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Switzerland

If you could travel through a single European country, which would you choose? Italy? France? Germany? How about a little three in one? This can only mean Switzerland!

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Known as the paradise of summer and winter sports (just look at the bright white of 4000 plus Alpine peaks and sparkling lakes), Switzerland is where people first skied for fun. Illustrious names evoke all the romance and drama of the glamorous life of high mountains: Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken, Gstaad, the Jungfrau, Verbier and more. Cities like Geneva (the most cosmopolitan), Zürich (the loudest), Basel and Lausanne pull with the artistic and exciting nightlife sometimes incendiary.

Beyond the elegance of après-ski, edelweiss and Heidi is a complex country of living cultures. Not only has four languages ​​(Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansch), but cultural variety to match. You might be munching sausages to beer in a OOM-pah-pah Stübli one day and pasta with a glass of merlot in a granite cave below. And if the excess becomes a problem to try one of the hot springs of the country, Yverdon-les-Bains to Scuol.

The greatness of the best churches, like the cathedrals of Lausanne and Bern, contrasts with the sparkling treasures, but less known, such as fresh or complex Müstair the abbey of St. Gallen (both World Heritage sites).

The list of enchanting towns is endless: from Lucerne with its covered bridge Neuchâtel and its fountains, from Gruyères with its cheese, and Grimentz with its traditional wooden houses of sgraffito-blazoned buildings of Engadine Scuol cities as and Zuoz.
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Whether visiting the remotest Ticino villages or sampling of the best wines of the Valais, Switzerland, find a box of chocolates filled with unexpected

Italy

The Belpaese (wonderful place) is one of the largest individual deposits of sensory pleasures of the earth. From art to food, from the magnificent landscapes and varied extravagant fashion, Italy has it all. This is the country that brought us Slow Food, dedicated to the promotion of fresh produce and good traditional cuisine. What began as a local protest against fast food has become a global movement.

With 44 seats, Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. His great città of art (art cities), like Rome, Venice and Florence, have been attracting visitors for centuries, and with good reason. Sometimes it seems that the country rests on its laurels art. This is not entirely true. Milan’s financial capital, has created one of the fairs largest and most modern Europe, and is planning a major residential development, CityLife complex in the heart of the city. Venice is probably the city that has been, apparently, at least changed over the decades, but recently it has opened a sleek new bridge over the Grand Canal and a spectacular contemporary art space in the Punta della Dogana.

Along with the art treasures of Italy, you will find plenty to keep you busy in the field. You can ski in the Alps, the Dolomites walking or diving gold coast of Sardinia. Adrenaline junkies can catch fireworks in volatile volcanoes of Sicily. But as much as all this, a trip to Italy is about lifestyle licking. It is idle over coffee at a cafe any street or stop at a long lunch in the Mediterranean sun.

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At first glance, Milan (Milano) can appear as one of the models that grace its catwalks: great bone structure (in the form of new and amazing historical architecture), extravagant taste and no obvious soul. But the style of Milan and, yes, the substance beyond the skin.