Tag Archives: Summer 2021

Walking Tours: Lisbon – Southern Portugal (4K)

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. 

Video timeline: 00:00 Praça do Rossio 01:26 BAIXA and Rua Augusta 08:18 Arco da Rua Augusta 09:41 Praça do Comércio 12:47 Cais das Colunas 13:47 Ponte 25 de Abril 16:17 Rua da Prata 16:55 Rua do Comércio 19:48 Praça do Município 22:41 Rua do Arsenal 26:30 BAIXA and Rua Áurea 35:55 ALFAMA 46:13 Church of Saint Mary Magdalene 47:44 St Anthony’s Church 48:50 Lisbon Cathedral 55:58 Miradouro de Santa Luzia 01:00:10 Miradouro das Portas do Sol 01:03:34 BAIRRO ALTO and Rua da Escola Politécnica 01:05:38 Principe Real garden 01:07:57 Rua Dom Pedro V 01:17:07 Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara 01:21:00 Ascensor Glória 01:22:46 Church of Sao Roque 01:24:10 Rua da Misericórdia 01:27:54 Praça Luís de Camões and Italian Church of Our Lady of the Loreto 01:28:49 Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação 01:29:40 Rua Garrett 01:34:29 Rua do Carmo 01:35:50 Santa Justa Lift 01:38:38 Praça do Rossio 01:41:53 Praça da Figueira 01:45:20 Martim Moniz 01:48:30 Praça do Rossio 01:52:00 Praça dos Restauradores 01:55:21 Ascensor Glória 01:56:49 Avenida da Liberdade

Literature: The London Review Of Books – Aug 12

Views: ‘Bellissimo’ – Italy Magazine Summer 2021

We share more than 100 pages of insider info so you can plan your next visit (or simply indulge in some armchair travel) from sights to see and dishes to try to little-known gems to seek out and discover. 

Learn about the region’s premium epicurean delights, including Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, balsamic vinegar, and Lambrusco wine. Explore the top automobile museums marking the birthplaces of iconic brands like Ferrari and Maserati. Head to the hills along hiking trails through the rolling countryside past medieval villages and quiet vineyards. Bask in the resurging art scene in the resort town of Rimini, birthplace of Fellini.

Bellissimo comes out four times a year, so be sure to check out former issues for a deep dive into other captivating regions we’ve explored over time. 

Literary Views: The Paris Review – Summer 2021

Travel: The Rental Car Shortage Explained (WSJ)

This summer it’s harder than ever to rent a car in the U.S., especially at popular vacation destinations. To learn what’s behind the spike in rental car prices, WSJ speaks with an industry analyst and WSJ’s Nora Naughton. Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg