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Are you planning a holiday with your partner, friends or kids?
Then you cannot miss this useful and versatile guide to the most suitable destinations for your holidays, even for last-minute travels. Enjoy your reading and enjoy your trip!
Here are three uncommon yet romantic destinations for you two lovebirds.
Located in the Spanish Balearic archipelago, Minorca is less chaotic than Ibiza, smaller than Mallorca and less exclusive than Formentera, but it encompasses all the naturalistic qualities of these islands and guarantees a tête-à-tête holiday in complete relaxation.
Don't miss the small houses of Fornells (on the north coast), the wild and unspoilt coves (Cala Mitjana) and the Cala Galdana bay (on the south coast).
At sunset you can visit the small towns of the island (don't miss the capital Mahon, Ciutadella and the already mentioned Fornells), where you can enjoy the freshest fish for dinner in intimate restaurants and buy the well-known Menorquinas leather sandals in local craft shops.
If you're more into northern destinations, you should go for a tour of Flanders.
First of all, we recommend visiting the regional capital of Antwerp / Antwerpen, where the famous painter Rubens lived.
Ghent / Gent is perfect for design lovers, thanks to the dedicated museum that includes over 20,000 objects, like the emblematic Panton chair by Vitra. Unique pieces can be admired and purchased also in small independent showrooms and in used flea markets.
Make sure you visit the Gothic Cathedral of San Bavone to admire the monumental Polyptych of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers.
End your tour in Bruges / Brugge, a UNESCO World Heritage city that has been dubbed 'the Venice of the North' for its canals.
The most romantic souls should make a final excursion to Ostend / Oostende, a location on the North Sea with large and picturesque beaches.
In addition to the most famous places of worship (the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Suleymaniye Mosque), we recommend visiting the Topkapi Palace, where you can contemplate the halls of the Harem of the Sultans and stop by the majestic Yerebatan Sarnici, acclaimed for its columns surrounded by pools of mirrored water.
The monuments are mainly located in Sultanahmet, the most touristic district of the city, whose narrow streets topped by minarets contrast with the wide squares and avenues of Taksim square.
Make sure you save some time for Eminönü, with its large bazaars, where you can taste the national dish: the chicken or lamb kebab.
Finally, enjoy the romantic sunset over the waters of the Corno d'Oro.
If you are planning a memorable trip in the company of your friends, fun is undoubtedly a fundamental requirement and these solutions ensure it 100%.
Skiathos, the smallest of the Sporades, is the perfect match between the renowned golden beaches of Greece and the equally well-known nightlife.
Go sunbathing on Banana beach and the nearby Little Banana beach, where you can also enjoy a lively happy hours on the shore.
If you're into water sports, check out the Koukounaries bay. For the more adventurous, we suggest an excursion to the northern beach of Lalaria, accessible only by sea with departure from the port of Skiathos.
The French Cote d'Azur is an essential destination for fans of glamor. Take Cannes, for example, with the international allure of the legendary Croisette. Follow the Chemin des Étoiles to get a close-up look at the footprints of the great movie stars.
Do not miss the Promenade des Anglais in Nice with its characteristic blue chairs, which leads to the very busy equipped public beaches.
Order a salade niçoise in the Old Town, and spend the night in one of the boîtes near the central Piazza Massena.
If you love shopping make sure you don't miss the boutiques of the luxurious Carrè d’Or, while art lovers should visit the Matisse Museum and the Chagall Museum.
A young family certainly deserves some holiday relaxation; here are three tailor-made proposals that the little ones will appreciate.
The town of Vasto, in the province of Chieti in Abbruzzo, boasts a coastline with clear sea fine sand. You can reach the beach on foot walking along the Vasto Marina promenade.
The Aqualand del Vastowater park is an added value for those who want to spend a day with the kids enjoying some water games. The historic center of the town is also easily accessible, characterized by historic buildings such as the Caldoresco Castle, the Palazzo d'Avalos with its lush interior gardens and the Bassano Tower.
The traditional cuisine includes meat and fish, however the little ones will especially like the succulent typical kebabs named arrosticini.
Staying in the Gothic cities of Rouen and Caen, it is possible to visit places of utmost recent historical importance (the wide beaches of the Allied landing, Omaha and Juno beach) and medieval towns (Bayeux); museums are equipped with interactive activities that will allow kids to learn by playing.
Admire the breathtaking landscapes in Dieppe and Étretat, with their incredible cliffs overlooking the sea of the English Channel, immortalized by Claude Monet.
For lunch, order a plate of moules et frites: mussel soup accompanied by delicious French fries.
Then you should consider an excursion towards the rocky islet of Mont-Saint-Michel (on the border with Brittany). With its Benedictine abbey, it is famous throughout the world for the phenomenon of the tides that flood the bay submerging the land access routes and for the legendary quicksand. The youngest ones will remember this spectacular view forever.
Copehagen, the capital of Denmark, is perfect for families. The town's symbol is the statue of the Little Mermaid, built in honor of the writer Hans Christian Andersen in the port of Nyhavn, with a magical and fairy-tale atmosphere.
The Tivoli Garden is the oldest themed park in the world: its roller coaster is remarkable, for the bravest little ones. The girls will love the Barbie Museum, entirely dedicated to the most famous doll.
In the small but sophisticated urban center there is the Palace of Amalienborg, residence of the Danish sovereigns. The nearby castle of Helsingør, reachable by train, is known to have inspired William Shakespeare, who made it the theater of his Hamlet.
End your stay enjoying the view from the top of the Round Tower (Rundetårn) and with a tasty dinner of the inevitable salmon and Smørrebrød (bread covered with a thick layer of butter): there are more than 300 types.
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