A castle and a cathedral August 3rd 2011 Day 14, Wednesday, 3rd August, 2011
Naantali is regarded as a separate town to it’s close neighbouring city of Turku. Don’t suggest to any locals that it’s a satellite town or worse yet, a suburb, although the 20km distance between the two to an Australian, would suggest it.
Turku is the local ‘big smoke’ and my birth town, into which we headed for a day of sight seeing. A ... read more
Europe » Finland » Southwest Finland » Turku Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its f... ... read more