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Boston has a cult following among many who believe that the attractions of New England and its main city far outweigh those of major rivals on the US East coast. It is certainly true that Boston has a character that is unique in a country where major cities are becoming ever more alike. This is probably why Boston is gradually becoming more popular as news of its charms spread, especially among European travellers looking for new places to explore on the eastern seaboard.

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These lines aren’t enough for a big city that features a thousand-year history, rich of art, monuments and is also capital of Italy and center of Christianity: it’s Rome. For who doesn’t know the Eternal City yet, this is a brief guide, an itinerary through its best sights and venues.

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Vacationers looking to travel on a budget oftentimes fail to consider the city of New York. Surprisingly, a vacation in New York City doesn’t have to be expensive to be enjoyable as there are numerous attractions and sightseeing opportunities available at no charge. Whether you are on your own or travelling with your family, not everything costs. The following is a list of the some of the top free things to enjoy in New York City.

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The island is renowned for being a cosmopolitan destination and a mecca for international travelers. Mykonos is also known for its outstanding assortment of accommodation venues. We have listed the top luxury hotels of the island of Mykonos, Greece below as being the main ones to consider should you plan your next vacation here.

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Belgium is officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium. Historically known as one of the Low Countries, it is often a wrong impression on people’s minds that Belgium is all about flat lands and fields. On the contrary, a holiday in this country is all about diverse geographical terrain and a lot of outdoor activities. A day in the green outdoors, with the sun streaming on your face, the breeze whipping through your hair, great food and a lot of enjoyment are promises that Belgium can easily keep. Could you ask for anything more from an amazing vacation?

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For your upcoming trip to Rome you may already be fantasizing about six-course meals that start at nine in the evening and continue well past midnight. For Italians these epic feasts are considered nothing more than a well-balanced dinner. But, before you try and keep up with this gastronomical procession it’s probably best you familiarize yourself with these simple guidelines.

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“Piazza” means “Square” in Italian and it has always played an important role in Florentine history. Since many centuries ago people liked to meet with each other or go for a coffee in the squares in the city center. Explore the most beautiful and important piazzas in Florence to experience the spirit of the renaissance city.

Florence Italy Duomo

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Istanbul, Turkey, famously sits astride both Europe and Asia but it often feels like it has much more affinity with the East, especially for casual visitors more used to predictable tourist experiences further west. These are some tips for visitors to minimise the culture shock and ensure that you get the best out of this ancient, varied and wonderful city.

Istanbul Turkey Mosque

Photo by Greenwich Photography

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It’s simply the most beautiful city of the world, what else can we say about Paris?! When planning a visit to France’s capital, you may want to consider some of these tips to help you enjoy your trip.

Paris France Sunset

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All of us like gorgeous landscapes, manmade skylines and bird’s eye view, but we cannot fly like birds. We can be flown. We can use hot balloons, hang gliders and parachutes to enjoy the expansive views, but all four means are expensive. However, climbing stairs and/or using modern lifts that lead to various observation platforms commanding panoramic views of Berlin, Germany, and its neighbouring regions is very much affordable. Avid photographers and travelers can take advantage of the platforms in many tall buildings of the city, including Fernsehturm and Müggelturm.

Berlin Germany From Above

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All Roads Lead to Rome

Seven Wonders of the World Infographic

Summer is here and at Venere.com, we’ve got our minds thinking about holiday getaways. How about a trip to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World? To make things even more interesting, how about taking that trip by bicycle? We have everything already planned out, including how much water you would need to drink and how many total calories you would burn. We’ve also listed some facts about each world wonder on the map above and included some extra facts on the list below. So grab your bicycle and get ready to ride!

Check out the infographic: A Crazy Bicycle Trip Across the 7 World Wonders: All Roads Lead to Rome!

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The capital and largest city in Austria is Vienna as well as being the cultural, economic, and political hub of the country. Surprisingly, Vienna still displays the trappings of when it was the imperial capital. Additionally, the historical city center is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. The cultural diversity combined with the architecture and history makes Vienna one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. Needless to say, you will never be bored when you explore the city.

Vienna Austria

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Many arrivals get their first taste of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil soon after landing at Galeão Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport and it is not always the relaxed, friendly experience people expect. A combination of heat, exhaustion and seemingly endless queues for baggage reclaim and customs can leave weary travellers longing for a cocktail on the beach. This is a short guide on how to make transfer from the airport to the city (or vice versa) as quickly and easily as possible.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Statue

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All roads lead to Rome. You’ve problably heard it before. But have you ever visited the “Eternal City”? For over 2,500 years Rome has been European centre of power, culture and religion. Thanks to all the antique ruins, roman basilicas and medieval palaces the historic city centre of the capital of Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors from all around the world like to come to Rome not only for sightseeing, but also because this city is a heaven for shoppers and Italian food and nighlife lovers.

Rome Italy Pantheon

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Hong Kong is a fantastic city that gets nowhere near as much attention from the global tourist trade as it deserves. Favourable comparisons can be made with other global metropolises such as London or New York although, crucially, Hong Kong has a much more individual character than both of those. The following is a list of some tip tips for those lucky visitors that have made it to ‘the Pearl of the Orient’.

Hong Kong Night

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