Italy is in one of its loveliest forms during
the summer season. The beaches
are sparkling, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining –
what could be a more perfect summer setting? If you plan to spend
a great summer vacation in Italy, make sure your trip is lined up
with great activities for a most unforgettable summer sojourn. Here
are four tips:
No summer trip is complete without cooling
down in a beach. Italy offers you some of the most magnificent ones
in the world that you simply must experience on your summer vacation.
Tuscany and the
are some of the areas where you can find the clearest waters and
most beautiful sceneries. While you’re on the waters, play
various sports, pamper yourself with spa treatments and take a lot
Celebrate with the festivals
Italy is not just home to natural wonders;
it’s also home to people who like to celebrate. This is evident
in the hundreds of festivals
held throughout the country every year. Summer is an especially
great season for Italian festivals.
For one, lots of local food festivals take place in the summer.
Check out the famous Sienna horse race taking
place in Piazza del Campo or the medieval festival in Brisighella.
If you like sparks and fireworks, don’t miss the World Fireworks
Championships in San Remo held all throughout June. For a lot of
feasting and music, attend one of Sicily’s
biggest festivals called "U Fistinu" of Saint Rosalia.
Indulge in great food and learn how to
Everybody knows that if there’s one thing that Italian takes
seriously – it’s cooking. Hence the marvelous and innovative
dishes and treats they come up with every waking day! Summer is
especially a great season for culinary delights as this is when
the freshest herbs and raw ingredients are cultivated and harvested
and whipped into the most scrumptious meals. Summer is also a great
time to indulge in frozen treats like the famous Italian ice cream
called gelato. Almost
all Italian cafes sell gelato, from chocolate to fruit flavours
served in cones or cups. Furthermore, as you taste all the Italian
treats every hour of your vacation, why not learn to make them as
well so you have lifetime skills when you get home? Italy is famous
for its cooking schools all set
to hone you in the global culinary center itself and make sure you
go home ready to whip up a taste of Italy whenever you wish.
Shop ‘til you drop
Italy is one of the most visited and celebrated countries in the world
and it’s no surprise that the most prestigious shops and stores
in the world are comfortable settled there. From the elite Louis Vuitton,
Prada and Gucci in Milan and Rome
to the busy flea markets of Florence and
Turin, Italy is a shopper’s
heaven, no matter what kind of shopper you are. Make the most of your
summer vacation by scouring the best Italian finds you can take home
for yourself or for family and friends.