Staying home doesn’t mean you can’t dream of a vacation, does it? Thanks to these virtual tours and digital experiences you can enjoy your favourite destinations. And best of all, you don’t have to get dressed for it.
I’m sad I can’t travel now. Fortunately, I don’t have to stop dreaming about it.
While the figures are high in Italy, it remains to be seen what impact the coronavirus will have on the country’s economy. The chance that we will be able to enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita‘ in the near future is therefore rather slim. Nevertheless, several tourist organisations continue to work every day to ensure that you can enjoy the beauty of Italy and travel from a distance.
Thanks to Italia VR app you can discover art, history, territory, culture, food and wine wherever you are. In addition, on the site of Emilia Romagna you will also find videos and experiences from this Italian Region.
Croatia is also a victim of the coronavirus, which is causing damage all over Europe. To make matters worse, the capital Zagreb was hit by a powerful earthquake last week, which led to a great deal of tangible damage. Unfortunately a visit to this beautiful country is not possible now. Luckily these five organisations are now offering their exhibitions and collections online:
1. Museum of Broken Relationships
Greece is not giving up either! With the #greecefromhome campaign on their YouTube channel they bring a collection of inspiring videos. One of them is a nice video in which the frontrunners of the Greek National Opera each sing from their living room (or under the shower). In another video we get to see a wine tasting course of the famous Assyrtiko wine from Santorini.
The National agency of tourism Netherlands offers on their website 9 fantastic experiences to experience the ‘Dutch Masters’ from the living room. For example, the Rijksmuseum developed the Rijksstudio, which allows you to collect your favourite pieces and take a look at someone else’s collections. The Rembrandt Reality app lets you step into Rembrandt’s famous painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp from 1632. The website even lets you pre plan your visit and create your own travel inspiration board.
In addition to the experiences above you should visit the site of Visit Brabant. A number of Brabant’s most important museums open their doors digitally to the public. There is even a virtual tour of two expos with a supporting podcast.
More culture can also be experienced thanks to ‘The Isolation Sessions’. Various artists take care of a performance and you can simply attend these performances from home.
On the worldwide web you will also find a lot of special experiences. Some of them are so unique that you are amazed at how truthful they are. For example, Lights over Lapland lets you chase the Northern light as if you were there yourself through a series of Virtual Reality videos.
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4. Zhāngjiājiè National Park (China)
Last but not least Google Earth allows you to travel digitally to your favourite locations. You get to see a true-to-life 3D version and can tilt and rotate as you like. Thanks to the knowledge maps, you can learn everything about your favourite destinations at the same time.
In other words, you don’t have to stop dreaming at all. Enjoy these virtual tours and feel free to let us know which one has astonished you the most.