Red light district, Amsterdam – Netherlands

The famous Red Light District extends between Warmoesstraat, Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburwal and perpendicular streets. It is here that behind each showcase with a red neon, day and night prostitutes wait for their customers. They are forbidden to show them nude, then they hide the minimum. Apart from that, the area is full of pubs where beer flows afloat like sex shops, including the famous Condomerie and the Museum of sex. The atmosphere is surreal because tourists of all ages and from everywhere don’t seem to really take the place seriously. We could think they believed they’re in a sexual amusement park where every night lots of buses of tourism take them there.
The district is one of the oldest in Amsterdam.

Tips

Note that it is forbidden to take a picture of the prostitutes behind the windows.
Do not miss to admire the facades of the 14th century, canals and charming alleys. It is also here that is found the oldest church in Amsterdam.
Don’t miss a visit to the Museum of Amstelkring, hiding in his attic you could find the last clandestine Church of Amsterdam.

 

Cilento sailing, Marina di Camerota, Italy

With the Association ‘Cilento sailing’ (Cilento a vela) it is possible to live the sea of Cilento, individual boats or group sailings, sailing along the coast of the Cilento, moving if you want up to the Amalfi coast or to the South, to the Aeolian Islands, stopping at the most beautiful bays and you can dive where the sea is limpid and uncontaminated.
Lunches and dinners under the stars with typical products of the Cilento as the ‘tonno alla lunga’ (tuna plate) home-made.
Excursions are accompanied by an explanation, historical and mythological side of the coast.
The host of Cilento is not a passive visitor, he will be called to perform tasks while sailing.

Tips

If you want to enjoy the quieter months, visit Marina di Camerota between April and June or between September and November. Fewer tourists and the temperatures are pleasant.
You can make the trips in a single day or organize weeks or just a weekend. Let advise yourself by the experts.
Prices and itineraries will be provided by e-mail: cilentoavela@gmail.com

Where to park in Venice?, Italy

Here are some pictures of one of the most visited cities of Italy and of the world: Venice. Quite known for its canals and the famous gondoliers, but also a pedestrian city so if you do your trip by car, you must think about where to leave the car during your stay and of course, Venice parkings are expensive.

Tips

You can park the car in Marghera, before ‘La libertà’ bridge that connects Venice to the Mainland (10 km). The car park is open 24 hours a day, the car remains on the outside and the cost is €5 per day. There, you will take the bus to Venice and you will get there in 10-15 minutes.
You can also leave the car in a parking in Mestre (located 9 km from there) for a similar price and also take the bus to Venice.