Hallstatt: salt mines and ice caves

Small town in the Salzkammergut alpine region in Upper Austria located on the western shore of the lake of the same name (Hallstättersee) and close to the Dachstein mountain massif (Hoher Dachstein) below the Salzberg (literally: Salt Mountain). Thanks to ...

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When to go to Innsbruck: The climate of Innsbruck

Innsbruck is located in a valley surrounded by alpine peaks so its climate is a mixture between continental and alpine. The city’s climate is characterized by cold and snowy winters, with temperatures often below freezing. Spring and autumn are quite ...

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What to see in Tyrol: the most beautiful attractions

Tyrol is the Austrian region most visited by tourists, thanks to its proximity to Italy and Germay, but also for its many things to see. In fact, in this region of Austria there are countless natural, historical and cultural beauties. ...

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Innsbruck: the capital of the Austrian Tyrol

The capital and the most important city of the Austrian Tyrol, Innsbruck, is located in the valley of the river Inn, at its confluence with the river Sill. The city is located about 580 meters high and is surrounded by ...

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Graz: Renaissance and Baroque city

The city of Graz is located in an area of low hills, along the banks of the Mur river not far from the border with Slovenia and Hungary. Graz is the capital of Styria and the second largest urban center ...

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French Riviera: a coast full of seaside resorts and beaches

The French Riviera (Côte d’Azur), strictly called, was the coast between Menton and Cannes, but today the entire part of the French coast located along the Mediterranean Sea, between the city of Marseille and the Italian border, is considered the ...

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Provence: Roman remains, medieval villages and natural wonders

Provence is a historical region of south-eastern France, located roughly between the Rhone river and the Alps, it has the city of Marseille as its main center and is included in the French administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Provence includes ...

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: a region with a strong tourist vocation

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is a region in southern France, located along the Mediterranean Sea, between the mouth of the Rhone and the border with Italy. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, which has the city of Marseille as its capital, borders Italy to the east, ...

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Lower Austria: the region around Vienna

Lower Austria is the largest state (Bundesländer) of Austria. Located in the north-eastern section of the country, it borders the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and the Austrian state of Burgenland to the east, Styria to the south, and ...

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Austrian Romantic Road: between Salzburg and Vienna

The Austrian Romantischste Strasse is a tourist route that, starting from Salzburg, crosses the regions of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Lower Austria, arriving as far as Vienna. In particular, the landscape areas crossed are those of the Salzkammergut, the lower ...

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Vienna: a Hapsburg-style capital

The territory of the capital of Austria, Vienna, is the smallest state (Bundesländer) of Austria by size, while in terms of population it ranks first. The federal state of Vienna, which is located in the eastern part of the country, ...

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Nanga Parbat: the ninth highest mountain on the planet

Travel in the mountains of Central Asia. The first light of dawn on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Our planet has 14 peaks that exceed eight thousand meters above sea level, one of these is Nanga Parbat. This spectacular Himalayan mountain at 8,126 meters is the ninth highest peak on the planet. Nanga Parbat is located southeast of ...

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The caravanserais of Iran included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Persian caravanserai, Iran. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini.

In 2023, UNESCO included the Persian caravanserais in its prestigious World Heritage list. These structures were places along important trade routes that provided shelter, food, and water for caravans, pilgrims, and other travelers. The caravanserai is a place where travelers ...

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Martinique included in the UNESCO World Heritage list

Flag of Martinique

In 2023, the Caribbean island of Martinique, a French overseas department, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. “The volcanoes and forests of Mount Pelée and the Pitons of northern Martinique” have been included in this unique and privileged ...

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Lemaire Channel and Cape Renard, Antarctic Peninsula

Cape Renard and Una Peaks, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Lemaire Channel is considered one of the most scenic places of the Antarctic Peninsula. For the beauty of its landscape which consists of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, icebergs and rocky cliffs has become one of the main tourist destinations of ...

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Karakoram Highway: the highest paved frontier pass in the world

Passu Cones, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The Karakoram Highway (Karakoram Highway) is an international road linking the city of Kashgar in China, in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, with Pakistan. Terminal city in Pakistan is considered to be the town of Havelian in the environs of Abbottabad. ...

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Villages of Tusheti in Georgia: Omalo, Dartlo and Shenako

Omalo, Tusheti, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The beauty of Tusheti, one of the most pristine regions of the Greater Caucasus on the border with Russia, is also due to its isolation which makes it difficult to reach. The only road that reaches this region is passable ...

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Yunnan photos: Faces and customs of the population

Women at the market in Zhoucheng, Yunnan, China. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

On this page other photos of my trip in Yunnan. Here I focus on the population. This peripheral province of China is known for high ethnic diversity. Indeed, Yunnan has the highest number of recognized ethnic groups among the provinces ...

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The Danco Coast along the Antarctic Peninsula

Danco Coast, Antarctica. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Danco Coast is the northwestern section of the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula located between 64 ° and 65 ° South. This stretch of Antarctica coast which is part of Graham Land is bordered to the north by Cape ...

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The icebergs of Disko Bay in Greenland

Disko Bay is a large bay located along the coast of Greenland looking towards Canada and the large Baffin Island. Here is the small town of Ilulissat and the beautiful Ilulissat Icefjord, one of the natural wonders of Greenland. In ...

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Trekking trails along the Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland

Hiking trails along the Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland. Author and Copyright Almo

One of the most beautiful experiences to do in Ilulissat is certainly the trekking along one of the paths that run along the Icefjord. There are two main marked trails: the yellow and the blue hike. Both paths can be ...

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Davit Gareja: a large monastic complex in Georgia

Davit Gareja monastery, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Located in southeastern Georgia on the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The orthodox monastery of Davit Gareja is a fascinating historical site made up of a monastery built partly in stone (Lavra Monastery) and partly from caves carved into the ...

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Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The Eqi Glacier: The collapsing glacier

Eqi Glacier, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located two hours by boat north of Ilulissat (about 80 km) the Eqi Glacier is another point where the Greenland ice sheet reaches the sea. The boat route to get there is very beautiful, on one side you go along ...

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Ilulissat: a lost city in an enchanted place in a hostile land

The port of Ilulissat, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Ilulissat is the third largest city in Greenland by number of inhabitants, but make no mistake, the “city” has fewer than five thousand inhabitants. If you look closely you will realize that there are more sled dogs than inhabitants in ...

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Greenland is an isolated but beautiful land

Boat in the ice, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Greenland is an isolated place from everything and one of the places on our planet where you can meet a hard, but spectacular nature. It is not easy to reach this land mass which is the largest island on the ...

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The fauna and flora of Greenland

Flying in the ice, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Greenland is a land, largely frozen and inhospitable, but teeming with life (flora and fauna) along the coast and in its cold waters. This is the ideal place to admire whales, but also to observe arctic birds or simply to ...

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Greenland: The land of the midnight sun

Midnight sun, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The land of the midnight sun, Greenland, is located in the far north of the planet and is one of the places where the natural phenomenon of the midnight sun occurs during the northern hemisphere summer. In this period in ...

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The Icefjord and Disko Bay, Ilulissat, Greenland

Icebergs in the Icefjord, Ilulissat, Greenland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Greenland, the largest island in the world currently has three sites that UNESCO has declared part of the World Heritage. Of these two sites are cultural heritage: the Aasivissuit – Nipisat: site linked to the Inuit hunting ground between ice ...

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Lake Rama at the foot of Nanga Parbat

Lake Rama and the slopes of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located about 3,500 meters high, Lake Rama is only 20 kilometers as the crow flies from the majestic Nanga Parbat, 8,126 meters high, the ninth highest mountain on planet Earth. This beautiful lake, from which you can admire part of ...

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