A bridge between two worlds: this is Istanbul. A city that lies between East and West, uniting two continents.
Vast and complex, Istanbul is really a set of many cities: the architecture and the social context change quickly and dramatically within a few metres as you move from Taksim to Kasımpaşa or from Sultanahmet to Kadırga.
Both in the European and in the Asian part we will find more conservative districts and very modern districts such as Beyoğlu and Kadıköy, areas rich in history such as Sultanahmet and Üsküdar and areas devoted to shopping, areas of considerable religious mixing such as Fener and Balat and pretty villages on the Bosphorus.
In this five-day trip to the Turkish capital we will try to discover the different faces of this city, from the Blue Mosque to the Hagia Sophia, from colorful neighborhoods to noisy markets, from spicy street food to the very famous Turkish sweets to eat in one bite.
A taste of Turkey: this is what we take home once the journey is over, together with the desire to return as soon as possible to discover this world between worlds.
Most of this trip will be in the city - but we will be walking quite a bit! There are many places to see so we'll likely cover several kilometers every day!
The physical effort of this trip is low: the rhythms are relaxed and we will enjoy the beauty of the place. There will be moments of celebration and relaxation - we will return home regenerated!
Can you go to Turkey?
Yup! Access to the country is free, remember the identity card valid for expatriation or the passport with 6 months of residual validity. The return to Italy is free. Before booking, remember to check for official updates.
Meet and Greet
This trip starts and ends in Istanbul. On the first day of the trip we will meet by 6 pm, on the last day you can leave already in the morning.
Learn more about the hangout here!