Porto Ercole on Monte Argentario

8 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Porto Ercole panorama © Matteo Vinattieri/cc-by-3.0

Porto Ercole panorama © Matteo Vinattieri/cc-by-3.0

Porto Ercole is an Italian town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. It is one of the two major towns that form the township, along with Porto Santo Stefano. Its name means “Port Hercules“. Today, Porto Ercole is a tourist magnet during summers, while during winters most facilities are closed. The town has two harbours: Porto Vecchio, the old town’s port, and Cala Galera, located in a northern bay. The resort is located on the eastern side of Monte Argentario promontory, and is 40 kilometres (25 miles) far from Grosseto, 7 km (4.3 mi) from Orbetello and about 12 km (7.5 mi) from Porto Santo Stefano. To the north of Porto Ercole are located the Laguna di Orbetello and the Tombolo della Feniglia, the 6 km long beach to the south of Porto Ercole.   read more…

Eiderstedt, St. Peter-Ording and Tönning

19 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

EIDERSTEDT PENINSULA

Eiderstedt - Lighthouse Westerhever © Viola sonans

Eiderstedt – Lighthouse Westerhever © Viola sonans

Eiderstedt is a peninsula in the district of Nordfriesland in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is approximately 30 km in length and 15 km in width and has been created through diking (polders) from three islands: Eiderstedt around Tönning, Utholm around Tating, and Evershop around Garding. The diking started around the year 1000 AD. Since these three islands were administrative districts of their own, the area was originally called Dreilande – “Three Lands”.   read more…

Theme Week Crimea

5 December 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Swallow's Nest © flickr.com - Иерей Максим Массалитин

Swallow's Nest © flickr.com - Иерей Максим Массалитин

Crimea, or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, is a sub-national unit, an autonomous republic, of Ukraine. It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name. It was often referred to with the definite article, as the Crimea, until well into the 20th century.   read more…

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