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    Bermuda Islands: where they are, when to go and what to see

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    The archipelago of Bermuda is located in the North Atlantic. Made up of three hundred islets of volcanic origin, of which only twenty are inhabited, Bermuda together with Florida and Puerto Rico form the famous "triangle". Her historical wealth together with natural beauties have made Bermuda one of the most requested tourist destinations. Here is some information on when to visit, and how to plan your trip.


    1. Travel informed: useful information
    2. Where are
    3. When to go? Info on climate and best time
    4. Which island to go to?
    5. What to do and what to see: beaches and places of interest
    6. How much does a Bermuda vacation cost? Prices, offers and advice
    7. User questions and comments

    Travel informed: useful information

    • Inhabitants: 69.839
    • Capital: Hamilton
    • Languages: English
    • Local currency: Bermuda dollar (€ 0,87 = 1 Bermuda dollar)
    • Weather: very mild, due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. Annual rainfall is quite abundant, and well distributed throughout the year. During the winter, from December to April, the temperature is mild, with lows around 15/17 degrees at night and highs around 20/22 degrees. Summer is hot and muggy, with highs around 30 degrees in July and August, but tempered by breezes.
    • vaccinations: no vaccinations are required, but it is recommended to take out an insurance policy before departure that provides for coverage of medical expenses and any medical air repatriation (or transfer to another country) of the patient.
    • Entry requirements: Citizens of Italy and other EU countries, as well as visitors from most countries, do not need a visa to visit Bermuda. We remind you that your passport must have a residual validity of at least six months and you must be in possession of a return or onward flight ticket.
    • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

      Where are

      Bermuda is the oldest British overseas territory, located in the North Atlantic. The city of St. George's Town, the first capital, is the oldest English settlement in the Americas, continuously inhabited from its foundation until today.

      How to reach us

      • From Rome: there are numerous companies that travel on this route, among these we mention: Alitalia, EasyJet, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and British Airways. The cheapest flight solutions include 2 stopovers, the first in London Gatwick and the second at the New York-John F. Kennedy airport, these are always long stops ranging from two to five hours. Some may include an additional stop at the Boston airport, which is about two hours from Bermuda. The flight lasts from 15 to 17 hours overall.
        Flights Rome - St. George's starting from € 582,00 -
      • From Milan: the companies that make this route are many. Among these are British Airways, American Airlines and EasyJet, the latter for the Milan-London Gatwick route. Here, in fact, you change company, passing to Norwegian Air UK Ltd which then makes a stopover in New York, where you will have to take a third plane, with the Jet Blu company, which arrives at LF Wade International Airport. This with three stopovers is the cheapest travel solution ever. Depending on the number of stopovers, the flight time varies from 17 to 18 hours. The airport is located near St George's Island and 17km from the capital Hamilton
        Flights Milan - St. George's starting from € 591,00 -
      • From the main European capitals: the following airlines arrive from London to the Bermuda Islands: Delta, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, which in some cases also offers direct flights. The flight time ranges from 7 hours of direct flight, to 19 with the stopover. Delta, Air France and British Airways, KLM and transavia Aircaft instead depart from Berlin, and the flights are all with 2 stopovers, for a travel time ranging from 15 to 18 hours. From Paris, on the other hand, Air Canada and Lufthansa must be added to the airlines mentioned above. There is one scheduled stop, but it can also include stops for an entire day. The duration of the trip can in fact vary from 15 to 30 hours but, it is from here that the most economical flights depart. We remind you that the mentioned stopover times are always to be considered long (in some cases up to 19 hours)

      When to go? Info on climate and best time

      • Weather: mild all year round. In summer, the heat and humidity increase, the sea reaches a temperature of 28 ° C and frequent evening rainfall occurs. In winter, from December to April, the temperature is mild but good weather is not always guaranteed, in fact there is no lack of rains and windy days, the sea temperature drops to 19/20 ° C.
      • Best time: April and May seem to be the best months, especially May from a meteorological point of view, since in reality it is still a bit cool for swimming (the air temperature is around 24 degrees, that of the sea around 21 ° C).
      • Period to avoid: Special attention should be given to tropical storms and hurricanes, which generally occur from August to October, although the hurricane season runs from June to November.
      • Advice: from December to April, bring light clothing, but also a sweatshirt or sweater, jacket and umbrella. From June to September, however, light clothes, a light sweatshirt and a light raincoat for thunderstorms.

      Which island to go to?

      Bermuda is an archipelago of islands of volcanic origin consisting of 181 islands, with a total area of ​​53,3 square kilometers. The largest island is Greater Bermuda, sometimes simply called Bermuda. Eight of the largest islands, the inhabited ones, are connected by bridges. Those of greatest interest to tourists are:

      1. Sandys Parish : this administrative division includes the islands of Ireland, Boaz and Somerset, which are located at the southwestern tip of the archipelago. An area particularly suitable for couples, or those who want to enjoy the tranquility, it boasts a number of natural beauties including the beaches found at Mangrove Bay and Somerset Long Bay. The main center is Somerset, an ancient village with modest colonial-era houses. The area is connected to the mainland via the Somerset Bridge.
      2. Great Bermuda: the largest island of the archipelago, the natural paradise par excellence, famous for its pink beaches and crystal clear sea. This is where the greatest number of tourists are concentrated, and it is possible to find any form of entertainment.
      3. Saint George: located east of Greater Bermuda, the island enjoys a series of historical and archaeological sites of great interest, in addition to natural beauty. The historic center of the city of the same name, for example, has been elected a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Near these are the first stone building erected in Bermuda, the oldest Anglican church in our hemisphere and the Bermuda Trust Museum.

      What to do and what to see: beaches and places of interest

      1. Tobacco Bay and Church Bay: when you go to a natural paradise like that of Bermuda, you cannot fail to snorkel. Here the activity is made more interesting by the presence of numerous shipwrecks, about 300 including the Hermes, practically intact. Not to mention the magnificent coral reef. In fact, Tabacco Bay and Church Bay remain the most chosen destinations for doing this type of activity.
      2. South Shore Park: a park of about 2,5 km, which contains what are defined as the most beautiful beaches in the entire archipelago.
      3. The island of Saint George: a must for its archaeological and historical sites. These include Old State House, the first stone house built in 1620; the Unfinished Church; the Old Presbytery and the muse of Bermuda. In addition, the historic center of the city of Saint George is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
      4. Bermuda Aquarium - Natural History Museum and Zoo: A multipurpose educational and conservation center for the conservation of marine and land creatures, the aquarium, located in the village of Flatts, boasts over 200 species of fish and marine invertebrates from shallow coastal waters, northern reefs and deep ocean . The zoo, on the other hand, houses more than 300 birds, mammals and reptiles of the oceanic islands in natural habitats, while the Bermuda Natural History Museum offers the geological formation of Bermuda, showing the different habitats of the island and the impact of life. human in a small island environment.
      5. Botanical Gardens of Bermuda: located in the Parish of Paget, they house a large collection of subtropical fruit trees, banyan trees, hibiscus and an aviary, as well as an aromatic garden designed for blind visitors. It can be accessed for free on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
      6. Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute: located in Hamilton, and hosts a series of interactive exhibits and displays that explore mysteries and life in the ocean. Among the exhibition floors we must mention the Treasure Room, where artifacts found by the legendary diver Teddy Tucker are exhibited.
      7. Holy Trinity Cathedral: located in Hamilton, is an Anglican church built in 1844 using Bermuda limestone and Caen stones, imported from Normandy to France. A 44-meter-high tower offers sweeping panoramic views over Hamilton City and up to Bermuda's North Shore.
      8. Crystal & Fantasy Caves: natural caves with deep underground pools of clear water, incredible formations of stalactites, stalagmites, crystallized soda and a network of passages that connect the caves with the ocean. The caves are located in Hamilton, near the castle harbor.
      9. Dockyard glassware: specialized in the production of handmade glass, including sculptural glass created with the Italian technique and beautiful blown glass of art. Visitors can watch the master craftsmen at work. The Dockyard Glassworks is open to the public daily from 9am to 00pm and stays open until 17pm when there are cruise ships in the port.
      10. Dolphin Quest: gives visitors the incredible opportunity to swim with dolphins. The facility is also engaged in a variety of educational programs, and supports marine science studies aimed at protecting the ocean and its inhabitants.

      How much does a Bermuda vacation cost? Prices, offers and advice

      The inhabitants of the archipelago are very fond of their islands, so don't hope to find car rentals because there are none: very rare exceptions aside. In return, there are many taxis available at very affordable prices given the absence of traffic: the start of the taxi ride is € 4,80 while, per kilometer, the taximeter increases by € 1,50. As for accommodation, on the other hand, the average price per night is about € 66,00, in a one-star hotel while, for lunch and dinner, it is very close to the Italian price lists. The average price of a meal in a cheap restaurant, for one person, is about € 22,00 while, you go up considerably by going to the supermarket where, for a 500 g loaf you can also pay € 5,80.

      • Hotel and b & b starting from € 153,00 per room -
      • starting from € 591,00 -
      • Return flight + stay 14 days / 13 nights in 3-star hotel or b & b starting from € 3.324,00 -

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