There is a less predictable way to spend International Women's Day: traveling. What better day to enjoy freedom won after a long, arduous struggle over time? International Women's Day can be celebrated in many cities of the world and we are going to mention just a few: pack your trolley case or backpack, book a flight and arrange a weekend to get to know yourself better, have fun, or relax in the sun, with your female friends or those you love.
In Turin it's women who run
For women with a sporty spirit (and figure), the city in the shadow of the Mole Antonelliana offers a novel type of marathon: a 6 km run and a 3 km walk, for women only. Have you ever enjoyed getting out of breath before? Fly to Turin to walk in the city in pink!
Shine like the stars in Val d’Aosta
On March 8 you can take a nighttime walk in the enchanting Gran Paradiso National Park, armed with snow-shoes, following an expert guide, and lit only by the constellations. To rediscover the heavens, you can also take part in nighttime excursions at Mont Blanc, another natural backdrop where you can let yourself be bewitched by the moon, or in a snow-shoe walk in the Sylvenoire woods. And for a novel and unforgettable experience, leave the earth behind and climb through the clouds on a wonderful hot air balloon ride. Get to Val d’Aosta with a direct flight to Milan.
Getting to Mount Olympus doesn't cost a thing
To celebrate March 8 in Athens and Thessaloniki, European Youth Capital 2014, teenagers and women can travel free on buses and also on trains. Fly to Greece and hurry to taste the island cuisine and explore unusual places. Visit the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in the Acropolis and get some inspiration about what to buy before wandering through the stalls of Monastiraki market or going into the elegant boutiques in Glyfada, Kifissia or Kolonai.
Feel good in Budapest
Eastern European baths are amongst the oldest in Europe and are proud to offer pleasures to suit all budgets. Book the first flight to Budapest, remembering to pack your bathrobe, and quickly dive into the Hungarian thermal springs. Hotel spas, thermal spring swimming pools and Turkish baths: with over thirty Art Nouveau establishments, the capital of Hungary could fulfill your every wish for relaxation and well-being.