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Top 5: Undiscovered Spots in Italy

by Angelique Platas

Feb 8, 2019

Sardinia, Italy © Martin Molcan | Dreamstime

Top 5 / Europe

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.

 

Bolzano, Alto Adige

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.

 

Treviso, Veneto

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.

 

Alberobello, Puglia

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.

 

Cefalù, Sicily

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.

 

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo

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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