Weekend escapes in Europe
Published: 08 January 2015
This Nordic country in Northern Europe makes for a wonderful holiday. Offering forests and lakes as far as the eyes can see, open unspoiled landscapes throughout the year and a colourful capital; Helsinki, this is a great destination to visit, especially for a chilly adventure.
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The Amalfi Coast in Italy is beautiful and attracts thousands each year for holidays and weekend breaks. Amalfi, the main town on this UNESCO-listed coastline, is a cluster of gorgeous villas that spill down the cliffs to the fishing port and beach below. Known to inspire various poets, artists and many millionaires, this region is wonderful and has been seducing visitors for years. Take a stroll through olive groves, lemon terraces, fisherman’s dwellings and white washed villages all against the shimmering azure sea. Visit the colourful town centre which is bursting with charming cafes, restaurants and designer boutiques. An ideal place for a long weekend!
A trip to Greece’s capital city Athens will leave you fascinated by the wonders of both modern and ancient Greece. Explore the vast number of ancient treasures this majestic city offers and visit attractions such as the legendary Parthenon and several Greek temples. Athens, which translates to Athína in Greek, holds the true essence of Greece. Be it the ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the grime or old versus new. A rewarding experience is granted to those who explore the ancient lands here. And if you want to combine this with some time out, head to the beach for some relaxation!
Presenting a delightful blend of old and new, Vienna is a wonderful city to visit and is best known as the the main stomping grounds for the Habsburg rulers during the Austro-Hungarian Empire rule. Although that era is long gone, the remnants provide a spectacular view and memory. When it comes to the arts, the glories of the past are particularly timeless, thanks to the strong cultural legacy carried on by the locals. Many artistic geniuses including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, and Gustav Klimt are cherished here. Travel here and you will find a charm and grace that sets this city apart from rivals! Perfect for a weekend break this year.
Naples was created like a great melodramatic scene, surrounded by a beautiful bay of peaceful waters. The fascinating city is steeped in history and some of Europe’s most breath-taking scenery awaits you. Situated between a gorgeous coastline and Mount Vesuvius, Naples is vibrant, full of gorgeous piazzas, wonderful cafes & restaurants and excellent shopping. Spend time wandering through the crowded streets; a true experience in outdoor theatre. Stop for an espresso coffee and watch the world go by or indulge in an original Neapolitan pizza, delicious! The locals have a zest for life that is second to none and this city is ideal for a long weekend away.
A weekend break can leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to go again. It is so important to take time out for yourself and re-charge those batteries. Wherever you are lucky enough to escape to, remember to take your Flexicover travel insurance with you. Safe travels!
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