Benvenuti in Italia : south Italy

Benvenuti in Italia : south Italy
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It’s time to discover the other 9 regions of Italy!

Southern Italy includes :

  • Lazio
  • Umbria
  • The Walks
  • Abruzzo
  • Molise
  • Campania
  • Apulia
  • Basilicata
  • Calabria

Come on, let’s not waste time!

Lazio

The main city of Lazio is Rome, which we will discover right away.

Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy (in case you forgot!). There is a lot to see. I’ve selected a few of them.
First of all, it seems to me that a little walk is in order. The ancient quarter will allow you to visit the Colosseum and the ruins of the Empire.

Then head towards the historic centre with its baroque churches and fountains.

Don’t forget to visit the Pantheon and Saint Peter’s Basilica.

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If there’s ONE museum to visit, it’s the Vatican. But I can name others such as the Montemartini Museum or the MACRO.

Tivoli

We are now leaving for a very old town as it was founded in 1215 BC.

The Villa d’Este is sure to plunge you into romanticism with its temporary exhibitions and frescoes.

Abruzzo National Park

We’re going straight to Abruzzo. This park is a protected nature reserve. It covers more than 150,000 hectares. You might see Abruzzo isards, Marsican brown bears or Apennine wolves.

Campania

Direction Campania where Naples and Capri are waiting for us.

Naples

Naples is the capital of Campania. It is a bustling city in a wonderfully well-preserved natural setting. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
The Royal Palace is a sublime building to visit. You can also visit the San Marco theatre which is the oldest lyric opera theatre still in operation.

On the museum side, you can admire a large Greco-Roman collection, the richest in the world, at the National Archaeological Museum. If you want to know more about Neapolitan history, I recommend the San Martino Museum.

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Capri

It’s an Italian island in the Bay of Naples.
Capri is a dream destination for both relaxation and culture. Go to the village.

The Blue Cave is famous worldwide for the intensity of its blue waters…

You will also be able to contemplate the Fariaglioni.

If you want to take a romantic stroll on this island, then you should definitely go to the Gardens of Augustus.

Pollino National Park

It is the largest park in Italy. Here you can go on long hikes.

Well, that’s it for southern Italy. I’ll see you next week in Sicily. 🙂

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