One thing is sure, I definitely missed traveling during the lockdown, and a lot of what used to be my “ordinary” life was put on hold for a long time, either because of government restrictions or simply because I thought it wouldn’t be “safe”. Anyway, after months of lockdown I was finally able to go to Italy to see my family!
Each summer I go on holiday to the South of Italy with part of my family. As soon as we all get there, it seems that we all fall into some sort of relaxed routine consisting of soaking up as much sun as we possibly can, going to the beach every day, eating a lot of food, reading until the temperature is bearable again, and going out with friends at night.
On the road towards Roussillon, you’ll notice right away what makes this town different from the others in the region surrounding the Luberon, in southeastern France.
As I’ve mentioned multiple times in some of my previous posts, there are a lot of pretty towns in Provence and in the South of France in general. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is absolutely one of them, though it distinguishes itself from the others thanks to is location and its history.
Provence is a wonderful region in the Southeast of France. Known for its warm weather, Marseille and its lovely harbour, the turquoise water of the Mediterranean Sea, great food, lavender fields, olive oil and cute towns. It is also very famous for the Gorges du Verdon, a river canyon that is said to be one of the biggest and most beautiful canyons in Europe.
The South of France is pretty well-known for its lavender fields. The best season to see them is summer, usually from mid-June to mid-July, as they are in full bloom and haven’t been harvested yet.
A friend of mine came to visit me in the South of France a few days ago, and I took that as an opportunity to show him around the city of Avignon, very well-known in France for its history, its theatre festival and, surprisingly, for a song.