5. A dream sea
One of the main reasons that so many visitors want to spend their luxury holidays in Italy is the possibility to combine cultural tours with moments of total relaxation, perhaps lying on white sandy beaches to observe the blue sea. In addition to the famous Sardinia, the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the whole south in general, we can also mention the Cinque Terre that until a couple of decades ago were almost unknown to Americans.
We are talking about a spectacular coastal town, characterized by five unique villages connected by complex paths. However, if you don’t like walking, it is possible to visit the Cinque Terre (except Corniglia) on a local train. It is a rather inaccessible area, perched on cliffs. There are no resorts, only B&Bs, apartments, farmhouses or small boutique hotels. Naturally, this place is perfect for fish lovers. Considering all these characteristics, the coastline of the Cinque Terre today is regarded as one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world, elite tourism in search of unique and unrepeatable experiences.
When talking about the sea, we must inevitably mention Sicily which, in addition to the crystalline waters, offers much more. Unlike the other Italian regions, each one characteristic in its own way, Sicily is instead a microcosm that contains treasures from every point of view. It is often left out because it is very far from the famous places usually visited during a tour in the Bel Paese. However, it would be worth considering for a real and unforgettable luxury holiday in Italy.
Suffice it to mention its extraordinary combination of Greek temples, Norman churches, Roman mosaics and baroque cities. A mixture of styles and cultures that reflects thousands of years of foreign occupation.
From the breathtaking scenery of Taormina to the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento to the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily has a range of proposals for all tastes. Even for those who are more athletic, an excursion on Mount Etna shouldn’t be missed. Also worth mentioning are the Pelagie Islands located off the coast of Sicily. Almost deserted agglomerations, outside the common routes, characterized by turquoise water and white beaches. Overall, Lampione is a truly uninhabited paradise.