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Praia da Rocha is a seaside resort in Portugal located near the city of Portimão, in the Algarve region, on the country's southern Atlantic coast. In the summer, it turns into one of the liveliest and most hectic cities in Portugal, and its 2 km long beach makes it one of the most popular tourist centers. If you plan to focus your vacation on the sea and fun, Praia da Rocha is the place for you, characterized by wonderful crystal clear waters and amusement parks.

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, and one of the most environmentally sustainable cities in the world. With its use of bicycles instead of cars, high recycling rates, many green spaces and ethical, eco-friendly restaurants, it's the perfect place to live and eat responsibly. Green cities strive in all areas to reduce their environmental impact and encourage citizens and visitors to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, just as this Dutch city aims to become the cleanest and most eco-friendly in the world.

Ibiza, together with Majorca, Minorca and Formentera, makes up the archipelago of the Balearic Islands, and together with Formentera constitutes the Illes due Pituyses (Pitiuse Islands), that is islands covered by pines. Ibiza is the worldly island par excellence, where movida and parties reign supreme. It has always been the ideal place for those who love fun and wild nightlife. However, even during the day, there is no lack of beach parties organized by the various local facilities, where you can entertain yourself until sunset or even dawn.

The largest island of the Canary Islands, Tenerife lies in the Atlantic Ocean, and is the most populated island of the archipelago and of all Spain. It is a volcanic island whose formation began between 20 and 50 million years ago and it is precisely here that the Teide volcano, today dormant, is located, and from which, according to some scholars, derives the name Tenerife. The island is popular with tourists for its beaches, cultural attractions, lively nightlife and climate: Tenerife is an ideal year-round destination that offers unspoiled landscapes.

Declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2009, Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary Islands, and is known worldwide as a year-round vacation destination, thanks to its subtropical climate. Famous for the immensity of its volcanic landscape, and the purity of its beaches, due to its warm but windy climate, it is especially popular among water sports lovers, and also anyone who wishes to relax by the sea.

Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populated island of the Canary archipelago. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - the capital - is among the largest cities and metropolitan areas of the Canary Islands, and one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in Spain. In addition to a considerable number of beaches, it is famous for its rocky reliefs and expanses of green that attract travelers in search of excursions and trekking lovers. Thanks to the landscapes that look different in every corner and its 300 days of sunshine per year, tourism in Gran Canaria remains continuously in activity, without being restricted to on certain periods.

Three hundred beaches of fine sand, crystal clear waters, a hinterland to visit and many treasures to discover. We are in Majorca, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago. Known primarily for its beach resorts and sheltered bays, this Mediterranean gem also boasts a fine culinary tradition. It is on this wonderful island that there is a perfect combo of sea and food.

In the stretch of sea between Sardinia and Corsica, known as Bocche di Bonifacio, there is a group of 62 islands surrounded by a turquoise sea: the Archipelago of La Maddalena, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, which thanks to its natural value, is under special protection. The main and bigger islands are seven: La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Spargi, Santo Stefano, Razzoli and Santa Maria.

Land of mermaids, fun and good food, Sorrento is the most famous town of the Sorrento peninsula and is the watershed between the Gulf of Naples and Salerno. This tourist destination has always represented the best of hospitality in Italy, thanks to the luxurious hotels overlooking the sea and countless extra-hotel facilities scattered throughout the territory. Overlooking the Gulf of Sorrento means to be enraptured by the panorama: Vesuvius, Mount Faito and the islands of the Gulf... a scenario of rare beauty!

You love the sun and are looking for a destination where a rainy day is next to impossible? Book your holiday now in Hvar, the Croatian island with the most sunny days. The island of Hvar is one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in the Adriatic. Characterised by the scent of lavender, ancient villages and hidden treasures to discover and the blue sea, sunny Hvar is Croatia’s most visited island. Beyond all expectations, it offers a variety of accommodation options, in fact, you can choose one of the prestigious hotels overlooking the harbour…

As for the rest of Italy, good food is one of the main reasons why tourists move to the "Bel Paese". This time we stop in the south, almost halfway between Gargano and Salento, precisely in Polignano a Mare. Known thanks to the crystal clear sea and the cavities that open in the rock, this little pearl is a terrace on the Adriatic Sea, but, without a doubt, the most interesting area of Polignano is its unique old town where you can find the real Italian atmosphere.

The Egadi archipelago is located at the western end of Sicily, a few miles from Trapani and is composed of the islands of Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo, the islet of Formica and the rock of Maraone. The perfect destination for those who love to walk surrounded by nature, thanks to its rich vegetation and, from the wildlife point of view, to the remarkable variety of bird species. In order to preserve the natural beauty of the archipelago, the Marine Protected Area (MPA) of the Egadi Islands, the largest marine reserve in Europe, has recently been established.

Always defined as a romantic city par excellence, Venice welcomes you to its lagoon to discover its extraordinary architecture. Built directly on the water, instead streets, we find its characteristic canals and bridges that historically connect the different neighborhoods (in italian called Sestieri) of the city. Once you arrive in Venice you cannot miss the experience of the coveted gondola tour… a charming way to relax while enjoying the colours, lights and monuments of the city. The gondola is synonymous with Venice, a bit like pizza in Naples, but few people know that the gondola really carries the symbol of the city, an undisputed protagonist as emblematic as it is mysterious in its origins.

Zadar, unlike nearby Split or the touristy Dubrovnik, is not yet so well known as a destination. With the passage of time, however, things are changing and, thanks to its historical and cultural sights, Zadar is increasingly becoming part of our travel itineraries and a favourite destination for thousands of travellers. Precisely because of its central position, along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, Zadar lends itself well to being visited both in transit, and as a strategic point of stay from which to explore the surrounding area, such as visiting national parks.

Are you planning to visit Greece for your next holiday? Well, you should know that in addition to its most iconic destinations, such as the Cyclades Islands, Greece also has a wealth of cultural beauty. Villages with a millinery history, important archaeological sites, historical religious buildings and interesting museums. If we add to all this a unique natural environment and landscape, beaches with crystal clear water, unspoiled bays and hiking trails, it is easy to see that we are talking about Crete. If you are planning a trip to Crete and want to know what to see, this is the article for you.

Among the many hidden treasures in Italy, it is worth mentioning the Cinque Terre , the most unspoilt and fascinating natural part of Liguria. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza are the five ancient seaside villages, suspended between land and sea, which give life to the Cinque Terre National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Although it is not one of the official “five villages”, let’s not forget Portovenere, called the “Sixth Land”. Even if interrelated, distinguished by their pastel-coloured buildings and breathtaking views of the sea, each has its own soul that sets it apart from the others.

28km from Lecce, nestled on the Ionian coast of Puglia, Porto Cesareo is a renowned tourist resort, famous for its golden beaches and enchanting sea, but also for its strategic position that allows you to easily reach the most beautiful places of Salento. The small village of Porto Cesareo follows the rhythm of the sea and the seasons, enclosing everything around the marina, home to the fish market and the characteristic and colourful boats. The sea is undoubtedly one of the strong points of the coast of Salento and not only from the point of view of landscape and tourism…In fact, it is right in the sea that hides one of the greatest richnesses of the whole Puglia: the fresh fish.

Among the most popular Greek islands, Mykonos, located in the middle of the Cyclades archipelago, is known worldwide for its charming beaches, its atmosphere and especially for the fun it offers. If you decide to go to Mykonos, once arrived on the island I recommend you to rent a scooter…it will be the most convenient way to visit it independently and, above all, go hunting for the best places for shots to star in your souvenir photos. As you land on the Greek island, you will notice that it will not be difficult to find perfect spots, as practically every corner of the island is "instagrammable".

Naxos is a Greek island in the South Aegean Sea, as well as the largest island in the Cyclades. Its vast territory offers its visitors a thousand-year history, ancient ruins, crystal clear watering, long beaches, but at the same time, visiting Naxos also means enjoying a variety of culinary choices. So if you decide to leave for a holiday in one of the beautiful Greek islands and you want to delight your palate too, my advice is to take advantage of the island of Naxos and discover the traditional flavours of the place

The Amalfi Coast is a natural paradise, a breathtaking landscape declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Positano with its sheer terraces looks like a balcony suspended between the blue of the sea and the blue of the sky while Amalfi, ancient Maritime Republic, with its show of colours welcomes the most ancient monuments famous all over the world. Its panorama, winding between the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, is the setting for one of the most famous hiking trails, the so-called "Path of the Gods".

Santorini, among the undisputed protagonists of the Cyclades archipelago, is a unique place especially for its geological conformation. In fact, the volcanic island following a violent eruption, sinking below sea level, acquired its present half-moon shape... Whether it’s for its history, the landscapes it offers, or the entertainment…everyone who passes through here is fascinated. Among the wonders of Santorini, undoubtedly you cannot miss its beaches. If you’re curious, you’ll find that each of them has its own peculiarities, but what they have in common is the fact that they are protected like a treasure chest by the island.

Sustainable tourism is the tourism promoted by those who commit themselves to use a particular attention to the relationship between tourism and nature, so that this relationship respects the environment and nature itself. It is a tourism capable of meeting the needs of today’s travellers but above all it is a tourism that looks to the future, made of practises and choices which protect the environment and foster sustainable economic development, safeguard local social processes and ensure that local communities benefit and not fall victim to tourism development.

Here we are to another stop of our journey discovering our beloved Greece… yes, because there is no corner of this wonderful country that is not worth visiting. Every place, every destination, manages to give extraordinary sensations and emotions to its visitors… the whitewashed and sunny villages, bougainville at every corner, domes of blue little houses and beautiful beaches. Continuing to sail along the Cycladic archipelago, we turn to Milos, known as the island of pirates since ancient times.

On the shores of the Adriatic Sea we find the elegant Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Thanks to the beauty of its historical sites and beyond, every year it attracts a large number of visitors who choose it as a destination for their holidays. Split is, in fact, one of those cities that will allow you to go from history and culture to nightlife and to discover its beauty thanks to organised excursions.

Campania, land of sun, sea and culture, since ancient times has been distinguished for its unique culinary heritage. Not only food but also drinks, just think of the limoncello and fine wines that come from the local countryside… If you are a lover of good food and wine, choose to visit Campania by indulging in a nice food and wine tour in this rich region. The wine itineraries in the province of Naples range from the sunny mountains of Vesuvius to the Campi Flegrei, passing through the Monti Lattariand reaching the Sorrento Peninsula, touching the islands of Ischia and Capri with terraced vineyards overlooking the sea.

Adopting a lifestyle, aware of the impact it can have on the ecosystem and everything around us, can be a first step towards solving the problem. There are many small gestures that make the difference: for example, minimising water and energy waste when we are at home, or choosing to cycle rather than drive a car, avoiding disposable plastic and much more. It doesn’t really matter if we are at home or halfway around the world: we can all make the world a better place, even on vacation. In this guide, I have therefore collected some tips to put into practice for sustainable tourism.

Trogir is a Croatian town in the middle of the Adriatic coast; a real medieval jewel hides inside its walls on a small islet connected to the mainland. With over two thousand years of history and thanks to the impressive number of Baroque and Renaissance monuments and buildings, Trogir has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1997. This small town in the heart od Dalmatia is perfect to visit in one day but it is very easy to be fascinated and want to stay there as long as possible.

This time I will take you to discover one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, in the province of Palermo. Located at the foot of a rocky promontory stands Cefalù, which thanks to its extraordinary beauty does not need many presentations… it’s one of those cities that has made of history, art and the sea its flag, which, even today, retains its ancient appearance typically medieval. A sunny seaside town where history flows fast through its alleys, where ancient and modern events are intertwined. In fact, that during the summer season the Sicilian town is taken by storm by many tourists, not only Italians but also foreigners, who fill its squares and its main streets.

Dubrovnik is a town in southern Croatia overlooking the Adriatic Sea and the largest city in the southern Dalmatia. Historically independent, Dubrovnik boasts a wealth of historical and cultural significance, which is recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Are you planning a trip out of town?… Do you love relaxation, nature and silence? Well, Ischia is the island for you! Thanks to the many connections from Naples, Sorrento and Pozzuoli you can reach it easily and quickly. During your day in Ischia, since you will not have time to do everything, I want to give you a few but useful tips to better organise your time on the island that best lends itself to the wellbeing of body and mind. Ischia is the largest and the most developed of the islands of the Gulf of Naples, which has been given the definition of "Green Island" for the rich presence of tufa stone, although caracterised by abudant vegetation. A fascinating mosaic of vast spas and picturesque towns...

The island of Capri is located in the Gulf of Naples, a few miles from Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, easily reachable by hydrofoil or private boat. A destination coveted by millions of tourists who choose it to spend their holidays. The magical Capri, whether by day or by night, never ceases to amaze… For once, you might consider experiencing this beautiful island from a different perspective by reaching it in the afternoon. For example, choosing one of our organised boat tours can be a valid alternative to the classic morning departures, if you really want to live a different experience.

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