by Jacopo Cazzaniga
Are you looking for some nice idea to spend a pleasant weekend with your family? Halldis Discover offers to you the top 5 best destinations to enjoy a wonderful holiday, featuring amusement parks and exhibitions, snow slopes and good food, passing through old towns and breathtaking views to be discovered!
1. LAKE GARDA AND GARDALAND
Lake Garda, Europe’s largest lake by extension, annually attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. It owes its success to its temperate climate, the goodness of its culinary tradition and the colors that engender its unforgettable landscape … Among the many villages in the area, the charming hamlet of Sirmione is definitely worth a visit. Sirmione’s Della Scala Castle is one of the lake fortification remains best preserved in the world.
The beautiful surroundings of Lake Garda include the Gardaland amusement park, which will make the joy of children and adults. Be ready for roller coaster rides, water games and 4D cinema to live a day of unbridled fun!
2. PONTE DI LEGNO IN SUMMER AND WINTER
Ponte di Legno is a small municipality located in Val Camonica, near the Tonale Pass (1,257 m a.s.l.), renowned throughout northern Italy for the quality of its ski slopes and facilities equipped with next-generation technologies. Ponte di Legno is the perfect destination for a fabulous ski holiday to find peace surrounded by nature and take advantage of the mountain gastronomic traditions, with hot chocolate and polenta enjoyed at high altitude….
The Tonale Pass is home to the Adamello Ski resort, whose wonderful slopes stretch for over 100 km across the upper Val Camonica. The resort houses the Ponte-Tonale ski school, comprising highly trained ski instructors who, in the past, have performed on the slopes of the most important international championships. And for the little ones, there is also a Baby Park, where even absolute beginners can have fun!
3. MILAN BETWEEN THE CATHEDRAL AND BRERA
Suitable for every season, Milan is a real European city that has much to offer to those looking for fun, those who yearn to visit an art gallery and those for whom shopping is paramount, not to mention the culinary side of things, among historical restaurants and traditional risotto with saffron. In the shadow of the Cathedral, we find one of Italy’s most beautiful historical centers, which livens up every year for the Christmas holidays with lights and bustling activities.
The Brera district in the center of Milan is one of the most famous in the world; it was once home to distinguished artists, and today to the Art Gallery, where it is possible to admire wonderful works by Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, Rubens and Rembrandt. The Brera district lends itself to a wonderful aperitif along its busiest streets.
Bologna is a city to be seen at any cost, a part of a short holiday in Italy. It features a magic historic center, the oldest university in the world, and a world-renowned culinary tradition. There are so many things to discover in Bologna and enjoy the city as residents would. If you are looking for advice, why not try to consult our guide on the seven secrets of Bologna?
A tour must include a visit to the legendary towers, including the Asinelli Tower. On Piazza Maggiore, we find the statue of Neptune, which can be admired from different points of view. Near the Palazzo del Podestà there are ancient arcades under which one can find shelter; outside of the city walls, the beautiful hills of Bologna offer the perfect venue from which to enjoy views of the city. Visiting Bologna in search of the 7 Secrets is a real treasure hunt …
5. THE GREAT BEAUTY OF ROME
Rome is not only the capital of Italy, but a city where it is possible to breathe history at every street corner. It is a real open air museum where getting lost is the best part. With monuments and fountains, spectacular views and gigantic parks to catch one’s breath, Rome has something for everyone, young and old. Our suggestion is to explore the city by visiting the seven hills on which stands the Eternal City, the real star of the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty.
From the Orange Garden stretching over the Aventine Hill, the Monti district which runs between the Esquilino and Viminale Hills, passing through the Palatine Hile all began, as legend has it. Finally, you cannot overlook a visit to the Quirinal Hill, including the beautiful stables rich in works of art, and one to the Capitol, the seat of the municipality of Rome.