Take a peek at these Italian glimpses to entice a little travel.
These short, sharp travel posts are designed to give you a morsel, a small taste of a country you may not have visited. Maybe you’ve explored a couple of the countries that I’m sharing? I would love to hear about your experience, so share your comment below.
Not on the tourist radar, southern Italy’s region of Calabria is a hidden gem to explore. With wonderful traditional exquisite cuisine, famous for the Chilli and Bergamot, Calabria is a delight to experience.
A plethora of medieval castles, ruins, authentic old towns, crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian Seas, the gorgeous Sila National Park, scrumptious food, and quaint mountain villages grace Calabria. Locals are incredibly warm, hospitable, and welcoming. What more would you want in a travel destination?
Spending nine fabulous days exploring Sicily, mostly in Syracuse and Oritigia, walking is a wonderful way to absorb the Mediterranean’s largest island. Renowned for its ancient ruins some of which date back to 12,000 BC, Sicily is also rich in a unique culture offering wonderful art and architecture.
At 3,357 metres, Mt Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes and one of the most active volcanoes in the world, can be seen from much of eastern Sicily.
3. Cinque Terre
The stunning Cinque Terre (five lands) region is the subject of famous movies, paintings, and literature. Friends and family visited Cinque Terre, but although I’d been to Italy several times, never made it to Liguria in northern Italy. Consequently, travel stories were like myths. Until finally arriving in this famous and spectacular region of Italy I’d heard so much about throughout my life.
The Italian Riviera’s coastline is enriched with five colourful centuries-old seaside villages that precariously grip the coastline’s rugged mountains and hillside.
The walk between the five villages offers striking views of the azure Ligurian sea but looking back on each walk provides sublime panoramas.
Still travelling in northwest Italy’s Liguria region, the port city of Genoa’s maritime history spans many centuries as a central role in maritime trade.
Genoa’s many unique palaces and superb structures date back to the Middle Ages and are famous in Europe.
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