Zurich

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Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and capital of the canton of Zurich.

E 'divided in two by the River Limmat Niederdorf on the east shore, full of shops and cafes, is also home to the university and the twin towers of the Grossmunster, which in the sixteenth century Ulrich Zwingli Zurich made the center of the Protestant Reformation.

On the other hand, on the west bank, the old part of the city, which revolves around the Lindenhof area, home to fashion shops and offices. In the area there are also beautiful spiers of St. Peters Church and the church Fraumunster by Marc Chagall.

 

Marseille

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Marseille

Marseille Provence is the oldest city in France, founded by Greeks from Phocaea 2,600 years ago.
It 'the first port of France and the second largest city in the nation by population.

For nature lovers, the surroundings of Marseille offer great hiking opportunities.

Do not miss the Calanques, an imposing rocky hill overlooking the sea.

 

Oslo

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Oslo

Capital of Norway, the Court residence and seat of government, enjoys a wonderful location in the Oslofjord, which opens the Skagerrak over a length of 100 km, free throughout the year by ice.

The town is surrounded by green hills, lakes and forests, inhabited by animals and colorful flowers.
Oslo collects about 13% of the Norwegian population and, in addition to the large port, includes mechanical engineering and shipbuilding. The presence of academies, universities and several museums contribute to the vibrant cultural atmosphere of the city.

What to visit

Karl Johansgate, the Stortorget (the largest market), the Cathedral, the Studenterlunden, the Storting (Parliament), Nationaltheatret, the Radhus, the Universitet (the Aula Magna painted by Munch), the SlottParken, the Konige Slott (the Royal Palace), Old Aker Kirke, Frognrparken (one of the most beautiful parks in the whole of Scandinavia), Vikingskipene.

Several museums: Historik Museum, Nasjonalgalleriet (with masterpieces by Munch), Kunstindustrimuseet, Munch Museum.

 

Ibiza

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Ibiza

Endless night, interspersed with a few days on the beach and excursion to the old town, the hippie markets and the many villages on the island: this is what you can expect in Ibiza, the most fashionable of the Balearic Islands.

Wait for the sunset on the beach of Playa d'en Bossa or San Antonio, then take a drink in the beach bar (kiosk) of the beach, so after supper (late) in one of the restaurants on the island, you're ready for the magical night in Pacha, in Space, nell'Amnesia or another of the many clubs on the island. But do not forget that Ibiza is also culture and history, so to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Cape Town

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Cape Town

Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa and the oldest city in the country, founded in 1652 on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope as a supply point for the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Historically it was also the first European settlement in Africa.

Dominated by the majestic Table Mountain, from whose flat top you can enjoy a splendid view (you can also go by cable car), the peninsula has the most beautiful beaches of South Africa (above all, Clifton and Camps Bay) and lush vegetation.

Cape Town is an intriguing mix of Europe and Africa, but it has its own identity. In recent years there has been a great development of tourism and trade, which saw the birth of the Waterfront, the lively harbor area, completely renovated and became the hub of city life.

The most popular time for visitors is the summer, from October to March, from August to November, you can spot whales and dolphins up close.



What to visit

The Castle of Good Hope was built in 1666 and is one of the oldest European fort in Africa.
The South African Museum has reconstructions of dinosaurs and a large collection of natural history.
The area of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (with a new aquarium) is a tourist attraction irresistible.

The main districts of Cape Town (information from Wikipedia, under Cape Town):

Adderley: on this road, which passes through the upper part of the city from north to south, through the botanical gardens Company's Gardens, overlooking most of the museums and many historical buildings.

Central: the area of the Central develops around St. George's Mall and is full of shopping malls and offices.

Bo-Kaap: the Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter, which stretches from the slopes of Signal Hill, is characterized by a number of mosques and low houses of the early nineteenth century, painted in bright colors.

Waterfront: the dock of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the city, there is a maritime museum and the Two Oceans Aquarium, where you can admire the marine life of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Observatory: Located in the south of the city, this district is the cultural heart of Cape Town, frequented by artists and students. It is close to campuses Groote Schurr, where Barnard carried out the first heart transplant in the world.

Kirstenbosch: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, located on the east side of Table Mountain, is a green area of 530 hectares. In this garden are cultivated almost 10,000 species of plants.

Constantia is the most exclusive area of the city. Alternate villas (some of which are added to the museum) and vineyards.

The township: are the poor neighborhoods where they live the blacks remained at the margins of society. The townships of Cape Town is located in the area of the Cape Flats. Khayelitsha, Guguletu, Mitchell's Plain, Athlone and Atlantis are the suburbs where there are public housing and elsewhere in the Flats extend the so-called squatter camps, the slum

 

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