Press Release: December 19, 2020
It would literally take a lifetime to visit all the wonderful places there are to see in the South of Italy. So, in order to help you, we have whittled down a list of the 5 best spots to see in Southern Italy during your Italy itinerary. Read on and make sure you get to see all of these unique places while you’re still alive.
If you love nature and hiking, this is the right place for you. Mount Etna has become an almost obligatory tourist stop when visiting Sicily. Did you know? It is one of the highest volcano in Europe (3,329 meters tall ) and one of the most active in the world. It became a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013 and the new lava flows are always an unforgettable experience for visitors, for this reason the excursion to the craters is the most requested activity. If you love magical moments choose to visit Etna at sunset for spectacular views.
Capri, known as the blue island, is on everybody bucket list. One of the highlights of Capri is the Blue Grotto and of course, no visit to Capri is complete without a tour around the island by sea. During your Capri tour, you will cruise along the coast and view the spectacular Faraglioni Rocks, the White Grotto and the amazing Blue Grotto. The blue grotto is so famous for the incredible blue of the water once inside. Good to know: The entrance is possible only by boarding small and the entrance ticket must be purchased at the cave entrance. This will be an unforgettable experience that you can’t miss.
Matera is considered a huge nativity scene at night, so you cannot miss this magical city during your Italy itinerary. When it comes to exploring Matera, the best things to do is just to get lost and stroll through its fabulous city centre to see the famous “Sassi”, which literally mean ‘stones’. These are real cave houses created inside the stones and this is the reason why it has been included on UNESCO’s heritage list. Our tip: The most romantic experience to live in Matera is to book a hotel room in the Sassi.
Pompeii is one of the largest archaeological sites in Italy and you cannot miss it if you are a history lover. A visit to Pompeii is definitely a true journey into the history.The historic town was buried under 20 feet of volcanic ashes during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and for this reason it was most artefacts and villas were still very well preserved. Today, you can walk through the paved city streets and the site covers 33 square kilometres, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t miss to visit Villa of the Mysteries, one of the most wonderful villa of the entire ruins.
Maybe you know Alberobello for its trulli houses, the iconic cone shaped houses distinctive to Apulia. Alberobello, is a real fairytale village and the best thing to do is simply take a stroll trough the city centre and be wonder. If you love real Italian experiences, choose to stay in a resort housed within a Trullo. It will be a special night that you’ll never forget.
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