Brome Lake, Brome-Missisquoi, Montérégie, Quebec , Canada

Brome Lake is a town in the regional county municipality of Brome-Missisquoi, in Montérégie, Quebec, Canada. The city contains Brome Lake that is the source of the Yamaska River, bordered to the east by Foster, Glenn and Gauvin mountains. The lake attracts outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen. You can swim, go windsurfing and catamaran sailing, kayaking and also use pedal boats. To see: Memorial Library Pettes, Davis Beach, the museum of the Historical Society of Brome County, flea markets stores, Tiffany Park, among others. In short, it is an appreciated tourist destination .

Tips

There are several hostels, bed & breakfast, hotel and spa and even a campsite where you can spend a weekend with the family or with friends as well as spend your holidays.
It is also possible to rent a cottage for the season or for a short or long period.

Viggianello, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy

Viggianello is an Italian town in the province of Potenza, Basilicata, located at the foot of the Pollino in the Mercure Valley. It is considered on the list of most beautiful villages in Italy. The point of the highest town is the castle of Roman origin. The Normans built the square tower and restored the walls enclosing the village, but unfortunately we find nearly no traces. The oldest church, Byzantine and Norman, dedicated to St. Nicolas, is in ruins and retains traces of ancient frescoes. The Byzantine chapel of St. Sebastian hosts a precious wooden statue dedicated to Blessed Stefano Seno. Nearby is the calvary, made with local stone, in 1611. In the chapel of the Holy Trinity, we find a typical Byzantine Basilian dome and there are also traces of frescoes. In the mother church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, Byzantine, there are many works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, there is a baptismal alabaster fountain  of the sixteenth century, a marble altar of the eighteenth century, clams in white marble of XIX century, a  pipe organ dated of 1880, a Virgin made in stone of sixteenth century, a wooden statue of the saint patron, a relic of the Holy of Alexandria and a crypt where there are, among many burials, three mummified priests sitting on a bench and covered in gold clothes. The church of Santa Maria della Grotta has a white stone Renaissance portal. The economy is based on tourism, which is growing. In the products of the region there are olives, grapes, cereals, fruit, cheese with the strong presence of raising goats and cattle. There are also a number of archaeological sites.

Tips

There is plenty to see in the village, but if you want to enjoy your visit in conjunction with a celebration of the country, consider that at Easter there’s a Via Living Crucis, the first week after Easter and last week of August there are festivities in honor of St. Francis of Paul. The third Sunday of August is the celebration of the Madonna del Carmine, festivities related to crops, especially wheat, and the fertility of the fields.
The pilgrimage to the Madonna dell’alto (900m) in the old town, is the last Sunday of May and the first Sunday in September. A simple gesture made popular devotional prayers and songs that are full of effort and boldness for the long trail that connects the old town to the Sanctuary (about 15 km). In May, the Virgin is climbed to the mountain where it remains for three months until September to return to the Church of St. Francis of Paul.
Another ancient tradition of the village is the festival of fires on March 19th and April 2nd where they are burned in the streets of the old town and neighborhoods as a sign of good luck and good wishes for a fruitful spring and auspicious season.

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Teotihuacán, Valley of Mexico, Mexico

Teotihuacán is an important archaeological site of the Valley of Mexico, containing some of the largest Mesoamerican pyramids ever built in pre-Columbian America. The site also contains large residential complexes, the Avenue of the Dead, and numerous wall paintings where the colors have been well preserved. Its origin is around 200 BC. JC and researchers believe that the Pyramid of the Sun (the largest) was completed around the year 100 AC. JC. and they calculate that the city was inhabited until the VI or VII century. The city is located at the current location of the municipalities of San Juan Teotihuacan and San Martin de las Pirámides in the State of Mexico, Mexico (about 40 km from Mexico City). It contains the Avenue of the dead (the main central avenue), the pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent) and many palaces and lesser temples but there is no fortification or military structure in the city. Currently archaeologists continue excavation to determine more history of the city. In 2003, they discovered a tunnel, about 1,800 years 100 meters long under the Feathered Serpent Temple leading to a series of tunnels and chambers that are carved into the rock.

Tips

When you visit the site, try to visit the museum where you’ll find objects of everyday life, statues, tools, etc. that will help you to discover a little more about the history of the city.
Visit also the shops around the site where you will find crafts with different items representing this lost civilization. You will have the opportunity to taste the famous liquor cactus in different flavors, a traditional drink, always appreciated in the country.

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