5 Little Known Places That You Need to Visit on Your Next Trip to Italy

Trip to Italy

Time to grab your backpack and finally visit awesome places. If you need some travel inspiration, here you’ll find the best little-known corners that you can see on your next trip to Italy, one by one. What are you waiting for?

Pompeii

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii were completely buried after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii was rediscovered by archaeologists in the sixteenth century and today is one of the best places to visit in Italy and learn a bit more of its history.

The ruins of Pompeii are spectacularly conserved, it’s possible to visit the ancient Forum, the Amphitheater, the baths, the Lupanar and houses where everybody can contemplate wonderful frescoes and the most remarkable thing here is that you can still enjoy them, they’re almost intact.

Many people decide to visit Pompeii from Rome, but keep in mind that the trip by car or train usually takes almost three hours, so it’s more pleasant to do it from Naples, from where the road trip only takes 30 minutes.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi is one of the most beautiful cities of the so-called Amalfi Coast, to which it gives its name. Walking slowly through this area, enjoying colorful villages located on incredible cliffs is one of the best things to do in Italy.

The Cathedral of Amalfi is a monumental construction of the 9th century of Sicilian Arab style that is really worth appreciating. It’s also possible to wander thru its streets to end up in the Valley of the Mills, a beautiful nature reserve that is possible to explore by foot.

Also, for the seaside towns lovers, you can continue the journey through the villages of Positano, Ravello, Tramonti, Atrani, Praiano and Minori, all of those wonderful places where you can still breathe an old-fashioned seafaring atmosphere in Europe.

Sicily

This Italian island has all the right to belong to the list of the best places to see in Italy. A perfect conglomerate of gastronomy, culture, nature, and history where the travelers can enjoy the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.

Is unacceptable to miss the archaeological sites of Selinunte, Segesta, and Agrigento, as well as the architectural gems of Palermo, Monreale, Siracusa, and Catania. On the other hand, lovers of landscapes will enjoy the beauty of the Etna volcano and the neighboring Aeolian islands.

 The good news is that Sicily still maintains a range of low prices and takes flights from low-cost airlines that make this place a very attractive destination for backpackers and travelers in a budget.

Alberobello

Alberobello is one of the most special cities that can be found in Italy. Located in the interior of Bari region, the historic center of Alberobello has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The main reason is the beauty of the constructions that integrate it, the Trulli. These are circular constructions with immaculate walls and cone-shaped stone roofs. The whole town looks like it was taken out of a fairy tale, but don’t you think these amazing constructions are fiction!

The people of Alberobello are still living on the Trulli, and many of them have been transformed into little hotels so that travelers can experience first-hand how’s to live is in these buildings that were built in the 15th century.

Cinque Terre

This region is one of the most spectacular in the country. This picturesque set of villages located on cliffs is full of colorful houses and is definitely one of the best things to see in Italy, for sure you’ll find interesting activities to do here.

Spend a few days touring Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Manarola and dare to do some of the trails that join these populations because it will be this way as you get better views of infarction to the Adriatic.

There’s no doubt why Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. Italian cuisine is delicious and world-famous, the landscapes here are breathtaking, and every corner bears a unique history, so a list of everything to see in Italy should be very extensive.