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With 20 enchanting regions to explore, planning a trip to Italy can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time visiting.
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While cities like Rome and Florence are often top of mind when planning an Italian getaway, there are many hidden gems and underrated destinations throughout the country.
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Once you’ve packed your bags and set your work calendar to OOO, it’s time to embark on the trip of a lifetime, and this guide to the best places to visit in Italy will help you create the perfect Italy itinerary.
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One of the most popular Italy tourist destinations is the capital city of Rome. Roman mythology says that twins Romulus and Remus founded the city after Romulus murdered his brother. This mythology and other Roman legends play a massive role in Rome’s culture to this day
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Puglia is a southern region of Italy that forms the “heel” of the country’s signature boot shape. This coastal region is a stunning paradise along the Mediterranean coast known for its white-washed villages and turquoise waters. Puglia offers a peaceful escape from Italy’s major cities.
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For a relaxing vacation with breathtaking views of the ocean, plan a trip to the Amalfi Coast. This stretch of iconic coastline is located on the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy’s Campania region. The Amalfi Coast features towering cliffs, picturesque towns, and vibrant blue waters.
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Sorrento often slips under the radar for tourists in Italy, yet it’s one of the country’s top hidden gems. With endless views of the Bay of Naples, tranquil city squares, and jagged sea cliffs, Sorrento is full of traditional Italian culture.
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Capri is a luxurious destination with rugged cliffs and striking turquoise waters. Considering the region has attracted celebrities and royalty for centuries, it’s no surprise Capri is full of five-star villas and high-end shops.
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