I love southern Italy, and every time I travel there I’m astounded at how, well, EMPTY it is.
Where are all the tourists?
Travellers appear by and large to visit Venice, Florence and Rome and then they’re done. They’re all lovely cities, but there’s a whole half of the country that people are missing out on, and it’s gorgeous!
- The people are friendlier
- The food is outstanding
- The scenery is awe-inspiring
- The weather is great
- It’s dripping with history
- It’s empty (so very few places are crowded, and you rarely have to wait in line for anything)
- And it’s CHEAPER! Way cheaper in some cases
… did I mention the food?!
And no it’s not dangerous! So far (touch wood) I’ve never been robbed, hassled (apart from nonnas begging outside churches) or felt like I was going to be.
Here’s a few snaps of my favourite places in the south, and I’ll be writing posts on many of these in the future.
Have you been to southern Italy? What are your favourite places?
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Until next time, safe travels,
The Travelling Pantaloni
Great first post O Pantaloni!
You certainly have found a beautiful place, I look forward to reading more of your travel posts 🙂
thanks Astred xxx
You’re inspiring me to travel to Italy, especially the south! Love a place that isn’t crowded and where you can get around on a donkey…
Pants, you must go!
Hello fellow Sicily traveller! These posts are beautiful and I look forward to more 🙂
Thank you! Hope you’re still enjoying them x