Here you will find beaches, spectacular cities with canyons and excellent food and drinks. When summer comes, head to the beaches of Monte Argentario, an island welded to the mainland by two thick sandbanks, or stroll through Capalbio, a town on Chichi Hill overlooking the coast. An hour inland is Pitigliano, dramatically launched on the edge of a gorge, the houses are cut from the rock itself. The city is known as the “Little Jerusalem” of Italy because of the Jewish community from the 16th century. From Pitigliano, head west at the back of Mount Amiata, the latent volcano hanging over South Tuscany, reaching Saturnia’s spectacular hot springs. In the Cascate del Mulino, the water jumps up smoke water and forms natural baths.
Few other countries make hills like Italy, but while foreigners go directly to Tuscany, residents of Le Marche, the central region on the eastern Adriatic coast, love. Over the Apennines of Tuscany and Umbria it has the same number of towns in the hills and pristine landscapes, but fewer visitors. It is a large and varied region, but for a real “Under the Toscan Sun” feeling I love the area around the university city of Macerata. The view from here (snow-covered mountains in the distance and terracotta towns on hills that roll to the sea) is so spectacular that even Napoleon was captivated. He demanded to spend the night instead of moving on, and so did you. Puglia is a magical mix of beautiful coasts and beaches, beautiful cities, Unesco sites and delicious food and is perfect for all ages, from young children to grandparents to everyone else.
The legendary towns of Lake Como, such as Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta, also offer tourists an exceptional opportunity to enter the rich history of medieval Italy. But there is a place that I constantly think about, and I have to come back every time I visit my house. It is the least visited Garfagnana, the mountainous mountain in northwestern Tuscany.
Make this Abruzzo area worth a visit and a great destination for a day trip from Rome. Perfectly located for exploring the coast and day trips to Capri, Amalfi also has its own unique attractions. While not as dramatic as nearby Positano, colorful houses overlook the sea and there is a maze of cobbled streets to explore. Take the time to explore the beautiful cathedral with its ornate facade and baroque interior.
The buildings from the Great Century of the Habsburgs border the main square, the Piazza Unità d’Italia, which opens directly onto the glassy Gulf of Trieste. Rococo cafes bordering the streets sell strudel and Sacher cake, and the most famous view, the white castle like Miramare’s bone, stands out in the water five miles from the city and was built by an Austrian Archduke. Add a Roman amphitheater and other castle with a wine bar on the walls and you have the recipe for a perfect weekend. Valle d’Itria, also part of the Puglia region, is the perfect place for a road trip. Especially famous for its trulli, conical dry stone huts, this part of the country offers you charming landscapes, picturesque villages, beautiful coastal towns and delicious food, wine and olive oil.
Piazza delle Erbe is located in the heart of Verona, where the 16th-century frescoes characteristic of this Verona region earned the nickname The Painted City. Museo di Castelvecchio offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the italija rich history of the city and houses an extensive collection of paintings, as well as medieval and Renaissance treasures. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the city from the roof of Torre dei Lamberti, the tallest tower in Verona.