Castel Roncolo, Bolzano: A Romantic Hilltop Castle

Castel Roncolo, Bolzano: A Romantic Hilltop Castle

The South Tyrol region of Italy is full of medieval castles – more than 800 of them! Often perched on hilltops, with commanding views of the countryside, they were ideal for defence in the turbulent Middle Ages. But many were really grand country houses, the homes of...

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The Gorge of Ponte Alto and its Man-Made Waterfalls

The Gorge of Ponte Alto and its Man-Made Waterfalls

The Gorge of Ponte Alto, near Trento in the far north of Italy, has been a tourist attraction since the 1800s. It is easy to see why: two tall waterfalls cascading noisily through a narrow ravine. The view is spectacular, but it is not entirely a natural phenomenon....

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Where to Find the Romans in Sofia, Bulgaria

Where to Find the Romans in Sofia, Bulgaria

I was aware that Bulgaria was once part of the Roman Empire, and that there were impressive Roman remains in some parts of the country. However I hadn’t expected to find much in Sofia, the capital city. So I was surprised at how much evidence there was of the Romans...

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