That a good summer is not necessary for a good vacation , and sandy beaches are also shown by the growing popularity of spring trips to all world cities. When we need the strength to solve all business and family obligations – how to relax better than on an exciting journey , getting to know new cultures and enjoying the gastronomic experiences of other nations.
We present you the 8 most popular destinations that tourists choose for their holiday trips during the spring.
Tuscany – the cradle of the Renaissance
Tuscany is considered by many to be the most beautiful region of the Apennine Peninsula because of its 120 protected zones of fairytale nature, beautiful towns and villages. The wines of this region and the specialties of Italian cuisine are widely known, and Tuscany is especially attractive because of the cities of exceptional architecture , among which the most famous are: Florence, Pisa, Siena and others. declared part of the world cultural heritage, under the protection of UNESCO.
With magnificent Florence , its capital and most famous symbol, Tuscany is the cradle of new, renaissance scientific thought. Tuscany is the homeland and place of residence of the most famous artists of all time – Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci…
Panorama of Italy
Provencal idyll of lavender flower fields
We also have our Provence, but the real one, is located in the southeastern part of France, where it borders the Rhone River in the west and Italy in the east. Enjoy Provence in the beauty of its landscapes and fragrant lavender fields . It is a symbol of a relaxed, simple life, a term for the scents of the Mediterranean fields of oranges and lavender, for beautiful towns, excellent gastronomy and top wines .
Nature and man have harmoniously shaped the natural beauty and rich tradition in Provence. It has always been a paradise for artists and that is why great works of art by Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse were created on its soil.
Slovenia – a fairy tale of the island of Bled
Slovenia has only one island , but maybe that is the more attractive one for it. The island of Bled , in the embrace of picturesque mountains, stands proudly in the middle of an alpine lake . For those who are looking for something exceptional, different, for beauty and inspiration, peace or sports challenges, there are numerous possibilities: romantic promenades , carriage rides around the lake, a traditional boat ride to the idyllic church on Bled Island, a visit to a grand castle located on a majestic cliff rising above the lake.
Paris – the romantic “city of light”
Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is located in the north of France on the river Seine. Together with the suburbs, Paris has about 10.5 million inhabitants, which is almost a fifth of the total population in France.
Paris is still known for its numerous museums and beautiful architecture. In Paris, there is also the most visited museum in the world – the Louvre , where you can see the famous painting of the Mona Lisa . Of the architecture, it is important to mention Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the Triumphal Arch .
The Eiffel Rotan in Paris
Vienna – the cultural capital of Europe
Vienna, the capital of Austria and one of the most visited cities in Europe , owes its charm and rich history to its fantastic location on the banks of the Danube . For centuries, it was a gateway between East and West, and today it is one of the leading economic and cultural headquarters in Europe.
With its historical sights , as well as many events, Vienna attracts hordes of tourists from all over the world. This city with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and a certain charm captivates visitors with some of the most beautiful attraction in the world such as the spectacular baroque palace from the 18th century – the castle Schönbrunn , St. Stephen’s Cathedral ( Stefansdom ) and others.
Istanbul – a city on two continents
Istanbul, a city that connects East and West, Europe and Asia, with its lavish cultural heritage , never ceases to amaze. It was shaped by four powerful civilizations: Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Throughout history, it bore different names : Byzantium, New Rome, Constantinople, Constantinople and Istanbul.
Today, Istanbul is a metropolis, with over 13 million inhabitants. The modern Taksim Square or the neighborhoods of Beyoglu and Osmanbey , will make you feel like in any other metropolis in the world, while walking through Sultanahmet Square you will inevitably go back a few hundred or even thousands of years. New and old, Orient and Europe, Islam and Christianity – nowhere will you find them so intertwined and inextricably linked as in Istanbul.
As increasingly popular arrangements are exotic cruises to countries and cities that are right next to the coast, Istanbul is just one of them, because cruises are a great way to visit other countries, well connected by river canals and seas, in a short time and for little money.
Rome – luxury “eternal city”
Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy. Rome has a total population of 4.3 million , making it the fourth most populous city in Europe. Rome is located in the central part of the Italian peninsula in the district of Lazio at the confluence of the Anniene and Tiber rivers . Within the Rome is the Vatican , the only state within another city, which is why Rome is often called the capital of two states.
The historic center of Rome is under the protection of UNESCO, and its monuments and museums are the most visited world landmarks, for which you will need all day and comfortable shoes. Among the most famous ancient monuments in Rome are the Colosseum (which for Rome is what the Eiffel Tower is for Paris), then the ancient temple Pantheon , the Roman Forum , Diocletian’s Bath, the Trevi Fountain and many others.
Spring is the ideal time to start thinking about a slightly earlier summer vacation and decide on one (or more) destinations.