The regions preferred by the Italians for long holidays, but also for excursions and culture
According to Istat’s “Travel and holidays in Italy and abroad” report for 2019, tourism slows down, but at the same time long-term trips are growing. In fact, Italians prefer to travel less, but take longer holidays, especially in summer, and stay in their own country. Here, then, are the 10 favorite regions for stays of at least a week between relaxation, culture, art as well as sport.
Tuscany is the favorite destination for those looking for art and good food
In Tuscany there is really everything: cities of art, villages, museums, parks and nature reserves, as well as paths (also guided) to discover vineyards and cellars. From Florence to Siena, passing through Pisa to the Colli del Chianti, this is the perfect region for those seeking slow and sustainable travel, for those looking for the history of our country, for those who love good food and good food.
In Emilia Romagna there is plenty of choice: culture, sea and mountains
From the mountains to the Riviera, Emilia Romagna is one of the most loved destinations also by foreigners. From Bologna, with its beautiful arcades, to Parma, an Italian city of Culture 2020, up to Rimini which this year celebrates 100 years of Fellini’s birth, this Region combines culture, events, good food architecture and spectacular landscapes.
Lazio, an ideal destination for those who love archeology and nature
Lazio is not only Rome, although the capital is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Also to be discovered natural and mysterious parks, such as the Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo or the Natural Reserve of Monte Rufeno or hidden cities, such as that of Norba which dominates the Pontine Plain. Perfect destination for those who love art, archeology and sport given the presence of many cycle paths in the hinterland.
Between lakes and castles, Lombardy to be discovered
Lombardy, with its Milan, is lively, sparkling, multicultural as well as slow and green friendly. It is enough to leave the cities, in fact, to find a new dimension between trips to the lake (primarily Como), exploring the castles, in Val Camonica or discovering the Abbeys, a tour that can also be done by bicycle.
Not only Venice, Veneto hides many other enchanting places
Villages, castles and natural oases: Veneto is another favorite stop for Italians for long-term travel. Not only Venice with its beauty and Burano with its rainbow houses, this Region hides small pearls like Borghetto Sul Mincio, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and Marostica, with its castle overlooking the town. Do not forget the Delta, an ideal destination for bird watchers and the spectacle of nature offered by the Belluno Dolomites Park and its lakes, such as Misurina.
In Trentino for mountains and living in fairytale landscapes
When it comes to Trentino Alto Adige, the mountains immediately come to mind, where you can go hiking, even with the whole family. Here there are real breathtaking landscapes, ideal for taking a break from the city and finding yourself in the midst of nature, such as in the Val di Non, Passo Rolle or the Vallesinella waterfalls. Magical and enchanted places, such as Lake Resia, with the bell tower protruding from the waters. In addition, the cities (such as Bolzano, Rovereto, Bressanone) are all small pearls to admire, with their fairytale architecture.
Puglia, loved by Italians and a destination desired by foreigners
Recognized worldwide for the beauty of its sea and beaches, in Puglia there is much more, including nature and archeology. Which makes it a perfect destination for long-term holidays. Certainly worth seeing are the white houses of Ostuni, the Alta Murgia National Park, Monopoli, the Bauxite quarries and the village of Alberobello. And for those who love trips to the islands, the Tremiti are certainly a stop to put on the list of things to see here.
The beauty of Liguria enchants travelers
Divided between sea and mountains, Liguria is ideal for those who love the sun and the beaches, but above all for those who prefer to go hiking or discover the cities. To see here: the Cinque Terre, with colorful houses built sheer above the sea; the Hanbury Gardens, on the Mortola promontory; Sassello and its woods and Camogli with its abbey. And in the homeland of Genoese pesto, a search for the best artisan producers in Genoa cannot be missing.
Basilicata, at the top for its cultural variety
Among uncontaminated spaces, castles and lakes to discover, Basilicata ranks as one of the most popular regions for cultural travel. Certainly a lot has done Matera, the city of the Sassi Unesco Heritage, which in 2019 was the Capital of European Culture and thanks to international events has brought many tourists here. A region certainly to be rediscovered starting from the Murgia Park to the Monticchio Lakes.
For excursions, travelers choose Campania
Campania is one of the most loved destinations by Italians not only for the Amalfi Coast and other local beauties. To excel here are the excursions useful for admiring real natural jewels such as the Sammaro Springs, the Morigerati Oasis or to discover Vesuvius and the Valley of Hell.
by www.travelworld.it source: quotidiano.net