Go to a thermal spa, see stunning Liberty style architecture, and visit nearby castles in the spa town of Salsomaggiore Terme.
See Etruscan tombs in a large pre-Roman necropolis north of Rome and visit the museum in Cerveteri’s castle.
Our 2017 travels took us to new places and old favorites, most of them off the beaten track. You may want to add a couple of these to your next visit to Italy.
My picks for 5 charming small cities to visit that aren’t on the usual tourist itinerary.
Sulmona, the prettiest city in the Abruzzo region, is a pleasant town often overlooked by tourists.
Get away from the tourist crowds in Bonassola and Framura, on the Italian Riviera coast near Cinque Terre.
11 towns on Puglia’s Salento Peninsula still retain their Greek heritage. Visit the towns of Grecia Salentina in the heel of the boot.
Where to go this year from the Italian Capital of Culture and European Region of Gastronomy to Southern Italian regions.
Pistoia, 2017 Italian Capital of Culture, has a great historic center with medieval monuments, museums, and good food but is often overlooked by tourists.
Brescia is an interesting city on the train line between Venice and Milan that's often overlooked by tourists but is well worth a visit.