Those who likes travel knows that spring is a nice season to discover new destinations, thanks to climate, that in Italy is mild and sunny but isn’t muggy, and for the many opportunities for special events and venues where to spend a weekend. Easter, the most important holiday for Christian religion, is an amazing set for excursions, cultural itineraries and to keep in touch with nature, so we suggest you some places, from North to South, during the “long weekend” on 7th 8th and 9th April.
Romantic dinner in Turin
Imagine to visit the first Capital of Italy, the elegant and severe Turin, and to dinner in a restaurant in the historical center, La Badessa, which specialties are codfish and stockfish. Here you can book an exclusive “murder mystery dinner”, a show that takes place during the dinner that involves you to find the guilty by some clues and by your own intuition: do you have enough istinct to solve this enigma?
Staying in Turin in a 5 stars hotel or a restored dwelling abode you’ll have enough time to explore the city, visit the prestigious Egyptian Museum, the Mole Antonelliana that hosts the National Museum of Cinema and join the guided tours planned by Made In Torino, for complete details you can see the official website www.turismotorino.org also useful for Torino+Piemonte Card, a card that allows the free entrance to 180 cultural sites, free trips on public transports and more again, the easiest formula to discover the treasures of the region.
About oddities: just in Turin were produced for the first time the chocolate Easter Eggs!
Walking through the art in Genoa
We cannot renounce to a stop in an enchanting region like Liguria, thanks to its breathtaking landscapes and the many faces of its chief town, Genoa. Here we suggest to taste the typical “pesto” sauce and to see the exhibition “Van Gogh e il Viaggio di Gauguin”, at Palazzo Ducale until 15th April, a journey through 80 artworks, which 40 are by Van Gogh and the others are masterpieces by Hopper, Rothko, Turner, Morandi, Kandinsky, Monet and a painting by Paul Gauguin for the second time in Europe.
Another stage are the guided tours to Palazzi dei Rolli, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in the historical center, buildings that offer a unique set, like “caruggi”, the typical alleys of Genoa, pituresque and crowded. www.turismo.comune.genova.it
The nature show in the Abruzzo mountains
One of the attractions of a place like Abruzzo, in South Italy, is the National Park of Majella, that extends to about 63000 hectars and is located in the provinces of L’Aquila, Pescara and Chieti, the Park features a wilderness area and represents a national heritage for biodiversity. Who likes unpolluted landscapes and clean air could plan a visit to the Park; its woods, its drops, its caves are point out among the uniqueness of Italy, a must for eco-sustainable tourism.
Luxury Apulia in Spring
At the end of your travel you could like the sea in Apulia, a place very crowded during summer, that now welcomes the travellers that want to avoid traffic and mess: Easter in Apulia is ideal to discover the hinterland, or go to Salento or visit the Trulli in Alberobello.
During the Holy Week, in particular, in Taranto will take place a lot of events; in this city, that overlooks the Gulf of Taranto, you could see the religious processions, the guided tours to Museo Martà and, on 9th April, some live gigs by street artists, shows for children and refreshment stands at the ancient town, a chance to know the Apulian traditions and relax yourselves at the same time, admiring the sunset by the beach. To enjoy a 100% holiday only one ingredient misses: a charming relais that offers exclusiveness to its guests, by this way a travel will be very fulfilling.