For anyone who has been to Rome, Florence or Venice recently, it’s safe to say the secret has been out on those destinations for some time. Take the road less traveled and explore these lesser-known Italian towns and villages on your next trip.
Up north near the Dolomite Mountains, the bilingual town of Bolzano (speaking German and Italian, so brush up) in South Tyrol is surrounded by mountains, forests, vineyards and medieval architecture.
Much like Venice, but with fewer tourists, Treviso is a historic city brimming with red-brick palaces, weaving canals, churches and cobblestone streets. It’s quaint and guarded and a perfect reprieve from the crowded canals of Venice.
Picture the white buildings with blue roofs of Santorini, Greece, and you almost have Alberobello. The bright white block buildings and greystone tops line up together in a close-knit living situation for locals, but an interestingly beautiful maze for visitors.
Sicily is rich with visitors seeking Mediterranean tranquility, quintessential Italian views and incredible sites — enough so, it’s typically its own trip. Visit Cefalù while island hopping and see the city’s beautiful medieval architecture and seaside promenades while walking through the quiet, picturesque town.
With a population teetering around 200, this locale may be better visited by Italian-speaking travelers, but it is epically beautiful nonetheless. The Medieval town sits atop a hill in Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, at the highest point of the Apennines. The city buildings can be connected and twisting, acting like a labyrinth of architectural finds.
Summer is the perfect time to try your luck at carp fishing. Carp are widely recognized as an invasive species known to cause problems in the waterways they call home. They suck up all the food and reduce the quality of the water, hurting more sensitive marine populations. Luckily for anglers, carp can grow to massive sizes and are a ton of fun to catch.
Passport PD is the world’s first GaN technology-based travel adapter with an auto-resetting fuse. Why is this important? If you break the single-use fuse in your typical travel adapter, you have only a few options — buy a new fuse, change the fuse yourself or buy a new travel adapter altogether. Additionally, if the fuse breaks and you don’t notice, then you could expect to come back to a fully charged device … only, you won’t.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.