05 Feb Ten Italian Destinations Loved By Locals
The Italians like to go to places that are not well known by tourists. These places are off the beaten path, but some of the best Italy destinations.
A few hours north of Rome, Tuscia has rolling hills, shimmering lakes, clifftop villages, and the crumbling badlands. One of the best-known places is the village of Civita de Bagnoregio, which is one of Italys most outstandingly beautiful borghi (walled towns). This haunting beauty is only attainable by a bridge that goes across an abyss that is 366-meters long.
Urbino is a walled city that is home to the gigantic twin-towered Palazzo Ducale, which is the court of the Duke Federico da Montefeltro. The Duke’s large palace is a massive art gallery that displays a lot of his collection. This includes the works of Piero della Francesca, Raphael, and Botticelli.
This is where you will find wonderful food and drink, beaches, and dramatic canyon-top towns. Just west from Pitigliano around the other side of Monte Amiata, which is a dormant volcano that overshadows southern Tuscany.
Alpe di Siusi, South Tyrol
Alpe di Siusi has a wonderful landscape that is rippling meadows of green. There is a chalet-style hotel (Adler Lodge Alpe) on a hill that is right at the peaks. There is a mountain farm (malga) where you will find home-produced cheese, meat, and kaiserschmarrn pancakes.
In the very southern tip of the heel of the boot of Italy you will find the sleepy peninsula of Salento. Lecce, the main city, is known for the baroque architecture which is well manicured. La Fiermontina in Lecce is the best hotel of the area and is fill with modern art.
Camogli is a genteel little town that is on the Ligurian coastline. Its candy-colored houses line up along the bay that are backed by forested hills still has the feel of yesteryear.
Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Two hours from Venice is Trieste. It is Europe’s waterfront square, where you will find city center beaches, and over the clear, blue water you will find a cantilevered fairy-tale castle.
Capo Vaticano, Calabria
Around Capo Vaticano you will find beaches that are nestled in the tall, green cliffs is sweeps and sandy coves.
Pantelleria is closer to Tunisia than it is to Italy. The best places to eat are on the beach in little white-domed, box-like houses that are called dammusi.
In the central region of the eastern Adriatic coast sits Le Marche. From Macerata there are some wonderful views. You will find snow-dusted mountains and terra-cotta towns that are sitting on hills.
The places listed above are but a few of the less know spots in Italy. That is why the Italians like to go there on their vacations. As far as the Italians are concerned these are some of the best of Italy destinations.