From the article: Best of Italy
Tell us about your favorite Italy vacation spot. From historic cities with ancient monuments and beautiful art to hill towns and seaside villages, Italy has something for everyone. What's your recommendation for where to go in Italy?
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There is no better place than Sicily
- Sicily has everything you expect from best holidays in your life! Great beaches, clear sea, nice people, amazing mountains - including hot volcanoes, islands and the same number of sights than all other regions of Italy together. Cefalu, Lipari, Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina are just few of them.
- —Guest TravelviaItaly
- I spent 2 nights and three days in Venice and rate them on top of the unforgettable moments of my life. if you want to be relaxed, physically, mentally or willing to explore history, this is nice place to visit. Milan is ideal for fashion lovers and shoppers. i spent 4 nights and 5 days there during a business trip and found it to be another fantastic place. it worth at least two days to explore.
- —Guest Asad
- Rome is my favorite. The history is spectacular. The Palantine Hill is absolutely gorgeous. There is so much to see and do my sister n I travel every other year. Also Florence and All Cities
- —Guest Lorraine
Arquata Del Tronto- Ascoli Piceno
- My dad's birthplace. Had the wonderful opportunity to visit the family twice, 1999 and again in 2001. I would love to return and see my cousins again. They were all so warm and so receptive. It was just so emotional just being there in the house he was born in and eating at the same table (my grandparents original dining room and hutch). I'll never ever forget what a wonderful visit I had, because I never thought I'd see the day that I'd be in Italy once, let along twice. Thank you Vinnie for a great vacation, and also for being my interpreter. You're the best!
- —Guest Rosalie Uriani Troilo
Better than Pompeii
- Everyone talks about visiting Pompeii. No one mentions Herculaneum--which I liked more than Pompeii. Like Pompeii, Herculaneum was buried during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, but visiting Herculaneum gave me more of a sense of the lives of the people who lived there. It's smaller and more evocative--and not so grisly because there are no frozen-in-time bodies.
Abbazia di San Alberto di Butrio
- On a idyllic spot in the hills of the Oltrepo Pavese (wine region south of Milan in Lombardy) lies the small monastery of San Butrio with its 15th century frescoes and the little room of the blind Frate Maria. Enchanting.
- I have never in all the places I have visited been so captivated as I have here. It is not only beautiful, interesting,and chilled out there is also a surprise at every corner making u want to explore. I could go and live there tomorrow, and feel perhaps I should not encourage people to visit my little piece of heaven. no words could describe what this place means to me.
- —Guest alison
- Thank you for this beautiful experience! Tuscany, Italy is amazingly beautiful!! The beauty is both man made and natural. It was the country side that represented the natural beauty.
Really depends on your interests
- Have been a few times & enjoyed all of it immensely. Carnevale in Venice is busy and colorful; hiking Vesuvius was interesting and view amazing; Cinque Terre is beautiful and reminiscent of Amalfi area. San Giminagno with its towers and wonderful deli with local cheeses & meats is a pleasure. The major cities, Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice all have their virtues. There are so many great places to see and be in Italy it is difficult to choose. What is so inviting is the very high quality & appreciation for culture, great food, wine, family & friends. Italy oozes not only its history but love of life!!! After 3 lengthy trips to Italy, already having seen much of it, we are now planning yet another trip in November. The previous visits have been July-August, early March and end of March. Off season is wonderful, with very few tourists and pleasant temperatures, if you want to explore the real Italy. Train & bus travel is so convenient & quick. One day we will spend our winters there.
- —Guest Cathy
- My Vince was born in Ari, Province of Chieti. We stayed in Francavilla Amare - on the Adriatic sea. Just beautiful, drove all around the different towns, also stayed in a quaint town called Repino. Would go back in a heartbeat.
- —Guest Rosalie Uriani Troilo
Stromboli--a feast for the senses
- I love Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands off N.E. Sicily. It's a visual buffet: brilliant white square houses behind white walls with brightly coloured flowers peeking over, black sand beaches, blue sea, green & brown mountain foothills covered in broom and wild roses, and black summit. I like to hike around the volcano's foothills up & down on the path for about 3 hours. Very peaceful. Stunning views looking down to the town and far out to sea. My hike ends at the Osservatoio restaurant on their patio. There I watch the sun set over the sea. As the sky darkens, I watch the volcano hurl its fire into the sky every 15 minutes. Natural fireworks! Stromboli feels so far away from the world. Streets are too narrow for "normal" cars. No street lights so bring a flash light. Small, cozy with local population about 400. Most tourists go there to climb 900 metres to the top to see the volcano in action and stay one night. Stromboli merits a longer stay!
Ravello - Beautiful city
- Ravello in the Amalfitan coast, the most of the landscape, no words to express
- —Guest Amapati
a nice island
- I loved Sicily the most it was beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it's the best place to go,it's a magical place ,a place where you can relax and enjoy nature's beauty mixed with today's engineering. but obviously you can choose the place where you would like to stay best.
- —Guest samah
- While Umbria and Le Marche are high on my list as well, I have to say Puglia definitely ranks the highest for me. The great weather, the amazing food, wine, warm and friendly people, spectacular art and scenery, beaches, churches, castles, all contribute to making this my top choice. Above all, it's "off the beaten track" and therefore CHEAPER as a whole than any other destination. Forget Cinqueterre, it's overflowing with people. Puglia is a much more rewarding option! You can see guided tour itineraries of Puglia and more here: Walks of Italy - Guided Walking Tours in Italy
- —Guest walksofitaly
Tortoreto Is A Great Place
- Tortoreto is a location privileged by nature where you will have the chance to rejuvenate yourself spending your holidays in absolute harmony.
- —Guest Stefano
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