Traveling to Italy used to be on my bucket list, but then I realized I had already been there and didn’t even know it! After some research, I discovered that in addition to the classics like Rome and Venice, there are plenty of hidden gems in Italy that tourists should know about so they can enjoy this beautiful country even more than before. Here are the eight under-the-radar gems you have to see in Italy.
1. Orta San Giulio,Lake Orta
Orta San Giulio is a small town on the western shore of Lake Orta in northern Italy. The town is picturesque, with narrow streets lined with medieval and baroque buildings. There are several hidden gems in Orta San Giulio, including the Church of San Michele, the Palazzo Beltrami, and the Sacro Monte di Oropa. If you’re looking for discovery and adventure, add Lake Orta to your list of places to go in Italy.
2. Marsala, Sicily
Marsala is a wine town located on the west coast of Sicily. While it may be best known for its Marsala wine, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Marsala. The town has a rich history dating back to the Phoenicians, and there are plenty of historical sites to explore. Marsala is also home to some of the best beaches in Sicily, as well as a number of excellent restaurants.