8 ideas for the Immaculate Conception bank holiday weekend: where to go and what to doWhere to go and what to do for the Immaculate Conception bank holiday weekend 2015? 8 ideas: thermal baths, museums, mountains, super deals Also Spain and the Rome of the Jubilee
Call it Immaculate Conception or Sant'Ambrogio bank holiday but according to the calendar, it's going to be a long week-end off to relax. The 8 December 2015 will fall on Tuesday, so it will be a great time to plan a short 4-day break – from Saturday to Tuesday, actually – taking only one day off.
To begin to get an idea of what to do and where to go we present to you the 8 most interesting travel ideas for the Immaculate Conception long weekend. We have thought of classic itineraries but also some alternative tours that will allow you to discover authentic hidden treasures:
from Rome of the Jubilee to the thermal baths,
from the snow in the mountains to a tour of the museums,
from Spain to the Tarquinia of the Etruscans,
passing through the Sanctuary of the Split Mountain in Gaeta and the 10 things to see in Civitavecchia.
1. THE ROME OF THE JUBILEE AND THE IMMACULATE
That's right, because the 8 December 2015 is exactly the day chosen by Pope Francis for the opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Peter. Being that day in Rome means being part of the history. We present to you some ideas, both sacred and prophane, to explore the city in 1, 2 and 3 days:
ITINERARIES OF FAITH FOR THE JUBILEE OF MERCY
CLASSICAL ROME: FORA, COLOSSEUM AND VENICE SQUARE
10 UNMISSABLE PLACES IN ROME
ROME IN 1 DAY: FROM PIAZZA DEL POPOLO TO CAMPO DE FIORI
ROME IN 2 DAYS: NOT ONLY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES
ROME IN 3 DAYS: WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO
2. IMMACULATE LONG WEEKEND AT THE THERMAL BATHS
Spending a weekend at the thermal baths sounds like a great idea for your Immaculate long weekend: relaxation, quietness, silence. You will go back to work reinvigorated and stronger than before. Here are our tips:
LA FICONCELLA THERMAL BATHS
A THERMAL WEEKEND: FROM THE TAURINE BATHS TO LA FICONCELLA
3. IMMACULATE LONG WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS
Ortisei, Asiago, Livigno but also and especially Madonna di Campiglio, Folgaria, Cutigliano. Are these enough ideas to spend the Immaculate long weekend skiing? If that is not enough, here's a treat:
BEST DEALS TO SPEND THE IMMACULATE LONG WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS
4. MUSEUM TOUR IN TWO DAYS
It's cold, or even worse, it's raining? Well, we suggest a long weekend indoors thanks to this 2-day tour of the museums.
Starting from Rome and precisely from the Vatican museums, discover the 7 things to see at the Vatican museums. Still in Rome, moving a few miles, we enter Castel Sant’Angelo, the fortress with almost two thousand years of history:
Finally, we arrive at the Quirinal Palace, open to the public by the president of the Republic Sergio Mattarella: here you will find prices, opening times and rooms to see at the Quirinal.
On the second day we arrive at Tarquinia, on the track of the Etruscans: we enter the National Etruscan Museum of Tarquinia. A few more kilometers and we arrive at Civitavecchia where you will find the beautiful and full of interesting findings National Archeological Museum. Do you want to keep travelling? Discover the best 10 things to see in Civitavecchia.
5. IMMACULATE LONG WEEKENG IN SPAIN AND ON THE ROAD
We suggest an adventurous trip, Easy Rider style. Embark your motorbike or car at the port of Civitavecchia and leave to Barcelona for a short break on the road: DISCOVER THE ITINERARY OF SPAIN ON THE ROAD.
6. IMMACULATE LONG WEEKEND ON THE TRACK OF THE ETRUSCANS
Both Tuscia and Lazio Maremma hide true pearls. Just think of the many agritourisms, of Bomarzo (the Park of the Monsters), of the archeological routes and of the many museums. For the Immaculate long weekend we suggest to follow the itinerary IN TARQUINIA ON THE TRACK OF THE ETRUSCANS, that will allow you to visit the national museum, the Etruscan necropolis and the Ancient Etruscan civilisation of Tarquinia. A trip into history.
If you happen to be in Tarquinia for the weekend don't miss THE 10 THINGS TO SEE IN TARQUINIA
7. GAETA AND SURROUNDINGS FOR THE IMMACULATE LONG WEEKEND
This itinerary that we are presenting for the Immaculate Conception bank holiday weekend is certainly not a summer itinerary. Gaeta is famous for its 7 beaches, each more beautiful than the other, but this city and surroundings hide some pearls that are worth a visit even in winter. To give you an idea, watch this video filmed in Gaeta:
Are you curious enough? Ok, then we suggest a couple of ideas for the Immaculate bank holiday weekend: St. Francis Church, true symbol of Gaeta, and the mythical Sanctuary of the Split Mountain, destination for climbers and not only:
VISIT ST. FRANCIS CHURCH
CLICK AND DISCOVER THE SANCTUARY OF THE SPLIT MOUNTAIN
8. IMMACULATE LONG WEEKEND IN CIVITAVECCHIA
Civitavecchia is not only a port, but much more! Just think about the ghetto, the market, the marina and its wonderful cathedral. Wandering around the city and its surroundings, you will find very interesting sites: from thermal baths to nature reserves, from typical small towns to archeological sites and monuments of its historical port. Here are some travel tips for the Immaculate Conception bank holiday weekend:
10 THINGS TO SEE IN CIVITAVECCHIA
AN ITINERARY IN THE HISTORIC PORT
Well, you have now some useful ideas to plan your Immaculate Conception long weekend 2015. We just want to wish you a plesant trip and to enjoy the Feast of the Immaculate.