NF Patients United is about bringing together patients with neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis from all the corners of the continent. In these difficult times – during Corona pandemia – we stand together stronger than ever.
Our members come from different countries, each having its own rich and unique cultural background. Today, we invite you to travel across the borders and to enjoy the cultural treasure without limits! No matter where you come from, no matter what language you speak: here is your free entrance to the world of culture and arts!
Russia – Россия
- Go on a virtual excursion to the State Hermitage Museum which can boast an extraordinarily rich collection of paintings, artifacts, and other pieces of art.
- Watch the world-famous Russian ballet the Nutcracker by the troop of the Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg) led by the renowned maestro Valery Gergiev
- Enjoy unique 360° panoramic views of the historic-architectural ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin or the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in the Kamchatka peninsula famous for its volcanoes and brown bears!
Italy – Italia
- Visit Uffizi Galleries in Florence: The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters.
- Visit the exhibition Raffaello at Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. A monographic exhibition with over two hundred masterpieces among paintings, drawings and comparative works, dedicated to Raffaello on the 500th anniversary of his death, which took place in Rome on April 6, 1520 at the age of just 37 years old.
The exhibition, which finds inspiration particularly in the Raffaello’s fundamental Roman period which consecrated him as an artist of incomparable and legendary greatness, tells his whole complex and articulated creative path with richness of detail through a vast corpus of works, for the first time exposed all together.
- Visit the world’s oldest Egyptian Museum in Torino, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities, with more than 30,000 artefacts. The research work of the museum continues, behind closed doors and every day, they publish new content to maintain a fruitful dialogue with their audience as well as with the international scientific community.
Netherlands – Nederland
- “Rijksmuseum” is the most famous museum of the Netherland. Take a virtual tour in here: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/masterpieces-up-close
- Flowers and The Netherlands, tullips are the symbol of this part of the flower industy. Each year thousands of people vist “De Keukenhof”, the biggest garden in the Netherlands
- A typical Dutch site is Kinderdijkwindmills, Unesco World Heritage: https://www.kinderdijk.com/discover/the-story/windmills-pumps/
Catalonia – Catalunya
- We invite you to go on a virtual tour of Barcelona to get a glimpse on some of the most iconical monuments of the city.
- To have a closer look on some the buildings of Antoni Gaudí, visit these links to go on a virtual tour:
1. Casa Batlló
2. Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
3. La Sagrada Família
4. Parc Güell
- And to show a little more of Catalonia, we leave you a couple of links to some videos (the videos are in spanish, but they have subtitles in english) and to
2. Besalú and Cadaquès
3. UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Catalonia
We welcome you to virtually visit Portugal, described by poet Tomás Ribeiro as the “seaside planted garden of Europe”. Take the opportunity to breathe in our awe-inspiring seascapes and landscapes. Then, explore our rich cultural heritage. Use search keywords such as “azulejo”, “fado”, “Museu Nacional de Arqueologia” or “Galeria de Arte Urbana” to have a very enjoyable and eclectic experience. And if you want to know more about the Portuguese, look at this video. Not all is accurate (Japanese word “arigato” did not come from the Portuguese “obrigado”; and it’s ok to speak Spanish in Portugal, we do love our next-door neighbours), but it will give you a pretty close idea about your most western European friend!
Greece – Ελλάδα
By NF Greece
1. The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. It is enriched with finds from all parts of the Greek world. Its rich collections, enumerating more than 11,000 exhibits, offers to the visitor a panorama of ancient Greek culture from the prehistory to the late antiquity.
2. The National Historical Museum is permanently housed in the Old Parliament Building of Athens and narrates the history of Modern Greece: the period of Ottoman and Latin rule, the Greek War of Independence (1821), the liberation struggles, the creation of an independent state, the political, social and spiritual development of the Greeks up to the present day.
3. Τhe Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site- specific museum housing more than 3.000 famous artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. The museum narrates the story of the life on the Rock rom prehistoric times until the end of Antiquity. An ancient Athenian neighbourhood is incorporated in a unique way in the Acropolis Museum architecture as yet another exhibit which converses with the masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization presented in its galleries. Nesting on the gentle south slope of the rock, it houses life and human activities from the 4th millennium BC until the 12th cent. AD. Streets, residences, baths, workshops and tombs compose the complex image of archaeological remains. Amongst them those of late antiquity are the best preserved.
4. The Petrified Forest of Lesvos offers a window in the geological history of the Aegean before 20 million years. The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is one of the finest and rarest monuments of geological heritage worldwide. Created 20 million years ago, when volcanic materials covered and petrified the forest that was covering the area at that time. It is situated at the western coasts of Lesvos Island close to Sigri Village is one of the rarest geological monuments attested worldwide. http://www.petrifiedforest.gr/?lang=en#
5. The gigantic rocks of Meteora dominate in Kalampaka valley, a unique geological phenomenon, are also of rare beauty and important value, as the most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there. The rock monasteries have been characterized by Unesco as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece.
Austria – Österreich
By NF Kinder
- Visit „Tiergarten Schönbrunn“, the worlds oldest zoo, part of UNESCO world heritage sites , founded in 1752 by Kaiser Franz I. Stephan von Lothringen. Take a free tour and get to know the animals with this free app: Apple Users or Android users.
- Museums, national parks, sights? Experience Austria virtually at this website. There is something for every taste:
- The „Ringstrasse“ in Vienna is home to many of the most impressive sights in Vienna. On this website you can find out more about the famous houses on this street:
- You may not visit the United Kingdom for good weather, but we have a lot to offer you. With a very large coastline you are never far from the sea. See it by air
- Probably the most famous British person is The Queen and here you can visit on of her homes in London Buckingham Palace.
- We have many icons like Mini Cars, Fish and Chips, The Beatles, Big Ben, The BBC and our Union Jack Flag. The Houses of parliament are recognised around the world, take a visit: