Discover the best hidden gems of this awesome country with us
Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world because of its
beauty, its history, its varied landscape encompassing mountains,
hills, lakes, rivers, sunny beaches and beautiful valleys. With its
many marvellous spots Italy makes millions of people's dreams come
true. Among the most stunning hidden gems are many places which
are not so well known but are really beautiful and they are worth a visit.
We can recommend a few.
Procida island, Campania
Procida is a tiny island of the bay of Naples, one of
the jewels to discover at you own pace with our top rated qualified
This colored little island is of volcanic origins so the sandy beaches
are black. Greek people were living here already during the
Bronze Age so Procida has a very long story to tell. Characterized by
small villages and beautiful little beachs, Procida is still an island
off the beaten path. The main city is formed by narrow lanes flanked by
pastel-painted homes, little churches,
stepped alleyways leading to the houses of people or to hidden small
piazzas where man sitting
outside typical bars play cards or discuss about politics or beautiful
women. The highest peak of this flat island is Terra Murata where the
castle and the beautiful Saint Michael church are. From the terraces of
the church the view on the bay of Naples is really stunning.
This full day tour will give customers an opportunity to spend a
special day in an island which became famous all over the world for the
film Il Postino or the famous novel Graziella, written by Alphone de Lamartine.
Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria
half day tour to relax in Castelluccio, which is a small village, some
30 kilometers away from Norcia, located on the top of a hill, some 1400
meters above the sea level. Castelluccio is one of the highest villages
of the Appennine and it is surrounded by an amazing mountain landscape.
The best time to visit Castelluccio di Norcia is spring when
the fields around the hill become all colored due to the blooming of
thousands of different varieties of flowers. Castelluccio is known for
its special lentils which grow on the surrounding plateau. Together
with daffodiles and myriads of other flowers the area becomes an
attraction that is an excellent destination for nature lovers.
on the edge of a rocky spur at the top of the Amalfi coast
Ravello is one of
the hidden gems of Italy. The ancient centre developed along two main
streets lined with elegant gardens and villas with their beautiful
terraces overlooking the gulf of Salerno and offering some of the best
views on the Amalfi coast. A full day tour is just sufficient to visit
the amazing villas that made Ravello famous all over the world.
Rufolo with its beautiful terrace on the coast, its gardens always
embellished by different varieties of flowers and the famous tower
which inspired Richard Wagner's Parsifal.
Villa Cimbrone with its magnificent Terrace of the Infinity and marble
statues which embellish its wide garden.
The cathedral is also very
famous for its beautiful interiors. A stroll in the centre of the city
with its narrow streets flanked by many ancient buildings will give an
opportunity to relax while looking at the numerous ceramic artisans
shops and wine shops.
Not far away from Rome there are the pictoresque Alban hills. The town
centre of Ariccia is lined with many restaurants specializing in the
famous Ariccia porchetta (pork) which is sold all over Italy.
This full day tour starts from the long
bridge which offers a beautiful view of the valley underneath and takes
tourists to the town centre. Here
it is possible to visit the beautiful Chigi Palace, a masterpiece of
baroque art made by the famous artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The gardens of this amazing villa are worth a visit. The Chigi
palace was the dwelling of the Chigi papal family.
on a sheer cliff above the sea, Tropea is one of the most beautiful
gems of the Tyrrenian sea. With its white sandy beaches it is a seaside
resort renowned all over the world. This half day tour will give
customers an opportunity to visit the ancient town centre which
beautiful grand palaces embellished with majestic portals, and many
churches which are worth a visit. The Norman Duomo, the cathedral which
was built during the XII century, is still decorated with marble
sarcophagi and it hosts a beautiful painting representing the Madonna
di Romania, the protector of the city. From the city centre, following
the main street, it is possible to reach the famous terraces which
offer a dramatic view over the beaches underneath.
The medieval village of Savoca, perched on a rocky hill and surrounded by almond
trees, is famous all over the world for the film Il padrino (The
Godfather) interpreted by Marlon Brando which was filmed here in 1971.
This half day tour will give customers the occasion to visit its historic centre which is very interesting as it still keeps
reminiscences of the film, like the famous bar Vitelli. This typical
bar, still open nowadays, keeps the original door, many pictures of
the film and the famous lupara shotguns.
Florence and the Oltrarno
This half day tour is a wonderful opportunity to get to know one of the
most authentic parts of the town. The Oltrarno is the area of Florence
where most of the artisans shops are.
Customers will also visit the splendid church of Santo Spirito originally planned by the famous Brunelleschi.
Lucignano is an elliptical-shaped medieval village
in the Val di Chiana area, in the
province of Arezzo. Close to the beautiful town of Siena, the small
city became famous for a Gothic jewel known as the Golden Tree of
Love which seals the promises of love made by lovers.
This half day tour to the little
village takes customers to visit the two main areas which once formed the town, the one with very beautiful
Renaissance buildings inhabited by rich families and the other where
only poor people were living.
The visit to the fortress and to the Madonna della Quercia sanctuary,
which dates back to 1568 and it is attributed to Giorgio Vasari, is included in the tour.
Suvereto, Livorno, Tuscany
Known for the production of the famous Val di Cornia Suvereto Doc wine,
the small medieval village of Suvereto is facing the Etruscan coast and
it is close to the Cornia river, an area which is also known for the
beautiful Mediterranean typical vegetation and Neapoleonic era
Customers will visit the centre of the small town which is a maze of narrow cobblestone
streets flanked by many beautiful ancient buildings, cloisters and
This half day tour is ideal for those customers who would like to taste a good wine and enjoy an amazing guided tour.
This little village, in the province of Viterbo, is well known for the
famous pentagon-shaped Farnese Palace, a building which was originally
built like a fortress for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese who became lately
one of the most powerful popes, Paul III. The Farnese family was a rich
and powerful family who is also known for the incredible amount of
artifacts that form one of the greatest arts collections in the world.
This half day tour takes customers to visit the Farnese palace which is
still well decorated with frescoes and its helical
beautiful staircase, known as the scala regia, which takes to the upper
floor divided into two different flats, the winter apartment and the
summer apartment. Very beautiful are the gardens surrounding the palace
and the hunting lodge.