San Vito lo Capo is on the western side of Sicily just West of Palermo and we chose this town as we wanted a few days of relaxing on the beach, swimming in the sea and eating delicious seafood and this town fit the bill.
We love Italy, I need to say that again We really love Italy! We try to get back here at least once a year exploring a different region each time although we do seem to end up in Naples quite a lot. No surprise, as this is one of our favourite cities. There’s so much history hidden beneath and built into the streets and the food, we can’t forget the amazing foodie treats.
Rome also seems to be a city we can’t resist and another must see destination. With it’s world famous sites and a really distinct food culture its a city you cant miss. Speaking of food, no trip to Italy can be called complete without a trip to Bologna. So many of Italy’s most famous food exports come from this small town and the surrounding area.
Another must visit area of Italy we cover in our post is Venice and it’s surrounding islands and resorts some of which in our opinion are a better visit than the main city itself, although having said that you really can’t miss it out as it has some amazing places to see. Our guide to the beautiful islands of the Venetian lagoon is a good place to start.
You can’t really say you’ve done Italy without visiting the north of the country Riva Del Garda is a good place to start with plenty to do in and around the town Including some great hikes and walks with a little introduction to Via Ferrata for us which we really enjoyed.
Other places we have explored include a wonderful few days exploring Calabria and again a fabulous few days exploring the five villages better know as the Cinque Terre. If you looking for our Sicily posts please follow the link.
Agrigento is known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas in the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples.
How did we get to Sicily:
Our trip started in Manchester and we flew to Naples as we had planned to end our trip in Naples.
Our day trip to Pisa Italy
Pisa Italy is a place on many a travellers to-do list and its somewhere I think you have to see at least once in your life.
Cinque Terre, La Spezia & Pisa
On this trip to Italy we head to the west coast of where we based ourselves at La Spezia. From here we an explore the Cinque Terre and Pisa, both of which we plan to visit.
What is Via Ferrata?
A via ferrata is an Italian term which means ‘iron path’ which means a protected climbing route.
Our initial reason for visiting Lake Garda was to try one of the Via Ferrata hikes which are dotted around the surrounding mountains.
We visited Pompeii & Herculaneum from Naples and on this visit to Naples we booked the Hostel of the Sun for a few nights.