Aquapura Douro Valley Hotel in the Douro Valley in Portugal has just been voted 6th of the best 20 hotels in Europe (and 47th of the best 100 in the world) by readers of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
When thinking about going to the bareback Palio race in Siena there are some factors that you should take into account when making your choice:- Visibility of the Mossa, Access to activities around the Palio, Closeness to the Action, Amount of Shade during the event, Hotel Location and parking options, Personal Space during the event, Access to a Loo during the event,
2012 brings a one off event to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the world famous Ballo Del Doges. Drawing on themes from previous balls this 3 night break includes flights, Ball Tickets to the Best of Il Ballo Del Doges, Costume hire and 3 nights at the elegant Metropole hotel.
We are very excited to be sharing with you are latest new break - a 3 night wilderness adventure driving your own sled dog team from one remote location to another in Swedish Lapland North of the Arctic Circle.
Best time and Place to see the Northern Lights
There is certainly an argument to say that the lights are seen at their best when there is low lunar light (ie new moon) but from experience it should not be the overriding reason of the timing of your visit. We have found that what is more important is finding a spot where there is a high chance of a clear night ( Abisko being the best) and then it’s down to the intensity of the solar wind bouncing off the earth’s magnetic field.