Lucca Comics: cosplay and a bit of Japan

  Elves, Space Marines, Jedi, Sith, Assassins, Thieves, and even Androids. Once a year, since 1966, in Lucca, a beautiful little town in Tuscany (Italy), a huge number of fantasy worlds meet, intertwining in a single, intricate and colorful plot. We have already talked about this event, with an up-to-date …

Best pubs to celebrate Paddy’s day in Cork

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, lovingly called Paddy’s day, there’s no one better than the Irish who knows how to celebrate. Yet if you’re thinking of green beer and corned beef and cabbage, think again. For the 4.7 million people living in Ireland, St. Patrick’s traditions have been …

Festive exhibitions at the Royal Palace of Portici

Portici is a beautiful seaside city that lies at the foot of Mount Vesuvius (Campania region, Italy), at about 5 miles from Naples. Its gem is the Royal Palace, home of the city’s Botanic Gardens, operated by the University of Naples Federico II. This beautiful Palace was ordered by Charles …

Guide to Christmas markets in Vienna

  Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow! The fact is that before to go to Austria, ready to take notes to write an awesome Guide to Christmas Markets in Vienna, I was absolutely sure I wanted some snow. Like… lots and lots of snow. Nobody ever told …

The stunning beauty of Bratislava Christmas markets

Bratislava Christmas markets are a long-standing tradition. Large or small, each one reflects the culture of the region – music, drink, food, scents. That’s probably why Europe is a pretty popular destination in December: every region has a different take on Christmas. You can taste elaborate pastries straight out of …

How to survive the Lucca Comics & Games

Taking part in the Lucca Comics & Games means… waking up early in the morning. Pretty early, in case you aren’t lucky enough to live in Lucca or close by. You are aware of the fact that you will be walking all day long, trying to see everything, as we …

5 days to attend the biggest ComiCon in Europe

I was sure I’d get your attention introducing you this very… erhm… nice fella, brought to life by one of the awesome cosplayers that every year flock to Lucca, a small town in Tuscany (Italy). By the end of October, in fact, Lucca hosts the largest ComiCon in Europe. Not …