Tourists hoping to create the famous ice cream scene from Roman Holiday are in for some disappointment.
The city of Rome has banned people from sitting on the Spanish Steps, a popular tourist destination, and doing so could earn visitors up to a €400 fine, or about $450, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
While the rule is one of several meant to “guarantee decorum” that took effect in July, police officers began patrolling the monument for violators this week.
For all the charm of a far-away island or a sultry jungle wilderness, when it comes to travel, long-haul isn’t necessarily the most appealing option any more. Whether it’s the debate surrounding the flight-shaming movement or the uncertainty of Brexit that has us pinned to home turf, there are more reasons than ever before to staycation.
But staying put doesn’t have to mean staying sedentary. Here’s how you can embark on a great adventure without even leaving the country.
Summer, winter, or in between, Rome hotels should be considered as a much-needed layer of insulation from the tumble of Roman life. Which can be difficult, in terms of urban services being infamously less than ideal. The rule in Rome is to enjoy. But also trust your concierge to help you avoid trekking for miles after visiting the Forum and you can’t find a taxi back to your hotel.
Here are some of the best the Eternal City has to offer.
Copenhagen is not unlike its Swedish sister, Malmö, just across the bridge. But somehow the city’s tenuous land ties to the remote sea-washed reaches of northern Germany make it just that much more of an island refuge—official “Big Germany” happens far to the south and “Big Scandinavia” happens on the other side of the bridge, across the water. Copenhagen is its own small, intense thing, very much not Germany, but not quite Scando-land, either.
Its hotels are delightfully iconoclastic as well.
Tourists will no longer be able to flock and gawk at the infamous attractions of Amsterdam’s red-light district through any official guided tours, effective Jan. 1 of next year. City officials have moved to end both free and paid tours of the historic area as increasing droves of visitors are reportedly “not respectful” to sex workers on the clock.
The news was announced by Amsterdam’s deputy mayor in a statement earlier this week.
It’s the Chrysler Building of beaches: instantly recognisable but nevertheless thrilling and heart-lifting. La Concha is the most beautiful urban beach in Spain: a scallop of cream sand and sparkling sapphire waters with forested headlands, an island – Santa Clara – and a peppering of boats. The belle-époque seafront dates back to days of long summer residencies, when children ate separately and hotels were plushly carpeted; but today’s city is vibrant and cool. La Concha is flanked by two smaller beaches: Ondarreta is almost a continuation to the west (ending in Eduardo Chillada’s Wind Comb sculpture); Zurriola, beyond the Kursaal Palace in Gros, is popular with surfers.
Stay La Pensión del Mar (doubles from €45 room-only) also in Gros, is friendly and affordable. For a few euros more, Sansebay (doubles from €70 room only) offers contemporary chic and La Concha views.
As we know, Ibiza is known for its beauty and famous tourist attractions. It is known as the third largest Island in the country. The place is filled with various kinds of attractions and is very well-known for its tourist spots and holiday resorts.
The place has a history and that is the reason how the name was derived. There are several number of Islands which were named by the Romans and the Greeks. The location of the Island provides much benefits to the side areas and also to the country which made it the most famous trading port. It has wide trade relationships with other countries which helped the country to grow economically.
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The city has etched a remarkable position for itself in the course of the World War II. The city’s resilience has earned it the title of the “Hero City” as it bravely combatted the German forces in the Battle of Stalingrad. Successful in making the German Army retreat, the city endured heaps of wounds in the whole process. And, this is well reflected in the prominent war attractions lining the city. One will never get enough of exploring the details of how the war panned out and what role the city played in surviving the wrath of it. There are museums and galleries in abundance to essay it all.
The city founded in 1589 is culturally quite affluent. The locals celebrate and hold high their deep rooted beliefs in the Russian culture. The many festivals are a living proof of it. The city has currently settled with the name of Volgograd but it has changed a few times since its birth. The city leaves a lasting impression on visitors with not just its intriguing war history but also for being an aesthetically pleasing city. Hop-on a last minute flight to Volgograd and let it serenade you with some heroic songs.