It’s almost the time to plan and organise our trip of the year. We are going to Europe for sure. Apart from visiting my mother in law, we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to see some new places. When we were discussing our destinations, southern Italy came up many times.
We both have been thinking about to travel in southern Italy for a while. Somehow, that part of the country is more appealing to us. Maybe we watched too many TV shows about southern Italy. Maybe it’s the culture. Maybe it’s the food! However, as usual, there is so much to see and so little time we have. Part of the trip organisation is to screen out the places we cannot go and concentrate to places we want to go the most. Making a bucket list for the destinations would serve the purpose. Here is mine!
Visiting southern Italy would be incomplete if we leave Sicily out of the plan. It’s the largest island in Italy. Its rich history is fascinating enough. All the historic sites in Catania, Agrigento, Syracuse can keep us busy for days. Certainly we have to taste the Sicilian food, famous cheeses, wines and salamis.
A city was buried under lava and ashes from the Mountain Vesuvius eruption. Its history can be traced back to 310 BCE. The ruin was discovered in 16th century. There are many well-preserved buildings, frescoes, and streets to explore, like the Amphitheater, Great Palestra, and the House of Venus in the shell.
When we searched about Alberobello, we saw these white-tipped beehive-shaped houses in every photo. It’s called Trulli. Apparently, it’s built from local limestone. I am so curious to see how these houses were built. I don’t mind spending a night under the interesting pointy roof.
Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi coast – Salerno
Sorrento is a beautiful town overlooking the Bay of Naples, and Positano is named the most photogenic town because of the colourful cliff side village. With Amalfi coast, they are all in the same area. I am wondering if Salerno could be a good base to travel around that area.
One of the oldest cities in Italy. It has a lot of offer, museums, galleries, churches, castles and its famous Neapolitan pizza. However, I have also heard many negative things about the city, toxic garbage problem, crime issues, limited dining options and so on. I am not certain if I really want to go. 😦
“The Florence of the South” – I think that says all about this place. Of course, I have to check it out.
That’s my list for the coming trip. I am sure there are many other places/cities/towns are worth seeing. However, it really depends on the time we have. I am not even sure we have time to tick off everything on this list.
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