If someone told you that you were going to vacation in the Italian coastal city of Sorrento, chances are good you wouldn’t need a long list of reasons to visit in order to get excited about the trip. But if you want to have a few more concrete reasons than simply “it’s lovely!” or “there are beaches!” then here is a handy list of 17 reasons to visit Sorrento.
There are many destinations in Italy that easily qualify as romantic – it’s one of the most popular countries in which to honeymoon. But even in a country as romantic as Italy, there are some places that seem more conducive to romance – and Verona is one of them. Nevermind that the most famous story associated with the city is of lovers who were doomed to die as soon as they fell in love. You can, instead, focus on the romantic things to do in Verona and highlight the side of “Romeo and Juliet” that has to do with devotion (rather than untimely death).
Most travelers in Italy can get around easily using the country’s network of trains. But if you’re planning to get out into the countryside, visit towns that aren’t in guidebooks, or stay in an agriturismo that’s miles from the nearest train station or town, then you’ll need to rent a car. Driving in Italy can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be a huge challenge. With a few driving tips for Italy, you should be able to enjoy the ride.
Many of the big tourist attractions in Italy are world famous, things we have on our “must-see” lists for decades. But there are also some weird attractions in Italy that could leave you scratching your head. Sometimes finding the strangest sights in Italy means getting away from the tourist crowds – and other times they’re right in the heart of the most popular cities in the country. Here are some of Italy’s weirdest attractions.
Italians will take advantage of just about any excuse to celebrate. Couple that with their insane love of fireworks, and you’ve got the makings of a great place to spend New Year’s Eve. Some areas have more interesting New Year’s Eve events than others, though, so if you’re still looking for the best New Year’s Eve events in Italy, this list may help you narrow your options.
Before you visit Italy, it’s a good idea to learn something about pasta as it is in modern Italy – particularly because it reflects so much about the culture. Here, then, is the ultimate guide to eating pasta in Italy – everything you’ll need to know to be a more educated diner when you’re ordering a pasta dish in an Italian restaurant, without too much of the centuries of history that led to what you’re about to order.