Get away from the tourist crowds in Florence and Rome with a visit to some of southern Italy’s most spectacular national parks.
Gargano National Park, near the city of Puglia, boasts some amazing beaches with crystal-clear water. It’s also packed with citrus and olive trees growing on rolling mountains, punctuated by traditional villages.
Cilento National Park is on the west coast of the country, south of Naples. You can get here in less than two hours from the city, which makes it a great spot for combining a cultural break with some more natural pursuits. Take a hike in the mountains and make sure to visit Cape Palinuro and Roscigno.
Aspromonte National Park sits on the tip of Italy’s boot, and is home to some amazing wildlife including wolves and peregrine falcons, while Vesuvius National Park includes the volcano that engulfed the city of Pompei in ash during an eruption in 79AD. You can easily make a daytrip here from Naples to see the volcano and the ruins left by the eruption.
Alta Murgia National Park is in the Apulia region, and sits on a large limestone plateau. The top attraction is Castel de Monte, a hilltop castle.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
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