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Rome 'The Eternal City' in the 1920s

Described as the Capital of Civilisation, Rome was known as the ‘Eternal City’ because civilization had endured there for thousands of years. As a result the passion to visit Rome had never died and was felt by the modern traveller as much as it was by the citizens of the Roman Empire, the medieval pilgrim or the renaissance artist. Naturally, the attraction of Rome has always been its classical monuments and the Vatican. (more…)

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Lido Mania

Lido Mania

The fascination of Venice made the nearby beach resort of the Lido a natural extension of its attractions in the summer. Although it was popular from the turn of the century it suddenly became ultra-fashionable in the mid 1920s and world renowned as the ‘Pajama Beach’. (more…)

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Ostende La Reine Des Plages

Ostende La Reine Des Plages

Affectionately called ‘La Reine Des Plages’ (Queen of the beaches), Ostende developed into one of the most important beach resorts in Northern Europe and was greatly favoured by the British. But during the First World War it was in the front line and suffered. As the 1920s dawned it made a comeback and attracted an international and cosmopolitan clientele that rivalled other fashionable places like Deauville and Biarritz. (more…)

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The Mountain Resort of Aix-Le-Bains

The Mountain Resort of Aix-Le-Bains

Established by the Romans, Aix-Le-Bains became the most famous of the French ‘cure’ towns and made the most fashionable mountain resort by European society in the 1920s. (more…)

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