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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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