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Five places to see in Italy

Italy has long been a popular travel spot among keen globetrotters. And, with over 2,500 years of rich history, both grand and ancient architecture, flavoursome food, and an indescribable ‘lust for life’ it’s no wonder this vibrant country attracts over 94 million tourists to its shores each year.

Despite the pandemic producing a slight hitch in our sightseeing arrangements for the foreseeable future, we at Agilité Solutions see no harm in ‘window shopping’ and making lots of exciting plans for when the world reopens, and safe travel is a possibility once more.

Here, we shine a light on some of the most beautiful places in Italy to book for your next adventure.

San Gimignano, Tuscany

Nestled around 25 miles from both Florence and Siena, this Tuscan hilltop town is a beautifully preserved piece of history offering intact medieval towers, a Romanesque cathedral, and Piazza della Cisterna — an old-school square.

For a less crowded experience, we recommend arriving later in the day to avoid the hordes of tourist buses and witness the magic of the town at night.

San Gimignano, Tuscany

Lake Como, Lombardy

A popular wedding destination, this picturesque lakeside spot offers unspoiled natural beauty and small-town charm, against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.

Spend a perfect day or two soaking up the local culture, taking in the scenery on one of the many boat trips, relaxing on a beach, and visiting a magnificent historic residence such as this architectural wonder…

Lake Como, Lombardy

Manarola, Liguria

Boasting its own dialect, medieval relics, the famous sweet wine Sciacchetrà, and an array of multicoloured houses facing the sea, this small harbour town is situated atop a rock 70 metres above sea level.

Every year from December until January, the hills are aglow with over 200 figures and lamps — which make up the largest lighted nativity in the world.

Manarola, Liguria

Umbria

Italy’s ‘green heart’ is a region made up of several quaint hill towns including Assisi, Orvieto, and Gubbio — all boasting beautiful olive groves, vineyards and incredible architecture.

‘The festival of Candles’ has been held in Gubbio every year since 1160, and centres around a race between three teams, each carrying large symbolic candles and running through crowds of cheering onlookers. Pay a visit on the 15th of May and you’ll see this unusual spectacle for yourself!

Umbria

Puglia

For those seeking a more secluded Italian experience, Puglia can feel like a tranquil paradise of Italian charm. Famed for its ‘trulli’ — white, cone-roofed houses — it can offer a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its intricate cave system can also provide some shelter from the sometimes scorching temperatures!

We hope that you enjoyed our suggestions for must-see spots in Italy, and fingers crossed it won’t be too long before you can experience the lively, architectural, and culture-rich country for yourself.

Puglia

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