The Italian beaches are open again. The summer season is about to begin. This year, thanks to Corona, beach guests do have with 10 sqm per beach set and a distance of at least 1.5 m to the next one extra much space on the beach. Also, the beaches and the sea of Marche region feature a series of green and blue flags standing for clean water and beaches. Remains only the question: which beach to choose? Today I will take you with me to the fabolous Marche region with its FIVE different types of beaches.
One of my very favourite ways to discover a new country or region is by bicycle. This is how I discovered a part of Peru, Northern Germany, Denmark or the Croatian coast from Trogir to Dubrovnik. Also, I like mountain biking on the gentle hills of my home region or a biking tour along a river. To move and to enjoy region and its people and culture at my very own pace... today this kind of travel is called slow travelling. In the hidden gem of Italy, Marche region, there are also several biking routes to discover the region - from the sea to the hills to the mountains and back. Let me tell you more!
I love colours. The more colours the better. This is also one of the reasons why I love Sicily. I love Sicily for the smell, for the taste, for the people, for the sea, for the culture, and for the colourful ceramics which can be met everywhere and with every step you take.
Last week I was writing about slow travel and about travelling back to the roots. In the Italian region Emilia Romagna there are plenty of possibilities to travel back to the roots, to travel to the places where excellent food is coming from.... and so much more.
Even if the whole winter season is so different and even not existing this year, one thing did and does not change: the first months of the year are completely dedicated to negotiating and preparing the contracts for the next winter season. The big question is: How will the hotel rates change? Will there be extra-super-great specials and discounts?
"Felicita" - who does not know this famous Italian song? When thiking about the time after Corona, when thinking about the sun in my face and a delicious pizza in front of me this word and the song describe exactely my feelings: pure happiness :). And with this very positive feelings let's dive into the great world of music in Marche region featuring more than 200! small theatres, 2 opera locations, and great festivals.
In these times it is difficult to stay positive... the soft lock down turns into a hard lock down and there are more and more doubts about the skiing season 2021. The e-paper traveller-online.at published a research about the Austrians' feeling about winter holidays 2021 which might be true for Europeans in general as well. Let's have a look into the study's outcome and my comments....
Holidays are the best time of the year. Well, we have worked so hard for finally going somewhere.... This year - already since March 12 - , however, there is something called Covid-19 that is so unpredictable that even the nicest holiday plans could have to be changed in the very last minute: the holiday destination is on the red list or the boarders are closed. And what about the money invested? Will we get it back? Flexibility is the key.
The most beautiful way to travel is for me moving, discovering different places and getting to know new people and cultures. So, the saying “the route is the goal” is so perfectly true for me. But there are many ways how you can move during your trip.