Plant us somewhere under the Tuscan sun with a fabulous pair of shades and a new read in hand and you’ve nailed our idea of a perfect summer vacation. Or so we thought.
Central Italy has long been a favorite summertime destination among travelers looking for Instagrammable adventures and a glowy, European tan. But that’s all about to change. A recent travel report from Pinterest revealed that Tuscany is this season’s hottest—er, coolest—winter holiday getaway destination, reaching a +1657% spike in search popularity.
With its haute cuisine, verdant valleys, and legendary architecture, both Florence and its surrounding countryside towns have set the standard for the quintessential Italian vacation. While visitors tend to flock to the area during the hottest months of the year, come December, the area becomes a low-key cozy secret you’ll want to keep all to yourself. Brimming with Christmas markets, carolers, and elaborately decorated cathedrals, you can get your history fix and fulfill your holiday spirit in one fell swoop.
There were other tempting destinations on Pinterest’s most-saved holiday travel list too. Here’s a full peek at the top 10:
- CoCo Cay, Bahamas
- Czech Republic
- United Arab Emirates
Still not sure where to take off to next? Let your inner adrenaline junkie lead the way. The same travel report also revealed this season’s most popular adventure ideas. From swimming holes and abandoned amusement parks to cave diving and ice storms, there are so many great reasons this holiday should be your boldest yet.
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