“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
While I have been fortunate to see the moon shine from several places in the world (including Italy), Italy is still an itch that needs scratching. Here are some places still on my Italian wish list:
This photo is Riomaggiore, one of the five villages comprising the Cinque Terre. For more reading on this incredible area, please visit Tourist by Chance.
Camogli, on the Italian Riviera near Genoa. Just writing the words “Italian Riviera” gives me butterflies. Image Credit
Pienza (image credit) is reportedly one of the more beautiful towns in Tuscany. A big claim in a region comprised of picturesque little hamlets. Read more at Bagni di Lucca and Beyond
Pistoia (image credit) was on my list this summer, but I never made it. Reading this post from Debra Kolkka, I regret missing it! But given that Pistoia is an easy train ride from Florence, I feel certain that I’ll get there some day.
Matera is an ancient town within reach of my Puglia family, in the south. I have read many different accounts of Matera (some linked here). This photo is titled “Matera al tramonto”, at sunset. It is first up next time I’m in southern Italy. Image Credit More reading from La Brutta Figura here and here.
While I have been to the Amalfi Coast (image credit), it was such a long time ago that seeing it again would likely be like seeing it for the first time. Margie in Italy is my go-to site for all things Amalfi.
What is on your Italy wish list, and what else should be on mine? Wishing you a year with a long list of travel made and checked off in 2017!
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Tremiti Islands, the Gargano and down the Puglia coast, through Calabria and up the other side to the Cilento and Paestum! Is that too much to want. 🙂
Never too much to want! I find the more I check off my wish list, the more new places I can add to the list! 🙂
Pienza is beautiful and the entire area one of our favorites. Do visit in the “off” season though as huge buses stop and disgorge hundreds of tourists and you can feel like you are in DisneyLand, not a good thing IMO when one is in Italy. Matera and Alberobello are on my list as is Sicilia and Sardegna!
Thanks for the tip. Disgorge is a perfect word of what can happy in Italy in the high season. You will love Alberobello. You might want to put Polignano a Mare on the list too, it’s fairly close to Alberobello and really stunning. xo
Nice list. You will love Penza. The whole Val d’Orcia is stunning. Few words can really describe Matera. My compagno called it ‘mystical’. Make sure to read Cristo si è Fermato a Eboli before you go. Buon viaggio, Cristina
That book has been on my list for a while, I really would like to get to it this year!
It’s quite a short book,so you will probably read it in one or 2 sittings! Buona lettura, Cristina
Very similar to the wishlist I created 😉 Nice post. I love that shot of Pienza!
Hopefully one day we’ll have that picture in our personal collections! Xo
Thank you for the referrals to my blog. Pistioa is a great place to visit. As yet it is not full of tourists, but I think that might change now that it has been named City of Art and Culture for 2017. Pienza is also a delight, despite the tourists. The whole area is gorgeous. We like to drive there as often as we can in each season (except summer)
My pleasure! I will correct the spelling of your last name (sorry!) You are so blessed with your home in Italy to be able to see so much!
We bought our apartment in Bagni di Lucca 13 years ago. It is the best thing we have done. It has enabled us to spend long periods in Italy and enjoy being almost locals. My name catches most people out. It is Finnish, hence the double k.