The city’s grand gateway, Praça do Comércio, with its lavish statues and lemon-yellow facade

Explore Lisbon’s best neighborhoods

Lisbon doesn’t skimp on history. Vintage trams trundle through the cobbled hillside roads, Moorish architecture punctures the skyline and grand monuments illustrate the city’s past. But the Portuguese capital’s rich heritage is just the start. As you begin to venture through its different districts, Lisbon’s charm unfolds before you. Let your taste buds lead you through a culinary goldmine, drink...

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The Old Opera House and fountains by night, in Frankfurt, Germany

Three Perfect Days in Frankfurt

Vibrant Frankfurt is generous to its visitors. It extends a warm welcome and beckons you to its old town, but it’s also a place of serious commerce and business. In Germany’s west, you’re close to both the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley, while medieval towns surround it if you plan to head out of town. Not that you’ll need...

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A view of the Main River in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt neighborhoods guide

Frankfurt has long been a city that celebrates diversity. And even in its post-war rebuilding, this has been a frequent focus for city planners, to the extent that the city is now a magical mix or traditional old Germany intertwined with the fast-paced contemporary culture. To get a feel for the real Frankfurt and explore more of the exciting things...

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Basilica of San Francesco in Paola del Plebiscito, Naples

Naples Neighborhoods Guide

See Naples and die, goes the Italian proverb. But it seems painter and writer Arthur John Strutt had a better idea when he said: “See Naples and live; for there seems a great deal worth living for.” It’s true, the Grand Dame is full of surprises – there’s a lot more to see than even the Naples tourist information guide...

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The ancient Roman theater in Catania, Sicily with limestone steps and overgrowth, surrounded by buildings on a sunny afternoon.

Top 10 Catania Attractions

Catania is the spirit of Sicily brought to life. Baroque squares, hearty restaurants, and a genuine uniqueness mean this is no cookie-cutter destination. In the shadow of Mount Etna, you’ll find life unspoiled by major tourism with the bustle of a confident city going about its business. Our top 10 things to do in Catania will take you to all...

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Santa Marta lighthouse and museum perched on the coastline in Cascais

Day trips from Lisbon

Portugal’s charm isn’t limited to the capital. The country’s signature panache is woven through the steep hills and historical cities of this European gem. If fabulous food, fairy tale castles and unspoiled beaches are your idea of heaven, you’ll be in nirvana. A wealth of unique treasures lie beyond the Portuguese capital, waiting to be explored. Make the most of...

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Nighttime view from across the Garrone River of the Bordeaux wine museum, illuminated and reflecting off of the water.

Top 10 Bordeaux Attractions

France’s famed port city of Bordeaux, among a sprawling region of vineyards, is filled with so many cultural highlights, that UNESCO has put most of it on its World Heritage list. From immersing yourself in the world-topping Bordeaux Museum of Wine, to mingling with the crowds on the beautiful Pont de Pierre, tourist Bordeaux is a wildly varied mix of...

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Outdoor view of The Terreaux Square with fa circular stone fountain in Lyon.

Three Perfect Days in Lyon

Spend any amount of time in Lyon, and you’ll quickly discover a ripe metropolis with cultural treasures, world-class gastronomy, artistic pedigree, and a history that spans centuries back to Roman times. But, where does one start? With 72 hours on the clock, make the most out of your city break with this three-day itinerary, covering the best of what to...

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Puente de Vizcaya, the world’s oldest transporter bridge a dusk.

Top 10 Attractions in Bilbao

With beautiful bridges, stunning streets, and a unique metropolitan take on Basque culture, Bilbao is alive with wonderful things to taste, explore, and experience. From the famed Guggenheim Museum to quaint stores lining the colorful Old Town streets, you might struggle to fit it all in. Pack your camera and a Basque phrasebook, then take a walk through the beautiful...

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Day Trips from Bilbao

Bilbao is packed with stunning architectural sights and modern attractions in abundance - so much so that it can be difficult to pull yourself away from this fantastic Basque city. But outside of its walls sits the beautifully green Biscay province, begging to be further explored. Complete with rolling hills, quaint villages, and sloping mountains, there are many wonders to...

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