THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Bella Cup 2017
From 06/26 to 07/02
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: 25,000$ + H
Tournament location: KS Start-Wisla Toruń – ul. Przy Skarpie 4, Toruń, 87-100, Poland
How to arrive: Tennis club is located at about 5.5 km from old town. With taxi you will need about 12 minutes to get in. In the town there is also a little and central airport but the closest international one is Bydgoszcz Airport at about 45 km from city center.
Past champions: 2016 Isabella Shinikova (Bul) – 2015 Kristina Kucova (Svk) – 2014 Barbora Krejcikova (Cze)
Entry list: Barbora Stefkova (Cze) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Katarzyna Piter (Pol) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Julia Glushko (Isr) – Jesika Maleckova (Cze) – Vera Lapko (Blr) – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Katarina Zavatska (Ukr)
THE TOWN: Toruń is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population was 202,591 as of June 2016. It’s one of the oldest Polish cities, having been established in 1233 by the Teutonic Knights. In the past he city was considered the most modern cultural and technological centre in Medieval Europe. Believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Toruń is renowned for the Museum of Gingerbread, its large Cathedral and for the medieval part of the city which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
For Lonely Planet: “If you’ve spent your time so far in Poland jostling with the stag and hen crowds in Kraków and wandering Warsaw’s concrete, then Toruń will come as a mini-revelation. This magnificently walled Gothic town on the Vistula should be high on every traveller’s list, possibly as its delights seem low on everyone else’s, leaving visitors who make it here to revel unrestricted in its wealth of red-brick buildings, Unesco-listed sites and medieval city defences, all of which WWII mercifully decided to ignore. Beyond architecture, Toruń is also well known as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543). His name (Mikołaj Kopernik in Polish) is all over town, and you can even buy gingerbread shaped in his image. This other Toruń icon – its pierniki (gingerbread) – is famous across Poland.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN TORUN AND SURROUNDINGS:
- Live Museum of Gingerbread
- Old Town
- Medieval City Walls
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Petite Fleur. Delicious *** hotel rated 9.3 on Booking and located in the heart of the Toruń Old Town just 120 m from Old Market Square, this boutique accomodation offers a French restaurant and comfortable rooms with air conditioning, Led tv and free wifi connection. The price for a Business room starts from 79€ per night with wonderful breakfast included.
- Hotel 1231. The boutique 4-star Hotel 1231, rated 9.2 on Booking, is housed in the 13th-century building, by the ruins of the Teutonic Castle and just a few metres from the popular Philadelphia Boulevard. It provides free wifi, front desk 24/7, private parking available for an additional charge and stylish room decorated with wooden furniture. A double room costs 97€ per night with breakfast and free cancellation.
- Hotel Nicolaus. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, **** Hotel Nicolaus offers central accommodations in Toruń at just 100 mt from Old Town Hall. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. It offers a deliciuos breakfast included in the rate and a parking available for a fee. Prices? From 107€ per night for a 21 mq2 superior double room. Rated 9.0 on Booking!
Enjoy this fantastic destination with us!!!
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