Episode 27 - 7 Places You Need to Visit in Italy

Italy, a mesmerizing country nestled in southern Europe, boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty that has captivated the world for centuries.  Italy is a land of diverse landscapes, from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps in the north to the sun-drenched coasts of the Mediterranean in the south. Renowned for its exquisite cuisine, Italy tantalizes the taste buds with its pasta, pizza, and fine wines. Italy’s warm hospitality, passionate people, and timeless allure make it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a blend of history, art, and natural splendor.  So grab your passport, pack a bag and let’s journey across the Atlantic to Italy.

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1. Milan

Historic Milan Tour with Skip-the-line Last Supper Ticket 

We recommend that you stay in Bergamo and spend at least a day there.

2. Cinque Terre 

Tours to Cinque Terre from the port city of Livorno (if you are on a cruise)

3. Tuscany

Tour to Tuscany from Livorno - Wine Tasting & Tuscany Coutryside, San Gimignano & Volterra

4. Rome 

5. Pompeii

Rick Steves Pompeii Self Guided Audio Tour (all tours in Italy link - Pompeii is at the bottom)

Tours of Pompeii

6. Amalfi Coast

We hired a driver to take us to the Amalfi Coast from Naples for the day. You can also take the day trip from Sorrento, which is where we would stay and what we would do if we did it again. 

We would also recommend a Amalfi Coast tour by boat.  We would do this next time. 

7. Torre Pellice (near Turin)

Our recommendation is to find a smaller town (like Torre Pellice) in Italy and stay in a guesthouse or a room in someone's home and spend some time getting to know a family and more about the local culture. You may be able to eat meals in their home or at least find out their favorite local places. 

What's on our Italy Bucket List:

The Dolomites, Venice, Florence, Sicily, Lake Garda & Lake Como, Capri, Sardina, an extended in Tuscany, & spend a few days and nights in Cinque Terre

Packing Tips for Italy:

Take your camera, Good Walking Shoes for the Cobblestone Streets, Be sure to cover shoulders and knees for going into churches, swimsuit for swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, pack light and use one of our favorite Ebags backpacks (see all our favorite travel things)

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