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Brussels – the capital of Europe

Today is the European Union Day, and we thought it is the perfect opportunity to say a little bit more about the administrative capital of the EU – Brussels!   Today’s Brussels history begins in the 50’s when the city was preparing to organize a world exhibition. It was then that the city’s wide avenues, office buildings, tunnels, and viaducts, as well as the famous Brussels Atomium, were built. From then on the city was being prepared for the reception of thousands of people. It was also then that the district of Léopold, which now houses most of the EU institutions, was rebuilt. Brussels has already been chosen as the headquarters of the international organization – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as early as 1949, before the EU. It was primarily geared to the geographical location of Belgium as a center for the area of operations of the organization and the proximity of NATO’s main military base in Mons near Brussels. Today the city is home to most EU institutions, which means that the city …

Lago di Garda – Italy’s largest lake

If you’re looking for a dream-like destination, Lago di Garda may be the perfect place for you. It is the largest and the cleanest lake in Italy, meaning not only it is impressively large but also has wonderful, crystal-clear water you can dive into.     Located half way between Venice and Milan, surrounded by the peaks of Prealpi Gardesane it is simply a fairytale place. Each year, it attracts thousands of tourists that end up falling in love with this small piece of paradise.   Publius Vergilius Maro – known as Virgil wrote about Lake Garda in the “Georgics” (a masterpiece of Latin literature) saying it is a lake so large and impetuous it resembles the sea. And being 55 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide it may definitely seem so.     Around Lake Garda there are many tourist towns and resorts. Towns with historic buildings (historical town centers, former castles and fortresses) are perfect for history lovers.   With very well-developed pebble beaches with gentle descent to the lake it is a …