One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things. This inspirational quote goes with almost everyone’s expectations behind a travel they intend to undertake. And it should match up with yours too! Through this post, we walk you through the top 6 hidden holiday gems in Italy.
The first destination on our list of the top 6 hidden holiday gems in Italy is Bergamo, Lombardy. Largely ignored by travelers in favor of nearby Mila., Bergamo and its surrounding are perfect destinations for lovers of art, culture as well as sports, thanks to its well-appointed touristic offerings. it’s definitely a charming city with lovely little winding streets where you can pick up a gelato, and is also the perfect base from which to explore the Lombardy countryside and the Italian lakes.
One adjective may qualify this small village is “Mesmerizing”. As a matter of fact, the village is very simple to explore being essentially one main paved street, the Via di Mezzo which starts at the castle, and a few small side streets. The area is also known for the top-notch quality of its well-known wines. These include the Red Sovana, a typical wine of Maremma and perhaps best enjoyed accompanied by a local specialty such as the ‘Buglione of Lamb’. This is only the second spot, the best is yet to come!
When you plan your trip to Italy, Montefalco should be on the top of your list. Montefalco is a majestic hilltown in central Umbria, which can be found on the eastern side of the Colli Martani around 7 km southeast of Bevagna. Once you arrive, you will step through the ancient walls of a very exceptional and charming countryside town that will take you back in time and have you walking around the entire village. The major tourist attraction in Montefalco is the museum inside the Saint Francesco Church.
Piedmont is almost equally unknown beyond its ski resorts, and yet this is a region that can claim to be Italy’s finest gastronomic center. If you intend to visit this province, you should visit Borgogno which is one of Piedmont’s wineries. So, make sure to visit so as to taste a bit of history. Cellar visits won’t cost you much more than 5€.
Last and not least on our list of the top 5 hidden holiday gems in Italy is Ligurian Portovenere. The Liguria is no doubt one of the most stunning places on the west coast of Italy. Portovenere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. So, if you happen to be there, you must visit those villages as well.