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A city steeped in rich medieval history, littered with relics from bygone ages, and, currently, overrun with the visions of a frequently overlooked, misunderstood and- aesthetically at least- twisted artistic genius.
Just back from a whirlwind trip to Turin, the business and cultural centre in northern Italy and the capital of the Piedmont region, which was inspiring. For sure I would recommend it for a short city break or as a base for exploring the wider region. There’s so much to see and do.
Discover excellence off the beaten track in Moravia and Silesia, the little known regions of the Czech Republic.
International eXcellence Magazine went off in search of something different in the Czech Republic, looking for adventure, mountains, history and landscapes. Ryan Air have now started flying direct to Ostrava so it's a quick and easy, if spectacularly uncomfortable jaunt over Western Europe (it takes skill to make a seat that badly, or is there some deal going on between Chiropracters and Ryan Air we don’t know about!).
We arrived at Dulles airport on Virgin Atlantic's new Airbus 380. It was Friday, late afternoon, and we had less than 48 hours to see Washington DC. Our hotel, The Liaison Capitol, was welcoming, the rooms a good size and the staff helpful – the service was great all weekend. The hotel is located right by the Capitol Building so our first excursion was to see that renowned centre of political intrigue by night. It was beautifully lit and imposing and we could see stretched before us the Mall, which is where we were heading on Saturday to walk all 21/2 miles of it.