When you think of Italian city break destinations do you think Rome, Florence or Venice? Italia has several secret cities that are every bit as enticing, just a little less well-known and thankfully not so touristy! Using its intimate knowledge of Italy’s bustling city centers and remote getaways, Italycation curates an exceptional travel itinerary packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Think medieval castles, sun-kissed tours of the country’s hidden treasures, and guided wanders across the stunning Amalfi coast. Italycation cherry-picks experiences that have been personally recommended by Italian natives, and are guided by local tour ambassadors.
One of Italy’s most interesting cities, Naples is filled with stunning architecture, rich history, cobbled streets and natural beauty. From 13th century cathedrals to a wealth of historical museums, this must-visit destination offers something for everyone. Make memories with your loved ones in this soulful city, which is modern and traditional at the same time.
In 79 A.D., Mt. Vesuvio erupted and destroyed Pompeii. By doing so, it changed the landscape of the entire bay of Naples and surrounding areas. Located ten kilometers from Naples, this volcano was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. It is a must-visit, as it offers a chance to admire the Sorrento Coast, the Gulf of Naples, and Campi Flegei.
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This beautiful city is often overshadowed by nearby Milan, but don’t let that fool you – Bergamo is a blinder! Sat on a hill at the foot of the Alps near Lake Iseo, it’s a tale of two cities: up in the historic Città Alta district you’ll find Venetian walls encompassing the Piazza Vecchia and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, but down below in Città Bassa Bergamo becomes a bustling modern city – it’s fun to ride the funicular railway that connects the two neighbourhoods. Looking for action rather than amazing architecture? You’re just a short hop away from some of the Alps’ best skiing and snowboarding resorts during the winter, and plenty of opportunity for hiking and biking in summer. Take a break in a street café – you won’t be short on choice, there are lots of places to sip espresso and watch the world go by in Bergamo – and ice cream lovers shouldn’t miss the frozen delights of La Siesta on Via Sant’Alessandro. Another regional sweet treat to try are the city’s famous polenta e osei cakes, decorated by deft pastry chefs to look like they’re being nibbled by a flock of marzipan birds.
Located in the southeast of Sicily and situated on the shores of the sparkling Ionian Sea, Siracusa (also known as Syracuse) is home to some of the friendliest locals you’ll find in Italy. Restaurants, some of which sit right on the ocean, specialise in dishes such as frutta di mare (seafood) and pasta con sarde, a classic Sicilian sardine supper. But first, work up an appetite exploring the city’s ancient Greek ruins at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, an ancient city and the site of a Greek theatre and Roman Ampitheatre. Discover Siracusa’s hidden piazzas and quaint terraces, surrounded by charming houses washed in light pinks or purples. On Sunday afternoons, the Piazza Santa Lucia – where you’ll find the Duomo dedicated to Saint Lucy, the patron saint of the city – is filled with families enjoying an afternoon of rest in the warm Sicilian sunshine. Fly in to Catania and take a direct bus from the airport to Siracusa.
Italycation curates a 360-degree tour of Italy’s timeless destinations. Trail through the ancient ruins of Rome to the canals of Venice, with picturesque stops at the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Cinque Terre, and Tuscany. Whether you’re planning a dream wedding or honeymoon, or simply an idyllic family vacation, Italycation will tailor a luxurious tour of this Mediterranean paradise.