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Orvieto is an incredibly picturesque hilltop town in Umbria, but it’s also close enough to the Lazio border that it makes an excellent day trip from Rome. Like any great day trip destination, and despite not being as popular as some other towns in Italy, Orvieto changes character when the […]

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The beachside city of Bari is Puglia‘s capital, and it’s also a major port city for southern Italy in general. It’s easy enough to see Bari as a passing-through place, but there’s plenty to see and do (especially if it’s water- or beach-related) if you stop and stay awhile.

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The Emilia-Romagna region is rightly famous for its contributions to what much of the world considers Italian food, but it also happens to have a long coastline along the Adriatic and some popular seaside resorts. Perhaps the most famous is Rimini – it’s among the best-known beach resort towns in […]

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One of the highlights of many a trip to Venice is staring at the sparkling mosaics on the inside of St. Mark’s Basilica domes – so if you like those mosaics, you’ll want to book a stop in Ravenna. This city in Emilia-Romagna is known for having some of the […]

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Liguria is probably most famous for the towns of the Cinque Terre, or the cruise port of Portofino, but the city of Sanremo is famous for its own reasons. It’s the first city you’ll come to if you’re driving along the coast from France, and it’s the finishing point for […]

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Sicily is lined with beautiful beaches and full of stunning sights – including some of the most impressive Greek ruins anywhere. Taormina in particular has been a popular tourist hotspot for more than 100 years, with both beaches and ruins on offer. It’s not far from where the ferries cross […]

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The beaches in Calabria hardly need a salesperson – once you’ve seen what’s on offer, it’s almost impossible to resist them. But there’s something even more magnificent about the look of Tropea – those gorgeous cliffs overlooking the beach are a perfect backdrop for photographs, and they’re good for shade […]

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While the regions of Tuscany and Umbria get far more attention, Le Marche has its own charms. This beautiful central Italian region is quite mountainous, and one of the most popular hilltop towns is Urbino. It’s a walled city with a large university and an historic duke’s palace, among other […]

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Despite the fact that the five tiny towns of the Cinque Terre take up only an extremely small portion of the Ligurian coast, they remain one of the biggest tourist draws in the region. That’s not to say there aren’t other places worth visiting in Liguria, however, and in fact […]

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While the capital of a region usually turns out to be its largest city, that’s not the case in Abruzzo. Here, the capital is L’Aquila, but the biggest city in the region is the coastal city of Pescara. It’s an important port city as well as a popular beach resort. […]

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Lucca is one of the highlights of a trip through the small towns of Tuscany – its old city walls are its defining feature, and ring a beautiful historic city center. You don’t necessarily need a long time to explore the city, but this is the kind of place where […]

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