02/12/2016

Which Region of Italy is for You?


Not sure which part of Italy to visit? We’re here to help.

In Italy, every region offers something unique – dramatic landscapes, varied cuisine, and distinct cultures. And though their differences are many, each region is, in its own right, magnificent, often making it difficult to decide which to visit. The solution? Taking this quick quiz, which will help you choose from 3 of Italy’s most popular summer spots: the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, and Tuscany.

1. What kind of beach are you looking for?
a. Chic
b. Rustic
c. What beach?

2. Which pasta dish sounds best?
a. Scialatielli ai fruitti di Mare (Seafood pasta)
b. Pasta alla Norma (Pasta with tomatoes and eggplants)
c. Tagliatelle al tartufo (Pasta with truffle sauce)

3. What day trip interests you more?
a. Driving along the coast on narrow, winding roads
b. Island hopping in the Mediterranean
c. Touring vineyards and tasting local wines

4. Which UNESCO World Heritage Site would you like to check off your bucket list?
a. Exploring ancient Pompeii
b. Adventuring up Mount Etna
c. Seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa

5. What will satisfy your sweet tooth?
a. Citrus-scented ricotta tart
b. Traditional cannoli
c. Dark chocolate cake

6. Look out the window at your dream villa. What do you see?
a. Bright houses on a cliffside overlooking the sea
b. Lush greenery and a gorgeous coastline
c. Rolling hills, vineyards, and olive trees

7. What bothers you the least?
a. Tourists
b. Being off the beaten track
c. Not being on the water

 

 

If you answered mostly A: Head to the Amalfi Coast.
One of Italy’s most picturesque destinations, the Amalfi Coast is known for its alluring beauty. The area lures both tourists and locals alike with enchanting beaches, warm sunshine, and a faint smell of citrus in the air. It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

If you answered mostly B: Explore Sicily.
The meeting point of Africa and Europe, the island of Sicily is distinguished by an eclectic mix of traditions and cultures left behind from civilizations past. Thus, there’s no shortage of unique things to taste, to see, and to experience – including dramatic beaches.

If you answered mostly C: Experience Tuscany.
Though it is home to some beautiful (albeit less well-known) beaches, postcard-perfect Tuscany’s real attractions are impeccable wine, world-famous artworks, and captivating landscape. Dotted with charming villages and wineries, it’s the ideal destination for those who wish to both explore cultural epicenters and enjoy a country escape.

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