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BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILAN

September 18, 2019 0 Comments
If you are looking for the best Neighborhoods to stay in Milan, you can choose between these:

  • Duomo
  • Brera
  • Navigli - Darsena
  • Bicocca - Stazione Centrale
  • Niguarda
  • Corso Sempione - Castello Sforzesco
  • Meazza - San Siro

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Best area to stay in Milan


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Here you can see the list of the cheapest accommodation in Milan from the lowest price (apartments included). 

Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

BEST AREA TO STAY in GRAN CANARIA

September 15, 2019 0 Comments
Main tourist countries to stay in the south of Gran Canaria:

  • Puerto Rico
  • Playa de Amadores
  • Anfi del Mar
  • Puerto De Mogan
  • Playa del Ingles
  • Maspalomas
  • Meloneras

Gran Canaria best area to stay
Best area to stay in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria where to stay in winter? Gran Canaria where to go in February? Gran Canary where to go in the summer? Where to stay in Gran Canaria as a couple? Where to sleep in Gran Canaria in November? Where to go in Gran Canaria in December? Gran Canaria where to sleep on New Year's Eve? Best area in Gran Canaria in August. Best area to stay in Gran Canaria South.


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Cheapest accommodation Gran Canaria South




GRAN CANARIA


The North is different from the South.
The best area to stay in Gran Canaria if you look for beautiful beaches sheltered from the wind, is located in the south west of the island. The most crowded of northern European tourists and in recent years also by numerous Italians.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN GRAN CANARIA


The area in which I recommend staying in Gran Canaria Sud is Puerto Rico. Excellent strategic point near the 3 most beautiful beaches of the island sheltered from the wind with a lively centre full of restaurants, shops and a pleasant sea promenade.

See the cheapest hotels in Puerto Rico (apartments included).

Puerto Rico


Very touristic country enclosed between 2 valleys that make it one of the warmest countries on the island. A must in winter. Strategic point to see the most beautiful beaches in the south of Gran Canaria.

Puerto Rico is located between Amadores and Anfi del mar with their beautiful beaches. 3 and 5 km away respectively. Also Puerto Rico itself has a conch-shaped beach, protected from strong winds, to take refuge in winter. The problem of this country are the parking lots so if you travel by car it is better to choose a facility that has parking included.

Cheapest accommodation in Puerto Rico



Playa de Amadores


Amadores is a fraction of Puerto Rico. There is no real centre but many tourist residences and hotels that rise in this valley adjacent to Puerto Rico. It is completely perched on the hill and all the buildings that rise in this area surround the beautiful beach, as you can see in the image below.

From this beach you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and Tenerife and fantastic sunsets so I recommend it as a destination for a romantic vacation.

👉 List of budget accommodation in Playa Amadores in order from the cheapest.


ANFI DEL MAR



Beautiful beach in Gran Canaria (the most beautiful in my opinion) but as a location it is inaccessible, it is not really a country but an exclusive resort of private accommodation.


👉 List of cheapest accommodation in Anfi del Mar (Arguineguin playa).


There are not many facilities available in the area and the few that are there are expensive or are booked quickly. So if your goal is to stay here, book early. The alternative is to stay in nearby Puerto Rico and get here by car or bus. They are about 5 km away.

Paid parking just before arriving at the beach (affordable prices: around € 4 per day). Umbrellas and sun beds can be rented for the whole day or just half a day otherwise you can do everything independently. In Spain the beaches are always free.

Puerto De Mogan


Small fishing port, very charming and colourful. Suitable for families and perfect in the coldest months of January and February.

Puerto de Mogan is different from the other places mentioned: it is very characteristic with its white houses decorated with colourful and beautiful flowers. I really like this place that I consider to be on a human scale. Tourist too but less "invaded by buildings, palaces" there are beautiful residences with tropical gardens and the historic centre has not lost its typical local taste.

When I visited Gran Canaria for the first time, I wanted to buy a house here. Unfortunately, the price of the properties was twice what I would have bought in Puerto Rico.

👉 List of cheapest accommodation in Puerto de Mogan (apartments included)


Playa del Ingles


Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas which are "cooler" countries in the summer than the south-west area, which I prefer in every season of the year.

Many think that the temperatures in Gran Canaria in August or mid-August are unbearable but wrong.

Temperatures can reach 30 degrees, it's true, but the heat is dry.
Except for episodes of Calima (warm wind coming from Africa) summer temperatures in the Canaries they are similar to winter ones, they are only more stable and it is not necessary to look for an area protected from the winds because the summer in Gran Canaria is fantastic both in the North and in the South so the choice is wide.

Playa Del Ingles is the most popular area, the first massively exploited in the 1980s. There are many facilities in the area is large, more town and flat indicated for those with mobility problems. Here too there are various areas where it is possible to go and have fun, bars and restaurants also on the prominent long beach.

👉 List of cheapest accommodation in Playa del Ingles (in order from the cheapest, private apartments included).

MASPALOMAS


The most suggestive area with the famous Dunes, suitable for pensioners, families with children, relaxation, a starting point for visiting the island. Maspalomas does not have direct access to the dunes, it is more considered a residential area despite being full of residences many people live there or are there 6 months a year to spend the winter.
If you prefer to stay in a bungalow, rather than in an apartment or building, here you are spoiled for choice. The area is quiet and well served: the only care is to rent a car to move easily.


👉 List of cheapest accommodation in Maspalomas


Meloneras


Meloneras rises prominently in Maspalomas on a long avenue that overlooks the ocean but does not have a real beach if not the adjacent one huge.
The resorts that arise here are mostly Grand Hotels and they all have huge pools and are often heated with sea water so not having direct access to the sea is the least of their problems. Rather! In this area, the climate is more windy than in the south-west area and there is also the open beach so if you want to stay here and swimming, it is better to opt for a structure with heated pool.

👉 List of accommodations in Meloneras by price (holiday homes and villas included).

The area is full of restaurants of a certain level and boutiques. Social life takes place all along the coast: between the lighthouse and the end of a few kilometer walkway.

BEST AREA to STAY GRAN CANARIA NORD


LAS PALMAS

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a destination indicated in summer, if you also intend to make life by sea. In winter it is a bit gloomy and cold but it "warms up" during the carnival period. It is a cosmopolitan, young city (there is a university and many Europeans come for Erasmus) full of shops and clubs.
The main street of Las Palmas is Calle Triana very long and always full of people, restaurants ...

👉 List of the cheapest accommodations in Las Palmas.

📍 YOU KNOW THAT Does Las Palmas have the largest carnival in the world after Rio De Janeiro? And you don't even need a passport to get here.
The carnival in the Canaries is a riot of parades of musical carts, masquerade balls, folk dances ... what better time to visit the island?

Personally I would advise you to stay in Las Palmas for 3 nights in order to visit the historic centre and take long walks in the avenue that runs along Europe's most beautiful urban beach.

Well, I hope I guided you in the choice ...

Other places not listed in this list are: Vecindario, Galdar, Jinamar, Ingenio, Telde, Fataga ... even not for the classic beach vacation.

Prefer the South West area for tourism / beaches / sea and Las Palmas cosmopolitan city to study, meet young people, visit monuments, shops ... (it's the capital).
The rest of the island can certainly be visited but not suitable for staying on holiday if not that alternative night to spend in some fincas or rural house.

updated July 2019
Moira Tips.

BEST AREA TO STAY in LAKE GARDA

September 08, 2019 0 Comments
Lake Garda, the most beautiful villages are:

  1. Sirmione
  2. Salò
  3. Peschiera
  4. Lazise
  5. Desenzano
  6. Riva del Garda
  7. Garda city

best area to stay in lake garda
Best area to stay In Garda

Let's start our trip...

Lake Garda where to sleep? Where to stay at Lake Garda? Better Sirmione or Desenzano? Best location on Lake Garda. The most beautiful countries to stay at Garda lake.

Hi I'm Moira, born and grew up in Italy. Today I'll talk about one of my favorite areas in Northern Italy...

where to sleep at Lake Garda
Sirmione castello scaligero

LAKE GARDA: BEST AREA TO STAY



Personally I prefer 👉 to stay in Desenzano as a base for visiting the lake and going out in the evenings. There are various accommodations: apartment, starred hotel, and the downtown is full of bars, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, restaurants, events ...

⇨ If I want to sunbathe and swimming in the lake, I prefer to stay in Manerba del Garda. I really like the view in this area: it was love at first sight. In fact I have already booked 2 weekends in July and August at this lakefront hotel. 👉 Manerba del Garda.
The beaches are pebbly, free or with the possibility to rent sunbeds and deckchairs, there is a kilometer walk along the coast and on the other side there are all the residences and campsites full of tourists.

👉 Self-catering lake Garda

Also nice to visit the "island of rabbits" (The island of San Biagio): an island far 200 meters from the coast can also be reached by walking through the stretch of water that separates it from the mainland. To do during the low tide.

Manerba del Garda

In the picture I was in the middle of Lake Garda just near the island of San Biagio. From here you can see a wonderful sunset.


Lake Garda, the most beautiful locations in all seasons



  • Sirmione

Best place to stay in lake garda for couples

For those who prefer lively places, the most beautiful place in Garda is certainly Sirmione.
The village of Sirmione is as fascinating as it is crowded with tourists. One of the most famous and visited places of Garda thanks to the famous Aquaria Thermal SPA with its outdoor swimming pools heated in winter.

In the evening Sirmione lights up like a little Paris, there are numerous restaurants and bars for all tastes so if you want to stay in a lively center, even if small, I suggest you stay here. In summer it is very crowded especially on weekends. The season starts at Easter and lasts until the end of October.

Scaliger Castle, Sirmione


Tip: Choose an accommodation with parking included otherwise you will have to pay a parking space in this area and they are quite expensive.

If you are traveling in the summer, I suggest you to stay in this Holiday Village near Sirmione where the parking space is included in the price and you can enjoy a beautiful swimming pool.
Staying in the center of Sirmione is not comfortable, the area is a ztl (Limited traffic zone).
Better to stay just outside the Scaliger castle or in neighboring towns like Colombare and Lugana, it is less expensive. However, if you want to experience the magic of staying in the center of Sirmione, prefer this structure where you can park in the backyard, for free: ⇨ stay in Sirmione peninsula.

To know: There is a convenient shuttle bus service that from Colombare takes you directly in front of the Sirmione castle gate. The cost is € 1 each way per person (simple travel ticket can be purchased on the ground for € 1.00 or € 1.50 if you buy the ticket on board the bus).


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Garda where to sleep in...



  • Salò



Salò is located in the south-west part of Lake Garda in the zone known as the Riviera dei Limoni: among the mountains, natural landscapes and tranquility.

The most touristic area of Salò, and the most characteristic, is enclosed in the historical center composed narrow streets, alleys and squares with ancient noble palaces, elegant shops, numerous restaurants and hotels. Surely, together with Riva del Garda, it is one of the most chic areas of the lake with its Art Nouveau buildings.

Salò, Garda lake


Beaches: In Salò you will find free beach equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas (if you want to pay the rental) and a part of the beach allowed for dogs.

Staying on Lake Garda can be quite expensive. If you want to save money, I advice you to look for an accommodation not just in front of the lake but in the neighboring countries. If you are looking for a place with reasonable prices to be on Lake Garda, with a nice terrace overlooking the lake and a garden overlooking the mountains, I suggest the House of one of the group members I manage on Facebook: Elsa Anselmini. She and her beautiful family are local experts who will help you by giving you tips on things to do and visit. Check availability 👉 Lake Garda holiday apartment.



  • Riva del Garda



Riva del Garda is surrounded by mountains, the climate here will be more variable and cool compared to the southern countries of the lake (Desenzano, Sirmione ...) so if you are looking for a location with a more tolerable climate in summer, head here.

lago di garda
Riva del Garda view from the lake

Riva del Garda is the area indicated for those looking for a wide beach and / or a lover of water sports. The city is cosmopolitan, there are many German tourists. The historic center is as characteristic as all the villages on Lake Garda. There are a good number of accommodation, facilities and is a good starting point to see the upper part of Lake Garda and the neighboring Trentino towns.

alloggiare sul garda
Riva del Garda

I recently stayed in Riva del Garda (early January), I stayed in a very comfortable hotel near the lake and the historic center (but not in the ztl area).
It's called 👉 Grand Hotel Liberty.

There are various rooms with affordable prices to be a Grand hotel. Included in the price there was the use of the internal SPA (swimming pools and saunas) and the abundant breakfast with a very inviting buffet: mini krapfen (delicious), cakes, speck jams and local cheeses. There are often discount offers for booking a room. Good location for a romantic weekend.

Riva del Garda
Hotel Liberty, Riva del Garda




  • Desenzano


Best area on Lake Garda for shopping


There are a few beaches in Desenzano and rather small. The most comfortable equipped with a bar and a sunbed and deck chair is located just outside the historic center and it is called "Desenzanino Sea side resort".
The local market takes place every Tuesday morning along the street overlooking the lake in the downtown core.
Along the coast there are also the most popular discos, pubs, clubs... for nightlife lovers.
I always stay around via Olimpia in one of the many apartments in this area because there are convenient parking lots (free in low season ). The accommodation along this area are near the beach like this B & B overlooking the lake. See the accommodations in the recommended area, in the map below ⇩:


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  • Lazise and Peschiera


Garda where to sleep for theme parks


Lazise and Peschiera are the best places to stay to reach the most popular amusement park in this area from the best known Gardaland (located in Ronchi in the town of Castelnuovo del Garda) to Movieland (Lasize), Caneva world aquapark (located in Pacengo, fraction of Lazise). A few kilometers away from each other, as you can see in the map below.


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They are 2 very pretty places. Villages full of narrow alleys, shops, restaurants, hotels. Both in Peschiera and Lasize you can find a corner where you can lie down to sunbathe but if you really want to suggest the widest and longest beach area, choose, without a doubt, Peschiera del Garda. This apartment is 200 meters from the lakefront Mazzini ⇨ B & B in Peschiera .



  • Garda city



Garda is a village located on the east coast of the homonymous lake.
As you can see in the pictures, there is a nice old town also full of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels like all the villages of the lake as they are very touristy and visited.

garda piazza
Garda downtown


From the historical center a road runs along the lake where people, in some area without rocks, sunbathe. The photo below is not retouched, colors are just those of the lake that I photographed in one of my beloved walks.
If you want to stay in this area for a weekend, I recommend a modern B & B with parking included ⇨ best are to stay in Garda.

lago di Garda
Garda lake panorama

Well, my tips are finished. I guided you to discover the 6 most popular villages of Garda where to stay.
Whatever your choice, I'm sure you'll be fine because they are all wonderful places.
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Aggiornato Ottobre 2017
Moira R.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN DUBAI

September 01, 2019 0 Comments
Best area to stay in Dubai:

  • Jumeirah Beach / Marina area - for sea stays
  • Burj Al Arab of Dubai and / or Jumeirah Beach Hotel - for luxury
  • Al Barsha - budget accommodation
  • Jebel Ali - near expo 2020
  • Dubai Creek - to visit the old area
Best area to stay in Dubai
Best area to stay in Dubai

Where to stay in Dubai? Where to sleep near the most beautiful beach in Dubai? Where to stay in Dubai if you want to visit Expo 2020? Where are the cheapest accommodations in Dubai? What are the most beautiful hotels?

Dubai is a fascinating destination to see: skyscrapers, incredible architectural structures from a thousand and one nights, beaches, artificial islands ... there is something for everyone whether you go to Dubai for work, to see the expo or  for a holiday.

BEST AREA TO STAY IN DUBAI


Dubai can be divided into different areas and the best place to stay can be found starting from your needs: if you prefer to stay close to the sea, to the city or to the expo, if you want a luxury or cheaper accommodation.

Let's see them together:


  • Jumeirah Beach / Marina area


WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI NEAR THE BEACH



This area is suitable for those looking for the classic seaside holiday. Jumeirah beach is considered the most beautiful beach in Dubai.
Quite crowded during the high season (from November until Easter). This area is the best to stay near the souk madinat where there is a great variety of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Dubai Jumeirah Beach


In this area there are many hotels, resorts and residential complexes, including the Burj Al Arab hotel (Arab Tower), the Wild Wadi Water Park, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the ancient Madinat Jumeirah. The area favored by tourists from all over the world where to sunbathe. The most expensive resorts are located in this area... 8000 euros per night.😱

Book in this accommodation  Dubai Backpackers (beachside)


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Burj Al Arab of Dubai or Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Dubai luxury accommodation


👉 If you are looking for a luxurious beachfront hotel, a 5-star hotel with a private beach, consider staying at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel or the more Arabian style Jumeirah Al Qasr.

best area to stay in Dubai
bets area to stay in Dubai

On average, the price for both structures is around 5.00 euros per night, per couple. 👉 The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world known as "sailing": like the others mentioned above, it is close to the beach, shops and is a good starting point to visit the various tourist routes nearby . A suite costs an average of 1000 euros per night per couple.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel dubai
Jumeirah Beach Hotel overlooking Burj Al Arab

If you are on a honeymoon, consider staying on the Palm Jumeirah Island which, as you can see in the image, is that imposing structure on the circumference of the circle. It is located on a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree in the middle of the sea. Suggestive location ⇩⇩⇩

artificial island Dubai
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  • Al Barsha

Dubai cheap accommodation


👍 If you want to stay in this area but looking for accommodation with prices much more affordable, I recommend you stay at the Park Regis Boutique Hotel. The average is € 150 per night per couple (unless you are a Genius client on Booking.)

👉 The cheapest accommodation in Dubai is in the area call: Al Barsha, area also useful for business trips. Here is a list of the cheapest accommodation for Dubai.



  • Jebel Ali

Where to stay in Dubai for work


👉 If you are looking for a place with a great location that has a conference room and a meeting room, opt for the Atana Hotel.


WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI NEAR EXPO 2020

EXPO 2020 Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Exhibition center under construction


Jebel Ali: located in the south-west area of ​​Dubai. It is an industrial and residential area in which there are large skyscrapers, towers, suitable for those who want to stay close to the expo area.
The Jebel Ali Marina and Jebel Ali Palm Islands (Dubai Waterfront) are located on the coast: it is a group of artificial islands under construction in Dubai.

The expo area is located on an area called: Dubai Investment Park I predict that they will build several facilities near the expo.
 👉 Staying in Dubai for the expo.
Calculate that you can book accommodation on booking for Dubai with 1 year and 3 months in advance so just unlock the dates for the period that welcomes the expo, you should book to get more competitive prices. Mark it in your diary.


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  • Dubai Creek

WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI the oldest part


The oldest part of "Dubai Creek": this is the oldest part of Dubai where you can see the enormous diversity with the modern city. The Creek (Khor Dubai), a natural canal, can be visited on wooden boats and have dinner on board. Find the souks, the small spice markets, the shops selling silk and gold...
It's the neighborhood that's farthest from the Expo 2020, about 50 kilometers away.
If you want to stay a few nights in this area, I suggest you this hotel with a nice view of the city and the canal.

The main Dubai highway is called Sheikh Zayed Road, you will have to go there to visit the modern city and see its many attractions.

Best period to go to Dubai


If you are considering organizing a vacation to Dubai, you can go during the Dubai expo that will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.

Tip: if you can, it is better to organize the trip in winter so as not to be invested by the very torrid temperatures of this area risking to be segregated always in air-conditioned buildings. In spring, and especially in summer, it is very hot, it often goes over 40 degrees.

The Dubai expo, now under construction, will be held in an exhibition area of ​​45,000 square meters (for which you wear comfortable shoes 😅) and will be easily reachable from any hotel thanks to the "Metro Expo" (line under construction) or taking an "Expo Riders" bus dedicated to the event.

The exhibition area will be built near the Al Maktoum airport. See the map in the dedicated chapter.

Well, I hope I helped you choose the best area to stay in Dubai. I am sure you will be fascinated by this city of many facets and opportunities.
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updated january 2019
Moira R.

LIGURIA: What are the best cities to stay in?

August 11, 2019 0 Comments

Best villages to stay in Liguria di Levante (eastern area)

where to sleep in liguria
Best cities to stay in Liguria

  • Camogli 
  • Portofino 
  • Portovenere e il Golfo dei Poeti 
  • Sestri Levante 
  • Rapallo 
  • Lerici 
  • Santa Margherita Ligure 
  • Cinque terre
  • Bogliasco 
  • Sori 
  • Recco 
  • Avegno
  • Uscio 
  • Lavagna

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What are the best cities to stay in Liguria?

Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

Où séjourner dans le nord de la Sardaigne?

June 28, 2019 0 Comments

Principaux pays touristiques où loger dans le Cotè D'émeraude: 

Leggilo in italiano 👉 Costa Smeralda dove alloggiare
Read it in english 👉 Where to stay in Costa Smeralda
Dans quelle ville loger en Sardaigne?
Dans quelle ville loger en Sardaigne?

  • Cannigione
  • Porto Cervo
  • Baja Sardinia
  • Arzachena
  • Golfo Aranci
  • Poltu Quatu
  • Olbia
  • Palau

Je suppose que vous êtes intéressé par cette partie de la Sardaigne qui, vous le savez déjà, n'est PAS la moins chère de l'île. Cependant, outre le logement à Porto Cervo pour 2000 € par nuit, il existe encore des solutions plus abordables.

👉 Liste des hébergements les moins chers sur la Costa Smeralda.

Si votre budget pour des vacances en Sardaigne est faible, laissez la Costa Smeralda derrière vous et concentrez-vous sur la zone sud.

👉  Liste des hébergements les moins chers dans le sud de la Sardaigne.

La côte d'Émeraude est l'une des régions les plus populaires de la Sardaigne, généralement fréquentée par des personnalités de marque et des milliardaires.

Cette région regorge de plages de sable blanc, d’un magnifique littoral surplombant la mer vert émeraude d’où son nom et d’un grand afflux de touristes. Tout cela n'en fait pas l'un des quartiers les moins chers de la Sardaigne.

Mais si vous voulez rester dans cette région, nous pouvons voir parmi les différents endroits qui offrent les prix les plus bas.

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Dans quelle ville loger en Sardaigne


Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

which is better San Antonio or Playa d'en Bossa

June 28, 2019 0 Comments

Ibiza better San Antonio or Playa d'en Bossa? Better than Figueretas or playa d'en Bossa? Where to stay in Ibiza in August? Where to stay in Ibiza in April or out of season? Ibiza most beautiful area.

Where in Ibiza is best for clubbing?
Better San Antonio or Playa d'en Bossa

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Where to stay? San Antonio or Playa D'en Bossa


Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips
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