Once you have admired the art and architecture of Rome, the lemons on the Amalfi coast and the ceramic mosaics in Venice, you are probably drained out and are looking for an element which will revive up your body and soul. At this point of time, the crowded cities won’t come to the rescue, but fortunately you need not look too far. Fortunately, getting off the beaten track in Italy is a cakewalk.
There are about 7500 km of coastal stretches, hundreds of lake, volcanoes and countryside hamlets. If you have got what it takes to choose the road not taken, then surely it will make all the difference.
It would be stupid to say that Sicily is a lesser known place when trekkers have been exploring the violent and agile Mt. Etna since the dawn of 18th century. But despite of the zenith of tourism and imprints of legendary visitors like Byron and Goethe, Sicily remains absolutely unsaturated.
About 25 centuries of Foreign rule have left a legacy of awe inspiring civilizations, solidified and concentrated, from the coolly fantastic Hellenistic architectural planning of Syracuse and Catania to the enigmatic combination of Byzantine artistry and Norman style in the basilicas of Palermo, Cefalu and Monreale. This cultural diversity is only matched by the varied landscapes of the island: moving slopes and valleys swathed in vines, orange, pistachio and cherry trees, the agonizing cone of Etna with its lofty volcanic ledges and a crescent –shaped progression of surrounding islands: the Egadi, Aeolian and Pelagic.
The Puglian Promontory is often considered as an island by many. It’s because of its totally different look and feel which is highly contrasting to that of the mainland Italy. The larger part of peninsula is hot and dry, holding an essence of Greek legacy with white-washed houses and gigantic olive groves. The laid back ambience of the area allures the shop keepers in summers to pull their channels down and indulge in wine making. This practice gives enough clues to the possibility of beach being the best place to hang out amid the warm and accommodating locals. Never –ending stretches of white sand plunging gently in to the azure blue waters. The coastal stretches are strategically dotted by fortresses at Bari, Brindisi, Otranto and Gallipoli. In the inlands you will get to see decent number of fortified farm estates, most of which offer a unique accommodation.
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