12 Amazing Places  to Visit in  Southern Italy 

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The shape of Italy is generally referred to as a boot. Southern Italy is known as the bottom part of the boot consisting of the ankle, toe, arch, and heel. 

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Southern Italy includes 8 of the 20 beautiful regions of Italy—  Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Sardinia, and Sicily. The south differs from the northern and central parts as its Greek colonization heavily influenced it. 

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From historical and archeological sites to beaches and mountains, Southern Italy is a unique region every traveler should experience. Check out our list of must-visit travel destinations in Southern Italy.

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The Isle of Capri is located on the Mediterranean Ocean to the south of Italy. Popular with visitors as well as locals alike, the charm of Capri draws you in with its quaint residences as well as magnificent mountainous sights.

Capri, Campania


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A small town in the province of Bari in the Apulia (ita: Puglia) region of Southern Italy. Alberobello is a picturesque destination, well-known for the Trulli houses.

Alberobello, Apulia


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Procida (pronounced pro-cheee-dah) is the smallest inhabited island in the bay of Naples, Italy. It is often overshadowed by its famous neighbor Capri.

Procida, Campania


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The Mediterranean island Sicily in southern Italy is favored by many a traveler looking to soak up some much-needed vitamin D in the winter months and those looking for the best beaches to relax in summer.

Palermo, Sicily


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Among the many places you can visit in southern Italy, Taormina is probably one of the cutest cities in Sicily and worth a weekend trip at a minimum!

Taormina, Sicily


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