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Italy and the Vatican Worship for Easter

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As the home of the Vatican, it is no surprise that Easter in Italy is a major event. The celebrations vary from the intensely religious to the carefree celebrations of spring. Catholic masses are conducted by the holiest of men in the Vatican and traditions of amusement take over neighboring towns. The historic Scoppio del Carro leaves worshipers in awe. [...] Continue Reading…

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Check out AC/DC on Barcelona tours

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Rock and roll fans will be provided with some unmissable and unforgettable entertainment during Barcelona tours later this year when the legendary AC/DC bring their world tour to the city.The veteran rockers have been touring the world since February to support the release of Black Ice, their first album in eight years, last October.Barcelona’s Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys stadium [...] Continue Reading…

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Brits ‘showing more interest in long-haul destinations’

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Travellers taking adventure tours and other trips abroad this year look set to head to long-haul destinations in greater numbers, according to a report by M&S Money.The company’s currency statistics for the first quarter of the year show that destinations outside the eurozone are steadily increasing in popularity, led by the popular summer hotspots of Egypt and Turkey.Sales of [...] Continue Reading…

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Louvre ‘world’s most visited museum in 2008′

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The Louvre in Paris was reportedly the world’s most popular museum in 2008, attracting more visitors than any of its counterparts around the world.Research by the Art Newspaper revealed that 8.5 million people visited the famous cultural institution last year, placing it ahead of London’s British Museum, which welcomed 5.93 million guests.The Louvre was ranked the top museum for [...] Continue Reading…

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Discover Easter Traditions on the Red Sea

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Those looking for a break from their traditional Easter this year can find refuge on the Red Sea Coast. Ethiopia and Egypt are celebrating Easter and the arrival of spring with their own traditions. While the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s Fasika focuses on the solemn and religious nature of the season, Egypt’s Sham el Nessim relies more on tradition, making [...] Continue Reading…

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Check out some speedboat racing in Venice

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Holidaymakers in Italy will be able to incorporate some high-octane sport into their Venice tours this spring at the city’s annual Raid Pavia-Venezia event.This popular speedboat race is scheduled to come to Italy’s famous aquatic city on May 31st this year.Raid Pavia-Venezia sees vessels varying from top-of-the-range speedsters to vintage boats racing along waterways from Pavia, in northern Italy [...] Continue Reading…

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Books ‘the most valued travel item’

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Travellers consider a good book the most essential item to take on holiday, according to a survey by flight search engine Skyscanner.A poll on the company’s website found that nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of people consider books a crucial part of a holiday, followed by an mp3 player (22 per cent).Perfume or deodorant and a laptop or [...] Continue Reading…

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Music greats to play Albert Hall

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Music fans taking London tours in May will have no shortage of live entertainment to choose from as some of the leading artists of recent times come to the Royal Albert Hall.First up will be the former Smiths singer Morrissey, who will perform at the famous Kensington venue on May 11th.Morrissey, who has been described by the NME as [...] Continue Reading…

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Get under the skin in Paris

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Travellers should be sure to fit a visit to Espace 12 Madeleine into their tours of Paris over the coming weeks as the venue hosts an exhibition dedicated to the wonder of the human body.Our Body – A corps ouvert will be open at this new cultural institution on Boulevard de la Madeleine until May 10th.The exhibition, which features [...] Continue Reading…

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Record numbers for Vienna marathon

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A record number of participants have signed up to compete in this year’s Vienna Marathon, it has been announced. With the event set to take place on April 19th, organisers have advised anyone still wishing to run through the historic streets of the Austrian capital that just a few open places remain. Among those due to take part are [...] Continue Reading…

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