A city for a champion: Canberra, birthplace of Nick Kyrgios



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A city for a champion: Canberra, birthplace of Nick Kyrgios

Winner of 6 ATP titles, Nick Kyrgios is, for better or for worse, one of the great protagonists of the ATP Tour. Although he alternates great performances and other negative moments, his potential has not yet been fully expressed and his talent has not yet it completely exploded.

Nonetheless, Nick is the protagonist of many episodes of bad behivior, often on the court, sometimes on social media, where he is very active. Nick Kyrgios was born in Canberra, the capital of Australia and one of the most surprising and curious cities in the country.

The federal capital is home to many of the country's cultural institutes, while at the same time actively supporting a thriving arts community and offering a vibrant gastronomic scene, with clubs and bars. With its varied mix of natural and non-natural attractions, Canberra is capable of providing moments of discovery, learning and fun.

The Australian War Memorial traces the involvement of Australian troops in war, from the colonial period to the present day. It is also possible to visit new exhibitions, including the one dedicated to the First World War.

The Parliament is one of the landmarks of the city: it is a modern complex opened in 1988.

Canberra, among markets, festivals, galleries, lakes and mountanins

If you want to have fun and try different types of food, then you must go to the Old Bus Depot Markets, the market that takes place every Sunday.

You can find a lot of interesting things to buy, eat and try on, from alternative clothes to objects for the home to delicious organic products. The ideal place to choose an original souvenir. Canberra is a unique city for art lovers, with small and large art galleries.

The National Gallery of Australia is the leading national public gallery housing collections of Australian, Indigenous and Asian art, located not far from the National Portrait Gallery. The annual Floriade Festival, one of Canberra's most famous and colorful events, draws plant enthusiasts from around the world.

There are 48,000 trees in the National Arboretum, as well as a visitor center, restaurant, and gift shop. Lake Burley Griffin is one of the most characteristic places in Canberra, where kayaking and windsurfing are practiced, while the most famous viewpoint is Mount Ainslie, which offers spectacular views of important places such as the Australian War Memorial, the Anzac Parade and the Parliament.

Poachers Pantry, a few minutes' drive from Canberra, offers food and wine in a bucolic setting, including exquisite dishes made with local ingredients and a good bottle of wine. As it is not close to the coast, its climate is more severe during the Southern Winter, and Canberra can sometimes be covered in a delicate patina of snow!