Whether you’re planning a road trip through the Big Boot, or you’ve visited Italy before, perhaps even multiple times, and absolutely adored it, you might be looking to try and see as much of it as you can in the future. Such a diverse, historically important, and culturally rich country never stops offering something new to enjoy, but here we’re going to look at some of the very best regions and why each of them is worth taking the time to visit.
Southern Italy often gets a lot of attention to the detriment of the north and we want to make sure that we don’t make the same mistake. Aside from the fact that Campania’s historical offerings are fantastic, with Pompeii’s ruins and the ancient cities of Herculaneum and Paestum all being available to visit, the region also offers some of the very best in the country’s food, as well. Naples, the home of Neapolitan pizza, has one of the greatest food festivals in the world in the form of their Pizzafest every summer.
Sticking with the North, again, this region is most famous for being where you can find the aquatic city of Venice, with its many canals and beautifully walkable streets. Beyond that, Veneto is one of the most romantic regions in the country, with towns like Verona offering a truly picturesque retreat from the modern world. Add to that, the natural beauty found in places like the Dolomite Mountains, not to mention the gorgeous, near-teal waters of Lake Garda, and it’s easy to see why many consider Veneto to be one of the most aesthetically beautiful regions of the country.
If you’re obsessed with the Renaissance and Italy’s cultural exports, then it’s well worth finding houses for rent in Tuscany. In particular, you want to make sure that you’re able to reach both Florence, which has, amongst other things, the single largest collection of Renaissance artworks in the world, and the gorgeous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Don’t miss out on Pisa, either. Aside from the Leaning Tower, its great plaza, the Piazza del Duomo, offers some of the most impressive architecture you’re likely to clasp your eyes on.
If it’s not the first destination on your list, then you need to make sure you visit Lazio at least once. Not only is it where you can find Rome, arguably the single greatest capital city on Earth, but there are other hotspots, such as the Civita di Banoregio, also known as the Dying City, a gorgeous old town built upon a slowly crumbling hilltop that lends it a distinct sense of tragic beauty, as well as the beautiful seaside locale of Gaeta. This region is by far the most developed and modern of the country but still has a lot of historical beauty to offer.
We didn’t get to cover nearly all of what each region mentioned has to offer and, beyond that, there are many other regions that perhaps deserve just as much of a mention. Either way, you will definitely find at least one place to start from here.