Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland – 2019 International Finalist

Malahide (Mullach Íde) is a beautiful, coastal Village situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city, in Fingal, Ireland. Attractive shops, restaurants and cafes are centered on a crossroads, with extensive residential areas to the south, southeast and west. Beside the village is one of Fingal’s largest leisure facilities, a regional park comprising of the […]

Lexington, Kentucky USA – 2019 International Finalist

Founded in 1776, Lexington is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky.  Known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” it is Kentucky’s second largest city with a population of over 300,000 citizens.  In 1974 our city and county governments merged into one, non-partisan, entity, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG), […]

Nivelles, BW Belgium – 2019 International Finalist

The article in this section appears in its original language. Ville à la campagne, Nivelles compte près de 28.770 habitants (20 avril 2019) répartis sur une superficie de 6.060 hectares. Judicieusement placée à l’intersection d’un noeud autoroutier, elle est très facilement accessible. En plus de sa belle vitalité dans les domaines agricole, industriel, scolaire et […]

Spello, Perugia Italy – 2019 International Finalist

History Spello, of ancient Umbrian origins, it becomes important during the Roman period (confirmed by recent discovery of polychrome mosaics of the Roman villa and the already known rescript of Constantine): first Municipium Hispellum, then Splendidissima Colonia Iulia and finally with Constantine the colony Flavia Constans. In the Middle Ages it was a castrum under […]

Székesfehérvár, Fejér, Hungary – 2019 International Finalist

Székesfehérvár Landscape of History Székesfehérvár is one of the oldest Hungarian cities, a medieval royal court, a coronation city and one of Hungary’s must-see destinations. Today it is one of the strongest industrial cities in the country and a main traffic hub located between Budapest and Lake Balaton. The city centre which was restored in […]

Usk in Bloom, Wales, United Kingdom – 2018 International Finalist

The small picturesque town of Usk is located in the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside in South Wales. It sits on one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the country, the River Usk, conveniently situated only 10 miles from the M4 yet feeling a whole world away. The streets of Usk are steeped […]

Szentes, Hungary – 2018 International Finalist

Szentes is located in the Southern Great Plain region, in Csongrád County, Hungary, by the Tisza and the Hármas-Körös, on both sides of the Kurca. The third largest city in the county, with a population of 28,000. Szentes is the city of sunlight, water, flowers and trees. The presence of the Tisza, Hármas-Körös and Kurca […]

Lewes, Delaware USA – 2018 International Finalist

The City of Lewes, Delaware is located where the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, the area known as Cape Henlopen. The naturally beautiful area with beaches on both the ocean and the bay, trails, and nature preserves add to the many reasons to visit this small historic town founded by the Dutch in […]

Zreče, Slovenia – 2019 International Finalist

Zreče – The area of wellbeing Zreče is a settlement in the north-eastern part of Slovenia, lying on the outskirts of the Pohorje mountain range in the upper valley of the river Dravinja. The settlement is limited by the surrounding hills – in the north and in the east from the ridge which is descending […]

Usseaux, Turin, Italy – 2019 International Finalist

THE TOWN OF USSEAUX, ITS FIVE ALPINE VILLAGES AND THE UPPER CHISONE VALLEY The Town of Usseaux is located in the Upper Chisone Valley , as part of Cozie Alps in the far western side of Piedmont Region neighbor to French border and inside the Metropolitan Town area of Turin. A small gem carved in […]

Cavtat, Croatia – 2019 International Finalist

Cavtat, the ancient Epidaurum, the forerunner of Dubrovnik, is a medieval town on the very south of Croatia, the seat of the Konavle Municipality, situated in a picturesque bay enclosed by two peninsulas: Rat and Sustjepan. Cavtat is the only urban center in Konavle built up deliberately. In historical sources, Cavtat is also mentioned as […]

Mosonmagyaróvár, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary – 2019 International Finalist

Mosonmagyaróvár is located on the alluvial fan of Danube River between two nature reserve areas, which characteristics are determined by two rivers (Leitha and Moson-Danube). It is a town of waterways. Over on above the rivers its outstanding treasure is the thermal water. The town is a main interchange of international traffic routes and a […]

Llandudno in Bloom, Wales United Kingdom – 2018 International Finalist

Llandudno was named after St Tudno, a 6th Century Saint who brought Christianity to the area and was developed as a coastal destination in Victorian times by the Mostyn family. Known as ‘the Queen of Welsh’ Resorts, the town has two award winning beaches, each with distinctive characteristics.  Llandudno has retained much of its Victorian […]

Tihany, Hungary – 2018 International Finalist

Tihany, the one-time fishing village, has become one of Hungary’s most frequently visited tourist destinations by the end of the 20th century owing to its natural landscape, cultural and sacral heritage. It is part of the Central Transdanubia Region and is situated in one of the most dynamically developing regions of Hungary in a very […]

Pomaretto, Turin Italy – 2018 International Finalist

  Pomaretto is a municipality in the metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont in the Nord West of Italy in the Germanasca valley. Pomaretto has around 1000 inhabitants and it is located at 600 meters above the sea level in the Italian Eastern Alps called Alpi Cozie. A lot of hamlets belong […]

Birdhill Co Tipperary, Ireland – 2018 International Finalist

Mural on a wall in the Community Park (by local artist, Anne Barry, assisted by members of the Youth Club) depicting the mythical story of how Birdhill got its name Birdhill is a small, rural village situated in County Tipperary (the Premier County) on the old N7, midway between Limerick City and the town of […]