Father’s Day is coming up. This year, change your plans! Enough with ties and slippers as gifts: here’s some ideas for a weekend getaway to spend with your family or just with your dad.
Turin’s National Automobile Museum.
Plan an itinerary with YAMGU for you car-obsessed father, take him to an exposition that merges concrete models and animations suitable for every age. It’s the perfect experience to walk through the history of Italian car industry.
Gardaland, a rollercoaster ride back to childhood.
Gardaland is an amusement park in the province of Verona. It is the biggest in Italy and is the perfect chance to make your father feel like a kid again. The park offers more than just entertainment: you can, for example, also explore the ocean depths through 13 different interactive settings and get to learn more about the ocean and its needs.
Volandia park near Milan.
Beyond Malpensa airport you can find Volandia park: it is a theme park where father and kids can experience the thrills of flight, through plane and helicopter’s simulators.
Ski slopes, snow and other passions.
If sports is the bond between your father and you the perfect travel-gift idea is to take him to spend the day skiing (even if it’s just an excuse to get him off the couch!). Italy has many places where you can do snow sports: Alta Badia, into the woods of Alto Adige, surely is one of the most beautiful skiing resorts in Italy. In Lombardia region - which is called “little Tibet” due to the low temperature - you can find Livigno: beside the ski facilities, there’s a characteristic village you can enjoy for walks and shopping.
Travel around Italy’s towns and villages, museums, aquaria or wine and food fairs. Italy provides you and your family a lot of choices to spend Father’s Day together, far from work and today's rapid pace in the city.
Museums and archaeological sites include initiatives organised for this occasion, discounts, two-for-one deals or thematic tours to discover local history, art and culture. Keep in touch with YAMGU so we can update you in real time on events and activities set by museums for the day.
If you’re looking for fun in a traditional context, here’s a travel tip: in Scopello, Sicily, not far from Palermo, Father’s Day is also the celebration for the end of winter: the upcoming spring is welcomed with propitiatory rural rituals and bonfires. Aside from the cultural event, sunny Mediterranean beaches and amazing villages makes Sicily a perfect chance to have a different vacation.
Does your father have a sweet tooth? Then you have to take him to Sorrento, near Naples, to give him a chance to taste a zeppola, the dessert par excellence. Another sweet alternative is a trip to Tuscany, where you can try a tasty frittella di riso or a fried bombolone. This is definitely going to put him into the best mood ever. Mischief managed!
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