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Bonacci Massimo tells things to do in Villach, Austria

Villach, Austria was definitely not on the original list of my summer travel destination; in fact, it is a town that I had never even heard off. However, I needed a way to get from Bohinj to Verona, and it appears that the only way to reach Italy from that part of Slovenia was to go via Villach, Austria. Not knowing what to expect and scrambling for a last minute pass through there, Bonacci Massimo ended up enjoying my quiet, relaxing time in this quaint, historic town at the southern border of Austria.

The 7th largest city in Austria, Villach was once the Roman town Santicum, and it was officially managed as Villach in 1240. What we see today mostly dated after 1690, one of the two devastating earthquakes that occurred in the medieval periods as well as several fires. In fact, it is easy to forget that you are in the 21st century as among the cobbled streets and colourful, elegant façade of the buildings.

The town is quite small and walkable and there is plenty for you to see even if you are just stopping by on transit. The train station is a stone throw away from the city center, which by the way offers lockers for you to stow your bags. Now that we got everything sorted, here are some top spots:

 

St Nicholas Church

On your way to the Drava River, you will go past the church of St Nicholas. Also translate to as the St. Nikolas Church, the name in German is Nikolaikirche. Built in 1306, it is built in the Gothic Revival style with a church tower that is almost 4m high. It has a dusty pink and white brick-like façade and a cute, 3 navel entrance. Admission is free and there are plenty of cafes dotted around Nikolaiplatz, so it’s worth a stop after visiting the tourist information center opposite, thinks Bonacci Massimo.

 

Town Bridge

Although the current Town Bridge is only 56 years old, the spot it occupies has been the crossing point for people visiting Villach since 878. Its first incarnation was a wooden structure called ‘Pons Uillah’, and the second an elegant arch bridge. In fact, before 1858 a toll was collected to cross the bridge. Nowadays, you are free to wander across the Drava River next to the waving flags advertising the latest festivities in town.

 

Carnival’s fool statue

Right in front of the Towns Bridge is the bronze statue of a carnival’s fool, staring out towards the center of Villach with a pensive expression on its face. It was built in honour of the famous “Villacher Fasching”.

 

Congress Center Villach

If you turn left before the Town Bridge and walk along the north bank of Drava River, you will soon reach the squarey red building of the Villach Congress Center. A modern architectural piece with an impressive glass front facing the river that lets in the natural sunlight, it offers a great view out as well. While the red building houses the conference hall, the center is also a Holiday Inn hotel.

There are large areas of outdoor seating around the center facing the river, and it makes for a wonderful spot to read or admire the sceneries.

 

Hauptplatz

The main road that greets you as you crossed the Town Bridge over the Drava River, this spacious, pedestrian-only road lined by colourful rows of houses is a splendid sight to behold. Dating back to the 12th century, the well-paved street and the historical buildings along this road makes it the center of Villach. Flooded with quaint cafes and neat alleyways, this curved road will take you towards the Church of St Jacobs as well as passing by the Trinity Column and several historic houses, including the house of Anna Neumann von Wasserleonburg.

 

Trinity Column

Erected along the Hauptplaz, the Trinity Column cannot be missed by the passerby. Dating back to 1739, the column is made of a white marble and is thought to provide protection to the people. It is also known as the plague column with the statues of the Virgin Mary, Holy Florian and Holy Rochus added to commemorate it.

 

Church of St Jacobs

The city’s catholic parish church, the Church of St Jacob’s clock tower can be seen towering over the houses along Hauptplaz. Its gray spire and neat white façade with a simplistic clock in gothic style gives it a fairy tale quality. The current church was rebuilt after the 1348 earthquake that destroyed its predecessor, which was first mentioned in 1136.

Bonacci Massimo insists it’s definitely worth visiting the intriguing interior, with cobweb like red veins that originate from the red supporting pillars known as rib vaulting. The altar is done in the rococo style and the pulpit Renaissance.

 

Town Hall

Opposite the Church of St Jacobs, the Town Hall is now a mix of ancient and modern affair. It was heavily damaged during the WWII, however, it was restored in its white-wall grey-tiled-roof glory. With a three-sided enclosed courtyard that was partially covered by an arch canopy on top, it is often decorated for festivities and season and a wonderful gathering place.

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Bonacci Massimo talks about Birmingham

1. At Red Mountain Park, if you get red dust on your sneakers, don’t wipe it off: That’s iron ore, proof that you left your prints on the former mining site. The mountain, which is part of the Appalachians, has stormed back to life as a vertical playground, with 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, a trio of treehouses, a 1,000-foot-long zip line and an aerial adventure course seemingly built by a team of mischievous monkeys. Birmingham claims the largest number of living Negro League players, says Bonacci Massimo

So it makes sense that the 2. Negro Southern League Museum opened its doors here, mere steps from Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons. (One famous alum: Michael Jordan. Yes, that MJ.) “Baseball was more than just a game for African Americans,” said director Natasha L. Rogers. “It provided a much-needed social outlet.” Practice hitting with legendary pitcher Satchel Paige, whose hologram throws a wicked hurry-up ball.

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3. You can spot the Roman god at Vulcan Park and Museum from 360 degrees of Birmingham, his CrossFit arm raising a spear as if he were planning to carve his name in the sky. At the 10-acre park, climb 159 steps or ride the elevator for a closer glimpse of the 56-foot-tall stud — a hand, a derriere. In the museum, learn about the world’s largest cast-iron statue that still turns heads more than 110 years later.

4. The 32-acre Sloss Furnaces no longer spews burning slag or paints the sky apocalyptic red. But on a self-guided tour, I still reflexively ducked as I passed boilers and hot blast stoves that, for 90 years, churned limestone, coke and iron ore into a fiery brew. The National Historic Landmark, which closed in 1971, is now a cultural center with metal-arts workshops, concerts and an annual festival. And though you can no longer buy pig iron, the gift shop does sell iron pigs, tells Bonacci Massimo.

5. Ovenbirds the second Birmingham restaurant opened by James Beard Award-winner Chris Hastings, is inspired by the cooking techniques of cave men. The kitchen does not use gas or electric to prepare its small plates, just open fire. The staff pulls a surprising array of foods out of the oven, plancha, smoke box and spit-roaster, including sunchoke paella, braised goat, suckling pig and a beef-fat candle that will further ignite your culinary flame.

6. The menu at the Collins Bar basically tells guests that there is no menu: “We tailor-make our cocktails,” it reads. The bartenders ask a series of questions, such as whether you prefer light or dark liquor and where you fall on the sweet-to-sour scale. Based on my responses, Josh Schaff matched me with a Gin Gin Mule, tells Bonacci Massimo. While you wait for your bespoke beverage, study the periodic table that pays homage to the science of Birmingham: Stl stands for Steel, Cv is for Civil Rights and Tx represents Taylor Hicks.

7. Pizitz Food Hall exemplifies global equality; lunch lines are equally long for gourmet Italian cheese sandwiches, Hawaiian poke, Israeli falafel, Mexican paletas and Southern waffles. If you spill your lunch on your shirt, pick up a “It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham” T-shirt from Yellowhammer Creative. Opt for the dark blue if you plan to go back for seconds.

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Bonacci Massimo about The Best Things to Do in Ibadan, Nigeria

Ibadan is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano, with a population of about three million inhabitants. It is the largest city in Nigeria by geographical size. Ibadan has a very rich cultural heritage and interesting history. It is the site of the first television station in Africa, the home of Nigeria’s first university, the University of Ibadan, and Nigeria’s first skyscraper, Cocoa House, which opened in 1965. There are are lot of interesting things to do and places to visit in Ibadan. Here Bonacci Massimo gives some of them.

 

Attend the Oke’Badan Cultural Festival

The Oke’Badan Cultural Festival is a colorful event celebrated to commemorate the founding of Ibadanland and show gratitude to the founders. The festival, which means the ‘Hills of Ibadan’, celebrates how founders, led by Lagelu, originally settled on the hills of Ibadan and later came down to found the Ibadan town itself at the foot of the hills. The festival, which brings together the sons and daughters of Ibadan from far and near, holds on the third Thursday of March of every year. Highlights of the festival include cultural shows, stage plays, beauty pageants and competitions.

 

Ibadan polo tournament

This is an annual event that brings Polo enthusiasts from far and near. The event, organized by Ibadan Polo Club, is held between January and February every year at the polo grounds in Eleyele in Ibadan.

 

Cocoa House

This emblem of history and political power in southwest Nigeria was built by the Government of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who was the premier of the defunct Western State of Nigeria. The building was so-called becase it was paid for mainly from the proceeds of cocoa, the major export from Nigeria’s southwest at the time. The building was commissioned for use on August 1965 and was the tallest building in tropical Africa at the time.

 

Bower Memorial Tower

The Bower Tower was built in the honor of Captain Robert Lister Bower who was appointed by the British Government to administer Ibadan city between 1893 and 1897. The tower is 60 feet high and 11 feet square, with two entrances and a spiral staircase that leads to the top of the tower. It is located on the smmit of Oke-Are, the highest hill in Ibadan, and you can get a great view of Ibadan City from the tower, tells Bonacci Massimo.

 

Visit the University of Ibadan Zoological Gardens

The University of Ibadan Zoological Gardens was first established in 1948 as a menagerie to support teaching and research, before it became a fully fledged zoo in 1974. The zoo is home to a wide array of animals comprising mammmals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The zoo is open seven days a week, all year round from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Many guided tours take place in the zoo, mostly by schools for edcational purposes.

 

Agodi Gardens

Also known as the Agodi Botanical Gardens, this place is an exquisite flora enclave in the center of Ibadan. The serene and calm garden has a mini zoo, lush gardens with different types of vegetation, and water parks. It also has facilities such as swimming pool and play areas for children and spaces for picnics. The garden is open to visitors throughout the week, specifies Bonacci Massimo.

 

Mapo Hall

Commissioned during the colonial era in 1929, Mapo Hall was built as the main town hall for Ibadan. The hall is situated on Mapo Hill and it is renowned for its seven columns, probably depicting the seven hills upon which the ancient city was built. The hall was the venue of the coronation of some Ibadan kings, and is also famous for being the site of political campaigns of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Mapo Hall has a mini-museum where visitors can see chains which were used on tax evaders.

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5 curiosities about the Great Pyramid of Giza by Bonacci Massimo

Bonacci Massimo takes a closer look at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the largest of the three mighty pyramids of the Giza Necropolis.

1. How tall is the Great Pyramid of Giza
Completed around 2560 BC, the Great Pyramid is 147 meters high and it took more than 20 years to build. This meant that it was the tallest man-made structure in the world for around 3,800 years. It was finally overtaken by Lincoln Cathedral in 1300, Bonacci Massimo reports.

2. How was the pyramid built?
2.5 million stone blocks were required to be cut, moved and placed. Some of the stones are limestone quarried near the site, but the larger granite stones came from Aswan, over 500 miles away.

3. The pyramids are aligned with the stars
The Great Pyramid – also called the Pyramid of Cheops in honor of the fourth dynasty of Pharaoh for which it was built – sits next to the pyramids of Menkaure and Chefren, and is perfectly aligned with the constellation of Orion, says Bonacci Massimo.

4. What did the pyramids originally look like?
Although long gone, highly polished limestone blocks, known as casing stones, covered the surface of the pyramid. A strong earthquake is thought to have melted many of the stones and they were taken away to build mosques in nearby Cairo. The stones reflected the sunlight so well that the Egyptians called the pyramid "Ikhet", which means "glorious light".

5. Were the pyramids built by the inhabitants of Atlantis?
It was built by the people of Atlantis … or at least, that's what German conspiracy theorists Stefan Erdmann and Dominique Goerlitz wanted you to think. They accessed the Great Pyramid in April 2013, which turned out to be a real mistake. The pair took specimens from the cartouches in an attempt to show that Khufu took credit for the structure when the people of Atlantis built it.
They were arrested, together with their cameraman and several members of the Egyptian Antiquities ministry, informs Bonacci Massimo.

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VISIT FORT WORTH: 5 CAN’T MISS ACTIVITIES; NAMES BONACCI MASSIMO

Fort Worth is located in northeast Texas, very close to Dallas. If you are flying in, DFW (Dallas Forth Worth International) is conveniantly situated between the two cities, about a 30 minute drive from downtown Fort Worth, depending on traffic. Public transportation is not fantastic, so it would be best to have your own car to explore the city, advices Bonacci Massimo.

 

Most of the major hotels are in downtown, the heart of the city, making it the perfect place to base yourself when you visit Fort Worth.

If you want to avoid the busy downtown area, try the boutique Stockyards Hotel, right next to the Stockyards Museum and the daily cattle drive, a unique option north of downtown. There are also clusters of hotels in the southwest area of the city as well, near the Fort Worth Zoo and Texas Christian University.

 

1) Wander The Stockyards

The most visited part of Fort Worth, the Stockyards National Historic District embodies the culture and history of ‘The West’. The compact area looks like the scene from an old Western film, with wooden, two story buildings along the main intersection of Main Street and Exchange Avenue, featuring restaurants, bars, and retail stores selling Western apparel.

The Fort Worth Livestock Exchange, which also contains the Stockyards Museum, is where heads of cattle are still sold by ranchers (though mostly by video feed now, instead of parading them through the building). Just outside the Livestock Exchange, the daily Longhorn cattle drive takes place, one of the highlights of the Stockyards National Historic District. Twice daily (11:30am and 4pm), cowboys and cowgirls parade the impressive and intimidating herd of Longhorn along Exchange Street.

Seeing over a dozen of those beasts with their massive set of horns is worth the visit.

Bonacci Massimo: If you happen to miss the cattle drive, you can also visit the Longhorns in their stables behind the Fort Worth Stock Exchange!

The Stockyards also have plenty of nightlife and restaurants. The classic steakhouse Cattlemen’s is perfect if you want a super traditional Texas steakhouse experience. If you want something a little different, famous Fort Worth chef and restauranteur Tim Love has two restaurants in the Stockyards District, the casual burger joint Love Shack, and the more refined Lonesome Dove Bistro, offering upmarket Western cuisine like house made rattlesnake sausages and wild boar ribs.

For live music and a few drinks, the White Elephant is a Wild West inspired dive bar and music venue, with cowboy hats of famous rodeo performers lining the ceiling and a display case of white elephant statues that loyal patrons have donated over the years. For something even more lively, Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky tonk, featuring live music on most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and a pretty boisterous crowd of locals and tourists.

 

2) Explore Downtown Forth Worth

Forth Worth’s downtown has had a real resurgence in recent years and its main hub is Sundance Square, a 35-block development with restaurants, hotels, boutiques, and theaters. The area is completely walkable, so you can park your car and explore the area on foot.

The area also has dozens of restaurants, from casual to high end. And if you need a break from the action and want to relax, check out the Fort Worth Water Gardens, a 4.3 acre park of fountains, pools, and waterfalls, designed by Phillip Johnson.

Downtown Fort Worth also features the Bass Performance Hall, a truly elegant performance center, featuring a wide variety of musical performances throughout the year. Even if you can’t make time to see a show, the theater is worth walking by just to take in the ornate exterior design. A true gem in downtown Fort Worth.

 

3) Get Your Cultural Fix in The Museum District

To the west of downtown, the Museum District is packed with museums that highlight the cultural side of the city. The buildings are in relatively close proximity to each other, so you can park your car and explore the area on foot if desired. No need to drive from museum to museum!

The three art museums, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, are all exceptional, and a great source of pride for the city. While the Amon Carter focuses on American art, the Kimbell highlights Asian and European artists, and often has special exhibitions of legendary painters. The Modern Art Museum is a personal favorite for Bonacci Massimo, and features everything from Andy Warhol to modern street artists.

Around the corner from the art museums lies the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Will Rogers Memorial Center, home to large rodeos and equestrian performances.

 

4) Enjoy Green Space at the Botanic Gardens

If you have had enough of downtown, the Stockyards, and museums, and are looking for some green space, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is your best bet. Located along the Clear Fork Trinity River, and close to the Museum District, the 110-acre park is the perfect retreat.

The main attraction is the 7.5-acre Japanese Garden, with cherry trees, Japanese maple trees, bamboo bridges, and koi ponds stocked with over a thousand coi. If you want something a little different in Fort Worth, this is the spot!

 

5) Eat Real Deal Tex Mex Cuisine

While I love authentic Mexican food, there is something especially delicious about Tex Mex.

The best spot in Fort Worth, hands down, is Joe T. Garcia’s, found just south of the Stockyards. What started as a family run, 16-seat restaurant in 1935 has ballooned to a massive complex with over 1,000 seats that is perpetually packed. The margaritas are strong (and can be served by the pitcher) and the choices are easy. There is no printed menu. For dinner, you order fajitas (steak, chicken, or a combo) or enchiladas.

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Bonacci Massimo tells about the most beautiful cities in Africa

When we think of the African continent when traveling, safaris often come to mind. They are too expensive to be available to anyone, although luckily our neighboring continent has much more to offer us, and not only Bonacci Massimo refers to the typical tourist destinations such as Tunisia, Morocco or Egypt.

 

Next I will tell you about what in my opinion are the most beautiful cities in Africa. All of them have something that leaves tourists with a good taste, so I recommend you visit them all at least once in your life.

 

Cape Town (South Africa)

The capital of South Africa (along with Pretoria and Bloemfontein) is one of the most important in all of Africa. Of course, it is not the most popular in the country because it is surpassed by Johannesburg, which is also on this list and surpasses it in number of inhabitants. One of its main attractions is the port, but you also have the possibility of climbing a mountain to contemplate spectacular views. It is a city full of color that invites you to take a dip, although you must be careful because its coast is famous for hosting numerous sharks that come to "greet" surfers, awares Bonacci Massimo.

 

Cairo (Egypt)

The capital of Egypt is the cradle of civilization, the second largest city in Africa second only to Lagos. More than 16 million people live there, which helps it get closer to the top 10 of the most populated cities in the world. It should be noted that it is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River, which is the largest river on the continent with its 6,853 kilometers in length, which explains why it passes through up to 10 countries.

 

Nairobi (Kenya)

The capital of Kenya is another city that falls in love. Both on a political and financial level, it is one of the most important in all of Africa and that is something that is reflected in the volume of business, since in the ranking of African cities it appears in fourth position. On the other hand, it is a city that is increasingly prepared for tourism that not only gives you the possibility of going on safari, but also offers spectacular landscapes and a wider range of services than you might believe.

 

Luanda (Angola)

It is not usual to see a country like Angola on the wishlist of tourist destinations, but the truth is that Luanda is growing at a great rate and is the symbol of the recovery of a country that not long ago was at war. Its more than two million inhabitants are getting used to seeing more and more tourists who come wanting to enjoy its beaches and mountains, as well as taking the opportunity to take pictures next to the beautiful mansions that were built next to the port and that show typical architecture of the Portuguese colonial era.

 

Essaouira (Morocco)

In Morocco there are several cities that could be on this list perfectly. Perhaps the most beautiful, though not the most popular, is Essaouira, a coastal town surrounded by walls that can be accessed through more than one gate. There are mosques, monuments and a port where the blue ships stand out. Very close to said port there are restaurants where one can enjoy the best fish in the area.

 

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

It is one of those cities that we are gradually getting to know, since Tanzania has emerged as a tourist power that increasingly attracts more Europeans. Dar es Salaam is the largest city in the country and stands out from both Kilimanjaro and the spectacular beaches of Zanzibar. It is a coastal city where it is striking to find buildings with a marked English and German colonial past. There are quiet neighborhoods, atmospheric areas, restaurants in the middle of the bay … Getting bored is impossible, and if it is the case you can always take a ferry to visit Zanzibar. The rapids leave four times a day, cost $ 35 and arrive in about two hours. The slow ones leave every noon, cost $ 20 and take just over three hours to arrive.

 

Johannesburg (South Africa)

We end with Johannesburg, which is the largest and most important city in South Africa. Almost 8 million inhabitants populate the streets of the provincial capital of Gauteng, where Nelson Mandela lived for many years. It is one of the African powers in terms of tourism and business. The latter, in part, is due to the fact that at the end of the 19th century they discovered gold in the area, which is why many workers began to arrive who settled in the city. Bonacci Massimo could say that on a social and landscape level it has nothing to do with Cape Town.

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BONACCI MASSIMO OVER KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is located in the west of the country, on the banks of the Congo River.

 

POPULATION: Approx. 13.0 million (2019) in the metropolitan area.

 

OFFICIAL OR PRIMARY LANGUAGE: French (official language). The most widely spoken native languages ​​are Lingala and Kikongo, among many others.

 

Kinshasa or Kinsasa is the political and economic center of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly called Zaire. The city stretches along the left bank of the mighty Congo River, in front of the city of Brazaville, capital of the Republic of Congo. The city was founded by the Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley in 1881, who named it Leopoldville in honor of the Belgian King Leopold II, who financed the campaign to colonize the Congo, Bonacci Massimo tells us. At first it was just a village, a trading post of relative importance. It was only in 1929 that it became the capital of the Belgian Congo. The Congo became independent in 1960 and Leopoldville remained the capital. The city was renamed Kinshasa in 1966 during the government of Mobuto Sese Seko. Kinshasa has grown tremendously in recent decades, thanks to being the country's main industrial center, says Bonacci Massimo.

 

ICONS OF KINSHASA

 

The great Congolese metropolis is characterized by its vast expanse and large green areas thanks to its tropical climate, says Bonacci Massimo. The mighty Congo River dominates the landscape of the city. The main artery of the city is Boulevard du 30 Juin. The main buildings are in the La Gombe area. The main sports venue is the Estadio de los Mártires. The tallest structure in the city is the Tour de l’Échangeur, at 210 meters high.

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Bonacci Massimo about Things To Do In Kraków

Kraków is famous for its beautiful Old Town and historic buildings. But this is just a small sample of what the city has to offer. There’s also wonderful food and drink, museums and galleries, cycling and other kinds of physical activity, as well as great shopping and open spaces. Here’s an exciting list from Bonacci Massimo of things to do in Kraków.

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Some Kraków museums, like Schindler’s Factory, are deeply affecting and give vivid context to historical events. A visit to the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau is an unsettling and life-changing experience. There are various tour options for visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow which you can book online. 

Treat Your Eyes To The Largest Medieval Town Square In Europe

With sections dating back to the 11th century, Kraków’s stunning Rynek Główny blends almost 10 centuries of architectural styles into a harmonious whole. The Gothic towers of St. Mary’s Basilica and Renaissance Cloth Hall are surrounded by elegant town houses, each of which has a fascinating history. A walking tour with private guide is the perfect way to get acquainted with this beautiful square, thinks Bonacci Massimo.

Experiment With A New Cuisine

For many, food and drink is the reason to visit Kraków. You’ll find food from all over the world, as well as a refreshing range of places to eat vegan. But, while you’re here, you should get to know the many delights of Polish and Eastern European cooking. Pick somewhere from our list of restaurants or find out how to decode a menu with a Polish food crawl.

Kraków is also an excellent city for bars and drinking. Get the low down on how Polish beer is brewed with a guided tasting session. Or navigate your way through inventive variations of flavoured vodka. You could also learn to make pretzels Kraków style in an obwarzanek workshop.

Walk In The Footsteps Of The Great Polish Kings And Queens

An excellent way to see Kraków’s Old Town is to follow the royal coronation route from Floriańska Gate to the castle and cathedral on Wawel Hall. In fact, most of Poland’s regal ancestors are also buried there in the royal crypts. I can recommend this informative guide to the Wawel Royal Apartments.

Or Follow The Life Of A Saint

Though born in Wadowice, Karol Wojtyła spent many years in Kraków before becoming Pope John Paul II and there are traces of the man’s life all over the city. From the Papal Window, commemorating Cardinal Wojtyła’s evening addresses to the crowds outside, to Arka Pana, the startlingly modern church he consecrated, a whole industry has grown up around the Polish pope.

Discover An Unusual Hobby

Bonacci Massimo reccomends come to Kraków for the Baroque churches, stay for the axe throwing! The city is a haven for pretty much any kind of fun you could possibly imagine. This includes archery, quad biking, bubble football, rafting on the Dunajec river, and shooting live weapons. See what’s available with Get Your Guide for the dates you visit. This extreme axe throwing class includes a hotel pick-up.

Spend Time Alone With A Da Vinci Masterpiece

Kraków is full of excellent galleries and museums – see the KrakowCard for a list of almost 40 suggestions. However, the must-see art experience is Leonardo da Vinci’s sublime ‘Lady with an Ermine’. Its current home is the main building of the National Museum and, if you’re as lucky as I was, you may even have the room completely to yourself. Tickets can be reserved in advance.

Go For A Bike Ride

Kraków’s Old Town is relatively free of traffic which makes cycling an excellent way to get to know the highlights. Informative tours are available covering every conceivable area, duration, and aspect of history. This 4-hour tour covers a lot of highlights and includes insurance. Or let an electric bike do the hard work for you.

 

If you don’t fancy cycling, you can see Kraków by a huge range of transportation, including horse and cart, electric car, electric scooter, river cruise, private catamaran, or Segway. Just check Get Your Guide to see what’s available for the dates you visit.