Aaah Italy, its charming villages, its dream beaches, its crazy nightlife, its unspoiled countryside, and its PULP! Not too hard to understand why the country of the pasta ranks at the top of the to-do lists of quite a few backpackers. And in addition to its quality attractions, Italy is not as expensive as you might think. Besides, there are a lot of plans to stay in a reasonable budget during his trip to Italy thanks to, for example, cheap wine tastings, free fruits that grow everywhere and hostels with pasta free and at will.
Good, The only problem is how to take this country as there are great things to do. To assist you, we have put together this little guide to the best places to visit in Italy.
Manarola is one of the smallest villages in the Cinque Terre, but you’d be wrong to think there’s nothing there. After getting off the train, reward yourself with a good gelato (ice cream), take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea and then return to admire this beauty of all colors. To make up for the little ice cream of earlier, nothing like a stroll on the Lovers’ Trail. This quiet little walk connects Manarola to Riomaggiore and is just a marvel at sunset.
Florence is one of Italy’s most iconic and romantic cities. Go for a stroll on the Ponte Vecchio, visit Piazza D
8. San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small town perched on top of a hill and is also, incidentally, classified as World Heritage by Unesco. The place, besides being charming, is steeped in history, the foundation of the city going back more than 1000 years. Discover its magnificent Romanesque and Gothic architecture and the 14 towers that surround it. Take strength in Echo, one of the best bruschetteries in the region where you can enjoy delicious prosciutto and artichoke bruschetta for 5 euros.
How to imagine a trip to Italy without a stopover in Rome? The Instagrammable Italian capital is among others one of the best cities to party. Rome is more than fountains and grandiose monuments, but much of its magic lies in its cobbled streets, quaint shops, and romantic squares. Well, you will not escape, you will face the mass of tourists because you are forced to visit the Colosseum, the Basilica, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican. But it’s evident that the sooner you get, the fewer selfie-sticks you will catch your eye.
Once you have finished playing the tourists, turn yourself into aboriginal at Freni & Frizioni for an aperitivo before. If you’re bored with the pasta and pizza cap (unthinkable but you never know!), The fish market is just the place to be for seasonal seafood.
Venice is a city born from the sea and facing the sea, which has always battled to preserve its independence. From this glorious past, it has kept palaces and old mansions which, today, are so many museums that testify to its superb of yesteryear.
Venice is charming almost every street corner, a strange mixture of déjà-vu and the astonishment of the discovery, the postcard and the half-word, a great dive in the Middle Ages and, until at his table, a real carnival for the taste buds!
Go, we plant a little setting: imagine an old volcanic mountain and a village perched on it … Well, it’s Orvieto. So, it deserves a bit, but climbing up there is worth for its magnificent panoramas. The big attraction of the area is the sumptuously decorated 800-year-old village cathedral. The clock tower aka Torre del Moro is also worth a look. After having worked well, it is more than legitimate to offer you an excellent little authentic restaurant like Trattoria la Mezza Luna, where you can enjoy a delicious pasta dish for less than 7 euros.
The magnificent Sorrento is located between the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, the countryside and Capri … You will not miss things to do and explore in the area. Discover this pure concentrate of Italian culture in the background Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, strolling through its cobbled streets, and posing in its charming little cafes. If you want to change some of the Italian food, we suggest you go to Kebab Ciampa: delicious and cheap!
Italy is just an open-air history book, with its charming medieval villages and fascinating museums. It is easy not to know where to turn. Nevertheless, there are things you have to do like the Roman city of Pompeii. Get ready to jump 2000 years back in 79 CE, the year of the destruction of the town by the eruption of Vesuvius.
Do not expect to be alone; you must arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowd and especially the heat in the middle of the day. The plaster molds of the victims will be a touching but obligatory passage. Do not hesitate to roam the city; wonders await you on every street corner. We suggest you stay in the nearby town of Torre Annunziata or Naples so you can quickly get there.
This mecca of shopping and fashion is not the most budget friendly, but it would be stupid to miss out on fashion boutiques, museums, and delicious food. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is a must, think to book in advance. To miss nothing, think of the city tours, you will be sure to see the Basilica of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, as well as the Duomo, the splendid cathedral of Milan.
Who says Italy, says “picture of me pretending to straighten the Tower of Pisa. But we know that you think about it. Ok, it’s super kitsch, but it’s just a must. It would be a mistake to suppose that Pisa can be summed up in its turn: pay a visit to the Piazza Dei Cavalieri, and Santo Stefano then makes you fart the bide Gusto Giusto, a small family-run restaurant that offers traditional panini !!! The city itself is nice to visit on foot, no need to ruin transport.