Italy is an architecturally blessed country and land of pasta, pizza, the Pantheon and Pisa. It is a Mediterranean oasis home to scenic timeless medieval villages, gorgeous beaches, fantastic nightlife and unspoilt picturesque countryside.
From the sumptuous wines of Tuscany and woodfired ovens of Naples to the crumbling ruins of Rome and the romantic river canals of Venice, Italy has seduced its way to being the world’s favourite holiday destination.
There are so many places to see that can fill up your itinerary, making your tour to Italy a memorable lifetime experience. The only problem with tours to Italy is knowing where to start in this classic country. So get your passport stamped, do not forget to pack your sunnies and get yourself a piece of la dolce vita, below are some awesome places to visit;
1) Manarola, Cinque Terre
One of the smaller towns in the iconic Cinque Terre, sleepy Manarola has a lot to offer than what meets the eye. Get yourself the famed Italian gelato after a long ride on the train, take a dip in the Mediterranean and pose for pictures capturing the stunning exquisiteness of this place.
If you are looking for the romantic spin, you can head on to the ‘Lovers Trail’ between Manarola and Riomaggiore, and it is charming at sunset.
2) San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a stunning quaint Italian hill town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comes with an abundance of charm, and the entire village has historical origins dating back thousands of years.
It is an amiable little village built using exquisite Romanesque and Gothic Architecture and is famous for its many towers: 14 in total. If hunger games are trending in your stomach, you can sink your feast on a mouth-watering prosciutto and artichoke at one of the best bruschetteria, Echoes.
If you are a sucker for incredible views, you have to visit Orvieto. It is clifftop village on top of a massive volcanic mound, and its main attraction is the 800-year-old Ornate Cathedral. Another worthy visit is the villages clock tower, also known as the Torre del Moto.
After burning all those calories climbing to the summit of the clifftop, you can replenish your energy with some simple, delicious and authentic Italian food at Trattoria la Mezza Luna.
Sorrento is a charmingly gorgeous town situated in the middle of the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, the countryside and Capri. So you are spoilt for choice on where to create lifelong memories.
The town is rife with Italian culture, coupled with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius and Naples. You will be charmed by its cute cobbled streets and cafes. If your appetite wants a break cheap break from Italian food, visit Kebab Ciampa.