The Théâtre antique d'Orange, or Roman Theater of Orange, situated in the town of Orange in the south of France, is considered to be the most well preserved Roman Theater in the western world, and is still in use today. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman Theater of Orange was built early in the first century under the direction of Emperor Augustus. Visitors can enjoy an audio-visual presentation and an interactive audio-guided tour of the theater, providing insight into its history and drawing attention to various aspects of the theater, while the nearby Art and History Museum of Orange displays collections of historic treasures spanning hundreds of years.
The picturesque Italian Lake District is located in the north of Italy, close to the Italian-Swiss border and just south of the magnificent Alps. While this beautiful region is not often top of the list when tourists visit Italy, those who have spent time exploring the Italian Lake District agree that it should be. Visitors can expect an abundance of stunning scenery, good weather, excellent cuisine and friendly people.
The idea of creating a museum like Technopolis was first explored by Erik Jacquemyn, director of the Technopolic Science Museum. He began running science programs for the public in 1985, but nothing to the magnificent scale of the current day Technopolis. With the support of the Flemish Government, Technopolis came to life in 2000, and has become more of an activity and attraction in Mechelen, Belgium, than a museum. Here, both children and adults are transported on a journey of education through fun activities, thought provoking exhibitions and ever changing interactive adventures.
Even though Budapest in Hungary, is one of the most bustling cities in Central Europe, it is also one of the most exciting and friendly cities to visit. Visitors to Budapest will find themselves completely surrounded by beauty, architectural wonder and an abundance of attractions and sites to explore. It is also home to four of the World Heritage Sites in Hungary, namely the Millennium Underground Railway, the Buda Castle Corner, the peaceful banks of the Danube and the Andràssy ùt, or Andràssy Avenue.
Large expanses of tranquil forests, striking white chalk cliffs and kilometers of clean sandy beaches are some of the many beauties of Rügen, Germany’s largest island and one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. To be more precise, the Rügen District is an archipelago of about thirty small islands, including the islands of Hiddensee and Ummanz, located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany.
When one thinks of Italy, the images of Rome and its historical architecture and magnificent heritage jumps to mind. And one of the most famous attractions in Rome, where the spectacular beauty of legendary sculptors can be appreciated is the Piazza Navona. As the city square in Rome, the Piazza Navona was opened to the public during the fifteenth century, when the city market was moved to the square. It is now one of the best places to view and appreciate Baroque Roman art, and some of the breathtaking pieces that were created by the leading artists of the time.
The magical Hever Castle is located in Kent, England, or more specifically, in the quaint village of Hever. It is a castle that plays a vital role in the history of England, and is one of the most popular attractions in the country. Its nostalgic, yet warm, atmosphere, the breathtaking gardens, exciting activities and variety of fun ways to learn more about history, makes Hever Castle unique in every way. By surviving for centuries, Hever Castle has become a monument to the heritage of the royal family and provides fascinating insight into the life of the legendary Queen Anne Boleyn.
The delightful town of Assos, situated on the shores of the Aegean Sea in Turkey, is steeped in ancient history and culture, evidence of which is found throughout the town and surrounding areas. It is said that the renowned philosopher, Pliny, described Assos as the "most beautifully situated town of the Mediterranean" – and many who have visited there, or have the good fortune to live there, will readily agree.