Bačvice, Split, Croatia

Bačvice is a fairly popular beach in Split, Croatia, which is about 1 km from the city center towards the ferry port. It is a small sandy beach that usually has a lot of people because of the proximity of the port and the city center. There is a cafe on the beach and there are other cafes, bars and pizzerias not far from it. Sun umbrellas and chairs rental is also possible, but as the place is not large there are not for everyone. There are also showers out of the sea. If you prefer there is a part where you will be a bit quieter where the sand finishes and the rocks take place.

Tips

If you are on a cruise and you make a stop to visit the city, it is the closest beach to the port and you can access it by walking about 500 meters. There are no large structure, but it’s okay to enjoy a good time of sea and sun.
If you stay in Split and you want to take a good space on the sand, you have to go early because the beach is small and if there are cruise ships, the place is too crowded with tourists.

 

 

Festival of flowers, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

One of the biggest attractions of Funchal, both for tourists and residents themselves in the spring, is the festival of flowers, because flowers are at their best. Floats parade through downtown streets and perfuming the people attending to the event. It also has different troops participating in the parade to present their proposals accompanied by dances and they compose a new choreography each year. The beauty of flowers, the colorful costumes and the joy that the event represents, is a good reason to attend, it is an exuberant celebration and it’s good to know. Throughout the College is the so-called “Wall of Hope”, it is a wall where children place their flowers to build a giant wall of flowers that symbolizes the hope for a better world. You will find the streets with beautiful carpets made with flowers and the best decoration receives a prize. The party also has traditional music groups and classical music. Other performances take place and there’s a different exposure of flowers every year.

Tips

If you decide to visit Madeira at this time, you can take advantage of the offers that some hotels do when the party takes place and rent a car or motorbike to visit other places on the island.

During these days of the event, the streets are very colorful and beautiful to take pictures of the city.

From April, 19th to May, 6th 2018.

Park of Villa Pallavicino, in Stresa, Superior Lake, Italy

The park of Villa Pallavicino, in Stresa, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Superior Lake, an idyll of flora and fauna that gives the visitor a unique experience.
The original idea of the park is due to man of Neapolitan State Ruggero Bongos, who, fascinated by the Superior Lake, decided in 1855 to buy the land to build a small house. Subsequently, the family of the Marquis Pallavicino, who in 1862 took over the property, expanded it, constructed walkways, decorated the park with statues and simple home had become a beautiful neoclassical villa of the nineteenth century that stands still on the hill. It was the Marquise Louise in 1952, who completed the work by hosting animals from around the world to build an exceptional zoo.
In fact, thousands of tourists choose to visit this great park over 16 hectares. Open meadows, shady avenues and squares where the roses bloom, oleanders, magnolias, daffodils, azaleas, rhododendrons which perfectly combine the scrub forest with ancient monumental trees. The zoo, with over 40 species of animals from around the world, is the main attraction of the park: white swans, ducks, rare crested cranes, deer, silver pheasants, deer, goats, llamas, zebras, kangaroos Bennet , peacocks animate this real natural balcony overlooking Superior Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Tips

The park can be visited on payment of the ticket, there is a restaurant, a bar, a souvenir shop, a playground and several picnic areas.
The visit is available from March to October, ideal to spend a beautiful day with the whole family.