Savonlinna: A Land with a Castle
This travel souvenir from Finland can take you back to centuries ago when castles were an expression of not only strength, but prestige. It is also a beautiful photograph that uses vegetation and a gorgeous partially overcast sky to provide ambiance and a certain level of perspective. Castles are so much a part of Savonlinna that this name means Castle of Savonia in Finnish. The city dates from the Seventeenth century but the castle was built in the Fifteenth century as it served to repel the attacks from the Russians. In fact, the Russians controlled this town after the Swedish-Russo War for more than 60 years. In 1842, this territory was returned to Finland.
Savonlinna in Details
One of the town highlights is its annual opera festival. Travelers will be able to enjoy their favorite opera singers perform on a stage outside the castle. The view is spectacular. Nature lovers will be happy to walk to the shore of the lake where they can relax. Also they can visit the nearby farms and get a taste of the true Finnish rural life. If you are looking for a more urban experience, head to downtown and have lunch at one on the restaurants on main street. You can also visit the local museum where you will be acquainted with the history of this small Southern Finnish town. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share your experiences in Savonlinna with family and friends.