Sea or mountain? Art City? Farmhouse in the countryside? For many, these questions are the prelude to a ritual, the planning of summer holidays, which has the taste of relaxation, the desire to discover and free time.

eDreams, the leading online travel agency in Europe, anticipates the choices of Italian and European tourists for the summer of 2018, thanks to the bookings made from June to September on the website and through the APP . And, speaking of free time: the Italians will be among those who enjoy the summer break more, given that the duration of the average holiday in our country is increasing.

It is Sicily that wins the first two positions in the ranking of the favorite destinations of our compatriots. In fact, the first goal for the summer 2018 is Palermo, with Catania in second place.

Next, the first international city, the Big Apple, which excites the appetite of Italian travelers and is positioned in third place, in front of the paradises of Sardinia. Growing 122% this year, the metropolis par excellence exceeds London and Paris, but also sacred monsters of summer nightlife like Barcelona.

But it is here that we are witnessing the comeback of Italy: the fourth and fifth position are occupied by Olbia and Cagliari, which surpass the Isla Bonita, Ibiza.

Compared to the 2017 trends, Lamezia Terme resists, a tangible sign of a tourist renaissance that this year is kissing Calabria, also according to the international press. On the other hand, there is a difference regarding visitors attracted by Salento: if last year this area, with Brindisi airport, occupied the tenth position, today it comes out of the top ten, slipping to the thirteenth.