A Garden With a View in Genoa

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Two Hours in Genoa What to do in Genoa when you have no more than an hour to spend Genoa is the capital of the Italian Riviera, more or less what Nice is on the French side, but with one important distinction: Whereas all visitors of the French Riviera will, sooner or later, get to Nice (to go shopping, to do sight-seeing or simply to change from plane or TGV train to some form of

A Garden With a View in Genoa

All You have is Two Hours in Milan?

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Break within a break If you are in a rush, you could reduce those two hours in Milan to 15 minutes and still see Italy’s largest Cathedral, the world’s oldest shopping mall and opera’s most famous theatre, all of them “next-arcade neighbours” in one of the smallest central cores of any major city in Europe

In the last post from our short series of “breaks within a break”, we will take you today

All You have is Two Hours in Milan?

Do You Know How to spend Two Hours in Szczecin?

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Break within a break Borders within the European Union may have become largely symbolic, scars of ancient conflicts, but there are also places where the underlying wounds are relatively fresh.

When you are crossing European borders for a “break within a break”, you should not expect to see a sudden and dramatic change of scenery. Across most of Europe, the lands on either side of national frontiers have more in common with each

Do You Know How to spend Two Hours in Szczecin?

So You Only Want to SpendTwo Hours in Basel?

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Break within a break Switzerland’s gateway to Europe and the river Rhine is the place to visit for medieval architecture, modern art and overpriced burgers

Variety is king when it comes to taking “a break within a break”: that’s what I said in our last post.

And your best bet for seeing and experiencing something different during a holiday break of any kind is and remains – even in

So You Only Want to SpendTwo Hours in Basel?

After the Solitude, Hope for Two Hours in Valletta

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Break within a break Counterpoint is king for any “break within a break” – and the busy street life of Malta’s capital city was the right antidote after the solitude of Gozo Sometimes, even a break needs a break. During a trip of, say, four days or more, about half-way in you will long for a day with something else to do – if only to avoid your holiday from descending into mere routine.

After the Solitude, Hope for Two Hours in Valletta

How to Spend Two Hours in Piraeus

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… and how to avoid spending your entire Greek island holiday on a ferry boat or waiting for one in the port If you are on your way to the Cyclades, having arrived in Athens by plane and planning to continue by ferry, there is a good chance you will have some time to kill in Piraeus.

“Two hours”, in this case, means: if you are lucky. It can easily be a lot

How to Spend Two Hours in Piraeus

What Can You Hope to See with Two Hours in Rome?

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Guest Post: Walking in Italy Two Hours on the Streets of Rome written by Thomas Dowson Two hours in Rome … am I serious? Yes, very! When sightseeing in Rome most visitors head straight to the obvious attractions, and with good reason. Of course you should not miss the Colosseum. Not only is this the iconic symbol of Rome, both past and present, it is probably one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in

What Can You Hope to See with Two Hours in Rome?

Are You Ready to Spend Two Hours in Berlin?

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By Thomas Dowson

Two Hours in Berlin in Winter Berlin, it seems, has more than its fair share of monuments and memorials. Whether this is true or not I do not know. Someone once told me Washington DC could rival the German capital for the number of memorials. Given Berlin’s history, it would not be that surprising if it were indeed true, or even if visitors just get the impression that

Are You Ready to Spend Two Hours in Berlin?

Two Hours in Nice (See How Nice it is)

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Got two hours in Nice? Have a Nice day!

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The French Riviera is best understood not as a region or an area but as a single town, a thin coastal strip of settlements never more than a kilometre deep that is stretched out over a distance of 50 miles, like an extruded French version of Los Angeles.

With two hours in

Two Hours in Nice (See How Nice it is)

Wonder at the Cathedral and More with Two Hours in Cologne

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Got Two Hours in Cologne?

Cologne is one of Germany’s main hiking hubs: whether you are going to the Rheinsteig, the Rothaarsteig, the Eifelsteig or any other trail in the Northwest of Germany, you are likely to pass through.

But rather than just hopping off the airport bus into Cologne central station or using the station to change from one train to the other, why not step out of the

Wonder at the Cathedral and More with Two Hours in Cologne