This summer, I’m traveling again to Italy from Singapore. While the European Union has opened up its border to most countries, European countries are not out of the red for Covid-19 cases. If you have read about my travel experience to Italy in 2020 and my quarantine experience back in Singapore, the requirements back in 2020 have totally changed this time in 2021.
Traveling to Italy amidst Covid-19 does require a lot more planning and flexibility. Preparations took place 3 months before, I booked my flight ticket in September 2020 which unfortunately had to be postponed twice as the cases escalated drastically all over Italy. I also called the Italy embassy as well as followed up with an email.
Spending a day at this astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Site is definitely worth the drive to Umbria. From medieval architecture, to the many frescoes and art pieces you’ll find in the basilica and churches, delicious Umbrian cuisines and ending the day at the fortress ruins, the Rocca Maggiore for an Instagram worth picture.
In Trento, Italy, the Christmas market is an interesting festive experience, much like a unique magical nativity scene, full of lights, food, souvenirs, singing and traditions.
Mantova, the sleeping beauty of Italy, also known as Mantua (English). Its understated beauty is apparent in the medieval architecture that one can find throughout the city.
Located near Terni, Umbria, the Cascata delle Marmore or Marmore Falls is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans, standing at 165 m (541 feet).
Toledo, known as the ‘City of the Three Cultures’ and declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage. I had a day trip to this beautiful city and wish I would have spent more days in this historic place.