Ciao Bella! Italy is one of America’s favorite destinations – and anyone who has visited knows why! First-time visitors to Italy typically don’t take long to decide that they will become second-time and even third-time visitors! The Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, canals of Venice, the wineries of Tuscany, and beaches of Amalfi are just the beginning. Travelling further off the beaten path in Italy by diving deeper into places they’ve already been or visiting new regions, travelers find hidden gems from top-to-toe and everything in between.
Because so many of us visit Italy with a limited time schedule, every minute is precious, and planning is critical. Most visitors choose to visit two or more regions of Italy during their vacation – and deciding where to go is the easy part! There are thousands of hotels to choose from and hundreds of options for almost every activity, many catering to all travelers, while some specialize in romance, family, or luxury vacationers. After a conversation about your Vacation Vibe, a Paper Ticket Agent will recommend the itinerary, accommodations, and activities that are best suited for you!
Around the Boot
Italy is divided into 20 regions, each unique in culture, cuisine, and dialect. Let’s take a tour of Italy!
- Lazio: Rome features some of Italy’s most historic monuments including the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps alongside the modern boutiques on Via del Corso, trattorias in Trestevere, or trendy rooftop bars. And this only covers the best-of-the-best attractions! Further outside the city, visitors can marvel at Hadrian’s Villa or explore some of Italy’s less crowded beaches.
- Tuscany: Cradle of the Renaissance and home to magnificent art and architecture, Florence is perhaps Italy’s cultural center and just one of six World Heritage Sites found in Tuscany. Outside the city, romantic Tuscany claims the title for Italy’s most sought-after food and wine while towns such as Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena attract visitors for their history, artisan boutiques, and charm.
- Veneto: The canals of Venice have long-attracted visitors, while the neighboring islands each have their own unique character, including Murano famed for their handcrafted glass, Burano’s colorful homes, and Torcello’s exquisite lace. Marvel at St. Mark’s Square while enjoying an espresso at Caffè Florian and try small bites – known as cicchetti – in restaurants across the city. Fans of Romeo and Juliet will enjoy the day trip out to historic Verona, while the adventurous will head into the alpine mountains bordering Switzerland.
- Campania: Home to the city of Naples and several of Italy’s most famous seaside towns including Sorrento, Amalfi, and Positano, Campania is also known for the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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