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A charity hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune complex is one of the finest examples of medieval civil architecture in France. Its flamboyant Gothic buildings, polychrome roofs and rich art collection make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems.
Burgundy has been a crossroad of trade routes and a center of civilization since Celtic tribes dominated Europe throughout the first millennium B.C. From Gallic vestiges to medieval monasteries, the proud history of the region is written in its remarkable archeological sites.
Long before its wines made it world-famous, Burgundy, with Dijon as its capital, was an area of intense human activity. A crossroad of Celtic trade routes, the city is an ideal departure point to explore the rich archeological heritage of the region.
Matera, one of the oldest living cities in the world, is also one of Italy’s best-kept secrets.
Created by Giotto in the early 14th century, the Scrovegni Chapel cycle of 37 frescoes it is widely recognized as one of the milestones in the evolution of European art.
Venice requires no introduction. The fabled destination is on everyone’s European wishlist, a distinction that from Easter through October can turn it into a chaotic citywide museum. But come winter the tourists fade away, the Venetians reclaim their city and the Serenissima becomes once again serene.
From the eagle’s nest city of Corte to the mighty Genoese seaside bastion of Bastia, one last look at the epic vistas of the mountain island of Corsica.
Teetering at the edge of a high limestone cliff, the Romanesque fortress city of Bonifacio offers one of the most dramatic seascape in the Mediterranean. .
The dramatic island of Corsica rises from the Mediterranean like a miniature continent. Its shores of precipitous cliffs and perfect half-moon bays have attracted visitors since the beginning of history. And still do.
More than the focal point of the city of Porto, the Douro River is the backbone of the region.
In southwestern France, limestone cliffs pitted with caves where humans have set up camp since the dawn of time have made the Valley of the Vézère a key area of world prehistory.
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