Verona is the administrative centre of the eponymous province in the Veneto region in the north-east of Italy. The city’s 2000-year history has preserved many architectural monuments from antiquity and the Middle Ages. Porta Borsari remembers how the legionnaires of Ancient Rome walked through its ancient gate. The Arena di Verona amphitheatre, built for gladiatorial combat, is today a world-famous concert venue. Castelvecchio, built in the time of the Scaligeri, is home to masterpieces by Veronese and Tintoretto. But most tourists know Verona as the city of Romeo and Juliet. Every year, millions of admirers of William Shakespeare’s illustrious play come here to see the places where the world’s greatest love story is acted out.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and one of the w... Moreorld’s oldest cities. It is located in a picturesque setting on the western side of the Mar da Palha bay, just 9 miles (15 km) from the Atlantic Ocean. You can stroll around the city or take an excursion on one of the famous yellow trams to learn about the city’s history, while the viewing platforms on Belém Tower and the São Jorge Castle offer breath-taking views. For a taste of adventure, an outing to the Cabo da Roca will let you feel like an explorer of old time. Now you can make the trip to the edge of Europe in even more comfort: from 15th July Aeroflot is commencing regular flights to the capital of Portugal. Less
Burgas is a large port city on the Black Sea in th... Moree south of Bulgaria. It is renowned for its splendid climate, spacious golden beaches and mineral springs. The city centre boasts the magnificent St. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, with its carved iconostasis, unique frescoes and stained-glass windows. Stretching along the coast is the beautiful Seaside Park with the Summer Theatre. Strolling along the central Aleksandrovskaya Street, you will see a unique and amusing symbol of Burgas tourism—a bronze suitcase in which visitors throw seashells instead of coins. The fascinating trips to the ruins of Pirgos Fortress, the ancient settlement of Aqua Calidae, the famous Burgas lakes and the mysterious island of St. Anastasia will acquaint you with the historical sights of the city and its environs. Less