Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, with a length of about 50 km and a width of about 10 km at its widest point. The mountain chain of the Dolomites covers the lake from the North winds, which creates conditions for the microclimate. Due to this, along the lake, olive and lemon groves and vineyards, which, for example, can not be found on lake Como. In antiquity the lake was called “blessed.” The lake shore is very varied – low South shore, cliffs leading down into the water to the West and the mountain chain of Monte Baldo borders the lake from the East.
Lake Garda, especially its Northern part is a Paradise for practicing water sports. Surfers meet in Riva del Garda. Another popular sport is mountain Biking.
Lake Garda was of great strategic and economic importance, over the centuries he fought the neighboring power.
Along the shores are numerous ancient settlements in Desenzano preserved Roman Villa with mosaics. In Sirmione, located on a picturesque Peninsula in the very South of the lake, you can see giant ruins of a Roman Villa, where he lived the poet Catullus. With XV the XVIII century this region belonged to the Republic of Venice and the wealthy Venetians adorned the shores Continue reading
Buryatia is located in Eastern-Siberian part of Russia. Here is a large part of the deepest lake in the world – Baikal. The Republic is distinguished by a high cultural level, there are several theatres, has its own professional unions of artists, composers and writers. But the only reason tourists go here. First of all, people are interested in traditional culture of peoples of Buryatia: old songs, tales, ritual dances, ceremonies, holidays.
From ancient times until today in Buryatia there is shamanism. About the middle of the 17th century, almost simultaneously there appeared the first Buddhist Lama and Orthodox missionaries. At the foot of the Khamar-Daban ridge, in 40 km from Ulan-Ude is the largest Buddhist temple in Russia – Ivolginsky datsan. This is a working temple, it is open for pilgrims and tourists.
With Buryatia, Kyakhta Sloboda began the Great Tea Road in Russia, which began in China, passing through Mongolia, and ended in Western Europe. About Kahta, its people – the largest millionaires spoke in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris and London. This continued until the opening of the Suez canal when it changed completely the route of the tea trade caravans. In addition, on the territory Continue reading
In Croatia there is a unique national Park – the Plitvice lakes (Horw. Plitvička jezera). Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock here to overjoyed to merge with the Paradise nature. And it’s hard to believe that once this place was called “devil’s garden”.
The famous lakes are located halfway between Zagreb, the capital of the state, to the Adriatic coast, along which, and found shelter Croatia.
For the first time about the Plitvice lakes is mentioned in the 16th century. But then people had no time for beauty – Balkan Nations were constantly at war with the Ottoman Empire trying to assert their independence. It was at that time the dangerous territory called the “devil’s garden”.
In 1777 these places acquire an official name – ‘Plitvice lakes’, which was written by the priest of Otočac Dominique Vukasovich.
Gradually the word spreads about the extraordinary beauty of the Plitvice lakes. Already in 1891, from the city of Karlovac was built the road to the lakes, and by 1894 the number of tourists visiting these meta exceeded tens of thousands.
In 1893 was established the society for the protection of the Plitvice lakes, whose task was to preserve the natural splendor of this place and attract Continue reading