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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.
It is a great challenge and we will do our endeavor to make our idea works also with your interaction.
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Festival of flowers, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

One of the biggest attractions of Funchal, both for tourists and residents themselves in the spring, is the festival of flowers, because flowers are at their best. Floats parade through downtown streets and perfuming the people attending to the event. It also has different troops participating in the parade to present their proposals accompanied by dances and they compose a new choreography each year. The beauty of flowers, the colorful costumes and the joy that the event represents, is a good reason to attend, it is an exuberant celebration and it’s good to know. Throughout the College is the so-called “Wall of Hope”, it is a wall where children place their flowers to build a giant wall of flowers that symbolizes the hope for a better world. You will find the streets with beautiful carpets made with flowers and the best decoration receives a prize. The party also has traditional music groups and classical music. Other performances take place and there’s a different exposure of flowers every year.

Tips

If you decide to visit Madeira at this time, you can take advantage of the offers that some hotels do when the party takes place and rent a car or motorbike to visit other places on the island.

During these days of the event, the streets are very colorful and beautiful to take pictures of the city.

From  May, 2nd to 19th 2019.

Porto Ceresio, Varese, Lombardy, Italy

Porto Ceresio is an Italian town on Lake Lugano in the Province of Varese in Lombardy. The city is located 280 meters above the sea level. This town is known and visited enough because it is between the green mountains and the blue lake. There is a walk along the lake more than two kilometers, partially suspended above the water, surrounded by gardens and old houses of the historical center that takes you almost to the Swiss border. There are restaurants, cafes, shops, everything invites you to spend a beautiful day, there are also small squares and beautiful gardens. This is an ideal place for those who like boating, sailing, boat cruises and also go trekking or just walking the mountain trails. As Porto Ceresio offers a central location, from there you can visit other towns along the lakes of Lugano, Como and Maggiore. This is a nice place for a relaxing holiday to enjoy the activities, museums, in reality all together: nature, art, culture and history.

Tips

You can arrive by train or car. There is a tourist office where you might have general information of all the interesting places to see in the city and neighboring towns; also several tours or visits that are offered with or without a guide. If you like museums, visit the Ethnographic Museum Appiani Lopez.

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Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Victoria and Albert Museum (“V & A”), is a large museum of arts and sciences in the heart of London’s South Kensington in a place known as Albertopolis. It was created in 1851 as the South Kensington Museum. It was built on land acquired through profits had during the 1851 World Fair, designed to resemble several museums and educational institutions aimed at converging education, industry, science and art, mainly dedicated to industrial goods and crafts. In 1880, the collection of the India Office was incorporated into the museum. The decorative arts are the specialization of the museum collection with a wide variety of objects from different periods. Also included in the crystal, pottery, high fashion dresses and accessories, furniture, tapestries, silverware, toys, statues, etc .; with approximately 4.5 million objects.

Tips

It is open daily and admission to the Museum is free but sometimes there are exhibitions that require paid access.
You can get there by public transport to Earl’s Court Station with the subway and then you have a regular bus with a frequency of 3 minutes that leaves you at the door or you can also make a walk of 20 minutes.
If you plan to spend the day at the museum, you have two cafeterias, one inside and the other in the garden (closed in December and January) where you can have a hot or cold complete meal or just a drink and a snack.
You can bring your camera and make pictures almost throughout all the museum except for temporary exhibitions.

 

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