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2 weeks ago The Covid -19 pandemic is affecting travel and tourism globally. This is resulting in temporary closures of a number of World Heritage sites in Europe. Please check official websites before planning your visit.
In the meantime, we will continue to share stories about European culture and travel - to inspire you for your next World Heritage Journey when possible.
We wish everyone good health and spirits during this difficult period, and thank you for your support.
World Heritage Journeys EU Team
3 weeks ago Just one week until the Lighting of the Olympic Flame in Olympia, Greece! 🔥
To commemorate the occasion, a special exhibition of Olympic prizes and artifacts is being organized at the Museum of the Olympic Games in Antiquity from 12 March -3 April 2020.
One of the highlights - the Silver Cup awarded to Spyros Louis, winner of the Marathon Race of the 1st modern Olympic Games (Athens 1896). The impressive cup was designed by Michel Bréal, who suggested the marathon be included in the 1896 Olympics. The event turned out to be the most anticipated and dramatic of all the events – and continues to be a highlight today.
What’s your favourite Olympic sport?🏃♂️🤸♀️🏊♀️🚴♂️ Travel differently, travel deeper with World Heritage Journeys EU. 📸1. The Silver Cup (c) SNFCC
2. Olympic Flame Ceremony in Olympia (c) Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia.
3. Poster promoting the exhibition
1 month ago #DYK that just north of Naples in Italy, you can find this royal gem - #Caserta Royal Palace and Park #WorldHeritage site? Combining the influences of Versailles, Rome, and Tuscany, it was designed according to the wishes of Charles of Bourbon III by Luigi Vanvitelli, one of the greatest Italian architects of the 18th century.
Caserta is considered a triumph of Italian Baroque, and ahead of its time. Expanding across 11 acres, the garden's pools, fountains and cascades are aligned through a 'telescope effect', extending as far as the eye can see.
Travel differently, travel deeper with World Heritage Journeys EU. 📸 Antonio Nardelli/ Shutterstock
1 month ago Where in the world is Vilnius?!
Of course you know its historic centre is on the #WorldHeritage List but could you locate it? Take the challenge set by Go Vilnius and you could WIN a trip to visit!
To enter the contest, visit the campaign website 👉whereisvilnius.com👈 and share your result or favourite reason why Vilnius is amazing!
Vilnius: amazing wherever you think it is.
For more info on how to travel to Vilnius, check out World Heritage Journeys EU.
#govilnius#visiteuworldheritage#whereisvilnius 📸(c) Go Vilnius
1 month ago Ever been underground in Europe?! And no, we are not talking about the metro!
There are many fascinating underground #WorldHeritage sites to discover in Europe. Whether it’s a downhill ride in an old mining train, a cathedral carved from salt or wine barrels inside volcanic rock, they offer you the chance to venture deep underground – and deep into history – to experience the life and culture in the dark depths of Europe.
So if you're looking for adventure, and something a bit out of the ordinary, why not plan a trip to one of these #UndergroundEurope World Heritage sites.
Travel differently, travel deeper with World Heritage Journeys . Link in bio ☝🏼 📸1. #Wielizcka and #Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, Poland. (C) Konstantin Yolshin /Shutterstock
2. Major Mining Sites of #Wallonia, Belgium (c) Blegny Mine
3. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin, France. (C) JJ Gelbart
4. Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in #Falun, Sweden. (C) yegorovnic/Shutterstock
5. #Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Germany. (C) Jochen Tack/ Zollverein Foundation