Here are the top 5 Italian vacation spots you don't want to miss the next time you're in Europe.
Portofino is a destination close to our hearts at Aloe Attiva. It’s our birthplace and go-to destination for Italy! Portofino is an exclusive and breathtaking commune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. It’s a worthwhile destination known for its seaside location along with it’s notorious celebrity visitors.
2) Lake Como
If you are fortunate enough to tour the beautiful cities of Italy and take in the breathtaking views of the countryside with the majestic Dolomites in the background, the perfect culmination to your trip is a few days on Lake Como.
The town of Como is somewhat of a bustling small city, full of shopping with cafe lined streets full of tourists as well as locals. Take the slow ferry across the lake to the town of Bellagio and you will enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Walking up and down the steep streets you will find beautiful villas overlooking the pristine lake. Take the time to unwind at one of Lake Como’s gorgeous resorts and you will not be disappointed!
A city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region, Venice is one of the most popular places in Italy to visit. Known for its incredibly diverse environment, architecture, and history, Venice is one of the world’s oldest tourist destinations. A few must-sees in Venice are Doge’s Palace, Canal Grande, Basilica di San Marco, and Piazza San Marco.
The world’s fashion capital. Aside from fashion and design, Milan is also known for its fine dining and cuisine.
The beautiful city of Milan is also home to the iconic Cathedral Duomo di Milano which is the world's largest Gothic cathedral. If you love history deep rooted in fashion...this destination is the perfect pick for you.
Home to Mondello beach, which has been called one of the “in-vogue beaches in Europe '' Palermo is one the most luxurious cities in the world. Located on the Northern coast of Sicily, Palermo is a city steeped in culture. Experience the stunning architecture and rich history of the famous Cattedrale di Palermo and the Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest Opera house. Hike up Mount Pellegrino for beautiful views of the city and the Bay of Palermo.
Palermo is home to a bustling and vibrant street market scene. You’ll find Palermo’s most prominent market, Vucciria street market in Piazza Caracciolo. Make sure you arrive on an empty stomach to try some of the freshest produce and seafood. The Capo market is located behind Teatro Massimo in the Capo quarter. This large marketplace features food and clothing, as well as anything else in between. Between the beaches, cuisine, art, and sights, you don’t want to skip Palermo on your next trip to Italy.