From the cities of art to the sea, from the boat to the interrail; from Italy to Australia: here are many ideas from which to take inspiration to decide where to go on vacation
With the summer of 2022 we return to travel (almost) everywhere after two years of restrictions. And the question where to go on vacation resumes (finally) a more possible flavor.
Precisely because it is easy to be spoiled for choice, here are some ideas for your holidays: if you want to stay in Italy, choose ProcidaThis year’s Italian Capital of Culture, or relax in Tuscany. Start from Florence, but then move according to your tastes.
Alternatively, hop on a train in Domodossola to get to Swiss, between breathtaking views and slow tourism. Or pack your backpack and fly in Holland: a perfect country for an interrail.
Otherwise you can try one cruise, but on the riverwhich will make you discover European capitals and lesser-known towns: it is the perfect holiday if you don’t like crowded places.
Finally, if you miss long journeys and faraway destinations, opt for a tour in Californiawhich never gets tired, or for one along the way Coral Bay in Western Australia: now there is a direct flight arriving from Italy.
Where to go on vacation? Here are some ideas
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Where to go on holiday in Italy
Tuscany, between art and relaxation
For those who prefer to stay in Italy and are looking for an ideal destination to alternate culture, rest, nature trips and good food, here is Tuscany. You start, of course, from Florence: sleep in the new 25hours, discover the Uffizi, eat a schiacciata “All’Antico Vinaio”, then move for a few days to relax: the Maremma it is an excellent solution to combine good food and sea.
At the Family Camping Village – Club del Sole in Orbetello, for example, you can sleep in lodges, bungalows and even in a luxury caravan: all within walking distance of the beach. Alternatively, set sail on a catamaran or sailboat (you can rent them on Click & Boat) to discover the islands of the Tuscan archipelago: Elba Island, Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo, Pianosa, Capraia. You are spoiled for choice.
Procida, Italian Capital of Culture 2022
The opportunity is perfect to discover this small but colorful island in front of Naples. Among the experiences to do there are boat trips, visits to the abbey of San Michele Arcangelo and to the Palazzo D’Avalos, which was the palace and prison, then trips in semi-submarines, walking tour in the Marina Corricella areasnorkeling.
The days continue observing the sunset from the Belvedere dei Cannoni, aperitifs and walks in the Marina Grande, the port of Procida and its nerve center.
Fun fact: in the hotel you could find a Voiello kit with a limited edition pack of rough penne (and recipes signed by the chef from Procida Marco Ambrosino) and a frame for framing and photographing landscapes breathtaking of this island.
Where to go on holiday in Europe
From Domodossola to Bern with the Trenino Verde delle Alpi
Perfect for those with children, but also for those who love nature and prefer a journey in full respect of the environment. The Trenino Verde delle Alpi leaves from Domodossola along the Simplon and Lötschberg line over a hundred years old in the heart of Switzerland and climbs into the mountains offering panoramic views through large windows onto the sunny terraces of the Valais and the mountains of the Bernese Oberland with Kandersteg.
Arrived on the north side of the Alps, the descent towards Lake Thun begins (lovely to discover by boat) and reaches BernFederal capital of Switzerland with its Unesco heritage old town.
On a cruise … but on the river
They are organized by Avalon Waterways, a river cruise company founded in 2004. Compared to sea cruises, they have a more intimate dimension. Ships only have outside staterooms, with panoramic windows that turn the room into balconies.
There are lunches and dinners with drinks included, fitness room, Sky Bridge with loungers and whirlpool.
Destinations in Europe? Different, from the romantic Rhine to the enchanting Danube.
Places such as Nuremberg, Budapest, Basel, Strasbourg, Colmar, Vienna, Amsterdam and many others are touched upon.
Interrail in the Netherlands
Magical Amsterdam, little Utrecht and then modern Rotterdam. Holland is a perfect country to discover backpacker: the trains are comfortable and fast and you can get from one part of the country to the other quite quickly.
In addition, it offers many solutions at affordable prices and new and well maintained hostels. If you love cycling, include a bike part in your itinerary.
Where to go on vacation in the world
California road tour
The classic that never gets old: the California road tour. Depart from Los Angeles, pass through Orange County and Palm Springs, discover the beauties of Joshua Tree National Park and also stop in the Mojave National Reserve (if you want, you can take a detour from here for a crazy night in Las Vegas, which is in Nevada), then continue on to the Death Valley and visit the stunning Sequoia National Park and then the picturesque Yosemite National Park.
At this point, depending on the days available, you can choose whether to go up to Lake Tahoe and make a stop in Sacramento, or whether to go directly to San Francisco. From here you leave for Italy. To make this itinerary take yourselves at least 15 days.
Western Australia (thanks to direct flight from Italy)
This side of Australia is closer thanks to a Qantas flight which from 23 June to 6 October departs from Rome and arrives directly in Perth, without stopoversin 15 hours and 45 minutes.
From there it is possible to reach various destinations such as Coral Coast: spend ten days here and enjoy the mild temperatures, generally between 20 and 25 degrees, pass by Geraldton – deviating for theHutt Lagoon, which is pink -then to Kalbarri National Park and finally to Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef which are both UNESCO heritage.
From Coral Bay or Exmouth you can go on an unforgettable excursion that involves swimming with the majestic ones whale sharks or humpback whalesdepending on the period, or by spotting manta rays, dolphins and sea turtles all year round.
(Photo: Unsplash; Avalon Waterways)