Stefania Basset

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I'm an Italian travel blogger, and serial expat, currently based in Barcelona. Come explore the world with me!
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Essaouira is maybe my favourite place in Morocco: salty air, plenty of seagulls and that irresistible relaxed atmosphere in the medina. ~posting from Barcelona #morocco #essaouira #trip #sea #harbour #travelmemories #backpacking #travel #birds #travelinspiration
The gardens of Versailles on a winter day, like today, can be a different experience. Hardly any people to block your view and the fog can give you that crrepy plus you didn't expect from the place... #versailles #france #fountain #gardens #travel #trip #europe #winter #winterishere #wintertrip ~posting from Barcelona
It wouldn't be possible to understand Lisbon - and Portugal for that matter - without the age of discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The monastery of Jerテウnimos was built soon after Vasco da Gama came back from his voyage to India, with all the money Portugal was making with the new trade routes.

The result was the Manueline style, unique to Portugal and full of references to sailing and the sea in the ornamentations - with ropes, anchors, seaweed strings and shells everywhere you look. Other decorations include the exotic plants of the newly discovered lands. It's exuberant, sometimes even excessively so, a bit like Modernism in Barcelona. I love it!

#portugal #lisbon #art #historylesson #historyofart #travelmemories #travel #trip #backpacking #europe
How can you call a country with this level of intricate decorations a "shithole country"? This by the way is one of my favorite places in Marrakesh, madrasa Ben Youssef. ~posting from Barcelona #Morocco #africa #marrakesh #tiles #geometry #shitholecountries #antitrump #travel #trip #backpacking #trip
If you had to pinpoint one thing about Ancien Greeks that it's still obvious to this day, it would be that they really knew where to build their temples. By looking at the location of Delphi, overlooking a breathtaking valley of olive trees, it's easy to understand why they thought this place had a special energy and significance. ~posting from Barcelona #greece #delphi #greekobsession #archeology #history #trip #travelmemory #ancientruins
An image from the town of Canterbury, in England, where there is much more to see than the famous cathedral. #travel #travelmemory #backpacking #england #canterbury #unitedkingdom #gardens #park #englishstyle
Quite isolated, isn't it? I love the shape of the mountains in the Montserrat area, they look barely real! ~posting from Barcelona #montserrat #catalunya #spain #igerspain #mountain #travel #trip #backpacking
Last time I was in Munich, I fell in love with these squares full of flowers, but I realized only later that in the centre there weren't any strange wooden German monuments, but fountains covered with wood for the freezing winter. #winteriscoming #winterishere #winter #germany #munich #bavaria #germaninspired #instagermany #flowers #trip #travel #instatravel
A cottage in the Orkney Islands, to the north of Scotland, from one of my first trips. I'm still cold thinking about them, and it was like May... #travelmemories #scotland #orkney #nature #cottage #instagram #travelling #europe #backpacking #trip #unitedkingdom
"Nada es arte si no procede de la naturaleza" - Antoni Gaudテュ ~ "Nothing is art if it comes not from nature". And indeed everything in this house is inspired from elements of nature: from the iron palm leaves of the gate to the carved flower tiles of the faテァade. #casavicens #gaudi #architecture #art #barcelona #sightseeing #gracia #igerspain #spain #catalunya #modernism
In the streets of Cテウrdoba, in southern Spain, you may find yourself among orange and palm trees, staring at Moorish archiecture. In other words, with one foot in a familiar continent, Europe, and the other in another,  exotic continent, Africa. #travel #spain #backpacking #Spain #Andalusia #cordoba #memories #trip #intagram #igerspain
A graffiti in the streets of Casco Viejo in Bilbao #travel #backpacking #spain #bilbao #basquecountry #paisvasco #streetart #art #graffiti #colors