From bustling cultural centres like Rome and Venice, to rural escapes like the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast, there’s truly too much choice when picking an Italian vacation. Here are 4 questions to ask yourself, from Avventure Bellissime, to help you pick which region of Italy you should visit…
Why Do You Want to Visit Italy?
Let’s start with a general question, and from there we can narrow down your priorities for an Italian vacation. Are you looking to relax by the seaside? Or is a city break with museums and other cultural sights more in line with what you’re looking for? Are you after a food and drink tour of the countryside, or do you want to see the history that Italy is famous for?
The chances are, that whatever region of Italy you visit, you’ll get a sample of everything that the country has to offer. But, it’s worth focusing on one specific aspect of your Italian vacation and working from there.
What Do You Want to Wake Up To?
If you’re after sea views and a gentler start to the day, places like the Amalfi Coast or the Cinque Terre may be for you. It’s a quieter way of life out there, vibrant, colourful and relaxed. But if you’d rather wake up to the hustle and bustle of a beautiful Italian city, then Rome, Milan, Florence, or Venice may be more in keeping with your holiday expectations.
The Amalfi Coast is a stunning destination of dreams!
What Do You Want to Do in Italy?
If your Italian vacation is a cultural one, and you want to see the art and architecture that Italy is renowned for, then it’s worth looking at the bigger cities. Rome, for example, is full of history, and great food and drink too. So, this is a good option for those seeking out a cultured city break.
For fashion and design, there’s Milan, a vibrant Italian city where skyscrapers sit next to classical Italian architecture. But if the city life is what you’re trying to escape from, then consider rural Tuscany; full of historical towns, in a wonderful sun kissed landscape, Tuscany exudes relaxation.
Have a look at some of the great tours of Tuscany on offer from Avventure Bellissime.
Milan is full of classic Italian architecture
What Region Ticks the Most Boxes?
Once you’ve answered the questions above, take a moment and consider: what region ticks the most boxes? The key is to find a part of Italy that matches up the best with your expectations of the country. There’s the Piedmont region, synonymous with good wine and rolling verdant hills; or, the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, with its mountains, beaches, and adventurous outdoor activities. The point is, once you know what you want from an Italy trip, it becomes oh so much easier to find the right region for you.
Of course, with that all in mind, there’s no definitive answer. Everyone wants to see a different part of Italy, and with so much to see and do, everyone can. But the secret to a great Italian holiday is surprise. So, by all means narrow down what you want from your Italian vacation, but leave some room for chance. After all, romance is what Italy is best known for and romance is best when it’s unexpected.
Once you have a good idea of what you want from your Italy trip, get in touch. At Avventure Bellissime we’re always delighted to help you get the most out of your visit to our lovely country.