As the quote from the critically acclaimed novel, Into the Wild, goes, “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences”, it is of paramount importance to choose unconventional methods of traveling for newer and better experiences. Unicamping is a unique campsite social networking platforms where travelers share their camping experiences and offer several maps for campsites all over Italy. If traveling is what ignites your soul to feel liberated, then this article suggesting the quintessential places to visit on your next road trip to Italy will definitely be beneficial for you. Before that, give a read on How to properly prepare for a Road Trip.
Italy is one of the few countries to serve as the origin of exceptional art forms and revolutions. Florence, the cradle of Renaissance, is Europe’s most aesthetic art cities. To get a good taste of the historic art pieces, it is highly recommended for you to visit the Uffizi Gallery which is one of the finest art museums in the world. The museum features works of the Renaissance period’s revolutionary artists including Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.
One of the most historic cities in the world, Pompeii is a must-visit city on your trip to Italy. Having a rich background with tales from as early as the year 79 AD, Pompeii has become a popular travel destination over the last 200 years. Many artifacts and historic objects discovered buried beneath Pompeii have been well-preserved for over 2,000 years.
“When I hear the phrase, “It doesn’t get any better than this”, I always think of the beauty of Tuscany”, quoted an anonymous traveler having camped in Italy. Tuscany displays the core of nature’s miraculous beauty with its beautiful lush-green rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, this region too features exceptional works of art by revolutionary artists of the world.
The city of Venice is on every traveler’s bucket list, for its historically ancient streets which reek of love, art, and literature. Situated in Northwestern Italy, Venice has been the epicenter of numerous epic works of literature including Shakespeare’s Othello and Merchant of Venice. Also considered as one of the major centers of the Renaissance period, Venice is one of the most beautiful and aesthetic cities of the world displaying fine traces of architectural brilliance.
During the 13th and the 14th Century, Siena rivaled Florence for the evolving art culture, hence building an exquisitely historical city. The must-visit place of the city is undoubtedly the exceptional Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta which features aesthetic marble inlay work. The Cathedral interior is filled with historic artworks by the artists of the Renaissance period which include Donatello, Giovanni Pisano, Bernini, etc. The ancient aesthetic streets of the city are among the many eye-catchers.
The island of Sicily is the home of the remaining ancient structures due to which it has booked 7 spots in the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of the major sites that are a must visit include Valle Dei Templi, Aeolian Islands, Mount Etna, Necropolis of Pantalica, and Villa Romana del Casale. Along with the major Italian cities, Sicily has been the home to various renowned artists, poets, philosophers, writers, etc. It is rightly said by the late German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything”.
Reading the journals of travelers across the world camping in Italy, available on the Unicamping platform, really triggers the inner passion of taking a trip to the aesthetic cities and campsites of the beautiful, Italy. All the cities and sites mentioned in the above list are all quintessential in completing a perfect trip of Italy.