Eastern Europe is a land with a special geographical position, many ups and downs, a rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes … but still new for Vietnamese tourists. Let us discover and feel a typical Eastern European travel journey through 4 countries Italy – Slovenia – Austria – Croatia to understand why this land is being considered as a potential “emerging star”. tourism, with the average rate of passenger growth of 20-25% annually in recent years.
CITY OF VENICE FLOODING AND ROMANTIC (Italy)
Few cities in the world have such charming, romantic beauty as Venice, which is dubbed Europe’s paradise of love. Sitting on the boat going through dense canals, famous bridges named Than Tho Bridge, Rialto Bridge is a memorable experience that everyone has to try once when he has set foot in Venice.
Venice also attracts tourists because the classic is kept intact for hundreds of years with the beautiful old town covered with traditional red bricks of the Mediterranean region, St. Marco square – the most important and famous square most and at the same time the center of Venice. It used to be called Napoleon’s “living room of Europe” by its beautiful architecture.
From Venice, it takes only 40 minutes by boat to take a leisurely stroll on one of the three unique island groups in the north named Burano, Murano, Lido. Murano Island is famous for its glass making industry. It has a lot of glass workshops and glass shops with beautiful display booths. Lido Island offers quiet relaxing moments with a long coastline. It is also home to the annual Venice international film festival.
Burano impresses with the colorful houses and the world famous art of making hand-embroidered lace. Arriving at the island, any visitor is impressed by the bright colors that do not touch the houses and the beautiful little flower pots hanging on the balcony. The story of the color of the houses is told by people that many years ago when fishermen returned at dawn, they could not distinguish what is their home due to a thick fog cover. Therefore, people have to paint their houses with different colors and other neighbors’ houses to avoid confusion.
GREEN CITY LJUBLJANA AND BLED HO (SLOVENIA)
Ljubljana is one of the most livable and green cities in Europe. Lonely Planet Magazine once commented that Ljubljana is “a perfect picture like Switzerland, but the living standard is much easier to breathe”. Since more than 10 years ago, Ljubljana has taken a bold policy of banning all cars in the center. Green spaces appear anywhere in this city, even in the central area, which is often crowded.
Ljubljana is an ancient city so just walking along the river in the city, visitors will easily see Roman cultural relics imprinted on the road. The symbol of Ljubljana is the Dragon Bridge with a beautiful and majestic dragon-shaped stone statue. Surrounded by old town with colorful houses with tile colors and brick walls. Many outdoor cafes are located along the river or on paved roads, such as bringing tourists back to the distant past of the past.
The landscape in Slovenia is described as surprisingly constantly changing when visitors can see the blue sea and behind it is a majestic mountain; between the vast plains of forests … That opposition makes Slovenia different from the rest of Europe. The highlight of the small country is 20,000 km2 and the population of only about 2 million people is Lake Bled. Bled is like a jade in the Julian Alps, 55 km from the capital Ljubljana.
The lake freezes completely from February to March every year, at which time people and tourists can walk on the lake. For the rest of the month, visitors will not have the opportunity to admire its alluring beauty with its turquoise blue water, swans swarming and castle shadows, the church looks down on the lake. Surrounded by Lake Bled is a green tree, the path leading to Bled Castle winding down the mountainside, long ago becoming a favorite picnic, walking, cycling area of locals and visitors.
Located in the middle of the lake, the Bled castle built in the 8th century is listed as one of the world’s most beautiful castles with almost intact architecture. Inside the castle are restaurants, two large courtyards, many rooms, museums, chapels … The oldest part of the castle is the Roman tower, the rest built in Renaissance style. . The church was built on a floating island in the middle of the 15th century with a 52 m high tower is the highlight of the whole landscape here. The floating island is also the destination of not only tourists but also Slovenian people, becoming the backdrop of romantic wedding frames.