Matera, Italy

Southern Italy

Matera, Italy The ancient town of Matera, Basilicata. The ancient city of Matera, in southern Italy, is among the world’s oldest continously inhabited cities, a place of primordial beauty, where cave houses are carved directly …

Bari, Italy

Bari aerial view

Bari, Italy Aerial view of Bari, Italy. While travel guides and blogs have begun to tout Apulia as Italy’s ‘newest hotspot’ (Vogue Australia), the province’s capital, Bari, has been unfairly neglected. But we think this …

Apulia, Italy

Trulli, Apulia.

Apulia, Italy The iconic trulli of Alberobello. The heel of Italy’s boot, the region of Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is slowly taking its place among Italy’s major destinations. With a wealth of historic towns, beautiful scenery …

Volga River, Russia

The Volga River Flowing from Russia’s northwest to the Caspian Sea in the south, and measuring 3,530 m, the Volga river is the longest river in Europe. The Volga has throughout its history become an …

Questions about Italy

Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy

Questions about Italy Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about …

Belvedere Palace Austria

Belvedere

Highlights of Austria | Belvedere Palace Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere) is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and as much as piece of art as the impressive works housed in its interior. The large complex actually …

Grutas Park Lithuania

Highlights of Lithuania | Grutas Park

Highlights of Lithuania | Grutas Park Grutas Park A communist statue graveyard, Grutas Park is a dark homage to one of the worst periods of Lithuanian history. Eight kilometres east of Druskininkai, a spa town …

Agrigento, Italy

Temple of Concordia

Agrigento, Italy Temple of Castor and Pollux, Agrigento. The city of Agrigento (Greek: Akragas) has been a hub of people and trade for over 2, 500 years. As Akragas it was among the greatest cities of …

Megalithic temples of Ġgantija, Malta The megalithic temples of Ġgantija, on the Maltese island of Gozo are the world’s second-oldest standing structures (after Gobekli Tepe in Turkey), predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. …

Gozo, Malta

Gozo, Malta Il-Kastell, Victoria. Laid-back Gozo is a highlight of any visit to Malta. Easily accessible from the main island by ferry crossing or cruise, Gozo boasts beautiful scenery and fascinating history. Gozo has been …

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta.

Valletta, Malta Few European cities capture the imagination quite like Valletta, the evocative golden capital of Malta. Only 1 kilometre by 600 metres, it packs in so much history and culture that when it was …

Montserrat, Spain

The Benedictine Abbey

Montserrat, Spain An hour outside of Barcelona is the impressive multi-peaked mountain range known as Montserrat. Within its dramatic, rocky mountain tops hides the Benedictine Monestir de Montserrat, a monastery popular with visitors from all …

Malta

Gozo

Malta A Mediterranean archipelago equidistant between Europe and Africa, Malta packs a wealth of beautiful scenery and fascinating history into one of the world’s smallest landmasses. Location has been history for the people of Malta. …

Nazare, Portugal

Portugal

Nazare, Portugal Nazare, Portugal An ancient fishing village turned popular seaside resort, Nazare is only an hour and a half from Lisbon but it feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city. …

Quimper, France

Quimper

Quimper, France The cultural heart of Brittany, the charming small city of Quimper is a gateway into France’s most distinct region. Believed to be inhabited since the neolithic, Brittany is home to some of the …

Figueres, Spain

Dali museum

Figueres, Barcelona The Dali Museum, Figueres On Catalonia’s Costa Brava, 45 minutes from Girona, lies the small town of Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dali and home to the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dali. …

Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza town centre

Zaragoza, Spain Zaragoza town centre The city of Zaragoza, the fifth-biggest city in Spain, lies in the region of Aragon in northern Spain and is easy to reach from both Madrid and Barcelona. Home to …

Tarragona, Spain

The seaside town of Tarragona

Tarragona, Spain The seaside town of Tarragona Just over an hour by train from Barcelona is the magnificent port city of Tarragona. Located on the Costa Daurada, Tarragona is home to sparkling beaches and a …

The Sagrada Familia, Spain

The Sagrada Familia, still under construction

La Sagrada Familia The Sagrada Familia, still under construction Perhaps one of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (otherwise known as the Sagrada Familia) is a Roman …

Sitges, Spain

Sitges, Spain Sitges at sunset A charming seaside town just 35 km from Barcelona, Sitges, with its pristine beaches, array of art galleries and vibrant bars and clubs, Sitges has something for everyone. Sometimes referred …