ROME-- A cultural melting-pot of the east, Izmir has been the inspiration for poets, the desire of conquering empires and the final settlement for some of history’s most iconic figures. Called “Beautiful Izmir”, it is considered the pearl of the Aegean and is currently a strong contender for the 2020 world expo.
HELSINKI -- The Helsinki Festival brings big international names from all fields of art to the Finnish capital in August and September. The largest arts festival in Finland and all of the Nordic countries will be treating audiences to the world’s top symphony orchestra, most influential contemporary composer, a circus mega star, a theatrical legend and Yoko Ono herself.
ROME-- Lucas, aged 11 ½, came recently to visit from his home in Denmark, telling us he was eager to see the sights of Italy.