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This summer, we want to feel like we're in Bridgerton

For the holidays, we are getting inspired by tv series

This summer, we want to feel like we're in Bridgerton For the holidays, we are getting inspired by tv series

On May 16, the first part of the third season of Bridgerton arrives on Netflix. The romantic series set in the age of English Regency has monopolized our feeds and thoughts for weeks, and it seems that its influence goes beyond. According to some data reported by Skyscanner, in fact, 1 in 4 Italian travelers are inspired by movies and TV series to choose the destination for their holidays, while a whopping 61% would like to visit a destination seen on the big or small screen. So, here are our suggestions for the upcoming summer.

Bridgerton: Holidays in European Castles

To feel like you're inside Shondaland's TV series, all you need are 2 simple things: a passionate lover willing to do anything to be with us and a castle, preferably with large gardens to play cricket like English royals. While we're not sure how to help you with the first thing, when it comes to castles in Europe, the options are plentiful. Among Skyscanner's proposals we have: Sintra, in Portugal, with its Pena Palace; Bucharest and Brasov, in Romania, with their elegant architectures and an atmosphere steeped in charm and mystery, transporting visitors to an era of great loves, masked balls, and gossip; Dunrobin Castle, an hour's drive from Inverness (Scotland), an unmissable attraction for its old-style charm, perfect for romantic and somewhat vintage souls.

The White Lotus: Between Sicily and Thailand, Luxury Resorts Win

The third season of The White Lotus is set in Thailand. After a first season in Hawaii and a second one in Sicily, we've understood the unifying theme: luxury hotels, dream resorts, boats set against blinding azure seas. Speaking of Sicily, you can retrace the steps of Aubrey Plaza and Jennifer Coolidge in Taormina by staying at the San Domenico Palace Hotel, taking a stroll through the Greek ruins, and visiting Noto and Sicilian Baroque, immersing yourself in the decadent atmosphere of the beloved TV series, while waiting to see what the Thai backgrounds will be, which we'll keep in mind for summer 2025.

For City Folks: European Capitals and Emily in Paris

Not everyone loves going on vacation in luxury hotels with spas and swimming pools. For city mice, just follow the example of Emily, the protagonist of Emily in Paris, who decided to start a new life in the French capital. For the fourth season, our adorable and bubbly protagonist will head to Rome. The next stop? We don't know hers, but we're torn between Berlin, Copenhagen, and Budapest, perfect for a tour of design museums and bustling streets, blending history and fun. With a brunch here and there.

The Beauty of Isolation: The Gentlemen

For those who just want to rest on vacation, isolating themselves from reality and living in a decadent bubble between a game of chess and a walk in total solitude, we suggest taking a cue from The Gentlemen, a TV series directed by Guy Ritchie. Setting aside the minor issue of the criminal empire and the title of Duke of Halstead, we can take the example of Edward Horniman and retreat to a 6,000-hectare estate, even just for a few days. No need to go to Turkey. European-style ranches can be found, for example, in the County of Kerry, Ireland, in Rhodes, and on Carretera de Villaviciosa near Cordova, where horseback riding tours are also offered. And it's instant relaxation.