Cities for Green Travelers in Italy
- 21Italy39 reviews
This is a city that always seems to be busy - there's always something to do and see even if its just wandering through the streets and people watching. I visited multiple times and loved it.
- 22Italy90 reviews
Verona non é solo la cittá dei due innamorati Romeo e Giulietta ma anche una cittá con uno splendido panorama e fiume...bellissima, poco meno bella di Venezia! Questa è una vista panoramica scattata dal teatro romano di Verona
- 23Italy32 reviews
One of the most peaceful places in the world. It can get crowded around Christian holidays and in the height of the summer, but many visitors come for just the day to see the St. Francis of Assisi basilica. You can stay here at night and have the side streets practically to yourself.
- 24Italy56 reviews
San Gimignano you have to see it from above, getting down along the road from Volterra, stopping at a curve where the profile of the towers suddenly appears, astounding, incredible. A few years ago Italian film told the story of two men of nowadays that got lost in the Tuscan countryside and finally discovering to be landed in the Middle ...
- 25Italy34 reviews
I spent a week here and loved the atmosphere of everyday Italian life mixed with the energy and international flow of the university and it's students. I would go hang out by the central fountain to meet my new friends and watch the world go by. I also loved the underground escalator that goes through an archeological excavation. Oh, and ...
- 26Italy23 reviews
A beautiful and relatively untouristy hill town in close proximity to Rome, Orvieto sits atop a giant volcanic rock. Nice views of the Umbrian countryside look out in all directions. Gorgeous old cobbled streets wind their way around town. The Cathedral is a highlight. Also make time to visit "Underground Orvieto". Drink a glass of Orvieto Classico and stay the ...
- 27Italy17 reviews
The old town itself, walled and on a bluff over the sea, was built by the Catalan Spanish. It's well-located for the traveler with easy access to some of the most beautiful hikes, beaches (and sunsets) in Sardinia, and the inland archeological sites and medieval churches. It's also got an active airport. My fantasy is to buy a small vacation ...
- 28Italy23 reviews
It is a beautiful city, just right to walk around and to see everything the city is offering. First of all, you have to try Italian Ice Cream in any of the Ice Cream vendors located in Via Roma. A must see is the Bastion of Saint Remy, the district of Castello and the Basilica of Bonaria. The beaches on ...
- 29Italy77 reviews
I studied for a year in Bologna, the very heart of Italy's gastronomic capital of Emilia Romagna. Come to Bologna to eat, to learn, to shop, and to explore this ancient town while protected by beautiful portici characteristic of this town. A must see for lovers of Italian food, history, and culture, though not overrun by tourists.
- 30Italy46 reviews
Turin is a great city with a really lovely river running through it and lots of atmospheric covered sidewalks. The food and wine from the Piedmont region, which it's in, are excellent.
- 31Italy50 reviews
We stayed in Menaggio but traveled up and down the lake. It was incredibly beautiful. The realBellagio is much better than Vegas!
- 32Italy27 reviews
Genoa is Italy's busiest port and a major train hub. It's also got an aquarium, a large medieval quarter, cathedrals, museums, and it's the birthplace of basil pesto sauce. In the last decade it's been infused with funds and revitalized. It's also a good base for day trips to the Italian Riviera. I was traveling on a very tight budget ...
- 33Italy9 reviews
This is the town that first made me fall in love with Umbria, return 10 times and write seven books about the region. It seems almost fake in its central Italian hill town perfection. When you first look at a map, you'll see streets that seem impossibly narrow. And they are; many of the central 'streets' are cobblestone pathways and ...
- 34Italy58 reviews
Although some travellers who go the route of the Amalfi area just do a day trip here, we decided to sleep over to be able to go around the place longer, savor the ambiance and admire its beauty. Its truly magical and a photographers delight. I vow to go back and spend at least two nights.
- 35Italy27 reviews
The first of 5 small towns along the Cinque Terre ("cinque" means 5), Riomaggiore juts up from the sea at a sharp angle and winds its way up the side of the mountain. You will get a work out! But the pay off is there. Opportunity to swim off the rocks, beautiful views, colourful houses and very much a village ...
- 36Italy5 reviews
You know how everyone wants to find the perfect Italian hill town that hasn't yet been discovered? That's Narni. When I first visited in 2003, the tourist office didn't even have a map for me (they photocopied one from their desk). If you happen to be anywhere near Umbria in April, don't miss the Corsa all'Anello, the Race for the ...
- 37Italy7 reviews
If you have a thing for walled cities or Renaissance art, it's practically an imperative that you visit Urbino. Although the region of Le Marche (on the central eastern coast of Italy) isn't anything particularly special, Urbino is its crown jewel. Literally. Federico da Montefeltro created the Renaissance version of an arts colony of sorts here in the 15th century, ...
- 38Italy21 reviews
Bari's historical center looks almost like a middle eastern town, except for the Italians everywhere. The food in Puglia, this region, is spectacular, and the location right on the sea feels somehow wild and ancient.
- 39Italy38 reviews
Portofino is a gorgeous fishing village that's become a luxury resort town. It hosts celebrities, and tourists from around the world. Rex Harrison had a place there and celebrities who stopped by recently include Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law, Denzel Washington and Paris Hilton. In addition to star spotting, you take find a trails to Camogli and San Fruttuoso. ...
- 40Italy34 reviews
Taormina is a little too perfect for it's own good. Perched on a cliff in the way that only happens in Italy, the town is stunningly attractive, with dozens of fabulous shops and boutiques, but it can get overly crowded during high season. However, from Oct to Apr, you can enjoy plenty of elbow room visiting the historic sights and ...