Whether you are roaming in Europe or just in need of an holiday, Easter is the perfect occasion to take a break from your routine. You feel already the itch to pack your suitcase and head off to the airport, but you haven’t decided where to go yet. The time available for this break is limited to a few days for the majority of full time workers, and the distance plays a big role on the destination’s decision. On top, you don’t want to compromise on your tick-list: weather, relax, fun time, attractions, events.
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered: I give you here the top 3 destinations where to spend your next Easter and avoid disappointment.
With direct flights from London and other major airports in Europe, you can make Catania your next Easter’s break, this year. Located on the east side of Sicily, Catania gives you the best choice in terms of weather, food, and tradition. With an average of 20-25 Celsius degrees, you can be lucky enough to find the right temperature to even swim in the Sicilian blue waters. Catania can be easily visited in 2 days: from the baroque old town to the long seafront. With its characteristic fish market, this city will please you with the proper Sicilian taste. The best city to enjoy both the sea and the Vulcan (Etna is at only 30 minutes by car), and also amazing food and folklore.
Via Etnea, the heart of the city, is a good option for shopping and to have a history lesson. Don’t forget to try the “Granita”: a traditional sort of sorbet that comes in various flavors, accompanied with a delicious and soft brioche. Last but not least, if you will encounter fruit street vendors, stop and have a chat with them: they have always funny facts to share.
For local events in Catania, check here : Carpe Diem
The Capital of Andalusia, and famous for Flamenco, Seville is a great alternative for your Easter break. A small reality with a lot to offer. Among its attractions, the city counts 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Alcazar Palace, The Cathedral and The General Archives of the Indies. This city will catch your attention with its beautiful sites such as the modern “Las Setas”, Plaza de Espana, The Gold Tower and much more.
I personally love to have nice picnic by the river in Triana and to enjoy a breathtaking city view from the top of “Giralda”. Very important: when it’s 5 o clock in Seville, the streets will fill up with locals having their “Happy hour”: what’s better than joining them for a nice glass of Tinto with tapas!?
For more local info about Seville check here VisitSevilla
With more visitors each year, Bucharest has become a pulsing destination in East Europe. Hosting the biggest Parliament in Europe, only second to the White House in the US, Bucharest can be a real surprise for your Easter. Lots to do, from a nice day stroll in Lipscani the Old town, to a visit to “Dimitrie Gusti” a Museum dedicated to Historical Romanian villages.
The weather can vary from 15 to 20 degrees, but being not humid you can still have a pleasant walk to Bucharest biggest park ” Herastrau“: the perfect place where to rest after a busy, visiting the buzzing city. Note that, Romania celebrates the Orthodox Easter, falling this year on the 28th of April.
For more info about Romanian Ester click here : Timeanddate