Iceland is a land that teaches. The nature here is strong, omnipresent, mistress, and leads the game. The game of light, for example, that in summer cheats the mind and with the midnight sun invites you to never sleep: it expands the time, multiplies the possibilities.
It all started and ended in Marrakech, our port of entry and exit from a country full of amazing places.
By partnering with Elena Hall of Blue Men of Morocco, we have known this land in the best way possible: Elena organized the itinerary, booked the hotels and chose an experienced driver who guided us to the south.
The first thing is the road.
From Milan, through the tunnel of the Great St. Bernard, as you arrive in Switzerland, on the right there is the artificial lake of Toules: if you are lucky enough to find you there during a sunny day, you should stop in external parking areas and enjoy the color show.
It’s very difficult to choose where to stop over in such a beautiful land, but the tour we suggest is just a way to start learning about this wonderful island.
In this post you will find only a trace route, which will then link to detailed articles on all the locations that we have personally visited. The estimated time to visit all this places is at least two weeks.
“And suddenly there is Cagliari: a naked town rising steep, steep, golden-looking, piled naked to the sky from the plain at the head of the formless hollow bay. It is strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy.”
Matera, one of the six Italian cities candidate to be European Capital of Culture 2019, is the city that speaks with the stars. Its Sassi inflect the light of the sun and moon, creating refraction and glare.
The Tor des Geants, one of the toughest sport events in the world, is a unique race of its kind, not only from the athletic point of view: a titanic challenge among the highest peaks in Europe, a meeting among the giants of the mountain.
“Many years ago, traveling through the French Pyrenees, I discovered some natural reserves where tourists had the chance to get into direct contact with the endemic animals of that area, and I thought it would be nice to have this possibility also in Valle d’Aosta.”
In 1889, 125 years ago, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated on the occasion of the Paris Universal Exposition (forerunner of the Expo), and the lady is still in fine shape.
Its creator, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, had certainly not imagined that his most famous creation would become the romantic symbol of the French capital, brightening with glittering golden lights for five minutes every hour every night, as for the excitement of being in the center of such an amazing city.