Top 4 destinations for September
If the month of September is usually synonymous with the return to work, it is also associated with festivities and innovations; that’s why many travelers choose this time to enjoy the most beautiful cities in Europe. Here are 4 dynamic capitals planning to turn September into a magical month.
Florence, Italy: between religion and tradition
Capital of Tuscany, Florence shines all year with its exceptional historical and artistic heritage. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, it remains a favorite destination for all lovers of the Renaissance and the Dolce Vita. In September, while summer ends and the tourist flow is reduced, the city offers many cultural and religious events. One of the most famous is the festival of Rificolona (the lantern) which takes place every September 7th (before the birth of the Virgin) in the Piazza Santissima Annunziata and its surroundings. On this occasion, the locals hang lanterns at their windows and a large flea market is organized.
Vienna, Austria: a real breeding ground
Music, culture, art, history…Vienna is another capital with a catching charm. September is a good time to visit it because of its thousands festivities, mostly artistic and intellectual. The great Vienna Contemporary event opens its doors at the Marx Halles and invites us to discover art in all its forms; the Albertina Museum presents an exhibition about Pointillism featuring artists such as Matisse and Picasso; the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) meanwhile, celebrates its 125 years and offers an exhibition on the theme of “celebration”. And the Rathausplatz Film Festival invades the cinemas. Nothing better to immerse yourself in the culture after spending the summer lazing around.
Prague, Czech Republic: for a sensory experience
September is always inspiring: annual projects planning, new activities… The capital of the Czech Republic is the perfect destination to tickle your senses with its magical setting and its many events. Its International Music Festival is a must for all music lovers with its jazz, rock, classical and folk concerts. Another event not to be missed is the Festival of Gastronomy set in the Royal Gardens near the Prague Castle: wine, chocolates, meats, and pastries are prepared by top chefs and restaurants and offered to the general public for tasting.
Paris, France: focusing on discovery
Paris remains a magnet destination that transforms any visitor. If its cultural agenda is always booked throughout the year, it is particularly interesting in September, with very diversified events and many shows like the Ménilmontant workshops fair offering the public to meet with local contemporary artists. The Paris Design Week is a great opportunity to discover the Parisian fashion world. And also: the Week of Gastronomy and Heritage Days which offer free (or discounted rates) in all the museums…