Four out of 10 Italians (40%) of those who travel by car challenge traffic forecasts in order to reach the destination of their expected holidays and are not frightened by queues and stickers. This is what emerges from a Coldiretti / Ixè survey on the summer of 2022 released on the occasion of the only weekend with a black stamp foreseen by the Viability Italia plan for the morning of the first Saturday in August while heat and high temperatures besiege the Peninsula. To motivate the choice of those who decide to leave despite the risks of long queues there is often the fact – underlines Coldiretti – to be able to enjoy only limited and pre-established periods of holidays, which force you to make the most of the days available. In fact, 22 million Italians choose the month of August for their holidays, which – argues Coldiretti – is by far the most crowded along the streets and in holiday resorts. To make the lion’s share of travel destinations is the sea which – explains Coldiretti – traditionally scores the most expensive price lists for accommodation, food and even umbrellas and sunbeds, which this year are also affected by the leap in inflation with increases in prices that cover all aspects of the holiday, starting with the trip. But the alternative choices to get to know – underlines Coldiretti – a so-called “minor” Italy are also particularly appreciated, from parks to the countryside, from the mountains to small villages that as many as 70%% of Italians on vacation declare to visit them, even if only with a trip in the day. This summer almost one in five Italians (17%) go on holiday with their pet thanks to an increased culture of “pet friendly” hospitality throughout the Peninsula according to the Coldiretti / Ixè analysis, which shows that just one a minority of 6% renounces because it is not possible to accommodate dogs and cats in the residence but also birds, rabbits, turtles and fish. Considering the risks of long things, the advice – underlines Coldiretti – is to always have an adequate supply of water available while traveling to withstand the high temperatures and to be careful to guarantee shade and air during stops. Unfortunately, the increased availability has not yet completely eradicated the scourge of abandonment which – concludes Coldiretti – records its peak in the summer months when it is estimated that about one hundred and thirty thousand dogs and cats are left on the street every year, according to Soarda, the Anti-poaching operational section and crimes against animals of the Carabinieri, increasing the dangers for the safety of motorists.
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