Why Italy is Great for Spring Break

By October 6, 2016Travel
Rome, the Italian Alps, and the many ski towns are all why Italy is great for Spring Break!

While it may not sound like your typical Spring Break destination, Italy is the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and cultural excursion. Ski in the Italian Alps and tour some of the most famous destinations in the world. Imagine carving your skis into the mountains near Torino where the 2006 Winter Olympics were held or shushing through the Dolomites – one of the most popular ski destinations on the planet. On those days off you can rest and rejuvenate in world-class spas or take an excursion to Venice, Milan or even Rome.

You have the time off and, if you’re in college, you’re close to being in the real world so spend your free week to head to a bucket list destination that will give you memories and pictures to last a lifetime.

Skiing in Italy

The Dolomites

Welcome to 12 ski valleys and over 450 lift facilities to get you around the mountains. The Dolomites encompass the biggest ski area in the world and includes some of the most charming Italian villages and towns. You’ll love to explore when not on the slopes. The views of the mountains are nothing short of spectacular and the skiing is some of the best you’ll encounter.

Italian Alps

The Alps stretch across eight countries in Europe and provide the perfect backdrop to a skier’s day.

Dolomites of Italy

Spend your spring break in Italy’s Dolomite mountains.

 

Ski Towns

What’s a ski vacation without a charming ski town? Gain access to restaurants, shopping, and the ability to mingle with the locals.  Many have a very rich history including Bressanone (or Brixen as it is called in German) where the first human settlement of 10,000 years ago is located; it’s also considered the cultural and artistic capitol of the Dolomites.

Cities to Visit in Italy on Spring Break

While you can’t beat the skiing, a trip to Italy will be filled with the desire to see some of the most iconic cities in history.

Rome

What’s there to say about Rome? Home to the Colosseum, Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the recently restored Trevi Fountain for starters. You’re also near the Vatican! There’s the Capitoline Museums dating back to 1471 which are the oldest public museums and plenty of eating and drinking tours to satisfy anyone’s appetite to taste the local’s version of Italian cuisine.  Off the beaten path is a Gladiator School where, yes, you get to learn how to be a gladiator!

Ruins of the Roman forum.

The Roman Forum is famous not only for housing an ancient government but also as the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death.

Florence

Home to Michelangelo’s David and considered the Cradle of Renaissance, Florence is where you can see some of the world’s best museums, palaces and cathedrals. Between snapping pictures of just about everything, you can enjoy some gelato and browse the leather markets for fashionable options. With plenty of sightseeing tours to explore the architecture, statues and bridges, you’ll be seeing incredible historic sights every step you take.

Painted ceiling in Florence, Italy

Art like this is common in Florence. It was the birthplace of the Renaissance, after all.

Naples

The center of Naples is known as Centro Storico. The sheer size and scope of it is jaw-dropping.  It’s an expansive area of architecture and history and a destination where the pope is a regular visitor. Almost any place in Italy is sure to have excellent food. However, Naples is known as one of the best because of the region’s soil. In fact, some of the best pizza, coffee, seafood, pasta and desserts come right out of this region.

View of Mount Vesuvius - Naples, Italy

Enjoy a romantic dinner with a view of Mount Vesuvius – the site of the famous eruption that buried Pompeii.

Milan

If you have any remote interest in fashion and design then Milan is sure to be a bucket list destination. But more than fashion, Milan is home to world-renowned La Scala Opera Theater, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls.

Choose Italy for Spring Break

What’s there to say about Italy that you may not already know? The things is, it makes for an exciting and incredible destination for Spring Breakers looking for European adventure. March and April are off-peak tourist seasons so there are less crowds. Additionally, tour packages are generally less expensive.

Jaya Travel will plan out a remarkable vacation in Italy. Fill your days with skiing, sight-seeing, and tours of this marvelous country.

The dream vacation to Italy is within reach. Take advantage of amazing fares! Experience this bucket list destination with your friends and family. Don’t wait til everyone heads out into the post-collegiate real world.

Call Jaya Travel to book today!

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