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Cities with no car traffic

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no car trafficThere are urban settlements where the movement of cars is strictly forbidden by law. These are unique cities through their lifestyle, but also historical dignity, which attract millions of tourists annually.


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All over the world there are cities where some areas have restricted motor traffic, while there are also urban settlements where car rides are totally forbidden. Some have done it to preserve the historic integrity of the settlement while in others to drive by car is absolutely impossible, writes vocea.biz. Among these, the most visited tourists are: Venice, Italy One of the most famous cities for the lack of cars is Venice. The capital of the province with the same name in northern Italy has been declared a UNESCO heritage since the 1970s.


Venice comprises 118 islands, and the island’s canal is 175 channels in length, and 38 kilometers in length. The narrow streets are crossed on foot, and the canal is crossed either by boat or one of the over 300 bridges of the city. Venice is connected to the mainland by a railway bridge built in 1846, but once reached the platform, the city must be visited on foot or on the gondola. The distribution of goods is also done with the help of small craft with engines, while tourists are familiar with vaporetto journeys.

Giethoorn, The Netherlands The city of Giethoorn in the Netherlands is another example of urban settlement that preferred canals instead of cobbled streets. The reason is related to the industry in the area. The channels were formed after the peat was discovered in the swampy region, a variety of inferior coal used mainly during the industrialization period. Circulation in the area is also accomplished with the help of boats, be it the traditional ones, for which the tourists prefer, or the motor boats used by the locals. In the old area of ​​the city were recently introduced bicycle tracks. Even though it bears the name of North Venice, the city of Giethoorn is an idyllic place for nature lovers, being a quiet area unlike the cosmopolitan Italian port. Chinese tourists are the ones who have particularly fallen in love with the Dutch city canals, and hundreds of thousands have each year to go by boat through Giethoorn.

Hydra, Greece With its cobbled, narrow and sloping streets, car traffic is virtually impossible in Hydra, one of the Saronic islands in the Aegean Sea. The city is largely dependent on the tourist activity in the area and many restaurants and shops can be found in the harbor for those visiting the Greek islands. In order to continue to benefit from tourism, the authorities have imposed a conservation law so that the traditional features of the city are not destroyed.

Vauban, Germany If so far there have been cities that do not allow car traffic because of historical development, Vauban is a place specifically designed to be environmentally sustainable. The city is a modern one and it was designed in such a way that the central and residential area does not travel by car. Those who can not give up cars must park them on the edge of residential areas. Residents who have no cars are financially rewarded by local authorities. Until now, about 40% of the 5000 residents of the city have definitely renounced cars, and city traffic is done either by bicycle or on foot.

Mackinac, Michigan, United States of America Not just Europe has cities where cars are forbidden. On the Mackinac Island in Michigan, the United States, about 500 people live, and most work in the field of tourism. Cars have been forbidden since 1898, and traffic is now being carried out with rackets or carriages. The locals banned the cars because they scared the horses and disturbed the city’s peace. The only premise vehicles are those for emergency response.

Fire Island, United States of America The city occupies the entire island, which is too small to allow the construction of boulevards. Due to too small space, residents and tourists are happy to cycle, and if they have to carry bigger luggage, they do it with the caravans they attach to the bicycles and can leave them in the specially arranged car parks.

Paqueta, Brazil Paqueta is an island off the coast of Brazil and is the home of the tribe of Tamoio. Indigenous people have disappeared as a result of colonialism. The Portuguese authorities used the island for the production of wood, stone and fruit, and the aristocrats of the times built their villas here, largely because of the wonderful view. All the sight and nature is what attracts today the tourists who come to visit the island and who appreciate the old charm of the place, strolling through the cobbled and narrow streets.

Ideal destinations for May Bank Holiday

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may bank holiday breaks

As 1 Mai falls on a Monday, there is no better reason to gather your thoughts and baggage for a long weekend, and thus reward yourself for the 200 or so days you work for a year, traveling To one of the following destinations:


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Ljubljana, Slovenia Through Ljubljana ride a bicycle, especially when there are automated bike-sharing stations where the first hour is free; Just make sure you’ve created an online account before. If you are a coffee lover, the locals of this city declare coffee drinkers. We encourage you to try local beers (Pelicon, Bevog, Human Fish, Reservoir Dog, Mali Grad). Finally, the castle is the main attraction for tourists and locals alike; Loaded with history, it currently hosts concerts, theater plays, exhibitions and even an outdoor cinema.


Dubrovnik, Croatia Dubrovnik does not look like any other city you’ve seen so far and is not called the Pearl of the Adriatic in vain. This city loaded with 11th-century walls has gone through historical shortcomings produced by the Ottoman Empire, having to face the greed and greed of the Venetians, being finally defeated by Napoleon. More recently known due to the scenes from the Game of Thrones filmed here, the Old City Center is on the UNESCO Heritage List. Take advantage of the Adriatic Sea and the Elafiti Islands and rent a boat trip from Dubrovnik Daily Sailing (which includes a meal at one of the local restaurants).

Florence, Italy In Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, menù di pizza e gelato sounds like a ballad. Il Mercato Centrale is the perfect place for a quick, delicious and inexpensive snack. However, the most important aspect of the city is art. In the fifteenth century, the family of Medici bankers unofficially took over the leadership of the city, contributing significantly to its artistic development, by supporting those of Michelangelo, Botticelli or Leonardo da Vinci. Michelangelo Square, della Signoria Square, Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio, or Florence Dome should not escape you.

Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh looks like the city of absolute inspiration, where the first Harry Potter manuscripts, Adam Smith’s “Adventures of Nations” were written, the place where Charles Darwin was taught before writing about the Origin of Species at the same university where the first animal – the Dolly sheep was cloned. Despite the steep terrain, Edinburgh belongs to pedestrians and cyclists and that’s very good because only legs can lead you to city hideouts, tunnels, stairs, secret gardens. Although Scottish bars and whiskey are a tradition, do not rush to rush over them before sunset, not to miss the spectacle offered by nature and the architecture of the place.

Marrakech, Morocco Marrakech is a city in the heart of Morocco, exotic, the kind of destination that is said to open your mind. Walking through Medina or the Old City Center is an absolute experience. Forget the map as you walk through the streets, go through ancient buildings, shops and houses, through the story of hundreds of years of urban civilization that drives this border of Islamic culture. In addition, you will find delightful Moroccan cuisine. Stopping at one of the restaurants on different roofs will be a break from the typical Medina with the Atlas Mountains, the Koutoubia Mosque or the remote city architecture.
Porto, Portugal In the weekends, in Porto, you will find the streets full of people enjoying an outdoor drink. For example, Café au Lait on Rua Galerias de Paris listens to electronic music and DJs are invited. If the electronic music is not yours, take a look at the door of the Tendinha Dos Clérigos bar, where you can dance from Wednesday to Saturday from 00:00 to 06:00. Day by day, head to Bolhão Square and choose one of the traditional loaves (Broa de Avintes or Pão de Montalegre), a bacalhau, Ameixas de Elvas dessert (a variety of plums cooked for a few days and delicious) or cheeses Vendor

Tenerife, Spain Tenerife is not just about lying on a beach with a drink in your hand. You can see the active Teide volcano, the highest peak in Spain and all of the Atlantic islands and the third largest volcano on the planet. He continues with a visit to Garachico, a settlement that in the 18th century was the most important port of the island, but history turned it into a small, charming village where the volcanic lava created natural pools. Neither Masca village ought to escape you. It is said to be the most beautiful village on the island, where 100 souls along with thousands of cacti, palm trees and lemons call it “house”. And when you look up, look at the ocean. And if you keep on going, you get to him.


Antalya, the dream of a summer vacation all inclusive

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antalya the dream

Antalya is a holiday destination more than common.People choose to spend here family holidays, honeymoons or simply seek ten days of pampering, away from any worries. Even any worries

Working people are resting before to engage again with enthusiasm in production.  In time, it cultivated a taste for stays of 7-10 days in a resort equipped “with everything you need.” Mediterranean weather, beautiful scenery pleasing to the eye, blue sea stretching from the foothills of the Taurus, acceptable prices and, why not ?, a people close to those domestic skills. A decent option, therefore.

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Life all inclusive

Antalya is a destination for those without the condition, with long walks mood, appetite for historical monuments, accustomed to a varied program. Not.  Antalya is heaven reserved for those seeking tranquility, rest, relaxation.  It’s a good place to head cleared. A week into spring has such a miraculous effect of calming the nerves gathered over year, with the money saved for vacation.  Because five star hotels are not necessarily available to everyone, but no not completely inaccessible. Belek and Antalya to be strung like pearls pe un colier numai astfel de hoteluri sofisticate. a necklace only such sophisticated hotels. High-end, cum spun americanii. High-end, as the Americans say.

As in any industry to be taken seriously, styles are different enough to satisfy all aesthetic senses – which are not discussed.  The fact is that all have one thing in common: opulence. Compete investors, managers, architects, public relations specialists and marketers to devise ways to improve the conditions of stay of guests. Camere Rooms – more diverse, liquor ad libitum and various entertainment facilities. Sure if taken with the quality consumable products, for instance, it is generally proportional to the price of your stay.

To anyone, fun is guaranteed: beach volleyball, table tennis outdoor pools, water slides and pools. Then there are all those halls, besieged by tourists from morning to night: fitness, aerobics, yoga, billiards, bowling, and most often the meals. Beach umbrellas and feature clusters of chairs, canopies, lake cottages. Totul pentru răsfăţul clienţilor. Everything for pampering guests.  The sand is usually imported for waterfront is pretty rocky.  Who does not like sitting poolside or just to record and observed that minus. Because ultimately it does not matter than that in such hotels, life is all inclusive. . Shadow someone cares for the welfare of the client and nothing is left to chance.

“Disneyland” Oriental

Investors ambitions in the region culminated in the construction of Antalya Rixos Belek (pictured right). “The Land of Legends” called him.  Because Turkish tourism is the mirror of all ideals: entertainment and history.  On the outside, the hotel brings the Brandenburg Gate, guarded by statues of two Roman emperors. And inside is a “toy house” with multicolored walls, air balloons hanging from the ceiling, chandeliers shaped lollipops, mirrors that distort reality, cheerful cartoon characters and princesses Roman soldiers.

Can be questionable aesthetic result of combining these elements ambient, but almost does not matter when you know the stakes: the construction of an amusement park larger than Dinseylandul, the first public aquarium in the open in Europe, with the highest carousel on water, 43 meters.  This is the future five-star resorts: the abundance that forces you to realize that any comment is superfluous.  Stay in silence and look for a decision: go or not go?

 Temptations outside resorts: sophisticated ancient ruins and gardens


Those who dare to come out of sweet little holiday and numbness in small reserves of peace and luxury can opt for a short trip to Aspendos. Greco-Roman still retains memory. Among the ruins still attract a few curious from around the world include a basilica, an agora, a nimfeum, a theater (above) – which is the best preserved ancient theater of the period in Europe – and 15 kilometers of aqueduct.

Every year, spring and early summer, the theater hosts the Festival International Aspendos Opera and Ballet. Roman theater, with a capacity of 7,000 seats, was built in 155 by the Greek architect Zenon. After the fall of the Greek-Roman city came under Seljuk administration.  The theater has undergone several processes of consolidation over time, being transformed by the Seljuk Turks, in turn, the caravanserai and the XIII century, the Sultanate of Rum in the palace.  However, there is the history of theater that customizes but architecture. Specialists insist that the building is the ultimate example of construction of a Roman theater in oriental style. Furthermore, the theater of Aspendos is the only pure Roman style building in Turkey, with dedicated public spaces (Cave) completely united with the front of the stage (scaenae frons).  And all these details are shrouded in an aura of legend: it is said that both the theater and aqueduct were built by hand one contender to face the governor. Candidate building would have won most useful for the population. The other would have committed suicide out of love even on the theater stage he built.  A drama.

Not far from Aspendos is another oasis of good cheer outside resorts. Expo 2016 Antalya (foto dreapta). Expo 2016 Antalya (pictured right). A trip through the parks on the planet: the Japanese gardens, parks shrubs African carvings, just to Ottoman gardens. A huge park hosts an outdoor exhibition finest floral arrangements from over 20 countries. The exhibition also hosts various events recreational outdoor concerts with renowned artists – including UB40, Sting and Tarkan – magic shows, theater comedy, games, classes in calligraphy, drawing competitions and other activities for children

Turkish tourism has had a few setbacks this year: the conflict with Russia, the refugee crisis and terrorist attacks. Estimates were pretty dismal, but at least are not absolute: forecasted a decrease in the number of tourists by approximately 25-35% compared to 2015. The outflow of tourists from the Mediterranean coast of Turiciei due mainly Russians, who are the most numerous Turkish market after Germany. The effect of these behaviors is not hard to predict: tour operators have considerably reduced prices. Good bait for both Turkish citizens and those in other markets.

However, the agencies also urge travelers to consider better offers all the hotels to make the right choice, it will fulfill the dream of a perfect summer holiday.

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