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Get in vogue at the Madrid International Fashion Fair

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This February, fashion fanatics will be found at the Madrid International Fashion Fair (SIMM).Taking place at the Feria de Madrid, this biannual event takes in all that’s great about the art of clothes, as Spain’s biggest fashion exhibition showcases everything from underwear to city chic.In terms of numbers, there will be 500 exhibitors and in excess of 1,000 collections, [...] Continue Reading…

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A dose of dancing at the Vienna Medical Doctors’ Ball

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Any visit to the city where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced some of his finest work and spent most of his life must take in some music and opulence, and Vienna’s Medical Doctors’ Ball (Wiener Arzteball) is perhaps the best chance to do this.On January 31st at 21:30 the 59th ball is hosted at the Vienna Hofburg and it will [...] Continue Reading…

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Florence goes MotoGP crazy as the championship rolls into town

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The whole of Florence (along with the rest of the country) will be rapt on May 31st as round five of the MotoGP world championship takes place at Mugello, just outside the city.The Grand Premio d’Italia will see the planet’s top motorbike racers compete for crucial world championship points in this hotly-contested event.Of course, all home fans will have [...] Continue Reading…

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Paris gets the boeuf at the Fat Cow Parade

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One of the more silly, but undeniably entertaining, things to do in Paris while sightseeing is to take in the annual Fat Cow Parade.This year’s event will be held on February 22nd and will be just as colourful and fun as ever.The parade sees thousands of Parisians dress up in a selection of weird and wonderful bovine costumes [...] Continue Reading…

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Man pits himself against the waves at the Venice Vogalonga

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As might be expected of a city which is built on the sea and relies upon its myriad waterways for everything from transport to tourism, one of the highlights of the Venetian calendar is the annual Vogalonga rowing race.This year’s race, on May 31st, will see several thousand eager hopefuls compete in the 35th staging of the contest.The prestigious [...] Continue Reading…

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Venice renews its vows with the Feast of the Sensa

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To describe Venice as being ‘married to the sea’ seems most apt given that is not just disconnected from the mainland but in fact relies on the sea for so much, including its transport network and its very physical stability.On Ascension Day, marking the day Christ rose to heaven four days after his resurrection, locals and visitors on Venice [...] Continue Reading…

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Bizarre ceremony sees Florence honour Easter tradition

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On Easter Sunday every year a unique ceremony takes place that channels the religious fervour of medieval Europe: Scoppio del Carro.In the centre of the city, the Piazza del Duomo is swarmed by locals and visitors on Florence tours, all flocking to see a giant carro, or cart, stuffed with fireworks and set alight.The Christian lore behind is that [...] Continue Reading…

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France’s Six Nations campaign kicks off in Paris

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On February 14th France will continue their bid to regain the Six Nations Championship against Scotland at the iconic Stade de France in Paris.France have been a powerful force in European rugby for years and they emerged triumphant from the Six Nations campaign in both 2006 and 2007, giving them a total of four championship wins since the tournament [...] Continue Reading…

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Venice celebrates St Mark’s Day with floral tradition

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Venetian men show their romantic side on St Mark’s Day every year as they give roses to their beloved womenfolk.On April 25th, Festa del Bocolo – rose bud festival – sees this tradition take place, with not just girlfriends, wives and lovers receiving the beautiful flowers but also mothers, sisters and any women who are important in a man’s [...] Continue Reading…

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Top tennis stars to compete in Paris

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The Open Gaz de France, a highlight on the WTA World Tour, will see many of world’s top women professional tennis players in competition once again this year at the famous Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris from February 7th.There’s no doubt that defending champion, Russia’s Anna Chakvetadze will be looking to continue her rise to the top of [...] Continue Reading…

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