My time in Italy was spent in places that captured the true essence of Italy; soaking in as much culture as possible, marveling at ancient ruins and landscapes, getting lost in mazes of narrow alleyways of cities and spending days indulging in authentic Italian food.
These were three of my favorite places:
Cinque Terre is made up of five villages situated along the rugged coastline of Liguria on the Italian Riviera. It’s as stunning in person as it is in pictures and movies.
You’ll find it difficult not to immediately fall in love with its beautifully coloured houses, marvellous ocean views and charismatic narrow streets filled with authentic gastronomie and gelato stores.
Spend the day exploring the towns and their delicious specialty dishes and beverages (You just have to try a refreshing lemon granita) or enjoy some quiet time soaking in the sunshine down by the beachside.
The Amalfi Coast is famous for its lovely views, awesome beaches and of course the famous town of Positano that attracts so many celebrities each year.
Wake up every morning to spectacular views of neighboring Amalfi Coastal towns, breathtaking ocean and coastlines and of course the famous island of Capri.
Spend the day cruising along the Amalfi coast by boat, swimming at private beaches, stopping in famous towns to shop and taste local foods and beverages and visiting the famous blue and emerald grottos of the area.
After a day of exploring, choose from many of the seaside restaurants along the coast to enjoy fresh seafood platters while listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. Don’t forget to try the famous limoncello liquor to help digest all that food!
The entire region of Tuscany has so much to offer travellers in terms of history, art, culture and food. A Tuscan adventure is a definite must!
Florence is the city of Tuscany that allows you to experience the wonder of artwork exhibits at the Uffizzi Museum and explore the narrow streets of restaurants and famous leather markets. Buy a gelati and take a leisurely walk along the famous bridge of Ponte Vecchio admiring the jewellery stores while listening to the street performers sing songs of love and life.
Lunch at a winery is a perfect way to spend an entire day in Tuscany. Taste the famous truffle pasta that the entire world raves on about (it’s absolutely delicious and like nothing you’ve ever tasted) and sip on intense wines while marvelling at the perfect countryside landscapes of Tuscany.
This blog was written by Antonina Indomenico