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Anna Scrigni: my Roman vacation
@annascrigni «I moved to Rome out of love 12 years ago and I’m not done exploring it yet. Maybe I will reach it this summer, as we are renovating the house, and we will not have a good trip. Anna (pictured left) began taking pictures partly out of passion and partly out of boredom (“I had become a mother quite recently and I could not travel”). Today on Instagram, she has a community of nearly 50,000 loyal followers who follow her on her trips in the company of her husband, children and Jacques, a very handsome French bulldog. “The idea of a Roman summer is a gift that I especially recommend to those who love to walk. First stop, the morning hike in Trastevere, because every time you go there you will find something new ». Anna’s latest discovery is Antica Farmacia di Santa Maria della Scala, a pharmacy that provided medicine to the poor as well as to the popes (it is hidden, and to visit it please write an email: firstname.lastname@example.org). “I have a passion for lookout points. Of course the Janiculum at sunset is wonderful, but do not miss the panoramic terrace on Vittoriano overlooking ancient Rome and Monte Mario, the city’s highest point: every time I place a picture of Piazzale Socrate, everyone will ask me, where ‘is this wonderful place, with its view of the dome of San Pietro’. But the most secret passage is the one that Anna discovered right next to the San Pietro station, in the center. A bit like in a Harry Potter novel it is first platform that once led trains to the Vatican, transformed into the promenade of the Jasmine, a pedestrian street pointing straight towards the dome. “In this early summer with its flowering plants, it is the most fragrant kilometer in the city”.
Elisa Paterlini and Luca Golinelli: a romantic nest for two
@miprendoemiportoviaThere are places that you would not imagine outside of the usual destinations. They are the favorites of Elisa & Luca, a couple in life and at work. They will try it again this summer. “All lovers should take a moment for themselves and if they have children even more,” they say. “An experience to be shared is the greatest gift that can be given. Each time it is a beautiful discovery, as well as a trick to keep the love alive.” A weekend is enough and you do not need a stratospheric budget, but the memory is invaluable.The web travel couple is passionate about design and loves to find special accommodations.He slept in small house-shaped boxes where one opens the roof and stays under the starry sky (starsbox.it/costellazione) .But stays in Mongolian yurts, wooden houses and glass bubbles in the woods are also great experiences for 2. To find these magical places, they rely on Google, Instagram and even Airbnb, which has a special section, for glamping they recommend a campsite on the outskirts of Venice, which has safari-style tents and a fairytale-like atmosphere (glampingcanonici.com) .But if your destination is Florence, they suggest staying in the Casentino forest, in a super wooden hut (Factoredicelli.it) .While you are in town, for a special evening, the Vanilla Club is waiting for you , which ends li ge into the years of prohibition, or Rasputin, which is “a place” in the Holy Spirit. These secret bars, which are now in the spotlight, have no sign and the fun is to look for them. In Rome there is Spirito, in perfect New York style, he hides in the Premiata Panineria al Pigneto and serves terrific cocktails.
Walking around Fuerteventura: Luca Ferraina
@pianetaferra Under the banner of exploration. Luca’s holiday is like this. This summer, he chose Fuerteventura, the Canary Island he has in his heart. “Tourism is booming and organizing a cheap trip has become a mirage,” he says. “In the Canary Islands, the cost of living is still low. You spend on the flight, but you get by with food and board, and even renting the car is within your pocket ». He lives in the middle of the island, in Betancuria, convenient to get around. He loves trekking and recommends – but not to do alone – the one that starts from Barranco de las Peñitas and reaches the Arco de las Peñitas (pictured right) that passes through a gorge. If you are looking for nightlife, head to Corralejo in the north. From the small port of this town you can reach Lobos Island in 30 minutes, a natural paradise for diving in crystal clear water. Luca lives in the apartment so he has a support to cook. Search for it online and then contact the facility to get the best deal. He has almost 43,000 fans on Instagram and 65,000 on TikTok, also thanks to his funny videos where he tells what to do and not to do in the places he visits. Those traveling to Fuerteventura are advised not to go to Pop Corn Beach or at least not to take away the white flask-shaped corals that fill the beach. Quintals disappear every year and it creates damage to the environment. Also do not recommend the all-inclusive formula. The island is worth discovering and you do not go there to laze, especially in the summer when the beaches are crowded. Last gem: in Puerto de los molinos, at the bottom of the black beach, Las bohemias del amour has affordable prices and the fish is very fresh.
Like Brigitte Bardot on the French Riviera: Monica Sauna
monica sauna, @iviaggidimonique
A slow journey, among villages smelling of lemons and lavender, art, botanical wonders and the sea. For Monica, Côte d’Azur is romance to a degree, but she is also fascinated by the icons that have gone through here, starting with the legendary Brigitte Bardot. “Claudia Schiffer walked past me in Saint Tropez, who had just boarded Valentino’s yacht, a scene from a movie,” she says. In summer, traffic and parking can burden you, and the more touristy places should be avoided. He recommends staying three nights near Nice and three nights near Cannes. In the hinterland of Menton you can not miss the Borgo di Èze (pronounced Eza), with the botanical garden overlooking the sea and the art galleries, and Fragonard’s laboratory where you learn how a fragrance is born. In Saint Jean Cap Ferrat you should not miss Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild overlooking the sea (book at villa-ephrussi.com), which has nine exotic gardens (pictured above). Towards Antibes, in the high-altitude town of Cagnes sur Mer, Renoir’s house is a little gem, while in Mougins you enter Picassos. Even Vence, lesser known than Saint Paul, is beautiful at sunset when they play Pétanque (French bowls) in the square and you sip a rosé. From Cannes to Port Grimaud the stretch is short: after visiting the village, go to the marina and rent a boat to explore it on the water. But if you want to take an unforgettable dive, head to Agay Bay: among the red cliffs you will find coves that are unknown to most. “The last stop is in Saint Tropez, which is super smart, but even in August you do not meet too many crowds in the village of Ramatuelle, and to get there you walk through wonderful vineyards”.
Gourmet Postcards from the Mediterranean: Sara Meschieri and Alessandro Negri
@occhiperdue «We have a flight tomorrow to Mykonos, an island that never bores us! Crowded? Not everywhere. I remember one in mid-August where I talked to my neighbors: we were 30 in total and enjoyed the transparent sea on an entire beach in the north, the wildest, begins Alessandro. He and Sara, a maxi-map of the world that decorates the walls of the house, live with the suitcase ready to leave every weekend. To the 60,000 Instagram followers and the TikTok community, they tell not only the places, but also the good food. “In Greece you eat really well. We have a passion for saganaki prawns, served in a jar of feta and tomato: very tasty! The islands are countries to explore, enjoy the sea views and the air of freedom that is inhaled there more than anywhere else. Until October, the climate can be magnificent, because in late summer, meltemia stops blowing. “For Italians who prefer to stay in the beautiful country, they suggest an unusual Sicily.” There is a road that cuts the island from Agrigento to Cefalù . We traveled it on a handful of days starting at the Punta Bianca Nature Reserve, with its rocky outcrop crashing into the ocean, magnificent but to reach by jeep, otherwise you risk getting a hole. And then stroll through the streets of the Cretto di Burri (the work dedicated to the historic center of Gibellina, destroyed by the earthquake, ed.) ». The final feeling in Geraci Siculo, a village that hosts Salto del Ventimiglia, a glass and steel footbridge that stretches meters into the void. “A restaurant in Castelbuono, Palazzaccio, has remained in our hearts, able to revisit traditional Sicilian recipes,” Sara continues. “But every village has a patisserie where you can indulge in sweet and savory gluttony. Resisting is impossible: I have not been able to give up cannoli even at the airport.”