Each January, the American daily unveils its guide to the best tourist destinations for the coming year. A collection of 52 trendy trips, sometimes unexpected, translated exclusively for the readers of International mail.
Travel enthusiasts from all over the world watch for its publication every year: the annual ranking of the destinations recommended by The New York Times was released on January 9.
A richly illustrated guide to 52 destinations, which can be found in full on our site.
Sicily, Austin, Mongolia: some of the destinations listed by the great American daily have been on the rise for some time. But others are much more unexpected, such as Greenland or the New Zealand city of Christchurch, damaged by an earthquake in 2010 and an attack on two mosques in March 2019. As pointed out The New York Times, this place which has become “a global symbol of resilience”Was revitalized by the completion of the reconstruction work in its city center:
In addition to a solid public program of support for the arts, which has disseminated sculptures throughout the city, one can quote among the interesting novelties […] Eco Villa, an eight-room hostel rebuilt from an earthquake-damaged 1910 building located directly across from the Cardboard Cathedral designed by architect Shigeru Ban. ”
Much closer to France, the Molise region has also caught the attention of journalists: little known, this region nestled between Puglia and Abruzzo offers all the attractions of a “Traditional Italy”, most “Without the crowds”. In addition to its ancient heritage, Molise benefits from“A perfectly preserved coast”. And to enjoy its most beautiful panoramas, The New York Times recommend the train:
The ‘Italian Trans-Siberian’, with its wagons dating from the 1920s, goes from Sulmona in Abruzzo to Isernia in Molise, and offers spectacular panoramas as it crosses forests and remote mountain villages. ”
As the drafting of the New York Times in an article explaining the ranking methodology, two major trends emerge this year: “The historic attraction” and the importance given by the chosen destinations to “sustainable development”.
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