Tripfilms filmmaker SPESUS takes us on a grand tour of Europe in this exciting new TripVlogger series. Traveling to Nice, Genoa, Milan, and Majorca, these places boast famous beaches, historic cathedrals, and beautiful people. Embark on your own grand tour and enjoy the videos! [Video descriptions by the filmmaker.]
The amazing city of Nice with a colorful and interesting history is a destination that has something for everyone. It really is an amazing city. Like a mini-Paris with a beautiful sea at its doorstep. The architectural heritage is amazing as it was the preferred destination for European and Russian nobles in centuries past. Note: The Russian Cathedral was not included in this video as it is undergoing restoration, so if you are going you’ll have to wait a while till it is available to the public again.
The beaches of Nice are world famous. But it is not all glitz and glam. So…in this video we take a closer look at this amazing place and give some practical advice for those that would like to make their way to the capital of the Côte d’Azur.
The gritty maze of the medieval city that makes up the core of Genoa is both beauty and the beast. The grandeur and heritage of this once great trading city lives side by side with modern vice and decrepitude. The odious-smelling alleys give way to modern and chic restaurants and shops. Genoa is one of the most difficult of cities to describe and is very different from more generally travelled Italian cities like Rome, Florence or Venice. It is an either love or hate experience but one that every lover of Italy should try at least once.
A quick tour through the beautiful northern Italian city of Milan. Though much of it was destroyed in WWII, and then hastily rebuilt, the city still has many great sights. While Milan is now the financial and industrial hub of Italy and many remark on its lack of charm (in comparison to cities like Florence or Venice) there is still a lot to see—as per this video. Also a word of caution: at many of the major sites you will find people that will grab your arm and place a piece of string on your wrist, declare it a mark of friendship, and then demand money in payment. When the money is not forthcoming, they can become irate and a group of their associates seem to materialize out of nowhere. Best to spot these less than well-meaning people in advance and try and stay clear.
A look at the two most important cultural sights in Milan: The Last Supper (by Leonardo da Vinci) in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Cathedral of Milan (Duomo). The former is one of the most famous paintings in the world and the latter is one of the most beautiful buildings ever constructed. The first time I went to Milan was about 15 years ago and while much of the city has changed these two important vestiges of Western heritage still draw the crowds … and ever more so today. Fifteen years ago filming and pics of the Last Supper were kosher, however, I guess they are trying to protect “their” intellectual property in the same way as movie studios/record labels, as all filming is banned. Same goes for the Duomo—you now have to pass through security and metal detectors and it is patrolled and guarded by soldiers with automatic weapons. Very different, and not in a good way.
See the amazing capital city of Majorca: Palma. With one of the most impressive cathedrals in Europe, this beach destination is a multifaceted delight. Its medieval Old Town is within throwing distance to sandy beaches so you won’t have to compromise with your significant other—as this destination can check most boxes people have. Also, a great way to get around the city is via bicycle and we were lucky enough to have our bikes provided to us by Nanos.
One the the most popular day tours on Majorca sees you taking: a motor coach, ship, tram, and train. There are spectacular mountains, beautiful beaches, quaint towns and beautiful vistas to be seen on the way. Led by our guide Gaspar Salom, who is fluent in English, German and Spanish, embark on a tour of one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.
See more videos by SPESUS on Tripfilms here.