Italy has it all: the Italian villages are incredible, unforgettable beaches, fantastic nightlife, unspoiled landscapes and of course, exquisite food. It is not surprising that it occupies a prominent place in the list of every traveler. One of the best wines in the world is produced here, and fruits and nuts grow everywhere. Of all the this crown it as an unparalleled destination. In this post we will recommend some of the best places to enrich your Italian experience.
Manarola is one of the smaller cities of the iconic Cinque Terre, which does not mean tat lacks of and things to see and do. Once arrived, you can enjoy a delicious Italian ice cream, also you can swim in the Mediterranean and enjoy of the local sunset.
2. San Gimignano.
This mountain city is one of the most picturesque places among the Italian villages. The entire city has a historical origin dating back thousands of years. Here arise Romanesque style and Gothic architecture towers. Unmissable in the agenda is to stop enjoying a ham and artichoke Bruschetta.
3. Orvieto a great example of the Italian villages.
This village is on a plateau of volcanic rock. The climb worth it, from the top you have an incredible view. Being one of the main attractions, visit the cathedral of the city with more than 800 years. You can also visit the Torre del Moro. At the end of the day a delicious Italian meal at the Trattoria la Mezza Luna will make you enjoy the best of the local gastronomy.
This beautiful city has a great location compared to other Italian villages, it is near to Capri, so you’ll have the opportunity to discover many beautiful places. The experience here seems endless, with picturesque views of Mount Vesuvius, Naples and the best and delicious coffee shops plague its intricate streets.
The city of Pompeii was destroyed almost 2,000 years ago by the volcano Vesuvius, and since then it has been a fascinating place to discover history. Pompeii is a World Heritage Site, full of tourists and the heat of the day, we recommend you make your sightseeing tours early. A recommendable activity is to walk along the Via dell’Abbondanza, one of the main streets of the ancient Pompeii.
Verona is famous for being the scene of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. A famous tour is to visit the Roman amphitheater in Piazza Bra, or enjoying the sunset over the city, in Piazzale Castel San Pietro. You can find a wide variety of delicious traditional bakery. A word of advice: forget about the diet when you are traveling trough Italian villages.
7. Lago di Braies.
To get to this lake you will have to drive approximately 2 hours from Venice, but at the end of the road the view will take your breath away. Endless trails and fresh air meet the beautiful little church built on the shores of the lake. This piece of paradise is still not very well known, but that does not mean you can not find some people in high seasons.
Vicenza is a hidden treasure, where you can explore the real Italy just an hour from Venice. Here you can visit the Olympic Theater, built in the sixteenth century, which contains impressive optical illusions. Nowadays, it is often used as a place for musical events. The most beautiful view of the city is from the small Basilica Santuario di Monte Berico, which is located on top of the small mountain and is within walking distance. To enjoy the food, the Righetti in Piazza del Duomo is a good place.
Lecce is located in the region of Puglia and is also known as the “Florence of the South”. In addition, it is one of the most beautiful places in Italy to escape the crowds. Its main attractions are the Cathedral of Lecce, and the Basilica of Santana Croce. Thanks to its location on the “heel of Italy”, Lecce is surrounded by lovely beaches that you will undoubtedly enjoy.
Among the people of Italy, Bologna is known for its food and music. A visit here represents escaping the crowds traveling to Venice or Rome. The culinary culture here is huge, the city is known as “la Grassa”. If you want to eat cheap, go to Le Stanze in the student district of the city. If you are looking for concerts, or just want to celebrate something, you will find countless opportunities. Thanks to the covered recreational rooms you can easily go from the museum to the restaurant and then to the club.
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