5 best places to visit in Italy
CINQUE TERRE – A COLORFUL PICTURE
Cinque Terre is a rugged coastal area located in the Ligurian region, west of the city of La Spezia. Renowned for its steep cliffs overlooking the sea, Cinque Terre is a favorite destination for many Italian tourists. With colorful houses and the majestic nature, the Cinque Terre is as beautiful as a painting. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
BURANO – A COLORFUL ISLAND
When mentioning Italy, you may think of the romantic city of Venice. However, the nearby village will blow your mind. The beautiful island of Burano is definitely the perfect choice for those who are passionate about architecture and painting. Burano has long rows of colorful houses like a rainbow. Between the two rows of houses is a small canal with clear water.
POSITANO VILLAGE - A DESTINATION FOR REAL INSTAGRAMERS
Positano is a cliff side village on the Amalfi Coast. Unlike the bustling Cinque Terre or the splendid Burano Islands, Postino is more gentle and peaceful. The houses are on the cliffs but they are artistically built with sotisphicated layers of color. It is a combination of poetic nature and skillful hands of the Positano villagers. Visitors to Positano can see the emerald sea water and the beautiful natural landscapes.
PUGLIA – A PARADISE RESORT
Puglia, the region in the heel of Italy’s boot, is dotted with beautiful small towns in shades of white and gold, with unique architecture like the conical trulli of Alberobello and the extravagant Baroque of Lecce. Rich in churches and palaces, hidden piazzas and winding alleyways, markets and slow food trattorias, Puglia’s towns are a highlight of a visit to the region and reason to entice you away from the endless coastline. In some towns you can even combine visits to cathedrals and castles with dips in the sea just steps from the historic centre.
VENICE- ENDLESS CHANNELS
One of the best places to visit in Italy, Venice is a unique city in that is built upon a lagoon surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. Located in northeastern Italy, Venice is an archipelago of 118 islands all connected by hundreds of beautiful bridges and scenic canals. Of the canals, the Grand Canal is most famous and divides the city into two sections. Picturesque waterways and historic architecture make Venice one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Venice is often crowded but well worth visiting to see its magnificent landmarks like Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. One of the most popular things to do is to take a gondola ride along one of its many canals.
By: Christina Baker