Best places to experience folk culture in Poland by a Polish travel agent.

Poland is vell known all over the world for its countryside character and folklore heritage. Usually, it is advertised by colourful flowery folk patterns and folk grounded music. No wonder, people who visit Poland want to see this aspect of life during their tours. There are numerous places where tourists can feel rural climate and folklore. Below we present some of the best locations by ITS Poland, renowned Polish travel agent, operating as a DMC company since 2005.

10 top folk places by ITS Polish travel agent

  1. Zalipie painted village
  2. Dunajec rafting
  3. Zakopane
  4. Szymbark
  5. Sierpc Open Air Ethnographic Museum
  6. Ethnographic
  7. Museum in Warsaw
  8. Wielkopolska Ethnographic Park in Dziekanowice
  9. Sanok Ethnographic Park
  10. Mazowsze and Śląsk Folk Groups
  11. Christmas Markets

Experiences

We believe that the best way to discover a country is through experience. This is why we want to recommend folklore experiences. First of all, there is traditional Dunajec rafting cruise from Sromowce Wyzne to Szczawnica in Pieniny National Park in magnificent Dunajec River Gorge (ITS Polish travel agent recommends shorter cruise to Szczawnica). The cruise is organized on traditional wooden rafts with raftsmen clothed in folklore outfits and talking about the regional traditions, nature and culture. It is something you just have to experience if you plan to visit Cracow area. Another experience is organised in Zalipie “Painted Village”. Tourists can visit the “Painters House” and learn how to decorate various surfaces with traditional folklore flowery patterns. They can also sightsee the village full of such decorations. Moreover, most of Polish open-air ethnographic museums, located almost in all parts of Poland organise various plants harvest events when people can try many traditional occupations, gather plants on their own and taste traditional Polish dishes made of regional products.

Folk events

It is a great experience to see a folklore show by Mazowsze or Slask traditional folklore bands. Both of them are renowned internationally for promoting traditional Polish culture, music and clothes. Their tourneys are spectacular international events. Still, home headquarters of both bands are also open to tourists where they can observe music shows and take part in dancing and singing workshops. Other folklore shows are also often practiced in Zakopane area. The town has a very distinctive and characteristic highlander folklore. Here tourists can admire many live shows of highlander music and dance in numerous Zakopane restaurants, can observe traditional sheep cheese making or take part in shepherds’ activities. Folk hand made products can be admired and purchased during another type of events which are Christmas Markets. They are organized in all bigger Polish cities. The most well known are organised in Gdansk, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Cracow. ITS Polish Travel Agent states that Cracow and Wroclaw Christmas Markets are the most interesting.

Ethnographic museums

Ethnographic Museums in Poland usually have two forms, they are ordinary museums usually located in big cities or open-air museums located in rural areas. The most interesting traditional ethnographic museum is located in Warsaw. It offers not only sightseeing the main exhibition, it has also rich schedule of various workshops. The most prominent open-air museums include: Sanok, Dziekanowice and Sierpc. They have in their offer live shows of various countryside activities and their exhibitions include live animals and characteristic plants. They also organise various festivals and seasonal events for tourists.

Summing up, Poland with its rich rural heritage has much to offer for all tourists interested in regional traditions and folklore. ITS Poland, local travel agent highly recommends taking part in all folklore events and visiting unique Polish ethnographic museums. Traditional folklore hand made products are also indispensable souvenirs from Poland. If you got interested in any of the folklore aspects presented in various sights of Poland, please contact ITS Polish travel agent to find out what is the best way to discover Poland and its culture. Let’s start a big adventure still today!

North coast called Versilia. Suggestions, tips and attractions

If you plan to visit Tuscany, you should not miss Versilia. It is a relatively small area on the Tuscan coast, located in the northwest of Tuscany. The Versilia area includes the municipalities of Viareggio, Torre del Lago, Massarosa, Camaiore and the so-called “Versilia Storica”, consisting of four ancient municipalities: Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, and Stazzema. This charming Italian region, enclosed by the sea and the Apuan Alps, hides many natural beauties.

Thanks to its strategic geographical position, the Versilia region is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is well-known for its spa facilities and has become a popular destination for the summer holidays. Young people can enjoy the lively nightlife, and families with children appreciate the numerous excursions, cycling routes and, of course, great swimming opportunities. Below in the text, we present you with the best tips on what you can do in this region.

Relax on the beach

Enjoy relaxing on the beach. You can rent a beach hut or sun loungers for the whole day and enjoy a nice lunch in the restaurants. If you like wild and free beaches, we recommend Lecciona beach in Viareggio.

Shopping in Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi is a pleasant luxury seaside resort known throughout Italy and abroad for its boutiques, good restaurants, and bars. Every Wednesday morning, the rounded Piazza Marconi hosts the Forte dei Marmi market, where you can buy quality clothes and house utensils at great rates.

Take a walk through the artistic city of Pietrasanta

Pietrasanta is a beautiful city at the Apuan Alps’ foot, famous all over the world for its items made of marble and bronze. It’s also called Small Italian Athens because artists like Botero and Mitoraj decided to work and live there. You can find foundries, marble and mosaic workshops, art galleries, nice bars, and restaurants along its streets.

Learn more about the ancient Romans at the archaeological site

The archaeological area called Massaciuccoli Romana is situated to the east of Lake Massaciuccoli. You can discover there the world of ancient Romans under the supervision of experts and passionate archaeologists. You can even stop nearby for bird watching or take a walk along the wooden paths across the lake in the natural oasis of Massaciuccoli.

Go to the opera

If you like classical music, you can enjoy the Puccini Festival held at the Torre del Lago Open-Air Theatre on the opposite shore of the lake. The festival in honour of the great composer Giacomo Puccini, who spent most of his life there, takes place every July and August.

Hiking along Alpine trails

Discover the Apuan Alps with the highest peaks of Tuscany. The local nature park forms part of the global network of UNESCO geoparks. You can enjoy hiking along panoramic trails that lead to the mountains’ tops with breath-taking vistas of the sea.

Explore the underground of the Apuan Alps

Corchia is the largest complex of karst caves in Italy. A two-kilometre path takes you deep into the heart of the mountain, where you can admire beautiful stalactites – and it’s only a few kilometres from the beach.

Taste the traditional cuisine

Versilia is also known for its traditional food. As it is a coastal region, we recommend tasting seafood. Of course, there are many other dishes to enjoy, such as Tordelli (a type of ravioli stuffed with a mixture of different meats and herbs) or Scarpaccio (savoury vegetable pie).

Viareggio and the famous carnival

Viareggio is well-known not only for its beaches but also for its carnival. Every February, festivities are held along the seafront promenade, masks and confetti attract thousands of adults and children.

White marble quarries

If you drive along the coast, you will reach the city of Carrara, world-famous for its marble production and processing. You can visit the picturesque old town centre and admire the unique scenery of white marble quarries.

Medieval castles

The northern part of Tuscany, along its border with Liguria, is called Lunigiana and is well-known for its nature and the number of castles you can visit.

Renting a luxury property in Italy is not just for the wealthy

Italy is one of the best destinations for a perfect holiday. The sea, the great food, but also nice people, delicious wines, charming nature and monuments that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Traveling to Italy is fabulous, but in most cases, people choose to stay in a hotel near the sea and enjoy the holiday with thousands of other people.

Renting a property in Italy is convenient and economical

If you want to enjoy Italy like never before, rent a holiday house. If you think that this option is reserved only for the wealthiest of people, well, then you are wrong. It is becoming more and more popular, because a holiday house provides for an amazing, but also very affordable holiday. Recreational properties in Italy are listed at https://italicarentals.com/ portal. It is the best website for finding rentable homes in this beautiful country. You can choose from hundreds of beautiful properties and sort them according to requirements. You simply choose the date of your vacation, a suitable property and then you can enjoy your dream vacation. Holidays in Italy are no longer necessarily just crowds of tourists. Finally, you will enjoy privacy with your beloved half or with your family. If you are traveling with a large number of people, renting a property is also less costly.

Find a suitable property

Thanks to the above-mentioned website, finding a suitable property is quite easy. Just select the area you are heading to, the number of guests and the required date, confirm the search and all available properties will pop out. Of course, there is also a more detailed filter, which allows you to search for property by price, equipment, etc. If you want the best, you can rent a luxury villa by the sea with a giant pool. Choose a property and arrange for your partner or the whole family a holiday they’ll never forger.

Dovolená v Chorvatsku – jakou zvolit přepravu?

O vaší dovolené rozhoduje mnoho faktorů. Vybíráte společný termín, který bude nejlepší, protože jako pracující nemáte neomezený čas a možnosti odjet jen tak na dovolenou. Dále vybíráte také destinaci, protože ta je stěžejní. Jednou věcí je, kam byste se rádi podívali a druhá, jaká je vaše finanční situace. Z obou věcí musí vyjít kompromis, tedy místo, kam zavítáte. K výběru destinace, která pro vás bude tou pravou, musíte myslet také na to, jak se na dovolenou dostat. Bude nejlepší rychlé letadlo? Nebo autobus, který nemusíte řídit a jednoduše si odpočinout také během cesty nebo využít klasicky automobil, který sice řídíte, ale díky tomu jste páni svého času?

Dostupná destinace, kterou si zamilujete!

Zvolili jste Chorvatsko? To je ostatně dostupná a velmi oblíbená destinace nejen českých turistů. Je to relativně blízko, moře je krásné a také čisté, s příjemným přístupem, který si oblíbí také méně zdatní plavci. Pro někoho může být Chorvatsko jasnou volbou, jelikož jsou jazyky podobné a mnohdy jim zde rozumíte, případně umí česky, alespoň základy a nemáte tak pocit neznáma. Ač jde o dovolenou, kterou lidé tráví převážně u moře, Chorvatsko disponuje mnoha krásnými památkami, městy, náměstími či přírodními parky, které můžete navštívit. Jaká bude vaše cesta do Chorvatska?

Výběr je zcela na vás

Někdo volí automobil, protože je to velmi pohodlné. Ostatně ženy to kvitují, protože nejsou omezeny na jeden kufr, který musí mít určité rozměry, musí se vejít do přikázané váhy, jinak připlácíte za každý kilogram. Jedete-li s menšími dětmi, můžete s sebou vzít spolu věcí, díky kterým bude dovolená příjemná. Chorvatsko autobusem je zase pohodlné pro řidiče. Mnohdy je dlouhá cesta zmáhá, kolony, uzavírky, nehody a vše další, to umí pěkně potrápit. A celý den za volantem je někdy už opravdu hodně.

The Journey to the US – What to Do?

If you want to travel to the USA, then you have to have a lot of things with you so that you do not surprise or even get out of your trip. When you are traveling for the first time, then there are plenty of things to surprise you. Here are a few tips and tips to make it easy for you to avoid any inconvenience you may have. What is all it takes to travel to the USA?

How to properly pack on the road?

Holiday packing is always a little nervous about it. You’re really trying to pack everything because you never know what you need. If you are traveling for three days or a week, usually the suitcase does not differ much, you have a few extra pieces of clothing. When you forget something, do not despair, prices are now affordable and almost everything can be bought.

Take a visit to the Italian Venice

Venice – one of the most important tourist destinations on the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Thanks to their unrepeatable charm, hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world are visited every year. The historic core lies on islands in a shallow lagoon, and the newer parts have been built on a vast bank.