9 ideas for an alternative Ferragosto: from the spa to the sailing boat passing through a trip in a vintage car

If the idea of ​​spending the August holiday on a super crowded beach and under the scorching sun does not appeal to you - indeed it gives you shivers despite the temperatures - here you will find 8 alternative proposals, for a day of leisure, relaxation, tranquility or adventure.

The only imperative: avoid stress!

1 - Mid-August in the city

Mid-August at Expo? Why not, and you can take advantage of it to seize another interesting opportunity: that of walking on the roofs of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, following the new path recently inaugurated and open until 11.00 pm.
You can also have an aperitif on the magnificent Duomo21 terrace or dine right on the rooftops at the 12Gatti restaurant or at the magnificent Pavarotti museum restaurant, dedicated to the great master. All starting from 19 euros (admission ticket + dinner).

For info www.milanocard.it/vegalleria

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2 - Mid-August at the spa

Mid-August is normally synonymous with large crowds, great heat, great confusion. At the Sardegna Grand Hotel Terme, on the other hand, the temperature is optimal, thanks to the 600 meters of the Fordongianus hills, relaxation is total and the restaurant produces healthy and tasty dishes. Can you imagine a better August 15th? Package of 4 days and 3 nights with the possibility of arrival on Wednesday 12 or Thursday 13 or Friday 14 at 399 euros per person.

For info: www.termesardegna.it

© Spas of Sardinia

2 - August in music

Aquapetra, the resort immersed in the greenery of Telese Terme (BN), has decided to reserve a pleasant mid-August surprise for its guests. From Friday 14 until Sunday 16, if you dine at the La Locanda del Borgo restaurant you can attend live performances of author music. Jazz and bossa nova sounds, piano solos and soul rhythms will accompany the midsummer evenings in the village. stone of the Campania countryside. In the kitchen the chef Luciano Villani will propose menus of Samnite inspiration in which the ingredients are part of an in-depth knowledge of the territory and its traditions. The cost of the dinner with show and wines included is 80 euros per person.

For info: www.aquapetra.com

© Aquapetra

4 - Mid-August in the high ground

How to escape the torrid heat of August without giving up the most awaited party of the summer? The Hotel Schgaguler in Castelrotto (BZ) offers a holiday surrounded by unspoiled nature, alpine refreshment and flavors of the rich South Tyrolean food and wine tradition. The mid-August package in the Dolomites includes a one-week stay on the Alpe di Siusi and includes a walk at dawn and a guided excursion to discover the most evocative places in the Dolomites, to regenerate body and mind. with the Gala Dinner with a view of the Sciliar massif Price from 875 euros per person.

For info: www.schgaguler.com

© Schgaguler

5 - Mid-August Detox

A journey out of time and without noise, letting yourself be guided by the wings of the wind and the dream of a sparkling vintage car. It is the purification recipe from Slow Drive technology that organizes tours in the most special corners of northern and central Italy. You can choose from more than 30 cars of historical interest, from flaming convertibles to legendary 4-wheelers, and enjoy the journey in harmony with the sounds of the environment, without a radio and without petulant navigators. The rental cost for half a day (5 hours from 9 to 14 or from 14 to 19, maximum 100 km) is 100 euros, for the whole day (from 9 to 19, maximum 150 km) about 200 euros.

For more info: www.slowdrive.it

© Slow Drive

6 - In mid-August like San Francesco

It is said that St. Francis, who chose Gubbio (PG) to strip off all his possessions, traveled barefoot. A way also to reconnect with the earth and its strength. Today you can retrace his footsteps along the Franciscan Path for Peace, which leads from Gubbio to Assisi, a path that plunges into the green Umbria and connects to the 10 km of dirt roads that wind around the Castle of Petroia, authentic medieval manor that stands 650 meters on a hill. The natural park of the Hotel Castello di Petroia is an oasis of silence that opens onto these wide valleys, among woods, bucolic landscapes, fields of olive trees and pastures. Here everything follows the rhythms of nature and its illustrious past, also for this reason it is natural to take off your shoes and walk barefoot on the estate. Prices starting from 120 euros per room.

For info: www.petroia.it

© Laurin Moser

7 - Mid-August as in fairy tales

Mid-August in the company of the little ones? To the Gropparello Castle (PC), in Fairytale Park, children will have a lot of fun and will be able to put themselves in the shoes of knights who fight orcs and witches, regulars or inhabitants - like fairies, elves, elves and druids - of this natural setting made of ancient rocks and centuries-old trees. In the meantime, you can take advantage of it for a visit to the castle and the surrounding park. Price for August 15: 18.50 euros per adult and 15 euros per child.

For info: http://castellodigropparello.it

© Gropparello Castle

8 - Mid-August on a sailing boat

Thanks to sailsquare.com, the platform for sharing travel experiences on a sailing boat, you can take off from the chaos and enjoy all the beauty of the pristine sea from the exclusive perspective of a sailboat. In fact, there are many proposals for all budgets designed by the local skippers of the community for Ferragosto 2015: from a week of maximum relaxation among natural beauties, unspoiled nature and crystal clear waters, to a fun holiday in the trendiest destinations of the Mediterranean.

For info: https://it.sailsquare.com

© Sailsquare.com

9 - Mid-August between street artists and literary suggestions

For an unusual mid-August in a destination waiting to be discovered, Portopiccolo Sistiana is the hot spot of the moment. 10 minutes from Trieste, you can discover the landscapes that inspired great writers like Rilke and Joyce, staying in the brand new 5-star luxury hotel Falisia , a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Portopiccolo. After letting yourself be enchanted by the beauty of nature, you can look out from the hotel room directly onto the square, to attend the shows of the street artists who will animate the mid-August inspired by the Circus of the Sea in the newborn village. Colors, sounds, jugglers and skaters will celebrate the height of summer together with locals and visitors.

For info: www.portopiccolosistiana.it

© Portopiccolo Sistiana

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