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April 21, 2015

How to choose where to stay in Italy

Italy, land of food, wine, spectacular landscapes and world-famous architectural gems. To go to Italy for a vacation is a no-brainer but how do you choose which area of this beautiful expansive country to visit. Or, let’s say, to visit first!

Italy is divided into 20 regions, or ‘regioni‘. You probably have heard of some of these such as Tuscany, ‘Toscana’  and perhaps Lombardy (Lombardia – region of Milan). The two largest islands of Sicily and Sardinia are regions of their own as well. Each region is like a country in its own right, with unique cuisine, dialects or language (‘Sardo’ and ‘Nnapulitano’ are often considered languages in their own right) and a distinct history giving rise to noticeable aesthetic and architectural differences. Anyone’s who’s ever visited the mountainous Germanic region of South Tyrol and followed up with a trip to beach trip to the hot white baroque stone of Lecce in Italy’s most southern ‘heel’, will know what I’m talking about.

The City of Bari, in the region of Puglia in the far South of Italy

The City of Bari, in the region of Puglia in the far South of Italy

What are your main interests – relaxing by the pool, exploring cities or indulging in gourmet food & wine?

While almost every area of Italy can provide you with a bit of everything, a free consultation call with Artviva can help us recommend you the best place or places for your trip to make the most of your vacation.

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