Three cities and an island: Florence, Vienna, Zurich and Gran Canaria. Each of them has its own charm, but have in common that the four are within walking distance from the mainland with the airline Vueling. Perfect to escape an upcoming weekends.
No matter if you have already been there or the first time. The capital of Tuscany is perfect for falling head over heels for her, because as the cradle of Renaissance art oozes from all sides. Since its essential places della Signoria and the Duomo cathedral-where Santa Maria del Fiore, the Campanile and Battisterio- rises, the streets of Florence are an entertaining ride that palaces and art galleries emerge at every step – the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Accademia, the palace Pitti-, but also churches like Santa Maria Novella, trendy restaurants, markets like San Lorenzo and wine bars where to start in the great wines of the region up to the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest of the bridges crossing the Arno.
The Vienna Mozart of Sisi, the Klimt … The Austrian capital is a city (or many) born to impress, from the old town chaired by the Imperial Hofburg Palace or its alternative neighborhoods. That is where his heart must begin to cross it, because among the palace where Sisi lived and St. Stephen’s Cathedral there are many squares and streets to get lost and end up sitting in one of his precious and legendary cafés.
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By metro, tram and walk the monumental buildings that overlook the Ringstrasse -the Opera, the Parliament, the spectacular Gothic Town Hall, the Museum of Art History or Bolsa, parks -the Volksgarten, Danube Island are discovered – art nouveau buildings, the new urban landscape created by world-famous architects like Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel, and to the palace of Schönbrunn, the image of the imperial Vienna postcard both dazzles.
Waterfront and overlooking the Alps, the largest city in Switzerland is also a fascinating metropolis where everything fits. Zurich has more than 50 museums and hundreds of art galleries, neighborhoods with a lively nightlife, multicultural atmosphere, and very elegant and famous shopping street, entertainment in the lake, green oasis … One of those places that is always on the list of cities with better quality of life in the world. Can you ask for more? By boat, by bike or on foot, Zurich deserves a break to miss.
That mix of African and continental landscape has Gran Canaria make it a miniature continent in which to live all the experiences that one can imagine a couple. And many thanks to the very terrain of the volcanic island, with impressive dunes of Maspalomas, the vertiginous gorges 2,000 meters of Guayadene, big waves, a paradise for surfers, Gáldar Painted Cave, the most important guanche cave shrine of culture, the beach of Canteras and essential destinations such as Las Palmas, the capital, but also Arucas, the birthplace of rum, and Teror, perfect example of the traditional local color. And besides all this, on the island it is always spring. Good weather, sport, nature and culture for the more energetic.