Italy Destinations Map
Italy invites tourists to indulge in la dolce vita with leisurely meals of the world’s most popular cuisine paired with local wines admired by oenophiles worldwide. All while surrounded by ancient architecture, world-renowned art, and poetic natural beauty. It’s no wonder Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. For first-time tourists, deciding where to go in Italy is the only hard part. That’s where knowing locals like us comes in handy.
We’re Paolo and Brandy. Together we have been traveling across Italy for over a decade. After becoming dual Italian American citizens we moved to Italy to live out our early retirement dreams. Now we travel to Italy’s most popular destinations and explore hidden gems full-time from our home base in the Italian Alps.
ALOR Italy is where we share personal travel stories, Italy travel recommendations, and important tips about Italian culture for travelers. Explore the map of Italian travel destinations or hop down to the featured destinations section to find inspiration for your own Italian adventure. Planning your first trip to Italy? Here are a few of our most popular resource articles with tips on navigating some of Italy’s unique cultural quirks.
“In America, one must be something, but in Italy one can simply be.“
— Pietros Maneos Italian Author & Poet
Featured Popular Destinations
Craving a relaxing beach vacation and fresh Italian seafood? Then Sardinia needs to be on your travel bucket list. Sardinia is an Italian Mediterranean island with 1,242 mesmerizing coastal miles, and over 100 beautiful beaches. Best Beaches in Sardinia
Verona is perhaps best known as the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” A romantic city of curved streets winding gracefully around piazzas, bridges, and 21 churches Verona is highly enjoyable to explore on foot. What to See in Verona
There are places in Italy one simply cannot not see. Portofino has long drawn royalty, celebrities, artists, and wealthy vacationers to the pristine waters of its snug harbor just big enough for Yachts to slip into. Discover Portofino
Nicknamed the Floating City a series of islands separated by canals linked by bridges makes Venice the ultimate romantic getaway. Steps from the main squares tourist crowds thin and Venice becomes a maze of art, food, and wine to find yourself in. Discover Venice
From the famous Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore to the romantic hidden gem of Lake Orta, Italy’s Northern lake district delivers a relaxing vacation vibe in fresh Italian Alps air. Perfect for both family vacations or romantic getaways. Discover Italy’s Lakes
Rome on a Budget
Nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is one of Italy’s most popular and expensive destinations. Where to stay, eat, and what to see in Rome, on a budget. Free things to do in Rome.
Puglia pronounced poo·lee·uh has become a celebrity favorite with Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Mickey Rourke, and Francis Ford Coppola all snapping up holiday homes in the region. Where to stay, what to do and eat in Puglia.
See 45 Pictures of the Italian Alps that will make nature lovers want to move to Italy. Plus personal Alps Life photos that show what living in the Italian Alps in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall is like.
Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Italy
Unspoiled by tourism Spoleto is known to Italians as a city of culture and the arts. It’s not just the Umbrian cuisine, local white wine, or even the UNESCO world heritage site nestled secretly away in Spoleto. It’s more of a feeling. The one that says, you just found a hidden gem. Discover Spoleto
Carved into a cliff of volcanic tuff rock, Pitigliano dates back to 1636. Recently named one of the 19 most beautiful villages in Italy, Pitigliano remains a non-touristy hidden gem in Tuscany. Take a step back in time and discover Pitigliano and the neighboring town of Sorano, Italy.
Home to Zeffirelli’s classic film ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Pienza is one of Tuscany’s most romantic hilltop towns. An unforgettable city thanks to its near-perfect urban planning, graceful buildings, and charming streets Pienza became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Discover Pienza
Unique Travel Experiences in Italy
If you’re looking to experience the best, most authentic Italian cuisine on your next trip to Italy, there is no better place than an Agriturismo. Discover Agritourism in Italy.
Dating back to 1000BC UNESCO World Heritage Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis. Over 5 million tourists make the pilgrimage each year. Discover Assisi, Italy
Think waking up to Tuscan views like these is out of reach? Think again! Off-season travel makes staying in a Tuscan villa more affordable than one might think. Where to Stay in Tuscany
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