Most people travel in Italy to view masterpieces such as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Statue of David, the canals of Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum and Forum, and Florence’s Duomo. While these are amazing attractions in this beautiful country, Italy is so much more than just famous art and history. Take the time to explore some of the more untouched areas of the country and see Italy in a different light. Here are three unique places to put at the top of your Italy travel itinerary!
CASCARA DELLE MARMORE
Created by the ancient Romans, the Cascata delle Marmore is a beautiful man-made waterfall. Rising to a height of 541 feet, this wonder boasts the distinction of being the tallest manmade waterfall in the world. The Cascata delle Marmore is located approximately five miles from Ternia, the provincial capital of Umbria. The flow of the water is turned on according to a published schedule, so be sure to check ahead of time if you want to watch the powerful gush of water. There is a nominal entrance fee required to enter the falls area.
The San Fruttuoso is only accessible by foot or sea. Also known as San Fruttuoso di Camogli, this secluded beach and monastery is located near Portofino in Liguria. During the high summer season, it is easy to catch a boat to the tranquil oasis. One of the main attractions of this beach is the Christ of the Abyss (Cristo degli Abissi). This massive bronze statue is buried under the sea as a memorial to a drowning. The statue can be viewed through a special glass bottom boat. The nearby hiking trails of Monte di Portofino are also a great way to experience the natural beauty of this region.
Campania is a region in Southern Italy that includes the provinces of Benevento, Avellino, Caserta, and Salerno and the city of Naples. While Naples is the most populated area of Campania, the rest of the region is also a haven for travelers looking to experience the local Italian culture. One of Campania’s claims to fame is the stunning Amalfi Coast. Although a trip to the Amalfi Coast is definitely a must-do itinerary item, be sure not to overlook some of the more hidden gems such as Oasi Valle della Caccia. This natural oasis is the perfect place to escape reality and connect with Mother Nature in a stunning setting. Or visit the Baia di Ieranto and its gorgeous waters and magnificent beaches.
Italy is a country that is rich in history and culture. It is easy to become so intent on visiting the most popular attractions that you miss what makes this country so special. Slowing down and taking the time to explore some of the more secluded areas and attractions will enhance your overall travel experience in this amazing country. Let your sense of wanderlust be your guide as you discover some of the most unique places in Italy.
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