Rome is the kind of city that can keep travelers busy for weeks on end, but it can also be overwhelming. For those of you in need of an escape to a glittering seaside town with a slower pace of life, Sorrento is awaiting your arrival.
The city of Bari is Puglia’s capital, and it’s a huge and important port. The historic center, however, has plenty of attractions that will whisky you back in time – as opposed to transporting you over the sea. One of the most notable is the Swabian Castle, also known as the Castello Normanno-Svevo.
The historic center of Verona is easy to explore on foot, but if you want a break from the usual transportation mode then you’re in luck – Verona offers you a few options for getting around the city on two wheels. With a couple of those options, you can even get out into the countryside easily – something that would take much more time if you were just walking. Here’s an overview of how to see Verona on two wheels.
Even if you’re not a theater buff, you’re probably familiar with Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers – Romeo and Juliet. You may even know that the story is set in Verona. What you may not realize is there is both a Juliet’s House and a Romeo’s House in Verona you can visit today.
The tiny town of Alberobello in the Puglia region could easily get overlooked by visitors if not for one feature – its distinctive “trulli” houses. These historic structures may have started simply as a means to avoiding the Italian taxman, but now they’re an important part of Puglia’s cultural identity – and a major tourist draw.
While most visitors in Italy have heard of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city so famously buried by Mount Vesuvius, far fewer know about a contemporary city that was buried at the same time and is better preserved than its better-known neighbor. Herculaneum isn’t far from Pompeii, but visiting this excavated site is a completely different experience.