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Visions of the Alhambra

The Alhambra in Granada is the most important monumental complex in Andalusia. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site since 1984. A great place to photograph the Alhambra from outside is the Mirador de San Nicholás, a small panoramic square in the historic Albaicin district.

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El Mirador

Granada, Spain, early February 2020. Not even 2 months ago. Alas, the expansion of coronavirus makes it seem long time ago. From the Mirador de San Nicolás there is the best view of the Alhambra, the Moorish palace and fortress, emblem of Granada.

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Time Travelling in Donnafugata Castle

Castello di Donnafugata is a sumptuous palace located in the southeast of Sicily, 15 kilometers south of the city of Ragusa. The origins of the Donnafugata castle date back to the 14th century but most of its current aspect belongs to the 19th century. Visiting the castle was a 150-year journey back in time. Find out how the rich and powerful Sicilians of the time lived.

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A Photographic Night Stroll Through Ragusa Ibla

Ragusa Ibla is a town full of history. Walking through its alleys it is possible to go back in time (see my previous post). Medieval alleys and historic palaces, Ragusa Ibla maintains its charm even when it gets dark. Here is a photographic night walk through Ragusa Ibla.

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Discovering Ragusa Ibla

I like historic towns. Places where you can go back in time. Ragusa Ibla is one of these. Located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, Ragusa Ibla is the oldest district of the city of Ragusa. Medieval alleys, Baroque churches and palaces: walking Ragusa Ibla was like visiting an open-air museum.