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The nature-lover’s guide to Italy

Jun 12, 2018 by Jamie Gallerani

Love to get outside while seeing the world? Here are some of the most breathtaking places to soak in nature while on tour in Italy.

Via dell'Amore in Cinque Terre, Italy


Saunter along the Via dell’Amore in Cinque Terre

The Way of Love winds between Riomaggiore and Manarola, two of Cinque Terre’s five villages. Walking along the scenic pathway in this UNESCO-recognized region offers a bird’s-eye-view of the dreamy seaside.

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Find romance on the shores of Lake Como, Italy


Cruise on Lake Como’s sparkling water

Shining amid an idyllic Alpine landscape is Lake Como, which has something for every personality type. Here, soaring mountain peaks and lush hillside greenery rise dramatically around the sparkling waterway. The best way to soak in the incomparable beauty? On a boat cruise, which will float you by stunning estates and lush gardens that have inspired poets for centuries.

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Bolzano, Italy


Gaze at natural wonders in Bolzano

Nature lovers, northeastern Italy is calling. Distinctly German and Austrian influences make the region unique, and it’s here in the city of Bolzano that the Dolomites truly shine. The soaring Alpine peaks, sweeping meadows, and picturesque trails of this UNESCO-listed mountain range beckon travelers looking to get off the beaten path on a Walking Tour.

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Cape Town Flowers in Africa is a new UNESCO World Heritage Site


Wander through La Mortella in Ischia

Orchids, geraniums, water lilies, ferns—admire these beauties and more in La Mortella, a peaceful, private garden next to the Bay of Naples. This stunning oasis sits resplendent on the volcanic island of Ischia, and you can stroll by its colorful array of tropical and Mediterranean plants on the extension for our Amalfi Coast Walking Tour.

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Recipe for Italian limoncello


Embrace “the sweet art of idleness” in coastal Capri

The Isle of Capri truly is a sparkling gem on the Amalfi Coast. Unmatched sea views set the backdrop for quaint cobbled streets, fragrant wisteria drip from wooden arbors, and lemon trees grow around every corner. Be sure to pick up some homemade limoncello during a visit; the lemon liqueur is synonymous with the Campania region and your expert Tour Director can tell you where to find a good bottle.

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About the author | Jamie Gallerani
It was Jamie’s homestay in Germany that made her fall in love with travel (and her studies in Florence that really sealed the deal). When she’s not writing and sharing the magic of seeing the world with others, she’s usually on the lookout for her new favorite memoir, testing out recipes at home, or visiting her family on Cape Cod.

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