There are many great reasons to visit Naples, and it can also be an incredibly overwhelming city. It’s helpful, then, to have so many peaceful places to escape that are nearby – including the three main islands of the Gulf of Naples.
Visitors to the pretty coastal town of Sorrento may be focused on the beautiful blue sea or the pastel-colored buildings, paying more attention to boutiques and beaches than anything else. Surrounding Sorrento, however, there are small family farms that still provide much of the food featured prominently in local dishes. And with a new tour, you can get a look at Sorrento farm life for yourself.
Italian cuisine is different all over the country, with each region specializing in something different. Taking a cooking class during your visit to Verona, for instance, gives you a chance to learn more about the cuisine of the Veneto – so it’s as educational as it is delicious.
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.