Portugal: old colonial empire facing the ocean

Portugal (República Portuguesa) is located in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. In addition mainland Portugal there are the two Portuguese archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Lisbon, while the other major ...

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Poland climate: when to go to Poland

Poland has a moderate continental climate, with short warm summer and rigid winter (from October to April) with minimal temperatures around -20°C, with snow precipitations and long ices periods. The climate is uniform across the country with the character of ...

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Poland tourist attractions: what to see in Poland

The tourist attractions in Poland are constituted from the rich history of the country, that reflected both in the majestic Polish castles and palaces and in the beautiful historical cities (Krakow, Paczków, Zamość, Wrocław (Breslau), Toruń), but also in the ...

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Poland: vast plains, historic cities and the Nazi concentration camps

Poland (Polska Rzeczpospolita) is a parliamentary republic, located in eastern Central Europe, bordered to the northeast by Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, to the east by Belarus and Ukraine. To the south-west the Sudeten Mountains separate it from ...

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Norway climate: when to go to Norway

Lofoten islands, Norway. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

In Norway climate is subpolare as to latitude, but with mild temperatures thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, a branch of which extends along the entire Norwegian coast, and means that surface sea water never freezes. Temperatures due to the ...

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Norway tourist attractions: what to see in Norway

Geirangerfjord, Norway. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Norway is a picturesque country with many natural beauties. Norway for tourists usually means spectacular fjords and islands, among the most popular fjords are the Sognefjord, over 200 km length and 1244 m depth, the Hardangerfjord at the foot of ...

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Norway: fjords, glaciers and wildlife

Bergen, Norway. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Norway (Kongeriket Norge/Noreg) is a constitutional monarchy. It is not a part of the European Union. It occupies the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, bordering the North Sea in the southwest and the Skagerrak inlet to the south, the ...

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Netherlands climate: when to go to the Netherlands

The Netherlands are in the area affected by the Atlantic climate, but the inland areas of the country are also influenced by the continental influences from the heart of Europe. The influence of the Atlantic Ocean results in a climate ...

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Netherlands tourist attractions: what to see in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a country where the arts and culture have experienced their heyday during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the country ruled over a commercial empire that extended to all the seas of the planet, and when such ...

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Netherlands: dams, canals and historic towns

The Netherlands (Koninkrijk der Nederlanden) are a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system, which includes the Caribbean islands of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The country is bordered to the east by Germany and to the south by Belgium, to ...

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Montenegro climate: when to go to Montenegro

The climate along the coast of Montenegro has the typical characteristics of the Mediterranean climate, while just a few kilometers from the coast has features typically of the continental climate, in the higher mountain ranges the climate becomes Alpine with ...

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Montenegro tourist attractions: what to see in Montenegro

In the small territorial extent of Montenegro, the tourist will find along the coast, historic towns of clearly Venetian origin, with forts, buildings and medieval churches, and a sea with beautiful beaches. While the interior of the country will be ...

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Montenegro: rugged mountains, a spectacular fjord and a beautiful coastline

Montenegro (Republika Crna Gora), became an independent nation after its separation from Serbia in 2006. This small country, which had previously only been independent from 1878 to 1918, is located in the southern part of the Balkan peninsula, which overlooks ...

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Monaco: one of the smallest states in the world

The Principality of Monaco (Principauté de Monaco) is a small European country. Its importance is greater than other sovereign states of similar size. Only the State of the Vatican City is smaller. The principality is located along the coast between ...

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Moldova: the former Bessarabia

The Republic of Moldova (Republica Moldova) is a republic of South-Eastern Europe, which was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. In that year the country was declared independent. Its eastern section, the so-called Transnistria, has not signed the declaration ...

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Malta climate: when to go to Malta

Malta is an island located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, which has a mild and warm climate, typically Mediterranean, the main features of the Maltese climate are the long dry summers and the short and humid winters. The ...

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Malta tourist attractions: what to see in Malta

Malta, due to its location, has always been a bridge between the European and African cultures, the island has exceptional prehistoric monuments and medieval fortifications, and interesting natural attractions, but the main tourist attraction is due to its sea. The ...

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Malta: fortifications, prehistoric remains and sea

Malta (Republic of Malta/Repubblika ta’ Malta) is a parliamentary republic located in the central Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily between 36° and 35° north latitude. The country is made up of an archipelago, which consists of the islands of Malta, ...

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Macedonia climate: when to go to Macedonia

Macedonia has a pronounced continental climate with cold winters, pronounced variations in temperatures and temperatures that can drop to -15 degrees, the summers are hot with temperatures that can reach 40 degrees. The dry air makes, however, tolerable the extreme ...

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Macedonia tourist attractions: what to see in Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia has a rich cultural heritage of art and architecture. Its churches and mosques contain many fine examples of art and architecture of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The cultural and natural heritage of the Ohrid region ...

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North Macedonia: Orthodox monasteries and mountains

Macedonia (Republika Severna Makedonija) is a small parliamentary republic located in the southern Balkans. The country has common boundaries to the north with Serbia, to the east with Bulgaria, to the south with Greece and to the west with Albania. ...

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Luxembourg: a small but rich Grand Duchy

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Grand-Duché de Luxembourg/Großherzogtum Luxemburg/Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg) is a constitutional monarchy, which is part of the European Union. The state is divided into the three districts Diekirch, Grevenmacher and Luxembourg, which in turn are divided into 12 ...

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Lithuania climate: when to go to Lithuania

The Lithuanian climate is a type of climate mixed between the maritime climate and the cold climate, the maritime climate prevails only along a narrow strip of land located on the Baltic Sea, while the rest of the country is ...

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Lithuania tourist attractions: what to see in Lithuania

The cities of Vilnius and Kaunas are the main tourist destinations in Lithuania. The capital Vilnius, whose historical center is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, is a city full of buildings of various styles, from Gothic to Renaissance, from ...

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Lithuania: the largest of the Baltic States

Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika) is a parliamentary republic, which lies along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. It borders to the north with Latvia, to the east and southeast with Belarus, to the south-west with Poland and Russia (the Russian ...

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Liechtenstein: a small principality situated in the Alps

Liechtenstein (Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a small principality, wshich is embedded in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria. The country is a constitutional monarchy, divided into 11 communes (Gemeinden) and has Vaduz as its capital. The principality is not part of ...

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Latvia climate: when to go to Latvia

The climate of Latvia is a temperate mixed between the maritime and continental, coastal areas have a warmer climate, while the influence of the sea is considerably attenuated in the inner regions. In general, the climate of the country is ...

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Latvia tourist attractions: what to see in Latvia

The most important tourist destination in Latvia is without a doubt the country’s capital, Riga, situated in a good position on the Baltic Sea, in the middle of the vast gulf of Riga. The city still retains in its historic ...

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Latvia: the antique Courland

Latvia (Latvijas Republika) is a parliamentary republic, divided into four main regions: Livonia (Vidzeme), Letgallia (Latgale), Courland (Kurzeme) and Zemgallia (Zemgale). The country became independent in 1991 and joined the European Union in 2004. The most important cities are the ...

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Southern Italy climate: when to go to Southern Italy

Is Aruttas, Sardinia, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Southern Italy is largely characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate made by mild and rainy ​​winters and hot, dry summers. Only along the Apennine mountains the climate becomes continental to switch, on the highest peaks, to Alpine climate with cold, ...

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