One might say that Italy itself is a gem. The views are outstanding, the food is delicious and the culture is one of a kind. But still, there are plenty of Italian hidden gems that only the locals know. These are the must sees in Italy that you need to check out if you ever Check out the list and vote up your favorites!
- 14 VOTES
The Most Conquered Island In History
From Redditor u/PoptartsRSh*t:
Palermo I think is underrated, and in the last few years has been cleaned up a lot. Basically the only time there are a lot of tourists there are when the cruise ships come in, otherwise it's not super full of tourists, but there is so much culture there. Being the capital of the most conquered island in history let it absorb parts of so many different cultures (something around 15 different major civilizations at some point were in control here), its a really really awesome city albeit a bit ruin down.
- 24 VOTES
The Chocolate Factory In Perugia
From Redditor u/Nomadic_Manatee:
I lived in Perugia as a child and loved it. There are some nice museums and delicious food. Definitely worth a few days at least. If it's your first time in Itlay and/or don't speak much Italian it may be harder to get around as it's not a very touristy city so fewer people speak English. The region of Umbria where Perugia is has beautiful countryside and is a fantastic place to visit.
PS there's a chocolate factory (Perugina) that you can visit near Perugia and you walk around in these hamster tubes in the ceiling and get to watch the chocolate being made.
- 34 VOTES
The One Of A Kind Chianti Valley
From Redditor u/nickgalad:
I will recommend the Chianti valley in Tuscany that you can visit by car and the Como lake 40 minutes north of Milan by train. I live 20 minutes away from the lake and I go there multiple times a week, by day or by night. I traveled a fair bit around the world but it still is one of the most beautiful spots you can find anywhere. It’s locked up by mountains on each side that slide directly into the lake and on the sides of those mountains you can find lots of small stunning towns. Como is also a nice city with lots of history and nightlife.
- 44 VOTES
The Entire Emilia-Romagna Region
From Redditor u/nev4:
The entire Emilia-Romagna region. The is the one part of Italy where I was able to find good food without much effort -- food for locals, not overpriced or terrible tourist traps. I recommend visiting an acetaia in Modena to see how they make traditional balsamic vinegar (you think you know what the real stuff is, but chances are, you don't). You can also go and visit the Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Ducati factories, they are all in the same region.
- 51 VOTES
The Hilly City Of Assisi
From Redditor u/Daningraham3:
Assisi is a hilly small city you need to stop at where Saint Francis lived.
- 61 VOTES
The Five Cities On The Sea Connected By Trails
From Redditor u/Frankiethesnit:
I loved the Cinque Terre just north of Rome. 5 cities on the sea that are connected by trails and railways. We hiked all 5 in one day, but you could spend more time in each. Breath-taking sights.