Five destinations you cannot miss in Italy in 2016December 28, 2015
2016 is knocking at our door and we are already planning our trips worldwide for the next year. As per usual, Italy is on top of the list - thanks to its adorable and diverse landscapes, beautiful people, mouthwatering food, irresistible wines, amazing beaches and mountains, history, architecture and culture.
As you can see in our website, we are absolutely in love with a country that many define as the most amazing in the world, and we think we have good reasons for that. That is why we have selected for you the most beautiful luxury villas practically everywhere in Italy: because Italy is a country that has to be seen throughout, in all its majesty.
But if you’re willing to accept a piece of advice, we have listed for you five destinations that you really cannot miss if you’re planning a trip to Italy in 2016.
This amazing village on the Amalfi Coast will definitely seduce you with its timeless beauty. It’s a small and yet picturesque town with a spectacular coastal view on a deep blue sea, and the village is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill, directly in front of the waters of the Amalfi Coast. Its natural beauty and luxury accommodations welcome, every year, thousands of visitors - but if you’re planning a visit, our advice is to choose the spring season.
Chianti is not only worldwide known for being the cradle of some of the most exquisite wines ever produced: it has, in fact, so much more to offer to its visitors in terms of history and natural beauty. Of course, wine lovers will have the chance to take a tour among many wineries, usually open for a tasting or even offering an accommodation service, but the Chianti territory is also home of some of the most amazing Tuscan cities, such as Florence, Siena, Montemarciano. Our advice, therefore, is to keep Chianti as your headquarter and use it as a starting point to explore the entire region: you will love its cyprus-lined roads, past rolling green hills and golden fields dotted with sunflowers.
Cinque Terre, Liguria
The Five Lands in the beautiful region of Liguria include Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso: each one of them is worth a visit. Beautiful walking routes, an amazing sea at the horizon, towns perched on top of tall cliffs: Cinque Terre is this, and so much more. The harsh, and yet seducing panorama of Liguria will definitely seduce those looking for a true Italian vacation, amongst chiming bell towers and frogs chanting at nights. Small boats, colored houses and ancient castles are also part of this amazing, timeless landscape - perfect for history and architecture lovers. But those who are traveling Italy for its amazing food will find in the Cinque Terre the perfect companion: drink a glass of local wine and enjoy the typical recipes of the area: you’ll never want to leave.
Burano Island, Venice
Burano, the small island not far away from the city, will welcome you will color-painted buildings and traditional vaporetti. Please remember that the only way to get around Burano is by foot: wear comfortable shoes and keep your eyes open, because this small island is one of a million. Did you know that, in Burano, every color of the rainbow is represented on the houses? The village is peaceful, very quiet, perfect for those looking for a dreamy scenario and a complete relax.
Lampedusa Island, Sicily
It’s the major island of the Pelagie Islands, in the Italian region of Sicily. What makes Lampedusa especially wonderful is its location, right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its small population of hardly 6000 people is friendly and very welcoming. Useless to say that, in Lampedusa, you’ll immediately get the feeling of walking on a tropical island. The sky above, the sea before your eyes will never be bluer. Lampedusa is very, very small - 12 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide - and therefore is best appreciated by foot. It’s one of those places that look like it’s always been there: it was, in fact, inhabited by the Fenician, Greeks and Romans. Take time to take a boat trip around the island - it’s a 4-hour journey - and enjoy all the breathtaking beaches you will find along the way. Special mention: the Isolotto dei Conigli, the Island of the Rabbits.