What do you know about the great forests of the North? Pilke in Rovaniemi, nestled in Finnish Lapland just a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, is the right place!
Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world: what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to enjoy a weekend in the Ville Lumiere?
Among the many monuments, museums, venues of Valencia, on our last trip to this beautiful Spanish city we have looked for a new itinerary to be discovered by Sissi and her friends. This time we explored Valencia’s street art.
I’m gonna be all the way out there, all the way fucking out there. Just on my own. You know, no fucking watch, no map, no ax, no nothing. No nothing. Just be out there. Just be out there in it. You know, big mountains, rivers, sky, game. Just be out there in it, you know? In the wild. (Into the wild, 2007)
Sleeping in an igloo. A dream just for kids?
Rome is the Eternal City, with a thousand monuments, always filled with culture and Italian beauty… but it is so hard to find a good family hotel in Rome!
Northern Finland has variegated traits: the atmosphere is rather rural and becomes almost remote towards the border with Russia, overlooking the Gulf of Bothnia you begin to breathe a more cosmopolitan and maritime air.
That’s how after Karelia, Kajaani, Rovaniemi and Lapland, we discovered another face of Finland, visiting Oulu, Finland’s fourth largest city, boasting a Swedish past and that is now a favorite destination for thousands of tourists and national and international business travellers.
If you think Scandinavia is the home of design, you’re not mistaken. But if you think Finland has a marginal role, well, this time you’re wrong!
Finland not only gave birth to Alvar Aalto but it is also the real home of design: it is not only Artek, the Finnish design company founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, it’s Iittala, Marimekko, Arabia, Aarikka, Jopo… Design comes in daily and you will easily find Iittala glasses in bars and restaurants, as well as napkins and paper glasses of Marimekko offered in Finnair flights. In the end, the sense of design is just that, in everyday life!
We live near the sea, on Italian Adriatic coast, we lived abroad in many cities on the sea, we traveled so much… and after the long weekend spent at Vivosa Apulia Resort my question was: why didn’t we travel here before?!
Salento stole our heart, and the merit is not only a locality that represents an Italian tourist excellence: the merit is mainly of that paradise that Vivosa Apulia Resort represents and which is sublimated by location in Salento.
How many times in your childhood did you write the letter to Santa Claus and on the envelope the address was “Santa Claus, Napapiiri, Arctic Circle”?
Until when children believe in Santa Claus?
If they call it the Paris of Finland there is a reason!
Turku, Finnish capital during Swedish domination, has Paris’s sparkling atmosphere, certainly less composed than other Finnish cities. It is young, thanks to the many students attending the university, dynamic, crossed by the river Aurajoki that, just like the Seine, marks the rhythm of bars, restaurants, cruises and nightlife.
Turku has left a special place in our heart, perhaps a little nostalgia because it was the last stage of BlogTour dedicated to Finland, perhaps because we could not devote to this beautiful city the time we wanted. And that surely it would have deserved.
When you talk about Finland you think about Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Lapland, nature…
As I told you in this article, visiting Finland during summer can be advantageous because you can easily follow a route by car, which would otherwise be slow and quite snowy in other months…
In Rovaniemi is Christmas all year round: is this really true?
Only snow is missing, but consider that in winter temperature can also reach -35°C!
Helsinki has the fascination of a Scandinavian capital with a Russian twist: in its architecture, in its composure and at the same time in the love for design, you can easily read the signs of the influence of the dominations that this beautiful city had in the course of history.
Holiday also means regenerate mind and body, detach from everyday life and find time for yourself: I’ll tell you 6 destinations for holidays in Italy where you can enjoy relaxation, good food, SPA treatments… to start again in September with more charge than ever!