5 things to do when visiting Italy
Are you planning your post-Covid 19 trip? Have you been following the news on travel restrictions and monitoring when travel bans are lifted? Then hold tight on your passport because soon it will be time to pack up and choose where you can go for that well-deserved vacation!
Italy, maybe? Well, think about it: high beautiful mountains, crystal clear waters, ancient culture, scenic cities, tasty food, and delicious wine. This country does not need any more introduction, it just needs to be explored!
Here is our list of five things to do while in Italy which will make you appreciate this gorgeous country even more.
Discovering the 5 towns of Cinque Terre
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You might have seen at least one picture of the Cinque Terre, and many may know what it looks like. However, Cinque Terra is not just a location – It comprises of five centuries-old seaside villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
Besides the usual activities such as hiking and admiring the beautiful, pastel-coloured buildings of the villages, you can hop onto a boat for a coastal trip.
Cinque Terra is easily accessed via trains from La Spezia and Levanto, which has connecting trains from major cities such as Milan, Turin, Florence, and Rome.
Exploring the Dolomites
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While there are many magnificent mountains to visit, but the Dolomites, a mountain range in the Italian Alps, has a unique scenery. The mountain range, which takes its name from the carbonate rock dolomite, is considered by many as the most beautiful mountain range in Europe. Located in Belluno, 100 km to the north of Venice, the Dolomites is a destination that opens all year-round. During winter season, you can take part in winter activities such as skilling, while hiking and climbing are popular options during warmer months.
Taking part in Carnevale di Venezia
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If you’re visiting Venice, there is no better time to take part in Carnevale di Venezia! Typically held in the months of February and March, the two-week long carnival promises a host of celebrations, parades, and concerts!
Despite the centuries-old origin, the Carnival still attracts thousands of tourists from around the year to admire the elaborate costumes and beautiful masks.
While the celebration was tamed in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event promises a comeback in 2022.
Explore the ancient Roman Empire
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There is so much to do in Rome, a city filled with history and beauty. If you are a history junkie, be thrilled by the multitude of places to visit and explore: The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Vatican.
Visiting Rome? Try to plan for at least 3 to 4 days, and make this your first destination if this is your first time to Italy.
Touring the picture-perfect Tuscany
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There is nothing more special than spending few days touring the hills of Tuscany.
With villages scattered around the area, Tuscany boasts a rich heritage of the past, as well as famous vineyards that is home to some of the most fragrant wines in the world, including Chianti.
With a mix of culture, food, history and wine, there is nothing more appealing than experiencing them in Tuscany.
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