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Top 10 winter destinations (part 1/3)

winterita2Winter is coming!

Are you ready to travel and have fun?????

 

Here, in alphabetical order, my top destination in Europe during the cold season:

 

winteritaBergamo

Why? Easy to reach thanks to the Milano/Bergamo airport, Bergamo has a charming old city (medieval style) on the top of a hill with a wonderful view of alps and the rest of the city.

What to do? Not only visiting the city, according to your tastes, a day trip to: Milano, italian Alps (Dolomiti), Garda’s Lake

What to try? Local Casonsei (pasta) and italian grappa (strong alcohol) and wine

When? On 7th of January sale’s season begins in most of the shops in northern italy. A good chance if you like italian fashion

2013-11-19 19.55.26Bratislava

Why? One of the smallest capital in Europe, you will never get lost in the city centre. Cheap drinks and flights to/from its city airport

What to do? If you like skiing, Slovack High Tatras is a cheap and good option to try.

What to try? Halusky, halusky and halusky 🙂 are small dumplings with cheese. Drink slivovica (strong alcohol/brandy)

Where to stay? Cheap and funny at the same time: Patio Hostel and Hostel Blues.

brasovBrasov

Why? If you like the myth of Dracula then you can’t miss the ‘capital’ of Transylvania.

Brasov is a beautiful city with an interesting historical centre.

What to do? Visit Sighisoara, city where Dracula was born it has a beautiful old centre; the castles; Poiana Braşov ski resort and the beautiful mountains around but be careful (!!! ) bears might be resting during the winter but wolves… 🙂

What to try? Local soups to warm up and palinca (strong alcohol/brandy)

Immagine 112Budapest

Why? One of the most popular destination in Europe, cheap and with an intense nightlife

What to do? Too cold outside? head to one of the many city spa and thermal baths! Relax is guaranteed

What to try? Best gulas soup is prepared at home, restaurants have only tourist version, however is a must to try. Drink Palinka (strong alcohol/brandy) and Tokaj

Where to sleep? My favorite hostels are Hipster hostel and Szofi’s house hostel

…to be continued…

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Milano (not only Duomo) pics

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Brera

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Sforza’s castle:

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Around city centre:

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monumental cemetery:

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Milano by night: S. Lorenzo columns

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street arts

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Navigli’s area:

 

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S. Ambrogio:

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Monza: not only Ferrari and F1

2013-09-21 17.00.36 Monza is a nice city nearby Milano, worldwide famous for hosting the Formula 1 race (in one of the largest city park in Europe).

A visit to this city is worth and will offer the chance to admire also other interesting beauties, such as the charming city centre, a net of pedestrian narrow streets with café and shops, the main church (duomo), the former city hall, the old towers and walls, the lovely ‘royal villa’ (built during the austrian empire and one of the symbol of this city), the huge city park.

More info can be found here.

I would suggest a visit during a saturday afternoon, many people gather in the centre, for shopping, meeting friends, drinking a coffee…

 

 

 

 

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