Features - Europe

A route to remember through Italy

With Qatar Airways launching flights to Pisa on August 2, frequent visitor and dolce vita addict Brian Johnston takes us on a drive through northern Italy’s scenic and historic highlights. As starting and finishing points, the historic towns of Pisa and Venice are magnificent, but bracketed between the two are cultured towns, magnificent museums, and glorious countryside that amply showcase Italy’s many pleasures.

24 hours in Sarajevo

Narrow streets interwoven with mosques, madrassas, and historic caravanserais juxtaposed against Habsburg-era boulevards express Sarajevo’s cultural and religious diversity.

Articles - Europe

Abovyan Street, Yerevan

Oryx talks with Yerevanian travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni about mingling with friends in cosy cafés and tea houses along Abovyan Street, which is also home to major business, cultural centres, and tourist attractions.

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FC Barcelona: the match day experience

Claire Bloomfield visits one of the most spectacular venues in world sport.

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Swimming, diving, and sailing in Athens

One doesn’t automatically think of the Greek capital as somewhere to  connect with nature.  Writer Isabella Zampetaki reveals some less familiar treasures just a few miles south of the city.

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24 Hours in Larnaca

Dotted with palm trees and glorious golden beaches, the port city of Larnaca is a beacon on the south coast of Cyprus for discerning travellers, and with a 6,000-year heritage it is renowned as one of Europe’s oldest cities. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic variety of sights, sounds, and tastes that are unique to this exciting coastal city, and in under an hour can enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling at Cape Greco.

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Culinary Stockholm: Uncovering Swedish taste

An advocate for slow travel, Stockholm-based writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström notes that getting beneath the skin of her city requires slackening your pace, prepping your taste buds, and savouring Swedish culture through its gastronomy.

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24 Hours in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, is a charming blend of European and Soviet-era architecture, oriental hospitality, and unique local traditions – and all this comes with almost 300 sunny days a year! Don’t worry if your trip schedule is tight: compact and tourist friendly, the city can be explored in just 24 hours, if you plan well. Just follow the guidelines suggested by Yerevan-based travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni, and relish every moment of your trip.

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Athens

Late spring is an excellent time to visit Athens. The mild sunny weather is ideal for outdoor experiences both in the centre of the city and on its Riviera.

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Freewheeling fun in Copenhagen

Cities and cycling often make uncomfortable partners, but not in Copenhagen. Writer and frequent visitor Brian Johnston guides us through the pleasures of pedal power in the Danish capital.

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