All posts on March 2013


Salzburg, Austria
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Salzburg, Mozart, sounds of music and salt!

The magical city of Salzburg, Austria’s fourth largest town and one of the best preserved cities north of the Alps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, is nestled under the mountains on the Salzach River. Famous for being the home of Wolfgang Amadeus …

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Salzburg Property used for the Von Trapp home in The Sound of Music
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‘The hills are alive with the Sound of Music’ ~ the true story

‘The Sound of Music’ is arguably one of the most beloved musicals of all time, certainly one of mine! It is based on the true story of the Von Trapp family in Salzburg, Austria during the rise of Nazi Europe. …

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Spanish Riding School, Vienna
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Vienna’s Spanish Riding School ~ Spanische Hofreitschule

Sometimes, however much we have read or seen, it is impossible to be prepared for seeing the real thing. A visit to Vienna’s Spanish Riding School was such an experience. The magnificent baroque auditorium, within the old Imperial Hofburg Palace, …

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Vienna Opera House, Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria – the city of music and dreams

Vienna, Austria, the heart of classical music and the inspiration for unbelievable musical talent, composers such as Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert and Strauss, to name but a few. As the home of the Habsburgs, one of the most important royal houses of …

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Un po ‘di storia di Venezia – a slice of Venice’s history!

The Republic of Venice dates back as far as 421, as a collection of lagoon communities which was to become an important trading post. Situated on the Adriatic Sea, Venice traded with the Byzantine Empire and Muslim world extensively. Venice was …

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Venice, Italy
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Italy’s Lady Venezia, a romantic, distinctive charmer

Venice, Italy, often described today as the most romantic city in the world, distinctively unique with a demeanour all of her own. Her ancient buildings, her tiny alley ways, her 400 plus bridges straddling her streets of water, her crew of romantic …

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Chateau Canorgue, Bonnieux, Luberon. France
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‘A Good Year’ near Bonnieux, Provence

There are some films that you just watch over and over. Almost every visitor that stays with us wants to visit Château La Canorgue, the organic father and daughter winery, just up the ‘hill’, tucked within the shadows of the …

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