Have the British public ever taken Eurovision seriously? Many would argue, no. Why? I'm not wholly sure, but our attitude might be held accountable in some way for why we haven't won in so many years (we've only recently escaped the grasp of our own Dark Ages of piss-poor Nil-Points
So, perhaps this year your annual Eurovision party was a bust or they’re getting a bit samey. Maybe you’re fed up of watching Eurovision alone. Perchance you just want an excuse to travel and see Europe. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided that you’re not going to sit at home watching
Having both reached the age of 30 and having never visited Italy, the shame we felt oozed from our pores - uncultured brutes . With 4 days off work and only a couple of quid between us, we felt that it was time for an adventure to the Italian capital of Rome (and adventure it was).
I’m sure we can all agree that the Swedish are old hands at hosting The Eurovision Song Contest having won and hosted the competition 6 times in their 56 years of participation. However, the final in Stockholm 2016 will go down as one of the most fabulous shows in Eurovision
There had been a lot of talk amongst us here at helloeurope.eu about our favourite moments of all time, and it finally fell upon me to write about my own personal favourite. I class myself as quite an avid Eurovision fan, so I felt that this was a near-impossible task.
The national selection shows have become a staple for avid Eurovision fans, helping us to fill the boredom between the annual extravaganzas and whetting our appetites for the main event in May. Sometimes viewing the entrants for the national finals, I feel that the winning song isn’t always the best.
From solemn depths to dizzying heights Viterbo’s ascending scale of adventurous exploration takes you up to the top of Monte Palanzana who’s vantage point allows you to behold Lazio’s own stunning vista as far as the eye can see.
Several hours of sunny daylight and a mild breeze are perfect
The Etruscan Mystery
Corresponding to an area over Tuscany, Western Umbria, and Northern Lazio the Etruscan people – referred to by the Romans as Tusci or Etrusci – pre-dated the Roman civilization for hundreds of years until the Roman Republic overtook their culture in 4th Century BC during the Roman-Etruscan Wars.
Much of its culture
Dante’s Infernal Springs
“Now follow me, and be careful not to place your feet yet on the burning sand, but always keep back close to the wood.’ We came, in silence, to the place, where a little stream gushes from the wood, the redness of which still makes me shudder.
Like the rivulet
The Famed “Double-Pizza”
A trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without a bowl of pasta or a slice of pizza, and to coin a cliché I often frequented many local restaurants in search of delicious Italian cuisine. Rare is the inedible dish!
Viterbo hosts the famed Double-Pizza restaurants.
When you’re not watching a
After welcoming in 2017 with some mulled wine and a song and waving goodbye to the turbulence that was 2016 you now frantically hit the gym to shed off that unwanted festive frump. January is the ‘reset’ to a new year where one (namely, me) begins with good intentions and
The historic city of Viterbo is one of Italy’s lesser-known gems. A gruelling two-hour train ride out of Rome takes you to this stunning city and all its glory. Its papal history and patriotic celebrations are truly something to behold, such as the Transportation of The Macchina di Santa Rosa
'In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.' (Italo Calvino)
Never were truer words spoken in history with regards to my relationship with food. Although, what I lack in precision I make up for in permissiveness.
With a few more countries crossed off the bucket list my culinary
In the midst of the referendum for whether the UK remains part of the EU I have felt particularly affected by the topic of immigration.
Since the influx of Eastern Europeans over the past several years I have felt the growing animosity and segregation between groups of nationalities. There is no
One of the joys of travelling, in my opinion, is the opportunity to try new things. Food is one of them. Being an avid fan of the stuff since I was born, and fortunately raised in a dual-nationality household, I was taught to A). Eat a wide range of traditional
Almost a month after Ukraine swept away the public vote for Eurovision 2016 and Stockholm has regained its composure to being the prosperous Nordic city of the north. Banners taken down and ABBA packed away for another year, Stockholm’s breath-taking ochre buildings of the Gamla Stan are once again the centre