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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
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Carlingford Lough, Ireland

Carlingford Lough is a glacial fjord or sea inlet that forms part of the border between Northern Ireland to the north and the Republic of Ireland to the south. County Down is on its northern shore backed by the Mourne Mountains and County Louth is on its southern shore. It is fed by the Newry River and the Newry Canal at its extreme interior angle. The area is half way between Dublin and Belfast and it’s a very popular tourist destination. Rambling, hillwalking and climbing are popular activities to do there. You can find hotels, B&Bs, self-catering holiday cottages, and campsites and of course local bars and small restaurants there where you can also have information about the festivals that take place and that are usually free. It is also an important bird area.


You can have very beautiful scenic drives there. You can also find forest parks and lots of trails and footpaths to walk.
Enjoy and take a cruise on one of several tour vessels that operate from Omeath, Warrenpoint and Carlingford (june, July, August).
Informal entertainment is widely available throughout the year in hotels and bars.

Toscolano-Maderno, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy

Toscolano-Maderno is a town in the Italian province of Brescia, in Lombardy. It is located in the western part of Garda Lake. It’s part of the regional park of Garda Bresciano. Mount Pizzocolo is located in this municipality. Toscolano Maderno are two different centres, divided by the Toscolano River, they were autonomous municipalities until 1928. Toscolano, in particular, has Roman origins, witnessed by the remains of a large villa where you can still see parts of the mosaic-decorated floor. The parish church of Toscolano, founded in 1571, is dedicated to saints Peter and Paul and contains an important pictorial cycle of Venetian artist Andrea Celesti. In the final part of the Toscolano River Valley, starting from 1300, the paper industry grew, among the first and most important places in Europe. For this reason this part of the Valley is called “Valley of Mills of paper”. As testimony there is a document dated from 1381 that has as its object the Convention between Maderno and Toscolano (divided at that time) which are fixed in nine points for standards and the use of the waters of the river. Today the main activity is tourism. Currently there are about more than fifty accommodations divided among hotels, holiday cottages, campsites and bed & brekfast. Tourism, especially in Maderno, is frequent in summer, thanks to the beautiful landscapes offered by the Lake. To visit: the Basilic of Saint Andrew (Maderno Square, 12th century, the Beautiful Italy Monument (St. Mark Square, 1909), the Golfo Hotel, Villa Bianchi before, the Republican fascist party headquarters and the command of the Black Brigades; among other places.


There is a ferry and boats service for passengers and cars serving various ports on the lake from Maderno to Torri del Benaco on the veronese coast.
If you are staying staying at Toscolano Maderno with children, you can take the ferry and then continue for about 30 minutes by car to reach Gardeland, a famous entertainment park.
Toscolano Maderno offers the possibility to practice different sports, trekking and mountain biking on the surrounding hills, canoeing, rowing,, the dragon boat (boat with 20 seats) and sailing in the lake waters.

Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk is a port city located on the Baltic Sea, in Poland. It is considered the second largest city in the country after Krakow. The city has been inhabited by several different European cultures and the result is seen in the architectural and cultural heritage that are present. There are Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque buildings. You will find several museums and theaters and also many shops selling amber items. To see: the Basilica of St. Mary (Gothic Baltic brick); the statue of Neptune; the Door of Gold; the National Museum; the City Hall; the astronomical clock; the Cathedral of Oliwa; the Historical Museum; the Museum of the Second World War; among others.


If you visit the city in summer, you can also enjoy the beach, appreciated by many European tourists. You will also find tourist transport that connects Danzig to Sopot and Hel with a sort of water tram; there are three different lines.

Walking around the old town is a must; there are many cafes and restaurants that are well worth a break. The street Dluga, pedestrian street, is worth the visit during the day as in the evening.

If you want to visit Sweden from Gdansk, you will find ferries departing from the new port of the city.