SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE
Paris is the joy of so many little things: the scent of warm bread and hot coffee, the elegant style of its residents, and the laughter and clinking of glasses that rolls from the cafes and bars late at night. A city bursting with culture, fashion and culinary delights - Paris has a little something for everyone.
Despite its ever-present history around every corner, from monuments to Soviet-era buildings, Berlin is one of the youngest and most modern cities in Europe. The city pulses day and night with young partygoers packing out the quirky underground clubs and tourists revelling in contemporary or historical art alike.
Meander through the winding cobblestone streets of the Castle District surrounded by Habsburg monuments, where the aroma of authentic coffee houses mantle the hill. Get lost in Buda Castle, now home to the National Gallery and History museum. Budapest is blessed with an abundance of architectural beauty and a myriad of hot springs and bathhouses.
Lisbon will take your breath away in more ways than one. Snug against the Atlantic and nestled in hills, everything from the tantalizing seafood to the Baroque architecture will catch your eye. Make sure to bring your most comfortable shoes; the views from the top of Lisbon´s seven hills demand to be seen.
The spiral city of Milan is testament to how Italy prizes its history. Here, churches and skyscrapers battle for your attention above Michelin-star restaurants and traditional cafés. The Italian virtue of design is apparent throughout the city – Milan is, after all, the birthplace of one Leonardo da Vinci.
As they say, “all roads lead to Rome”, so you might feel like you already know all about it. What you don´t know is the staggering beauty and sheer scale of the real places behind the history. The stories do no justice to The Coliseum, St. Peter´s Basilica, or Trevi Fountain, and now they´re all in reach from the heart of this passionate and ancient city.
Stockholm is a city that holds on proudly to its heritage but never stops moving forwards. This is where influential trends are born, with the fashion, design and culinary worlds all paying close attention. Surrounded by sea and by forest, Sweden´s capital is also one of the greenest and most environmentally-commited in the world.
The Austrian capital is an invitation to its historical and cultural foment. Where the past is very much present wherever you go, grace your senses in the city´s musical heritage of world-renowned composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Straus. From artistic legacies to imperial architecture of the Hofburg palace – Vienna has something wonderful to discover at every corner.
A nirvana to explorers, admire the natural beauty of Lake Zurich and its surrounding mountains; in winter, the city is the perfect base for an extraordinary skiing trip. The Swiss capital is enriched with vibrant culture and contemporary trends and has become recognised as one of the world´s most liveable cities.