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6 Destinations to travel in Easter holidays 2022 [Without Restrictions]

Restrictions are easing, temperatures are rising and the desire to travel is making itself felt… but where to go for Easter 2022? offers you 6 Easter destinations far from tampons and quarantines, perfect to be reached safely on the weekend of April 16-18.

6 Destinations to travel in Easter holidays 20222 [Without Restrictions]

From the picturesque houses of the island of Procida, Capital of Italian Culture 2022, to the romantic fiery sunsets of Jamaa el Fna Square in Marrakech, passing through the lush tulip gardens and the latest contemporary art exhibitions, this article suggests some Easter destinations close and easy to reach with short and fairly cheap flights.

1. Naples and Procida, Italy

The aroma of coffee in the alleys of the historic center, the tradition of the typical casatiello, and the mild April climate are valid reasons for choosing Naples as your favorite Easter destination. After enjoying a warm pastry from the Sfogliatella Mary in Galleria Umberto, start your walking tour of the Neapolitan capital and head towards the Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara, which will fill your eyes with the vegetable festoons of its hand-painted majolica, a hymn to the spring that has just blossomed and to the wisest craftsmanship. With a few steps, you reach the nearby Sansevero Chapel and admire the Veiled Christ, one of the most incredible life-size marble statues in the world. Then go down into the bowels of the city to discover Underground Naples and once on the surface fill your stomach with a "wallet pizza", to fold in four and hold in your hands ... perfect for spending little and not wasting time at the table.

Our advice, once in Naples, is to take advantage of a trip to the Campania archipelago, towards Procida. Where to go at Easter 2022 if not in the Italian Capital of Culture of 2022Marina Grande will be the gateway to this small world made of steep ups and downs, pastel houses, and crystalline bays. The island of Arturo by Elsa Morante, set of the film Il Postino with Massimo Troisi, is a spectacle of only 16 sq km: start your visit from Terra Murata, the highest point on the island, and enjoy a unique postcard view!

2. Ibiza, Spain

After two years of hiatus due to the spread of the pandemic, the most festive island of all the Balearics returns to dance inviting the wildest travelers to greet the arrival of summer with the opening of the most famous clubs in the world. Superclubs such as Amnesia, Pacha, Ushuaïa, and DC10 open their doors between April and May but as early as Easter they start to warm the spirits with parties and private parties, for a season that already promises to be crackling.

Apart from clubbing, the island of Ibiza is also a perfect destination for lovers of the beautiful sea, relaxation and wild nature, just stay away from the Playa den Bossa area, the most touristic, and point the compass elsewhere. Before going to find the hippie corners of the Spanish island, we advise you not to miss Alt Vila, the oldest part of Eivissa, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historic crossroads of peoples (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Muslims), the Upper Town is a treasure chest to be visited without haste, for a journey that starts from the drawbridge of the rastrillo through the Portal de ses Taules, until you reach the highest point that offers a fabulous view through the ancient walls. Phoenician villages such as Sa Caleta, crystalline beaches such as Cala Bassa, Cala Comte and Cala Vedella, hippie markets such as Las Dalias, and breathtaking sunsets such as those to be admired in Es Vedrà from the Torre des Savinar will make you experience a truly special Easter 2022.

3. Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, France

Where to go at Easter 2022 if you love vibrant cities? In Marseille, why not! The French writer Jean-Claude Izzo wrote: “ Marseille is not a city for tourists. There is nothing to see. Its beauty cannot be photographed. It is shared. Here, you have to take sides. Passionate. " Then fall in love with the charm of this Provençal city, a cauldron of cultures from around the world, the perfect destination for those who love the mixture of peoples, languages ​​and religions. Enjoy the rhythm of its markets, the flavor of its fish soup (the “ bouillabaisse “, to try the Chez Michel ), and the design of its museums designed by archistars.

Start your tour from the artistic district of Le Panier, photograph the clothes hanging in the sun and the colorful murals scattered around every corner and then stock up on the typical “ navettes ”, delicious Provencal biscuits with an orange blossom flavor. Explore sensational museums such as the MUCEM , the Musée des Civilizations d'Europe et de la Méditerranée , designed by Rudy Ricciotti and Roland Carta , and finally reach Le Corbusier's modern Cité Radieuse . But remember that the heart of the ville beats strongly in the Vieux Port, where the market takes place in the morning ( Quai des Belges), whose fish stalls are reflected in Norman Foster's "canopy", an artificial sky mirroring 46 by 22 meters in stainless steel at the entrance to the port - mark La Caravelle as the perfect address for a glass of " pastis " liqueur and a jazz concert. Hearts and art lovers can then travel to nearby Aix-en-Provence for the first Biennalefrom March 26 to December 21, 2022.

4. Amsterdam, Keukenhof and Alkmaar, the Netherlands

There are so many Easter traditions in the Netherlands: from the hunt for hidden chocolate eggs that children have fun discovering, to listening to the "Passion according to Matthew" in a concert hall in one of the major cities, passing through the "races of Easter ”which take place on the Zandvoort circuit, or events and bonfires around the country. It is easy to understand that among our unrestricted Easter destinations, Holland is the most popular, due to its proximity, beauty, and ease of exploration.

If you choose Amsterdam as a base for your trip to Holland you can move around to find some of the most attractive, more or less known, corners of the country. The infamous Keukenhof botanical park, near the city of Lisse, in South Holland, just 35 km southwest of Amsterdam, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world in spring. From 24 March to 15 May 2022the garden reopens its doors for the wonderful flowering of Dutch tulips, over 7 million bulb flowers, planted every year, for four greenhouses that offer a gigantic collection of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies, and many other flowers. North of Amsterdam, however, you will find Alkmaar wherein the picturesque Waagplein square, every Friday at 10 am from April to September, you can find a cheese market with about 2,200 typical wheels to taste and take home. Back in the city, stroll through the flowery canals and go to greet the " Sunflowers " at the Van Gogh Museum, a symbol of happiness and devotion.

5. Porto & Braga, Portugal

If you don't know where to go for Easter 2022, fly to Porto for a holiday to the sound of wine tastings, explorations on the Duero River, and ancient Easter rituals. Portugal is affordable and affordable, perfect for an Easter weekend to discover UNESCO traditions and heritage: start your tour from the second-largest city in the country after Lisbon and let yourself be caressed by the breeze of the Atlantic Ocean ...

Porto will strike you for its baroque churches, neoclassical buildings, the wine from which it takes its name, but above all for its urban liveliness, to be experienced starting from Barrio Ribeira characterized by colorful facades that are reflected on the river and which are part of that labyrinth of streets that make up the picturesque neighborhood. Go there at sunset if possible to enjoy the lights and views from the Dom Luís I Bridge and from Vila Nova da Gaia, browse for the typical shops and the following morning fill your stomach with the " pasteis de nata ", tasty pastries made from puff pastry and eggs (address not to be missed is the Fábrica Da Nata ). Then pinch your eyes with the Talha dourada of the Church of San Francesco, the inlay in fully gilded wood, and the azulejos of the São Bento Station, the white and blue ceramics of timeless charm. Your Easter holiday can continue in nearby Braga, famous for its Semana Santa and the religious fervor that reigns around. Her procession is sensational with the characteristic " passos ", the street altars, and the " farricocos ", the hooded penitents who walk barefoot through the city.

6. Marrakech, Morocco

Where to go at Easter 2022 to enjoy fiery sunsets and “One Thousand and One Nights” gardens? Following a long closure, Morocco reopens its borders for those travelers who love romantic scenographies, street food, and pampering to be enjoyed in the hammams, where you can relax body and mind (after two years of the pandemic we really need it!). At the moment, to go without restrictions you will only need a complete vaccination certificate, a negative result of a PCR (molecular) test within 48 hours of departure, and a passenger's health card, which can be downloaded from the ONDA website before boarding.

Once you have found your riad of the heart in the center of Marrakech, our advice is to head immediately to Jamaa el Fna Square, the beating heart of the city, which changes its face from morning to evening, transforming itself from a market of orange sellers to a stage. of snake charmers, fortune tellers, and eclectic street performers. Shop for leather, carpets, and silver in the city's labyrinthine souk, and then enjoy a Berber lunch trying sublime restaurants like La Grande Table Marocaine inside the luxurious Royal Mansour (but remember that delicious low-cost tajines can be found everywhere in the alleys of the city). 

One place we recommend you to discover is the picturesque Jardin Majorelle, a complex of botanical gardens designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1931, during the colonial period. Giant cacti, leafy jasmine, rustling bamboo, plants of all kinds, and ponds with water lilies embellish the exterior of a Moorish building with blue walls, or rather blue Yves Saint Laurent: the French designer was so fascinated that he decided to buy it together with his comrade Pierre Bergé, rename it Villa Oasis, and make it even more fascinating thanks to their touch of style. A magical place perfect for an exotic and sometimes mystical walk!

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