Italy is a popular travel destination, but much of the tourism goes to a few places like Rome, Venice and Florence or to cities within the reach of a cruise ship port. But there are many places in Italy that deserve a visit, both famous and lesser known.
Italy is known for its history. It has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country. It has been the home to Roman Emperors certainly but also to Greek colonists, Saracen pirates, Venetian traders, as well as Renaissance princes, scientists and artists. It has been ruled in part by Caesar, Napoleon, Austrian kings, Norman knights, Mussolini and popes.
It has also given the world such culinary gifts as pizza, spaghetti, and gelato but is still the home to vast array of lesser known regional dishes.
It packs all this history in a country the size of the state of California (although with twice the population) so seeing a few different regions on one trip is manageable.
Read more from source: 62 Best Cities, Towns and Places to See in Italy – Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast