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Coveted by various civilisations throughout history, Ischia bears the ruins and buildings of its former rulers like proud historical marks and cultural adornments. Arriving at the island by ferry from Naples, you’ll notice the Castle Aragonese, which towers over the cobalt sea and is only connected to the rest of the island by a narrow paved walkway. With over 1,500 years to its name, it has been used both as a fortification against invaders and pirates, and a convent, which sums up the different waves of history that have swept over the island for centuries. Today, Ischia is a place that offers full relaxation and perfect getaways, offering stunning beaches, clear waters for swimming and various water sports, as well as the opportunity to explore charming little villages and captivating nature further inland. The island is home to numerous thermal springs and mud spas. From the coastal town of Sant’ Angelo, you can trek up the steps of the hillside overlooking the bay, to find the ancient Roman baths of Cavascura. Hollowed out by the rock, visitors can enjoy therapeutic treatments here, as well as saunas, mud baths and showers, which are all said to have a soothing effect on various ailments.
Discover unspoilt beaches and frolic in the waters of Citara and San Montano Bay, where you can also try snorkelling and diving to explore the sealife that thrive beneath the surface. After a long day of activities and bathing (be it in the sun, mud or a dip in the sea), it’s time to enjoy the local cuisine. Start with plenty of antipasti accompanied by the local aperitif limoncello or the rucolino, which is a liquor made from rocket. Like the other islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, freshly-caught seafood is the crown of the local cuisine, and at Ischia you can tuck into everything from white fish to shrimps and octopus salad, which should be complemented with a cold glass of some of the local white wine that the island has been producing for at least a dozen centuries.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/