European Italy has been considered the main tourist destination for Americans for many years. It attracts guests from America as well as from around the world, not only with the treasures of history and art, not only with fashion trends, stunning landscapes, passionate people and top-class cuisine, but also with its dynamism. Every year in Italy there are news that you definitely need to see. Italy offers so much that you need to spend your whole life to at least superficially explore this country. And in order to always be aware of where the best places in Italy are, many US travel agencies annually compile ratings that guide their tourists. American Tourism Associations present the next ranking of Italy’s most popular destinations this year.
The first place is occupied by the most lively city in the country – Naples. The capital of the southern region of Campania is a treasury of works of art and historical sights. The city has a bright and cheerful atmosphere, a huge number of shops, restaurants and nightclubs make Naples a real tourist capital of Italy. Many of the world’s favorite Italian dishes originated here, such as pizza and spaghetti. Not only Italian emigrants who now live in America seek to visit the homeland of pizza, but also connoisseurs of this amazing dish from around the world. Continue reading
How to reduce the cost of staying in Italy without compromising the quality of rest?
It’s very difficult to imagine that Italy is not at all expensive, especially during the “alta stagione” (mid season). Therefore, instead of saving on what you can, denying yourself the pleasures, it is better to eliminate unnecessary expenses before departure. Financial planning of the trip is justified. To do this, you should know several features of Italian life.
1. Free admission every first Sunday of the month – “Domenica al museo”
Since July 2014, every first Sunday of the month, admission to museums, galleries, parks, archaeological sites, etc. in Italy is free. The exact information on the list of facilities free on Sundays can be found on the website of the Ministry of Culture.
2. In Italy, the express train is cheaper than the train Continue reading
If you ask a foreigner to talk about Russia, then, covering his eyes, he will describe the nature of Karelia, although he has never been there. Indeed, Karelia represents endless Russia, with its lakes and forests. A cool climate only adds color to it. Indeed, thanks to him, in Karelia you can meet dwarf spruce and birch.
Tourism in Karelia has always been popular. People come here to hunt and fish. For tourists, there is a variety of offers: from river rafting to ATV rental. Also, the tourist market is replete with various accommodation options. Comfortable hotels, holiday homes, yurts – all this is at the service of tourists.
The favorite pastime of all guests is, of course, dog sledding safaris. If before it was almost the only way to travel in these parts, now sled dogs are just exotic fun, so loved by tourists and locals. In winter, skiing and snowshoeing are also popular in Karelia. The location in the middle zone of Russia provides a good snow structure, which makes skiing a pleasure. Ski tourism is very well developed in Karelia. Such beautiful and comfortable resorts as Gorka, Ulitsa Teddy Bear and Spasskaya Bay are always welcome both for professional skiers and amateurs. Small snow resorts will surprise you with modern facilities, hospitality and comfort. More and more fans of extreme winter sports are choosing Karelia for winter holidays. Continue reading
When deciding to go on vacation somewhere, people often pay attention to the place of rest and the hotel where they will stay. The transport issue, as a rule, is put into the background and is not considered something important. However, our mood and willingness to actively spend the vacation that has begun depends on how comfortable we will arrive at the place of rest.
Focusing only on price, such an important factor as comfort and service is often ignored. To save a couple of thousand people are willing to make many sacrifices. However, there are many ways to save money without compromising on quality. Continue reading
Perhaps all fly on airplanes. Someone twice a year, on vacation, and someone several times a month, if the work is associated with frequent business trips. However, absolutely everyone faced discomfort during long flights. This is especially true of exotic and African countries.
The peculiarity of traveling to African countries is the need for vaccinations. Despite the fact that only a yellow fever vaccine is required, it is better to play it safe and be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis and malaria.
It takes at least thirty days to vaccinate so that the body can develop immunity. It is best to inquire about a specific country, and get vaccinated against common diseases there. Children and pregnant women are advised to generally refuse to fly to exotic countries, as this may be unsafe.
Of course, distant countries entail a long journey. For example, a flight to Uganda from Moscow will take about 12 hours. Many people do not tolerate long flights and sometimes after such a journey they cannot gather strength for a long time. Continue reading