Category: Italy

11 Dream destinations after COVID-19 [part 2]

Where to go when the pandemic is over? 11 travel bloggers share their hints

By various authors

When we publish this, the world has more than 4 million official cases of COVID-19 confirmed. More than 278,000 lost their lives and 28% of that was in the United States. In Europe, where we are based, it’s not over yet, but we are starting to unconfine phase by phase and that makes our eyes sparkle again. So, where will we travel to when we can? We asked that question to travel bloggers. Spain, Sardinia, Israel, New York and so much more were included in the first part of this collab.  Now 11 bloggers share their wishes to visiting (or revisiting) other amazing destinations.

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8 Dream destinations after COVID-19 [part 1]

Where do you daydream to travel to after the pandemic? Travel bloggers share their ideas

By various authors

Not surprisingly, the travel industry is one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While Europe and other countries have international travel shut down or heavily restricted, some airlines simply stopped flying and most of us are told to, at least, practice social-distancing. However, we are still dreaming of traveling. We wish to explore the most breathtaking landscapes and enjoy glorious vacations. So at Trip Trip Now we asked travel bloggers to share their thoughts about the best places to go and to tell what can be of interest to other fellow travellers.

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The alluring chaos of Naples, Italy

Things to do in Naples (beyond the best pizza in the world) and Pompeii

Text and Photos by Vanessa Costa

After going to Palermo in Sicily, I got that little desire to continue exploring Southern Italy. So, two months after a week in Palermo, I planned a four-day trip with three of my best friends to Naples.

The idea was to visit Naples, known worldwide for its history, music (who doesn’t know Sole Mio?), for being the homeland of pizza and, not to mention, the birthplace of Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia. Apart from Naples, the plan was also to go to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city, destroyed during a major eruption of Vesuvius volcano.

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Palermo, the gateway to Sicily

Once a mafia battlefield, Palermo now is cool and charming

By Vanessa Costa (text and photos)

After visiting the main cities of Italy, I was missing the Italian islands and Sicily, especially Palermo and Catania, was on my radar as a priority destination. Finally this year I was lucky enough to go to Palermo with an architect friend who had been to the city before and wanted to return. We stayed for 7 days in Palermo, long enough to know the city, but not to know the island. Palermo is just the gateway to Sicily, an iconic region in Italy and worldwide famous in films like The Leopard (Luchino Visconti) and Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore). Unesco World Heritage site with a cultural heritage influenced by the Greeks, Romans, and Arabs, Palermo has a monumental architecture, as well as beautiful historic villages and nearby beaches to refresh your body and soul.

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