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The 18 most romantic places in Italy :-)

Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world, a country where romance is not only in historic cities, picturesque seaside villages and beautiful landscapes, but where romance is a way of life.

In purely subjective, inaccurate, and non-scientific order, the following are the most romantic places in Italy.

1. Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore is a cute little town in the Liguria region of Italy, and the first of the ‘Cinque Terra’ villages found when travelling west from the city of La Spezia, the capital of the province of the same name.

2. Manarola
Manarola is a small fishing town in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy that spills down a ravine to the wild and rugged coastline at the Ligurian sea. It is the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of the church, San Lorenzo, dating from 1338.

3. Positano
Positano is a cute little picturesque town with splendid coastal views, on the famous Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the waters of the Amalfi Coast.

4. Venice
Venice is one of Italy’s top travel cities and a beautiful, romantic destination with many attractions.

5. Alberobello
Alberobello is a small town and comune in the province of Bari, in Puglia, Italy. It has about 11,000 inhabitants and is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list since 1996.

6. Florence
Florence is a city jammed with monuments and sights recalling romantic and sweet feelings of the past.

7. Burano
Burano is a gorgeous colorful island near Venice. The houses are painted in different colors. This gives a special look to the streets. There’s no cars. All the traffic is done by boats like in Venice.

8. Portofino
Portofino is a classy and world-famous village famous for its picturesque harbour. It’s located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera.

9. Corniglia
Corniglia is a charming little village perched on a cliff, with cobbled narrow streets and scenic views.

10. Verona
Verona is a beautiful city in the Veneto, northern Italy.

11. Vernazza
Vernazza is a town located in the province of La Spezia, in northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns in the Cinque Terre region.

12. Rome
Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are so many beautiful sights that one could fall in love with the city quite easily.

13. Taormina
Taormina is a charming hillside town on the east coast of Sicily, Italy.

14. Monterosso Al Mare
Monterosso Al Mare is a town in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria. It is one of the five villages in Cinque Terre.

15. Perugia
Perugia is a beautiful city filled with Italian culture.

16. Matera
Matera is a town in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. It lies athwart a small canyon, which has been eroded in the course of years by a small stream, the Gravina.

17. San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small medieval walled town in Tuscany, Italy, famous for its beautiful towers and great art.

18. Capri
Capri is a beautiful little town situated on the island of Capri.

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My Travels & Places I’ve been: Alberobello, Italy, April 2011

While i was in Otranto in April of last year, i also made a trip to Alberobello.

Alberobello is a little town and comune in the province of Bari, in Puglia, Italy. It has a little more than 11,000 inhabitants and is known for its very unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list for more than 15 years now.

My Travels & Places I’ve been: Otranto, Italy, April 2011

 In April 2011 I was in Otranto, Italy.

 

 Otranto is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the Mediterranean.

 

 Otranto is located on the Adriatic coast of southern Italy in the heel of the Italian boot.

 

 This is a view i had from the terrace of Palazzo Papaleo hotel.

 

 Hotel Palazzo Papaleo is a 5 star luxury hotel with a lot of character. I can totally recommend this hotel to all who wants to visit this part of the world.

 

 It has everything what is expected from a five star hotel, it’s small, the staff was friendly and the rooms were super clean and beautiful.

 

 I also saw a wedding when I was in Otranto. She had such a beautiful wedding dress.

 

 The history of Otranto castle is mainly linked to the sad event of the Turkish siege in 1480.
Tourists can admire the towers named Alfonsina, Duchessa and Ippolita and the embankment known as the “Punta di Diamante”. When you finish your visit to the castle you can walk the streets of one of the most beautiful medieval districts in Italy.

 

 While i was in Otranto I visited the cathedral, where the bones and skull of the 800 martyrs of Otranto, killed during the Ottoman war in 1480, adorn the walls. It was scarry and I felt really uncomfortable there.

 

 Image of the mosaics of Otranto Cathedral, Italy 12th century.