St. Petersburg city guide
Probably the best time of the year to visit St. Petersburg is during White Nights, Belye Nochi, in June when the nights are at their shortest. Until 2.00 in the night the sky is illuminated pink by the Midsummer night sun, creating a truly romantic and thrilling atmosphere which does not leave untouched even the greatest cynical. The city is vibrating because the inhabitants of ‘Piter’ want to enjoy the long summer days to the fullest after a long winter and simply refuse to go to bed. The parks and streets are packed with the people drinking, having pick-nick and building their private little parties until the late hours. A good way to feel the soul of the city, built by Peter the Great as a window to Europe, is to stroll along Nevsky Prospect. This 4 kilometres long boulevard offers a huge choice of exclusive shops, posh restaurants and stylish bars which can easily can compete with the Champs Élysées or other main boulevards of European capitals. Above all, Nevsky Prospect makes a catwalk for a breathtaking parade of the finest selection of St. Petersburg girls.