What else to keep doing during the coronavirus
During this period there are a lot of cultural initiatives that are at your disposal at no cost at all, that’s right, free enrichment! Nothing better than a free bath of culture, as an old saying states, “art is supposed to teach you something about yourself you didn’t know before”, so dive in!
We invite you to travel together around the world with us and let’s discover history, culture, and art together. Let’s get immersed in a busy itinerary that will show us a new and rich approach to the world, even if can’t travel physically, there are plenty of things that you can visit meanwhile at home. Of course, it’s not the same feeling and experience but it could introduce you to a wonderful new world. Let this be the first approach you can have with some of the countries that are mentioned here or maybe just bringing back memories of the times you went to visit even these museums in person.
So make yourself comfortable, have a nice coffee and relax in your prefer spot at home and let’s dive into this new experience.
Our first stop of this trip will be Greece, it is the southernmost country of the Balkan Peninsula and quite famous for its islands like Santorini and Mykonos, rich in history from Athens to Crete and full of World Heritage Sites cataloged by UNESCO. Landing in Athens the capital we are heading to the first museum in the list. Let’s check the Archeological Museum in Athens.
Photo by @parachutel_
The next stop will be Italy, it is one of the newest countries in the world, despite the history you find in their land, Italy as a nation was unified in 1861. Surrounded by the Alps in the north and the Mediterranean sea in the south, it is rich in culture, food, history and music. On this tour, our first city to visit is Rome the capital of Italy, famous for its “carciofi alla giudia” and la pasta “cacio e pepe” among all the delicious food you can have there. You can visit the “Colosseum” which is a fascinating architectonic piece of art tha dates c. AD 70 – 82. There’s the “castello di St Angelo” and of course there’s the Vatican, here we are gonna make a long stop to visit the Vatican Museum.
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After getting to know all this precious places, we should keep moving towards the north, even though there are so many other things to do in Rome; now we’re heading to Tuscany, to a very special city called Florence. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, we can call back when once the famous American writer Mark Twain said: “it’s the city of dreams”. Almost all the historical traces are concentrated in one area, so walking by the city it’s the best way to get to know it. Here in Florence we’re going to focus on Galleria Degli Uffizi, where the doors of the museum are open to your amusement.
Photo by @infinitexplorer
Last stop in Italy is Milan, the capital of fashion. Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and it’s the city of the singles, which means that if you’re planning to go to Italy that’s one of your best chances to meet a handsome Italian guy! besides love, you can find the “Duomo”, la “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II” if you want to go shopping after passing by the Duomo, you can visit the “Castello Sforzesco” and go around in the city by bike. We’re gonna make another long stop to Pinacoteca di Brera, another place to fill your head up with history and art.
Photo by @dnielow
Travelling a little north-west from Italy, you can find France a city to appreciate architecture, food, and art. Thomas Jefferson once said, “a walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of life”. That’s how beautiful Paris is and we are here to explore one of the most famous museums in the world: The Louvre Museum.
Photo by @danieledandreti
Going west of France we are going to the lands of flamenco and paella, incredibly rich in culture and traditions, welcome to Spain and welcome to Madrid the heart of the country and the capital. Madrid is a student city, you will find a young population overall and plenty of things to do and to explore. We will be visiting Museo del Prado.
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Now let’s take a longer hour plane and let’s travel to Russia, the biggest country in the world, with so much culture and knowledge that you will be amazed at how many things you can learn from them, this time we are landing in St. Petersburg, a city on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It’s also called “Venice of the north” because of its unique architecture. The historical centre of the city is protected by UNESCO. Here we are going to take a look at The Hermitage Museum.
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The next stop is London, is one of the oldest cities, with around two millennia. It’s a multicultural city, not very known for a particular dish or typical food, but with great kebabs restaurants and the well-known fish and chips. We are be heading to the British Museum that has its doors open for us to get to know more about British culture and history.
Photo by @matthieu_go
Ending our trip to Europe we are going to America where The Metropolitan Museum of New York is waiting for us to go. New York is one of the largest cities in the world, there are around 9 million inhabitants in the city, It is also one of the most interesting cities because of its multiculturality. Here’s an interesting fact about going to restaurants in New York, according to Open Table you can eat once a day in a new restaurant and it will take you 22.7 years to go twice to the same place.
Photo by @matt_j
The last stop in this itinerary is Washington, the capital of the United States, is not just a city, it’s a state full of nature and small cities. Here you’ll see many important monuments as the memorials for the wars or memorials for some of the most important presidents that have governed the country such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. Our last stop is at The National Gallery of Art where we will find many traces of the history of the country.
Photo by @jorgeaalcala
How did you like this trip? we found it very rewarding, this kind of information is really hard to find it in one place, in the comfort of your home.
See you on our next adventure!