The Cinque Terre are five little coastal villages set in steep valleys surrounded by rugged, mountainous terrain. This region remained isolated until roughly 100 years ago, when railway line was built and now it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside.
The best way to explore the area is by hiking through the trails that connect the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The most famous on is called Sentiero no. 2 or Sentiero Azzuro. It is 11 kilometers long. If it is open, it takes an estimated 5 hours to walk.
Sienna, Italy. A small city with a small town feel! Definitely one of our favourite places!
The Romance of Siena, Italy
Lago di Bracciano (Bracciano Lake) - A beautiful area about an area from Rome. Great for a family outing or a romantic date. There are three towns: Bracciano, Trevignano and Anguillara. We recommend Bracciano or Trevignano. Both have amazing cafes and mouth-watering restaurants. If you are with the kids, we recommend taking a drive around the lake (it might take a while) however you are sure to find many beaches where you can park and have a picnic.
If you want to have a great dinner, we recommend a restaurant/agriturismo called Acqua delle Donne. It is located in Trevignano and it is simply delizioso! Everything is made on site - home-made cheese, pasta and wine! It is also a hotel, so you can spend the night after the wonderful meal and amazing wine! http://www.acquadelledonne.it/ristorante.asp
Paradise at Luna Beach in Sardinia, Italy
Robert Louis Stevenson
Marina di Ostuni beach in Puglia, Italy
Mondello Beach in Sicily (near Palermo)
Frutta di Martorana (marzipan fruits) from Sicily