or beside t...
The city of Seville is the artistic, cultural and financial capital of southern Spain. Being over 2,000 years old, the city has a distinct character with a well-preserved historical centre. The old quarter of the ambient city contains Moorish and Gothic buildings that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One such treasure is the distinctive Cathe...
Rock al Parque is a rock music festival taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, since 1995. The festival is considered the largest of its kind in the world, being 'free of charge' for entry. 'Rock al Parque' is part of "Festivals at the Park", a series of festivals organized by Bogotá's Secretariat of Culture, Recreation and Sports. It is the oldest an...
Valencia organizes for the 2nd time the Formula 1 Telefonica Grand Prix of Europe and present the open door day. Tuesday 24th of June, 2000 fans will be able to participate to the Pit Walk (open door), in this act the only ones which will have access are those which have their entrance tickets for the 3 days of the competition. This initiative give...
Mongolia is country with an ancient culture and antique historical remains of all stages of Human history in Central Asia. The Mongolian national holiday is "Naadam" This holiday lasts 3 days, and it celebrated every year, from the 11th of July to 13th of July. It is the highlight of the Mongolian festivals held all year around. During these days y...
A small, but famous Italian city. Matera. Probably you have never heard about it before, but you have definitely seen it. Matera a World Heritage Site located in Italy's Basilicata region, was the subject of Carlo Levi's "Christ Stopped at Eboli" as well as being the backdrop for Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". Matera and the surrounding regi...
Spend your summer win France with Tour de France. The famous Tour de France is a bicycle race known around the world. Between the 3rd and the 25th of July enjoy the best moments of bycicling sport. In 2010, the Netherlands, which gave the bicycle its nickname of “little queen”, will host the Grand Départ of the Tour for the fifth time. The Tou...
The Running of the Bulls is a practice that involves running in front of six bulls that have been let loose, on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town's streets. The most famous running of the bulls is that of the nine-day festival of San Fermín in Pamplona. For 9 days every July the small city of Pamplona turns into a sea of red and white a...
Why it is worth visiting Canada in July? Because this month is presenting you one of the best events in the whole world. The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, attracts over one million visitors per yea...
It is said that the summer of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, begins with the Gion Matsuri festival. The experience is like nowhere else. It's a series of Shinto rituals and events by Yasaka shrine. Kyoto's downtown area is reserved for pedestrian traffic on the three nights leading up to the massive parade. This annual festival begins on the ...
Greet the beginning of summer in one fabulous island and one amazing capital! Cuba hosts the 30th edition of the Festival del Caribe “Fiesta del Fuego” . Fiesta del Fuego is a lively, week-long celebration of the music, dance and other cultural aspects of each of the countries in the Caribbean; each year the festival is dedicated to one a parti...
An artisitc event fruit of a combination of works made with reclaimed urban materials and live music. On Via Plebiscito there is a change in the air, with colours and respect for the environment!. Ostello del Plebiscito recycles and constantly works on the sensitivity of the subject. For this reason the hostel has decided to display the works of S...
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