Turin, with its rich history, architecture, and culture, is home to some great museums. Plus, the city has some great food spots, like Eataly. Finally, only Turin has the annual “That’s A Mole” competition, which offers humorous takes on the city’s most iconic building.
I’m Sandi, a longtime corporate marketer who’s now a travel blogger and trip planner. Since 2006, my husband, David, and I have traveled to a different part of Europe each year for great food, culture, and scenery. I’m creating The Artful Passport to share tips and special lodging ideas to help you plan a different kind of trip to Europe.
Cosmopolitan. Beautiful architecture. A rich history. A river running through it. Public thermal baths. Great food and cafes. Jewish heritage. Budapest is all of this and more. It’s not the old-fashioned Communist era city you may think it is. Budapest is a great city to savor and explore – and with some simple planning, you can find some lovely, tranquil spots.
Gran Paradiso National Park, located in northern Italy near the French and Swiss borders, is off-the-beaten path for most Americans. That’s probably why the idea of hiking there appealed to my husband David and me.