Often the succession of long days full of commitments is literally flying weeks and months with the result of arriving unprepared to various holidays and bridges that characterize the spring months, losing interesting opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
If, then, because of your pace too hectic, and the complicity of a spring-like climate rather unstable, you have not yet thought of where to spend the 25th of April Bridge, discover our original proposals for a break at the last minute.
You can opt for few days of holiday in close contact with nature in the unspoilt Valley of Zillertal in the austrian Tyrol, or to give you a first taste of summer in Nice, finding the time to visit some of the most beautiful villages of the hinterland of the Côte d’azur.
Another unusual idea is to treat yourself to a day on the Lake of Constance to admire the architectural beauties of this city and then immerse yourself in a world of scents and colours onthe Island of Mainau, where you can admire the flowering of hundreds of thousands of tulips and orchids, or you can discover glimpses of the ligurian such as those offered by the Plans of Invrea and Varazze.
Last, but not less interesting idea last minute for the Bridge of 25 April, to converse, to Bologna among romantic walks under the arcades and a visit to the FIG tree, where you can taste the many excellences of the Italian agricultural and food.
Discover, then, 5 destinations last minute for the journey of the Bridge of 25 April 2019 according to the type of holiday that you are looking for.
- Holiday green: the Zillertal Valley, Tyrol
- Holiday couple: Nice and the Côte d’azur
- Cultural holiday:the Constance Lake and Mainau Island
- Family vacation: Varazze Plans Invrea
- Holiday in the city: Bologna and the FIG tree
1 – The Zillertal Valley, Austrian Tyrol,
An original idea to treat yourself to a Bridge of 25 April, green for the nature lovers is to choose as destination the beautiful valley of Zillertal, a corner of paradise just 40 km from Innsbruck, in the austrian Tyrol.
The greater part of the territory of this valley is part of the natural Park of the high mountain Zillertal Alps, the largest protected area in the alps and the sustainability of environmental and tourism with a low impact are a true believe that they have allowed for the preservation of landscapes that seem to come from a book of fairy tales.
During a break in the valley of Zillertal, you can enjoy the quiet of its fantastic nature, indulged in long walks on foot or mountain bike, visit to the waterfall Schleier high 91 meters, take a scenic trip on the historic Zillertalbahn, a steam railway that has a carriage adorned with approximately 62,000 Swarovski crystals and then relax at the thermal Baths of Fügen. This spa area offers a large pool with water at 34 degrees, and a water slide 133 meter for the enjoyment of children or those who love to experience adrenaline-pumping.
- Where to sleep in the Zillertal Valley: the Sport-und Wellnesshotel Held, a hotel has just been renovated with natural materials and extremely elegant, ideal for a holiday between the adults. Its amenities include a huge spa area of 4.000 m2 with swimming-pool outdoor heated swimming pool, waterfall, natural swimming pond and gym.
For those who prefer a family vacation, the alternative is theAlpine Zillertal as a family hotel with swimming pools with slides and play areas for the children but also a spa for adults. These hotels are located in Fügen.
2 – Nice, and the villages of the Côte d’azur
A perfect destination to organize the 25th of April Bridge at the last minute is Nice in the Côte d’azur. This beautiful city situated between the sea and the sky offers a long pebble beach where you can relax enjoying the first rays of the sun, a lively pedestrian area where enjoy a bit of shopping and a picturesque old town, the Vieille Nice, where you browse among the stalls of the flower market and then enjoy a pastis in one of the many bars that overlook the narrow alleys.
Nice is also a destination strategic from which to explore the beautiful villages of the hinterland of the Côte d’azur, Èze Village where you can enjoy breathtaking views on the shore at Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a place loved by many artists and vips, where you can walk among the picturesque and romantic streets of stone up to the Maeght Foundation. Here are exhibited some of the works of the major painters of the Nineteenth century and of the Twentieth century such as Matisse, Monet and Chagall.
- Where to sleep in Nice, Nice Garden Hotel, a comfortable hotel located 300 metres from the seafront, surrounded by a lush garden with orange trees or The Réserve de Beaulieu Hôtel & Spa, Beaulieu-sur-Mer 5 km from Nice, a charming hotel that offers luxurious surroundings and common spaces, including a large swimming pool, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea.
3 – The Constance Lake and Mainau Island
A destination less frequented by tourists but very interesting for its scenic beauty and attractions on offer is the Lake Constance, a vast expanse of water nestled between Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Lake Constance is an ideal destination if you want to spend a Bridge of the 25 April to the discovery of picturesque landscapes in the lake from nordic atmosphere, but, also, of the places where you have written important pages of medieval history. Constance has elected a Pope, has signed a landmark peace treaty, and in every corner you can admire buildings, monuments, and churches that illustrate the political and economic role of the foreground covered for a long time.
After a quick dip in the history, you can enjoy all the beauty of the awakening of nature along this lake, and a not to be missed for lovers of flowers is theisland of Mainau, also known as the island of flowers. Here all the years at the foot of the castle that dominates, they bloom between march and April 250 thousand tulips and 20 thousand orchids, between June and July of 9,000 roses and then between September and October is the time of the riot of colors and the smell of over 12,000 dahlias.
The Mainau island is accessible by boat in less than 30 minutes thanks to its beautiful location, a small country where there have been found lake-dwellings dating back to the bronze age, declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the Unesco.
- Where to sleep near the Lake of Constance: Hotel Graf Zeppelin, hotel in the historic centre of the city housed in a building of the Nineteenth century, or the Bodensee-Hotel Sonnenhof has a modern and comfortable hotel from where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the lake. This hotel offers its guests a large spa center and a swimming pool.
4 – Varazze Plans Invrea
If for the 25th of April Bridge you want to enjoy a break away from home, without, however, undertake long journeys, you can always opt for a destination such as the classic the beautiful Varazze in Liguria by adding some novelty to your program.
An example of that? You might take advantage of a morning or an afternoon and cloudy to enjoy a stroll to the Plans of Invrea, a fraction of Varazze crossed by the lungomare Europa seaside Promenade that leads to Cogoleto and enjoy breathtaking views of the sea crashing along the rocky coastline.
- Where to sleep in Varazze: Hotel Coccodrillo is a modern hotel with a swimming pool located 200 metres from the sea in the marina area or the Savoy Hotel, a charming hotel with a long history, located directly on the beach and has a large terrace where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner while enjoying a spectacular view.
5 – Bologna and the FIG tree
Another original idea for a organize a 25 April Bridge last minute treat yourself to a break in Bologna to enjoy the architectural wonders of this city and a visit to the FIG tree, the Park of the largest Food in the world.
During a stay in Bologna you can take romantic walks to admire the Piazza Grande, the heart of the city, the Basilica of San Petronio, the fifth largest church in the world, the Tower of the Asinelli and Garisenda towers that make the skyline, and then walk along the arcades of San Luca, long 4 km, which lead in the top of the Hill of the Guard up to the Basilica of the Madonna of San Luca.