Italy is a beautiful country, and there are really too many things to do. A whole life isn't enough to discover all the corners of this wonderful peninsula, which is so small but diversified. In fact, every region has its own characteristics that distinguish it from the others. Getting in contact with the deepest side of Italian regions means understanding them and live the best of them.
In this article, you will find a list of unique experiences to live in the best Italian destinations.
Unique experiences in Apulia
Apulia is one of the most fascinating regions in Italy, with its long coast and the wonderful countryside covered with olive trees. The region is very heterogeneous, as it gathers different cultures, which all have some traits in common.
Apulia is the region of Trulli surrounded by the countryside, enchanting beaches, and genuine food. You will get in contact with nature, which has a lot to offer in terms of experiences and emotions.
When people think of Apulia, one of the first images in their minds is the sea, with the blue waters and the golden and white beaches. An experience you can't miss is sailing in Salento, among Otranto, the Sant'Andrea island, and Porto Selvaggio, three of the most beautiful destinations. You will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape and jump in the blue sea.
Another element that makes Apulia unique is food, famous all over the world and strongly connected to the local resources of the territory. Among the symbols of Apulia, there's olive oil and orecchiette. For this reason, you can learn to make fresh homemade pasta, as well as to recognize good olive oil and see how it is made.
Unique experiences in Campania
Campania is a unique region, with breathtaking landscapes and a peculiar culture. Napoli is a fascinating city, which has always had an important role in Italy and Europe. Campania is also the land of Vesuvius, the sea, and the sun, as well as Pizza and the Amalfi Coast.
The region is waiting to be discovered, and choosing the right activities will help you get in contact with the most authentic side of Campania.
The Amalfi Coast is a wonderful place, one of the most famous summer destinations, as it has been praised by many singers and poets. A ride on a Vespa on the Amalfi Coast will let you discover this little corner of heaven in a particular way as if you were in a classical Italian movie. At the end of the ride, you can stop in a restaurant and taste the delicious food.
Speaking about food, it is known: in Napoli, too much is never enough! You can't miss lunch or dinner in a local house in Quartieri Spagnoli. Homemade food is always the best, as it's prepared following the original recipe with some family secret that has been inherited by grandmas. And since you're in the homeland of pizza, a good idea would be to learn how to make it in a pizza cooking class.
Unique experiences in Sicily
Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a very suggestive destination, with wonderful beaches and heavenly nature, as well as precious cities full of art and history. From the east to the west coast, Sicily is very diversified.
Unique experiences in East Sicily
East Sicily is famous for its Baroque influence, with the Noto Valley and Siracuse that represent the apotheosis. The old part of Siracusa, Ortigia, is located on a small island that preserves many Greek and Baroque beauties. You can admire Ortigia from an airplane, and your eyes will be filled with the blue of the sea and the golden of the buildings.
Another strength of Sicily is its patisserie, where Sicilian culinary tradition expresses itself at its best. Tasting Sicilian desserts and learning to make them is an experience to try: when you go home, you can cook some if you're missing Sicily.
Unique experiences in West Sicily
On the west coast, there is Palermo, the Arabic-Norman capital. It is a very old city and it preserves the influence of the many people that inhabited Sicily, traceable in its architecture, art, and cuisine. For this reason, a tour in the typical markets of Palermo and a typical lunch can be a unique experience that will get you in contact with its true soul.
Palermo is also known for its natural beauties, as you can notice from the many nature reserves nearby and the wonderful sea. A yacht tour in the Gulf of Palermo will let you discover one of the most suggestive Gulfs in Italy and in the world from another perspective.
Unique experiences in Liguria
Liguria is a spectacular land, a region where every province has an outlet to the sea. In fact, the region has a strong connection with the sea, as you can notice in every town of the Ligurian Riviera.
Genova was one of the biggest Maritime Republics in the past, and it still has an important role in the Mediterranean Sea. Its historical center is a network of small alleys called carruggi, which hide artisan shops, big squares, and delicious trattorias. Speaking of which, what best represents Ligurian cuisine is pesto, which is made with the Basil of Prà. A Pesto cooking class is an experience that will help you get in contact with the soul of the city, as well as taste other Ligurian food.
The Ligurian Riviera is surely one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. It is dotted with peculiar maritime villages and enchanting bays. A good way to discover the Ligurian Riviera is by boat, with a boat tour from Rapallo to San Fruttuoso. You can live your dolce vita and admire maritime villages such as Rapallo, Portofino, and San Fruttuoso.
Unique experiences in Piedmont
Piedmont is a fantastic region that stretches from the Po Valley to the Alps, and it is dotted with castles, royal residences, and elegant cities. It is also known for Langhe and Monferrato, the hills where one of the finest wines is produced.
Torino is a very elegant city, the hometown of the Savoia family and the old capital city of Italy. Around Torino, there are many hills that host real palaces and vineyards, where one of the best wines in the world is produced. A visit at Villa della regina and its vineyard can be a good chance to discover the Savoy residence, as well as to admire the city from above while sipping a glass of fine Piedmont wine.
Moreover, Piedmont is also home to some of the most picturesque Alps. In winter, you can visit the Piedmont Alps aboard a dog sled, into the atmosphere of the place. You will live the magic of winter as never before.
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August 11th, 2021