Whether you’re an Italian veteran on the search for something a little different or a first time visitor wanting an utterly unique experience, an Italian holiday doesn’t have to be limited to old time favourites such as Rome, Venice and Florence. On the contrary, Italy’s 301,338 km² footprint is brimming with ‘off the beaten track’ gems that will whisk you away from the crowds and transport you into the heart of undiscovered Italy. So what’s caught our eye? Read on for six of our favourite unspoiled Italian destinations.
Made up of six provinces, Puglia or the Apulia regions feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of illustrious cities. Boasting natural beauty, a rich history and exceptional local cuisine, Italy’s undiscovered Southern region charms every holidaymaker that sets foot on its doorstep.
Foodies will fall in love with the cuisine; historians will be infatuated with the region’s 7th century heritage while nature lovers will adore the beautiful seascapes. All without the throngs of crowds found in Italy’s other hugely popular tourist destinations. Puglia wine is also renowned across Italy, and the region offers an array of unforgettable wine experiences including vineyard and estate tours, wine tasting and wine pairing.
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