Italy - a country with various regions
Italy - a country with various regions
What are the most beautiful places in Italy? There are so many beautiful places in Italy, but which region or destination do you choose for your holiday? Tuscany, the Riviera of Flowers, the Amalfi Coast, one of the lakes? Unknown Puglia and Umbria? Or just islands like Sicily and Sardinia? We will help you decide.
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Most beautiful regions in Italy
Lake Garda is the largest and most famous lake in Northern Italy. Here the blue water is surrounded by green mountains, beautiful beaches, characteristic towns, and many sights. The most beautiful places on Lake Garda are the typical harbor towns of Bardolino, Garda, Lazise, and Peschiera del Garda with wonderful pedestrian promenades, atmospheric old towns, and numerous cozy shops and restaurants. Known for their beautiful location in the mountainous area are Riva del Garda, Malcésine, and Limone Sul Garda. Perfect for beautiful walks! Looking for a smaller and quieter lake in the same region? Lake Idro, Lake Iseo, and Lake Ledro are located a few kilometers west of Lake Garda. Highly recommended for nature lovers!
The elongated Lake Maggiore is located on the border of Italy and Switzerland. The beautiful Borromean Islands lie in the crystal-clear water of this lake. The lake is surrounded by a varied landscape of snow-capped mountains, colorful flora, beautiful views, charming villages, and bustling cities. Since the nineteenth century, Lake Maggiore has been one of the most popular holiday spots. Back then, the wealthy emerging European bourgeoisie was already building luxurious villas and palaces with huge botanical gardens. The most beautiful places on Lake Maggiore are the stately towns of Verbania, Stresa, Baveno, Laveno, Luino, Angera, and Arona with charming boulevards, cultural-historical sights, and panoramic views. The most beautiful and coziest town of all on Lake Maggiore is the village of Cannobio, with its beautiful boulevard full of old Patrician houses and terraces on the lake.
Trentino - South Tyrol
The region of Trentino-South Tyrol is located in northeastern Italy and is divided into two provinces of Trentino (Italian-speaking) and South Tyrol (German-speaking). The cultural differences between the two provinces are great, but in the beautiful unspoiled nature of the Alps and the Dolomites, the two are united. Trentino-South Tyrol is a combination of alpine traditions and Mediterranean lifestyle, from winter sports to summer holidays, for hikers and water sports enthusiasts! The most beautiful places in Trentino-South Tyrol are the capital Trento/Trento, the cozy Bolzano/Bozen with a view of the peaks of the Dolomites, the industrial and commercial town of Rovereto/Rofreit, and Merano/Meran with a beautiful promenade, unique botanical gardens, and beautiful historical sites. The northernmost part of Lake Garda ends in Trentino-South Tyrol. The various Alpine lakes such as Lake Caldonazzo, Lake Caldaro, or Lake Toblacher See are also fantastic holiday spots! The most beautiful part of all is perhaps the bright green Val di Funes, with its beautiful mountain peaks and green meadows.
Riviera of Flowers
The Riviera of Flowers is a beautiful, narrow region between the Ligurian Sea and the Apennines. This colorful coastal region is overloaded with charm and wealth. The coast has a number of picturesque villages and is covered with all kinds of beautiful flowers and plants. The Cinque Terre is truly one of the most beautiful places in the Riviera of Flowers and a highlight of all of Italy. These five brightly colored villages (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore) are perched on rugged cliffs and surrounded by a colorful sea of flowers. The Cinque Terre has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997; there is also a beautiful hiking trail between the villages. Other most beautiful places and especially popular holiday spots on the Riviera of Flowers are Cervo, Alassio, Ventimiglia, Sestri Levante, Portovenere, San Remo, and Portofino. These authentic, pastel-colored harbor towns and villages are beautifully situated, have a special historic city center and you will find many nice boutiques, restaurants, and terraces here.
Tuscany is the most beloved cultural Valhalla in all of Italy. This beautiful region in central Italy is praised worldwide for its beautiful interior, historic towns, famous wines, and rich history. Between the green, rolling hills are the Tuscan towns and villages full of countless art treasures, nice shops and restaurants, and cultural heritage. The most beautiful places in Tuscany are the big cities of Florence, Lucca, Siena, and Pisa, but the small towns are also part of the attraction and splendor of Tuscany. The medieval villages of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Monticiano, Pitigliano, Volterra, and beautiful San Gimignano are a must for wine, art, and history buffs, great places to spend an afternoon strolling and taking pictures. From the coast in West Tuscany, you can sail to Elba or of course spend a day sunbathing on one of the long sandy beaches.
Umbria, 'the green heart of Italy' in central Italy, is the little brother of Tuscany, but at least as beautiful and a lot quieter. It is a region with vast, rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, fields full of wheat and sugar beet, dense forests, endless sunflower fields, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, and black truffles! It seems as if time has stood still here. The authentic historic towns and villages with monumental monasteries and churches are presentable reminders of the rich cultural history of Umbria. The most beautiful places in Umbria are Perugia, Assisi, Castiglione del Lago on the beautiful Lake Trasimeno (tip: one of the most beautiful holiday places in Umbria!), Spello, Todi, Deruta, Gubbio, Montefalco, Trevi, Torgiano, Amelia, Ferentillo and Orvieto. These historic towns and villages all have a fantastic location, special sights with beautiful views and nice traditional shops and cozy terraces.
The heel of the boot: Puglia. An unspoiled region in southern Italy full of natural beauty, picturesque towns and villages, extensive beaches, an azure blue sea, archaeological finds, and culinary specialties. Puglia is an unspoiled, raw region full of non-touristy spots! The most beautiful places in Puglia are the many beautiful whitewashed towns, both on the coast and inland, including Locorotondo, Ostuni, Cisternino, Ceglie, Lecce, Martina Franca, Polignano a Mare, Vieste, and Otranto. Taste the local orecchiette (ear pasta) and white wine, stroll from boutiques and terraces to hidden churches and monuments, or go snorkeling in a bay. The main attraction of Puglia are the famous trulli in Alberobello in the Valle d'Itria. About 1500 centuries-old white limestone houses with conical roofs have been preserved in this town. The Trulli have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996. Some have now been converted into bed and breakfast or hotels; others serve as souvenir shops.
Sardinia: the island with the bluest seawater in all of Europe! Sometimes you almost feel like you are on distant bounty places. The 1850 kilometer long Sardinian coast has countless bays, elongated white sandy beaches, and beautiful rock formations. The interior is characterized by hilly grassland covered with wild thyme, rosemary, dwarf oaks, and prickly pears. The island of Sardinia is a special mixture of Italian, Spanish, North African, and Eastern influences. The picturesque old town of Alghero is a logical base. The city has special (Catalan) sights, numerous shops, and restaurants and is located between the sea with beautiful beaches and a beautiful green interior.