Hospices de Beaune – a place of legend

Hospices de Beaune - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen

Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy, a wine-making region of universal renown, home to villages, major wine producers and brands such as Montrachet, Saint-Veran, Savigny, Santenay, Pommard and Puligny. The small town centre is cosy and laid-back with cobbled streets, historic building, charming squares, and as you would expect, a number of wine shops catering to tourist coming here […]


The Climats of Burgundy


Burgundy’s Côte d’Or is a narrow strip of vineyard cultural landscape stretching from the town of Dijon in the north past Beaune in the south. The region includes the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune areas, home to world renown wines made from the charismatic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The cultivation of vines and the production of excellent […]


Creative Cities: Graz

Herrengasse Graz (c) Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Graz is a World Heritage Site and a City of Design The City of Graz lies at the crossroads of European culture. Here, Romanic, Slavic, Hungarian and Alpine-Germanic influences can be seen in a variety of buildings, from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Historicism up to Art Nouveau. By the end of the 14th century, Graz had grown in […]


Asmara’s Modernist Architecture

Alfa Romeo, Asmara, Eritrea © Edward Denison

Asmara’s historic urban landscape appears almost exactly as it was when it was built The Modernist city of Asmara was built in large part in the late 1930’s by Italians with a futuristic outlook in the highlands of Eritrea on the Horn of Africa. A complete urban landscape and a hyper-modern city in its time, Asmara represents one […]


The Forth Bridge is Fife’s man-made wonder

Forth Bridge at night © Ian McCracken . Welcome to Fife

The Forth Bridge was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2015 The Kingdom of Fife just north of Edinburgh is known world-wide today for its abundance of golf courses dotting a scenic landscape steeped in history. The peninsula-shaped region, barely 80 km at its widest point, is peppered with picturesque sea towns and villages, offering […]