Which are the latest travel trends for demanding tourists? All the statistical reports show that people are used to book stays for a weekend or 3-4 days and want to spend an holiday full of activities. We offer you a panoramic view on the best travel experiences in 2013, with advices about renowned destinations.
Play Golf at the best Italian clubs
The Leading Golf Courses of Europe association includes in its list the best Golf Clubs, a selection based on restrictive criteria, so you can find only the most prestigious clubs here. The Italian Golf Clubs included are 5: Castelconturbia, in province of Novara; Montecchia, close to Padua; the San Domenico Golf in Apulia, a golf course with 18 holes overlooks the sea at Brindisi; the Verdura Resort in Sciacca, in Sicily and the Royal Park I Roveri, in Piedmont.
Many travellers wish for unusual experiences and practice the favorite sport by celebrities, so now there are some hotels that offer Golf Clubs agreements for their guests.
We suggest the Royal Park I Roveri because is the first Italian member of Leading Golf Courses of Europe; located in Fiano, in province of Turin, this Golf Club allow you to practice on a course designed by the architect Robert Trent Jones Senior, surrounded by La Mandria Park, an incredible mix between the charm of a Golf Club and the quietness of nature. Have fun with a golf match in a top venue worldwide known.
Find your balance with yoga on vacation
The expectations of tourists are higher today because many people want to fulfil their lifetime dream, or enjoy something to tell to their friends. A way to remove frenzy and find your own rhythm is yoga, an activity you can do also during a stay in a charming hotel. Yoga is a discipline that produces immediate benefits and is easy to combine that with a wellness treatment.
To know which are the official yoga centers in Italy you can check the website of Federazione Italiana Yoga (www.yogaitalia.org); if you prefer to join an event, in Milan will take place the Yoga Festival, from 11th to 13th October.
Subscriptions are already open: you can join free classes or workshop with the best experts of relaxation or book massages and treatments to reach your ideal balance. Besides Spa, the tourists are looking for Oriental disciplines at urban venues, to slow down the rhythm going to Italy.
An hermitage to avoid technology
If your target is to switch off your mobile phone, your tablet and other digital devices to get freedom, your trip will be far from ordinary rooutes. Now there are places focused on absence, truly different from hotels, where to have a break surrounded by a stunning landscape.
Italy is the suitable destination for these stays, in fact were born dwellings where spirituality is an important value to safeguard. The Eremito, Hotelito del Alma in Umbria, is a small retreat immersed in a wood of olm oaks, brooms and oaks at the Natural Reserve of Elmo.
Here you won’t find elegant rooms, but cells feature a minimal design, you can taste a vegetarian cuisine at the refectory with menus exclusively based on organic products and a relax zone with inner pool and Turkish bath carved into rock. Is a unique venue, recommended to who wants to give up the modern comforts and choose the silence and calm of countryside.
Secrets itineraries through art cities
Another interesting trend is the guided tour to usually closed locations. The art cities are always crowded by tourists, but people choose the most famous monuments and museums, while only the expert travellers choose a thematic tour to discover the most exciting glimpses of a place like Venice.
Just here are available the secrets itineraries to Palazzo Ducale, the guided tours to the rooms where awkward activities happened in the Serenissima era. Reservation is required, the visits are in English and Italian language, an expert will explain you the lesser known sides of Palazzo Ducale: the hidden doors on the wooden walls lead to the old prisons and the torture room. A thrill route, that combines history, mistery and exclusiveness.
Take the chance of a special activity and plan a travel full of relax, culture, sport and daydream mood.