The Italian Peninsula, or better known as Apennine Peninsula, is the central however the smallest peninsula out of the three largest peninsulas of Southern Europe. It has always been a great tourist attraction but what calls the attention of the travelers are not just the capital and the biggest cities anymore, but the small places by the coast with an outstanding charm and nature. If you are a food and wine lover, an adventurous and an explorer, you just simply cannot miss those three must visit places in Italy.
Alberobello is a small town which is a province of Bari, Southern Italy. It’s been famous over the year for its fairytale like Trulli huts, beehive-shaped houses made of limestone rocks. Its name derives from the primitive oak forest Arboris Belli, which means ‘’beautiful trees”. This town it’s a UNESCO world heritage since 1996.
Porto Venere is a small town located in the province of La Spezia, on the Ligurian coast of Italy. In 1997 this small town and Cinque Terre were designed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. With its typical Mediterranean climate and a lots of rains especially in autumn and spring, Porto Venere is one of the less famous but most beautiful places in the area. The church of St. Peter, the Doria Castle and the Marina are places worth visiting.
Ravello is a small town located above the Amalfi Coast. It is a province town of Salerno in the South of Italy. It has only 2.500 inhabitants. What firstly makes it popular is its perfect location. It is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1996. It has been founded as a shelter from the barbarian invasion back in the 5th century. The Duomo di Ravello which is the cathedral of the town, the Vila Rufolo, the Villa Cimbron, the churches of San Giovani del Toro and Santa Maria a Gradillo are some of the most popular places to visit in this precious town.