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AVION TOURISM #78 Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport
AVION TOURISM #78 Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport
AVION TOURISM #78 Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport
AVION TOURISM #78 Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport
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Text by Alisè Vitri
Milan Bergamo Airport is a true gateway to the world. In addition to numerous direct connections, it offers the opportunity to take long-haul flights with a layover ranging from 1.5 to 3 hours at one of the airports connected by some of the airlines operating from BGY.
With flydubai, by making a layover at the intermediate airport, Dubai International (DXB), you can continue with the same airline or with Emirates (which operates codeshare flights) to ever more distant destinations. For example, you can reach Australia by landing in Sydney or Southeast Asia to discover Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, with its volcanic islands, or Bali, the Island of the Gods, a dream destination for many travelers. But, also Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, the city-state of Singapore, and Thailand, famous for its tropical beaches and Buddhist temples.
I Supertree Grove nell'area Graden by the Bay a Singapore. Copyright ©, Shutterstock
The Supertree Groves in the Garden by the Bay area of Singapore. Photo: Copyright ©, Shutterstock
angkok. Foto: Copyright © / Shutterstock
Bangkok. Photo: Copyright © / Shutterstock
Both with flydubai and Air Arabia UAE, by making a layover in Sharjah, you can arrive in South Asia to explore the Indian subcontinent by landing in Delhi and/or Bombay, or visit the island of Sri Lanka with its rainforests, plateaus, famous beaches, and the capital Colombo. And speaking of white coral beaches, with flydubai, you can fly over the Indian Ocean to Malé, the capital of the Maldives, from where you can reach the 26 atolls with over 1000 coral islands.
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Ari Atoll Copyright © / Shutterstock 
In Central Asia, China attracts travelers with the fascinating fusion of its millennia-old history and unrestrained modernity. Walking through the streets of Beijing or Shanghai, among ancient temples and towering glittering skyscrapers, makes us feel like we are traveling through the centuries. Chinese cities are reachable from Milan Bergamo Airport with a layover in Dubai and with Emirates flights operated in codeshare with Flydubai.
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The Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Photo:, Shutterstock
angkok. Foto: Copyright © / Shutterstock
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With a layover at Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul, you can reach destinations such as Muscat, the capital of Oman, with a millennia-old history, Jeddah, a transit point for pilgrimages to the sacred cities of Islam in Saudi Arabia, or Tbilisi, the welcoming capital of Georgia, with flights from Pegasus Airlines or Turkish Airlines (operating codeshare flights).
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Tbilisi Copyright © / Shutterstock 
Always with a brief layover at Dubai Airport, with flydubai, you can fly to the African continent to land in Mombasa, the second-largest city in Kenya, and Zanzibar, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, in Tanzania, famous for its white sandy beaches and lush hinterland. Meanwhile, South Africa is reachable with flydubai flights to Johannesburg, the country's main economic and financial hub.
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Johannesburg. Copyright © /Shutterstock
To explore other possibilities for flying to dream destinations with continuous flights, we recommend visiting the websites of the airlines operating at BGY.

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A celestial spectacle with enchanting colors
Text by Alisè Vitri
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One of the most astonishing natural phenomena offered by our planet is the Polar Aurora, which appears at the two magnetic poles of the Earth: the North Pole and the South Pole. The lights and colors of this luminous display are called "Auroras," and depending on where they appear, they are known as the "Aurora Borealis" or "Northern Lights" at the North Pole and "Aurora Australis" or "Southern Lights" at the South Pole.
The name "Aurora Borealis" was coined by the astronomer Galileo Galilei, who combined "Aurora" (the name of the Roman goddess of dawn) with "Borea" (the name of the North Wind god in Greek mythology).
Northern Lights Photo: Copyright © Ente del Turismo Finlandese
Northern Lights Photo: Copyright © Ente del Turismo Finlandese
The Northern Lights are a breathtaking display of vibrant lights in the nighttime sky. These lights are created by the collision of charged particles from the Sun with the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in a mesmerizing dance of colors.
Usually, the Northern Lights are visible at high latitudes, but if solar activity is strong, and more particles reach the Earth's magnetosphere, and sometimes, a "magnetic storm" caused by intense solar spot activity can extend to even mid-latitudes.
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Northern Lights Photo: Copyright © Ente del Turismo Finlandese
The most common color is green, emitted by oxygen hit by high-energy incident electrons (in the lower layers of the atmosphere), while oxygen emits red light when hit by low-energy incident electrons. Nitrogen usually produces blue light. The blending of green, red, and blue can lead to the appearance of other color variations such as purple, pink, yellow, and white. Regarding the shape, the auroral glow can appear in small patches of striped light, arches, undulating bands, or rays.
Undoubtedly, this celestial phenomenon has fascinated and inspired humanity for centuries, with many aspiring to witness it to fulfill a dream, planning trips in search of this extraordinary event of light in the sky. While its manifestation is not guaranteed, you can travel to special destinations where you can observe the Northern Lights.
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The best tours in the desert of Sharjah
Text by Enzo Cuppatri 
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The desert of the Emirate of Sharjah offers an essential experience for those visiting the city of Sharjah and its region, as it provides exciting adventures through golden dunes in a sea of sand. Thanks to its vastness, the Sharjah desert offers a unique opportunity for adventure enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the wilderness and discover the traditional culture of the United Arab Emirates.
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Desert of the emirate of Sharjah Photo: Copyright © / Depositphotos
This desert is a true paradise for those seeking thrills, spectacular landscapes, and an authentic experience. There are many tours and excursions available, suitable for families with children, and you can choose from various activities, whether more or less challenging. Options include the classic desert safari, leisurely walks among the dunes to explore the vast sandy expanses, camel rides, enjoying a dinner under the stars accompanied by traditional music and folk dances, visiting archaeological sites, or engaging in more educational experiences focused on learning about endangered animals, the wildlife of Sharjah, or falconry. 
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Sharjah Desert Photo: Copyright © / Depositphotos
All experiences in the Sharjah desert, from the more tranquil to the more adventurous, offer a captivating connection with nature and add unique excitement to your journey in Sharjah. Below are the ones we suggest.
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In the Sharjah desert by 4x4 Off-Road
You depart for the desert from Sharjah on a six-hour guided 4x4 off-road tour in air-conditioned vehicles with qualified drivers, heading to the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, located approximately 65 km southeast of the city. This excursion allows you to admire the landscapes of the region, ascend imposing sand dunes, cross spectacular rock formations, and ultimately explore pre-Islamic archaeological sites while taking in panoramic views from three different peaks.
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Off-Road Adventure Park
Located in the Mleiha area, less than 80 kilometers from the center of Sharjah, this is the perfect place for a variety of adventures right in the heart of the desert: off-road cycling, four-wheel driving, off-road driving, mountain trail exploration, and other adrenaline-pumping challenges. In the adventure park, you can also savor a traditional barbecue and spend the night camping with friends and family, a unique experience in the heart of Sharjah's desert near Mount Al Faya.
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Desert Camping Under the Stars
Depart from Sharjah to the Mleiha Archaeological Center where you can discover the beauty of the sandy desert landscape with walks among the dunes or a guided trek to spot flora and fauna. At the Mleiha campsite, you can experience an Arabian feast under the stars in a traditional Bedouin-style majlis, and after dinner, gaze at the stars under a clear and dark sky. After spending the night in a traditional tent, visit Fossil Rock with unique dunes from which you can spot birds, reptiles, and camels. Indeed, Sharjah's desert is a natural reserve, and its sand dunes host species that thrive only in the desert habitat.
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Mleiha Archaeological Center
The Mleiha Archaeological Center is located in Mleiha near Jebel Fayah, 65 kilometers southeast of the city of Sharjah. It is a significant Arab archaeological site ideal for discovering the ancient history of the United Arab Emirates and the secrets of early humanity on the Arabian Peninsula. You can visit Umm an-Nar tomb (a Bronze Age round tomb) to delve into the history of the ancient Bedouin civilization or explore Fossil Rock, a large rock formation rich in marine fossils. In the area, you can go on hikes, treks, dune bashing, quad biking, desert safaris, glamping, paragliding from the high peaks of Mleiha, or spend a night under the stars among the sand dunes.
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 Text by Lisa Maria River
Rotterdam captivates with its modern architectural skyline, Europe's largest port, urban landscapes, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere that make it a vibrant destination for a city break centered around art, culture, history, and entertainment.
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Rotterdam. Photo: Copyright © Depositphotos 
Known as the "City of Architecture," Rotterdam was rebuilt in a futuristic style after being damaged during World War II. Examples of its modern architecture include the Erasmus Bridge designed by Ben van Berkel, suspended over the Maas River, and the innovative Markthal, a food market covered by an artistic ceiling. Equally unique are the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot with its reflective glass and the Cube Houses by Piet Blom, surprising cube-shaped residences perched on an angle.
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The Markthal of Rotterdam
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The Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot in Rotterdam
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Le Case Cubiche di Piet Blom a Rotterdam Foto: Copyright © Depositphotos
The Cube Houses by Piet Blom in Rotterdam
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The city comes alive with art and culture thanks to its numerous museums and a multitude of events held throughout the year. Worth visiting is the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, housing an eclectic collection of artworks, from ancient masterpieces to modern works. Contemporary art enthusiasts can explore the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, a truly innovative artistic hub.
Il Deposito del Museo Boijmans Van Beuningen di Rotterdam Foto: Copyright © Depositphotos 
The Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot in Rotterdam Photo: Copyright © Depositphotos 
Prominent among the distinctive cultural events are the International Film Festival Rotterdam (January to February) and the North Sea Jazz Festival (July), attracting artists and spectators from around the world.
Opportunities abound to experience the extraordinary and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, such as ascending the panoramic elevator of the Euromast observation tower and marveling at Rotterdam from above. For those who relish the outdoors in the city, a bicycle ride along the cycling paths provides an immersion into the Dutch cycling atmosphere.
La Torre di osservazione Euromast di Rotterdam Foto: Copyright © Depositphotos 
The Euromast observation tower in Rotterdam Foto: Copyright © Depositphotos 
Rotterdam does not disappoint in terms of an authentic culinary experience. The city is renowned for its gastronomic variety, from local delicacies to international dishes. A must-try is the fresh Dutch herring, best enjoyed at the Markthal along with other local delights like Dutch cheeses or dishes made from fresh fish. Also, the Oliebollen, round typical fritters with raisins, are a delight to savor warm.
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Aringa olandese
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Formaggi olandesi Foto: Copyright © Depositphotos
Formaggi olandesi
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Oliebollen Foto: Copyright © Depositphotos
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trip to Rotterdam is incomplete without some shopping. The coolest spots are Lijnbaan with various brand shops and boutiques or Witte de Withstraat with art galleries, design stores, and trendy cafes. After shopping, one can delve into the lively nightlife of the city, with its numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants.
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Shopping at Rotterdam Photo: Copyright © Depositphotos 
For an exhilarating moonlit experience, an evening boat tour along the Maas River or around the port to admire the city's glittering lights from the water is a unique memory that is hard to forget.
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Rotterdam Photo: Copyright © / Shutterstock
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Serbian cuisine dishes and the flavors of Belgrade
Text by Lisa Maria River
Serbian cuisine, while influenced by neighboring Balkan and European countries, boasts authentic dishes that can be discovered not only in Belgrade but throughout the entire territory. Depending on the region, you'll encounter different dishes, mainly based on pasta or meat.
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In the northern part of the country, dishes are characterized by pasta and various doughs. In central Serbia, you can savor "pita" (a savory pie made with filo pastry), roast pork, dried meat, and lamb. In the eastern regions, the most exquisite dishes include polentalamb boiled in milk, and "pita secca del pastore." In the southgrilled meats with fresh vegetables are a culinary delight. In the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, you'll find specialties like "bingur", turkey, and various dishes cooked with lamb and sheep. Everywhere in the country, including Belgrade, delightful aromas enhance the journey with irresistible flavors.
Belgrade's cuisine is a blend of Balkan, Mediterranean, and Austro-Hungarian influences. Meat takes center stage on the Serbian table, followed by vegetables and cheese. The discovery of local gastronomy secrets begins with the traditional appetizer, which in Belgrade's restaurants (several of which hold Michelin recognition) is "proja" (cornbread) served with "kajmak" (traditional white cheese with cream).
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For those preferring lighter fare, the fresh "sarmice" (prepared with black onions and rice, all wrapped in cabbage leaves) is a must-try, along with winter sauerkraut salad. Also, do try "Ćevapčići," grilled minced meat patties made of beef, lamb, or pork, "roštilj" (grilled meat and vegetables), and "Pljeskavica", a giant hamburger often served with melted cheese and french fries.
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Among desserts, "Moskvašnit" stands out, created many years ago in the kitchens of the famous Hotel Moskva. You can also taste layered savory or sweet pie "pita" (prepared with very thin pastry and fillings of meat, cheese, vegetables, or fruits), pastries with plums, apples, cherries, and raspberries, "palačinke" - a type of crepe rolled and filled with fruit and chocolate, and "Baklava", sweet treats made of puff pastry, nuts, and honey.
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Skadarlija is Belgrade's most famous street where the bohemian atmosphere of the early 20th century city is revived, once inhabited by artists, actors, and writers. Here, you can listen to folk music while tasting traditional food. Dining with music is a popular custom in Belgrade. In various venues, you can enjoy typical Serbian wine and "rakija" (plum brandy) while savoring traditional dishes.
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The riverside of Zemun and Novi Beograd represent Belgrade's centuries-old fishing tradition where you can taste fish specialties in restaurants along the Danube. Typical dishes to enjoy with Belgrade wines, made from grapes growing in vineyards next to the Danube and on the hills of Kosmaj and Avala.
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Another characteristic area of Belgrade to stop and taste Serbian cuisine is where the Sava and Danube rivers meet, a place of paths crossing parks, restaurants, and "splavovi", distinctive bars on rafts offering an enchanting view of the river and the city.
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 Avion Tourism Magazine N78/2023 Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport
Issue closed by Editorial Staff on 22 November 2023 
Editor in chief: Angela Trivigno. Contributors: Alisè Vitri, Enzo Cuppatri, Lisa Maria River, Nicole Villa. Cover photo: Copyright © Snc / shalamov / Photos: Copyright © Snc with image usage license purchased from and Photo for editorial use only. Credits specified under each published photo or video. Press Offices and Tourism Board:;;;;; LVMH; Givenchy; Kenzo; Guerlain: Dior; Narciso Rodriguez; Zadig&Voltaire; Versace; Issey Miyake; Sacbo S.p.A.. Avion Tourism Magazine Special Edition for Milan Bergamo Airport N.78/2023: issue closed by Editorial Staff on 22/11/2023 and published on Registration: Registered at Bergamo Law Court Bergamo N.1 del 09/01/2003 and N.9/2019 del 03/07/2019. Periodicity: semiannual. Publisher, Editing, Administration and Advertising: Snc - Via Piave, 102 - 23879 Verderio (Lc) - Italy. P.Iva/C.F. 03248170163 - Registro delle Imprese di Lecco Numero LC-304260. Literary and artistic property: Copyright © Snc. All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited in any form and medium. 
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