The pick of the tourist regions in Italy
Arts and culture in Tuscany
Once home to legends like Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo, Vespucci and others, Tuscany has powerful artistic and cultural legacies. The regional capital, Florence, is packed with monuments, churches and impressive Renaissance buildings, making it a great destination for art lovers. Shopping enthusiasts and gastronomes will also be impressed - Florentine cuisine is notable for its use of local and fresh ingredients while leather stores can be found around each corner!
Surrounded by classy resort villages, Lake Como is a great place for visitors who like hiking, boating, water skiing and rock climbing, while there’s plenty of opportunity to explore local historic centres and fishing villages. Other popular Italian Lakes are (from east to west): Lake Garda, Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore.
The beautiful Bay of Naples
Bordered by Mount Vesuvius, the Neapolitan Riviera is one of the most beautiful and historically rich regions in Italy, particularly as the ruins of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum are nearby. Appreciate spectacular views of Vesuvius, the Isle of Capri and the Bay of Naples from Sorrento, the main city on this peninsula.
Giving new meaning to the phrase, “all roads lead to Rome”, Italy seems to cast a spell on visitors to keep them coming back year after year. Because of its incredible variety, it’s possible to wander through countless towns soaking up Italy’s unique history in that laidback way that’s quintessentially Italian.
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