Postojna Cave: the wonder of the Karst

Postojna (14,500 inhabitants) is a town located in Slovenia just 35 km from the border with Italy and 45 km from Trieste. Postojna has become especially famous for its wonderful cave. These wonders of nature were open to the public ...

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Maribor: the second largest city in Slovenia

Maribor (130,000 inhabitants) is the second largest city in Slovenia. This historic city is located in Lower Styria along the banks of the Drava river at about 273 meters above sea level. The city is situated in a very favorable ...

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Ljubljana: an Old Town with baroque churches and palaces

Ljubljana (270,000 inhabitants) is the largest city and the capital of Slovenia. The city is located between the Alps and the Karst in a flat area at about 300 meters above sea level along the banks of the Ljubljanica river. ...

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Slovenia power plugs and sockets, telephones

SLOVENIA: DOCUMENTS To enter Slovenia, European citizens must have a passport or identity card valid for travel abroad. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. A passport is required for citizens of other countries. In addition, ...

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How to get to Slovenia. Flights to Slovenia

HOW TO GET TO SLOVENIA: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS International Flights: Slovenia has three international airports, Ljubljana, Maribor and Portoroz, but the only truly functioning airport is that of the capital Ljubljana. Slovenia’s most important airport is the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik ...

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The climate of Bratislava: when to go to Bratislava

Bratislava is located in the center of the European continent and has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are generally hot and dry – although the summer months are the ones with the highest amount of rainfall – ...

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Bratislava: the ancient city of Presburg

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a historic city of nearly 450 thousand inhabitants. The city is located in the south-west of the country, on the banks of the Danube, very close to the border with Austria and Hungary, a ...

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Slovakia power plugs and sockets, telephones

SLOVAKIA DOCUMENTS Documents: As for European citizens, to enter Slovakia you need to have your passport or identity card, you must always travel with a valid identification document. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. A ...

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How to get to Slovakia. Flights to Slovakia

HOW TO GET TO SLOVAKIA: AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS Slovakia has several international airports, but the largest airport in the country, and the one best connected with the main European cities is that of Bratislava. Other international airports in Slovakia are ...

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Serbia power plugs and sockets, telephones

SERBIA DOCUMENTS Documents: European Union tourists who visit Serbia must have a valid passport or identity card. Children and minors must have their own passport. Visitors from other countries outside the European Union must have their passport. Visa: not necessary ...

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How to get to Serbia. Flights to Serbia

HOW TO GET TO SERBIA: AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS TO SERBIA Serbia has two international airports, Belgrade (BEG) and Niš (INI). By far the most important airport is obviously Belgrade, which is located on the western outskirts of the Serbian capital. ...

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The climate of Saint Petersburg: when to go

Saint Petersburg, after Moscow, is one of the most densely populated cities in Russia with its approximately five million inhabitants. The ancient capital of Tsarist Russia is located in the north-western part of Russia and overlooks the shores of the ...

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Romania power plugs and sockets, telephones

ROMANIA: DOCUMENTS Documents: In order to enter Romania, European citizens must have their valid identity card or passport. Children and minors must have their own passport or identity card. Citizens of other nationalities must present the passport. For some nationalities ...

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How to get to Romania. Flights to Romania

HOW TO GET TO ROMANIA: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS An air flight is the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Romania. Romania’s main international airports are those of Bucharest-Otopeni, Constanza-Mihail Kogalniceanu, Timisoara, and Cluj-Napoca. Several airlines connect Romania with ...

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Tavira: ancient city and fishing port of the Algarve

Tavira together with Lagos is one of the most beautiful historical cities on the Algarve coast. The city is located along the banks of the Rio Gilão 3 km from the mouth of the river. The many churches and the ...

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Lagos: beaches and spectacular sea stacks

Lagos is an ancient port, also used during the Arab occupation. The city became important in the fifteenth century thanks to the Prince of Portugal Henry the Navigator, who used it as a favorite base for the departures of Portuguese ...

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Portimão: the beaches of Praia da Rocha and Alvor

Portimão (45,000 inhabitants) is the second most populous city in the Algarve. Its historic center is picturesque with a medieval core of narrow alleys located on a bend in the ribeira de Odeluca. The area where the city stands was ...

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Albufeira: the Saint-Tropez of Portugal

Albufeira was originally a picturesque fishing village along the Algarve coast. But from the 70s of the twentieth century the fishing village has developed to become the main tourist center of the Algarve. Albufeira is nicknamed the Saint-Tropez of Portugal. ...

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Alfama: the most characteristic district of Lisbon

The Alfama, which extends east of the city center, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon and still retains its Arab structure. This is undoubtedly the most popular and folkloric district of the capital. In Alfama you can get ...

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The climate of Lisbon: when to go to Lisbon

Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate strongly influenced by the presence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, and is one of the warmest cities in Europe, the sunniest periods are those of spring and summer. The hottest months are ...

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Lisbon: a fascinating city, capital of a vast empire

Lisbon (565,000 inhabitants, metropolitan area almost 3,000,000 inhabitants), is the capital and largest city of Portugal. The city is located along the north bank of the Tejo (Tagus) near its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. The city is united with ...

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The climate of Porto: when to go to Porto

The city of Porto has a type of mixed climate between the Mediterranean climate and the temperate oceanic climate, the city has dry and temperate summers and mild and humid winters. The climate of Porto is influenced by the proximity ...

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Porto: a city with an ancient and authentic historical center

Porto (about 265,000 inhabitants) is an important city in northern Portugal. Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon, which is 280 km away, is located on the north bank of the Douro River. The city is renowned for its wine, the ...

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The climate of Guimarães: when to go to Guimaraes

The city of Guimarães has a type of climate mixed between the temperate oceanic climate and the Mediterranean one in which four well-defined seasons are distinguished. The city has cold and very rainy winters. The intermediate seasons, i.e. autumn and ...

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Guimarães: a historic medieval town

Guimarães is a historic town of about 50,000 inhabitants located in the north of Portugal, about 50 km from Porto, and a short distance from Braga. It is a historic city known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation, having ...

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The climate of Braga: when to go to Braga

The city of Braga is located in the northern part of Portugal a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean, due to its location the city has a mixed climate between the Mediterranean and the temperate oceanic climate. For these reasons ...

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Braga: one of the oldest cities in Portugal

Braga is a city of 170,000 inhabitants, located in the north of Portugal, about 50 km from Porto, and a short distance from Guimarães. The city is one of the oldest in the nation, it was in fact founded by ...

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Sanctuary of Fatima: an important Marian shrine

Fatima is a small Portuguese town that has around 10,000 inhabitants. This town located about 110 km from Lisbon, became famous in the world in 1917 mainly thanks to the Marian apparitions which then led to the construction of the ...

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The climate of Coimbra: when to go to Coimbra

The city of Coimbra has a Mediterranean climate. Therefore a generally mild climate with annual average temperatures ranging between 21.2 ° C of the maximum average temperatures and 9.8 ° C of the minimum average temperatures. The rains show the ...

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Coimbra: historic city with an ancient university

Coimbra (about 160,000 inhabitants), is located in central-northern Portugal, about 170 km north of Lisbon, and 120 km south of Porto. Third city in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto, located on the right bank of the Mondego river, it is ...

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