Fancy getting away this spring? What a great idea! Here is a list of destinations that are perfect for travelling in spring to enjoy the good weather.
The cities are starting to wake up after a long winter: longer days, milder temperatures, the trees are flowering... It’s a great time to get away! Read on to get some inspiration...
1. Florence in spring
A route through Tuscany in spring? Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? You can start by visiting the beautiful city of Florence and seeing the sights: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. Then you can leave the city and discover the most authentic Tuscany by travelling round its small towns: Chianti (famous for its wine), Monteriggioni, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, etc. Celebrate the arrival of spring under the Tuscan sun!
2. Amsterdam in spring
We all know that Holland is the land of tulips, but have you ever seen those endless fields of flowers with your own eyes? Don’t miss your chance this spring! In April the Tulip Festival takes place in Amsterdam and no less than 500,000 tulips adorn the streets, buildings and monuments. However, the largest exhibition of tulips can be found in Keukenhof, 35 km from the city.
3. Paris in spring
Paris is the city of love all year round, but in spring it becomes especially romantic. The grey and rainy days are a thing of the past and the streets and gardens are bursting with colour. It’s the perfect time of year to go for walks and enjoy a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens, Champs de Mars or Tuileries Gardens. But don’t just stay in the city – there is no shortage of places to visit in the areas surrounding the city!
4. London in spring
London is amazing all year round, even when the weather isn’t the best. So imagine all the things you can do in spring when the sun comes out! A picnic in Greenwich Park, open-air theatre in Regent’s Park, Notting Hill Carnival… There’s so much to do in London in spring!
5. Seville in spring
There’s a popular song that says that “Seville has a special colour”. And this is especially true in spring! The flowers are in full bloom – bougainvillea, jacaranda, orange blossom – and the April Fair takes place. You may have heard that you should go with one of the locals to the fair so they can take you to the “casetas” (privately owned marquees). But if you don’t happen to know any locals, don’t worry because you can still go down to the fairground and enjoy flamenco music, see the people clad in traditional costumes (women wear flamenco dresses, men wear suits), and you’re sure to find somewhere to eat ham and drink fino wine and rebujito.