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.
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Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
South America is a continent made for romance. As the birthplace of many seductive dances, this area knows how to show love and how to show it well. Newlyweds will love to take in the sights and culture of different places in South America while celebrating their love. Couples will enjoy being welcomed into the various countries by the friendly locals. There is a bevy of environments, including rainforests, beaches, deserts and even glaciers. South America offers a lot to a couple looking to bask in the afterglow of their wedding.
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.