Pompeii is one of the must-sees of Italy for a reason: when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the bustling Roman city was quickly buried under ash and pumice, a terrible tragedy where most of the inhabitants did not escape.
The Amalfi coast is justifiably famous for its magnificent villas, gardens and global reputation as a destination for the international jet set. But as summer turns to fall, a quieter (and more affordable) side of the region reveals itself.
You may have traveled to the Campania region to experience the archeological wonders of Pompeii, or the serene beaches of the Amalfi coast. Or maybe you’re just in Naples for the pizza and the exquisite pastries.
Travelers to Italy will never forsake the country’s legendary heavy hitters like Rome, Venice, and Florence; a growing number of discerning tourists are partaking in the delights of Bologna. And budget travel in Italy is doable, even in one of its wealthiest cities.
With Rome’s history spanning at least 28 centuries, you can bet your travel booties that it’ll take longer than a couple of days to fully experience its majesty. Here’s just a few of the must-sees, dos, and eats to partake in during your visit to Rome.
A surefire way to craft a memorable holiday is to seek out a little bit of the unknown along with the classic attractions.
Italy has more than 4,000 miles of coastline, so it’s no surprise that it has more beaches than any other country in continental Europe. No part of the country is more than a two-hour drive from the Italian coast, and Italians love the beach lifestyle.
Though you’ll never run out of things to do in Rome, many travelers never get to experience the ancient splendour of the Roman countryside. The city’s influence was immense, with many of the most spectacular Roman gardens located just outside the metropolis.