Travel to Europe 2022: Ibiza, Germany, Venice, Corsica

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There is an old saying that has spread widely all around the world. It says: travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Well, it is so true. In today’s post, we will share with you the most picturesque and memorable places to visit in Europe. Are you ready?

Ibiza and Formentera Islands in Spain

Ibiza and Formentera are the islands located near the eastern coast of Spain. They belong to the Balearic archipelago, which consists of 4 large islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in the Balearic sea. If you have never been to Ibiza, make plans to come on vacation here. Many people fall in love with this place, and come back every year. It is called “Ibiza Virus”. The season starts in May and in October all party clubs are already closed.

The nature of Ibiza Island is amazing, so if you are not a party girl, just rent a car and tour the Island. There are about 80 beaches on Ibiza Island. They are perfect for snorkeling. Travel to Es Vedra, Portinatx in the north, San Antonio in the west. The most gorgeous beaches in Ibiza are: Cap Blanc, Benirras, Ses Salines, Talamanca, Playa d’en Bossa, Pous de LIeo, Cala Pada, Cala Jondal, Cala Tarida, Portinatx, Sol d’en Serra, San Miguel. Find your own favorites.

If you want to spend your holidays on Caribbean-style beaches, travel to Formentera Island. You will reach it by boat from Ibiza. Everything is more expensive in Formentera, but it is worth to find accommodation there.

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Ibiza, Es Vedra

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Formentera Island / Image by stephanie prato from Pixabay

Romantic places in Germany

Have you ever been to Germany? Germans have more than just good cars. You will find the most beautiful and romantic spots here. Print a map and save the locations for your trip: Lichtenstein Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle and Marienbruke, Zugspitze, Forchheim, Schiltach, Endingen, Solitude Castle, Ludwigsburg, Bad Säckingen, Triberg Waterfalls, Mummelsee, Lotharpfad, Schluchsee, Donauquelle, Allerheiligen Wasserfäll, Regensburg, Bamberg, Fussen, Chiemsee lake, Obersee lake, Hintersee lake and Ramsau, Königssee lake, Alpsee lake, Eibsee lake. You can rent a car and drive through the Romantic road from Munich to Frankfurt or take the German Alpine road. Enjoy!

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Ramsau / Image by LoveForDetails from Pixabay

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Mummelsee – Black forest / Image by Andreas Göllner from Pixabay

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Triberg Waterfalls / Image by Juergen Laakmann from Pixabay

Lago di Como, Italy

Lake Como is itself a movie star. Many scenes of Ocean’s Twelve, 007 Casino Royale, The Other Man, Murder Mystery, The Moon by the Lake, Garden of Pleasure by Alfred Hitchcock were filmed here. This is a place of breathtaking beauty. In front of you, you see a lake, mountains, some of which are decorated with snow hats.

You can get here easily. Catch a train from Milan Centrale Station. Trains frequently run between 4 a.m. – 11 p.m. There are high-speed trains that do not stop in every town. You should note the train station you need before jumping in. 

You can buy train tickets at train stations or ticket machines. Don’t forget to put your ticket in the yellow composter when you board the train. Visit Lecco, Piani d’Erna, Varenna, Bellagio, Mandello del Lario, Lierna.

If you want to watch the lovely coast and explore the lake by water – take the boat. The ship sails from the port. The adult admission price for all day is 15 Eu. The boat stops in Varrena, Bellagio, Menaggio, Cadenabbio. You can get off the boat in the town you want to explore and jump into another with the same ticket. If you are already here, stop at Gelateria and try Italian Ice-cream.

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Image by EzPzPics from Pixabay

Venice, Italy

This city is built on the water. Venice is a really unique place. It is famous for its waterways and bridges. Venice has over 117 small islands and 150 canals. The islands are connected by 400 bridges. You can explore the city only by boat or on foot. Venice is the capital of the Veneto region, located in the lagoon formed by the Gulf of Venice in northeastern Italy. Since 1987 it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

You can travel to Venice by train or car. If you drive from Bergamo Airport to Venice, the motorway charges are around 15 Eur. When you get to Venice, the first thing you need to do is find parking. There are a number of options: 1) park the car on the mainland in San Giuliano (12 EUR per day) and take a bus to the Island – 1.5 EUR, travel time 10 minutes, or 2) leave the car in Tronchetto (21 EUR per day) or 3)in the closest parking lot Piazzale Roma (24-29 EUR per day).

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Image by Neil Morrell from Pixabay

Corsica, France

Corsica is unlike any island in the Mediterranean. You’ll see snow-capped mountains that descend directly into the sea in the western part of the Island, spectacular serpentines winding along their slopes, unique architecture, palm trees and cacti blooming in the courtyards. And although it officially belongs to France, don’t even think of calling the Corsicans French. Their language and culture are completely different from the time when the country belonged to both the Pisa and later the Genoa republics.

In the 18th century, Corsica was annexed by France, and the struggle for independence still runs in the blood of the Corsican people. The French language is painted on almost all road signs, especially those off the main roads. Besides this, a real Corsican has the symbol on his car number plate. It is above the letter F (France) – a white bandanna-wrapped Moorish head.

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Corsica / Image by Macmaus from Pixabay

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Take a ferry or plain

You can travel to Corsica by plane. It has four airports: Ajaccio (AJA), Figari Sud Corse (FSC), Bastia (BIA) and Calvi (CLY). If you drive, you can take a ferry in Livorno to Bastia, Corsica. Order the ferry ticket before the trip. It costs about 115 euros to leave the ferry first with 2 adults, 1 kid, and a priority car.

If you travel to Corsica, once you get off the ferry in Bastia, drive north towards Cape Corse. There are peaceful fishing towns on the east side, but the coastal road on the west side downhill from Centuri commune to Saint-Florent is instantly overwhelming – as long as you keep a reasonable speed, it won’t be dangerous. This road was amazing. We traveled across Europe, and what we saw here was one of the best experiences. I was blown away by the beauty of the island.

In addition, the island is surrounded by Genoa’s defensive towers. They surround the entire coast of the Island and almost 70 of them are still standing. In just one hour, fire alarms warning of danger could travel around the entire island.

Places to visit

You can visit the beautiful city of Bonifacio. You will find Acupulata – a turtle reserve here. Several thousand reptiles live in the 2-hectare mountain area. And not just any, but the impressive size of the Galapagos, these nearly extinct species of turtle live up to 100 years and weigh up to 300 kilograms), the horrible-looking predatory Caiman turtles, and everything else from small to mower-sized.

When we returned from Corsica, we dreamed of a crunchy French baguette, a mouth-watering croissant, a delicious and exotic spiced fig jam, soft, fresh, firm, ripe and savory goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses and, of course, wine. We missed the views, the sense of freedom, that you feel while looking at the sea. For all this – good food and special emotions – it is worth visiting this beautiful Island again…

Madeira, Spain

Let’s start with the fact that Madeira is Cristiano Ronaldo’s hometown. Madeira is a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean, which is covered in flowers all year round, so there is never a shortage of greenery and color. It’s worth visiting Madeira at any time of the year. Take a week or two to explore it. This direction is more suitable for those who love active travel or at least for those who like to combine active leisure with lying by the pool. You can hike to Vereda dos Balcoes or to Vereda do Pico Ruivo, Vereda da Ponta de Sao Lourenco, swim in the lava pool, visit the tropical farmer’s market, Madeira Botanical garden, Vereda do Chao dos Lauros, Miradouro do Veu da Noiva, Piscinas Naturais do Seixal and many more.

The most famous Madeira beaches are: Farmosa (Praia Formosa), Katera beach (Praia da Calheta), Machico (Machico). You can visit Porto Santo Island. The ferry will take you there, and you can enjoy the beach there.

Food in Madeira

Black scabbard fish is the most popular seafood in Madeira. It is served everywhere, usually with fried bananas. Next door to the market, the marble-fronted Snack Bar Coca Cola serves a legendary sandwich that squeezes scabbard fish marinated with onions and vinegar into a bolo do caco – a typical Madeiran flat loaf. You should try Madeira wines.

Madeira has the highest sea cliff in Europe. You can step onto Cabo Girao’s glass-floored viewing platform and gaze down 1,900 feet to the Atlantic rollers below. The cape is a lump of black rock looming over Camara de Lobos. You’ll enjoy amazing sunsets in this place.

Choose the place you like the most and grab the best deals on cheap flights. It takes a lot of work to plan a trip. But you can do it. Trust me, it’s worth it. Good Luck!

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Madeira / Image by pixelRaw from Pixabay

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Madeira / Image by Kalle H. from Pixabay


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