When taking a holiday to Italy, some of the most common destinations include the big, popular cities of Rome, Milan and Naples. However, with the hustle-and-bustle of city life, there are just as many day trips that are worth taking that encourage you to explore more of what the landscape has to offer just outside of these cosmopolitan locations. |
For nature lovers, some of the best things to do in Tuscany include the hikes across the bountiful landscape, which also afford you the opportunity to be active while taking in glorious panoramic views of the coastline. There are activities for every kind of traveller, including those who enjoy historical and cultural based day trips with tours to renowned cities like Pompeii.
Exploring Multi-Coloured Towns
For those intent on exploring local gems and picturesque Mediterranean locations, Cinque Terre promises an astounding cultural glimpse into this little slice of Italian heaven. With a long list of things to do in Tuscany, taking a day trip out to visit this UNESCO-protected area should definitely factor into the holiday itinerary! Embarking on a scenic hike across a trail that constitutes an entire day-trip, booking onto a tour where you can follow a tour guide is the best option to make the most of this activity. An expert of the area can impart historical factoids and cultural details while you hike along the trail from village to village, ultimately passing through a grand total of five former fishing villages by the end of the day.
The trek starts in Manarola, leisurely setting a pace that will lead you to Corniglia, a town that arguably offers among the best vistas in Italy. The next stop is Vernazza, which many consider to be the most visually appealing village along this trail. Subsequently, hikers will reach Monterosso, where a striking statue of Neptune stands right on the beach.
The City of Wonders day trip from Rome takes travellers to the well-known Mount Vesuvius as well as including a visit to Pompeii. If you like the sound of hiking across Cinque Terre, how about considering this tour, which adds another element of adventure. Here, you can hike to the top of the volcano and catch a glimpse of the craters. With a broad, expansive view of the landscape below, there is also an opportunity to relish in the scenery that surrounds the volcano – especially the glistening Bay of Naples.
After descending, the tour continues to the remains of Pompeii, where an experienced tour guide will share the historical details of the city and its sudden demise.
Every city across Italy promises its own unique experience of local life with countless things to do. In Tuscany, Cinque Terre exceeds your wildest imaginations with a glorious experience across the Ligurian coast-line. Similarly, a hike up Mount Vesuvius is definitely not one to miss.
For those who enjoy an active experience, consider these tours where you can hike and explore the surrounding landscape.
Mauro Bramante is the Director of WalkAbout Florence, an independent business offering a number of exciting opportunities when it comes to things to do in Florence. Whether you want to ride a Vintage Vespa, try the famous Chianti wine or get cooking with fresh local ingredients, Mauro's company promises excitement, adventure and above all, fun. If you're keen to experience the magic of Italy with the help of some passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, look no further than WalkAbout Florence for your next getaway.
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