Category Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

Can you belong somewhere you’ve never actually lived? Especially a place that’s engulfed by millions of tourists every year? I don’t know the answer, but I hope it can be ‘yes’. Although, sadly, I’m not sure the few remaining true … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms & Rainbows in Venice

My favourite place in the World? That’s easy… Venice. Of course, if you spend a lot of time in a place – even one as magical as Venice, like I’m fortunate to have done – you’re going to have to … Continue reading

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Wandering Rome, The Eternal City, At Night

The Eternal City of Rome is stunning during the day. But in my opinion, it’s even more beautiful at night. And as long as you keep your wits about you, it’s a relatively safe place to walk around. For a … Continue reading

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Škocjan Caves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Slovenia

The breathtaking Škocjan Caves are located beneath the Karst limestone plateau, less than 50 miles southwest of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, near the Italian border. The region gives its name to geological landscapes of this type around the World, … Continue reading

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Caernarfon Castle, Wales

I love castles. Especially the medieval castles of North Wales. UNESCO agree with me, since they made The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd a World Heritage Site in 1986. And my absolute favourite is Caernarfon Castle. … Continue reading

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Carcassonne in Carcassonne

The mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne in southern France is quite something to see. It perches on a hill, massive ramparts (partially reconstructed) surrounding an historic town. I first visited this UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years ago, on a … Continue reading

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Subterranean Naples

Anyone who knows me knows I have a wanderlust. There are even books written about my travel adventures. My latest voyage took me to six countries in and around the Mediterranean, including two I’d never been to before. One of … Continue reading

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