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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.

Crowds of tourists from all continents gathered there to enjoy the fantastic view. I admit, sometimes the crowd annoyed me. Now I miss it. However, mirador in Spanish means lookout point.

Mirador de San Nicolás, Albaicín, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Mirador de San Nicolás, Albaicín, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Flamenco dancer, mirador de San Nicolás, Albaicín, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Flamenco dancer, mirador de San Nicolás, Albaicín, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Mirador de San Nicolás, Albaicín, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Mirador de San Nicolás, Albaicín, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

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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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.

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Lake Iseo seen from Monte Isola island, Lombardy, Italy

Exploring Monte Isola

Monte Isola in Italian means mountain island. Little imagination: in fact it is a mountain in the middle of a lake, Lake Iseo, Italy.

Easy to reach by ferry, on the island is allowed to circulate only by bike and moped. The weather was nice and I enjoyed exploring Monte Isola by walking the many roads and trails on the island.

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