The historical importance of the area draws some tourists, while others flock here for the warm Mediterranean climate and island life. Here is a look at some of the top destinations in Southern Italy:

Small isn’t necessarily bad. When it comes to the small villages of Italy, small is grrrrreat!

While small towns may lack the amenities and sheer number of historical sites the big cities have, they more than make up for this with the spectacular water views you’ll find in Castelmola, the fields ablaze in colorful flowers of Neive and villages clinging to eroded pinnacles like Civita di Bagnoregio.

From Salento’s art-filled Lecce to the shimmering città bianche of Valle d’Itria, these are the most beautiful towns in Puglia

Nowhere does golden sand and turquoise waters quite like Italy… From the Amalfi Coast to Sicily, consider this your essential vacation guide…

Located in Southern Europe, this boot-shaped country is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations for a number of reasons that include art treasures, charming towns, stunning landscapes, passionate people and top-class cuisine.

Italy is a gem of a country, rich in both culture and natural beauty, and its breathtaking islands represent much of its charm.

From glamorous resorts and distinguished culture to magnificent historic cities, dramatic volcanoes, and pure-white secluded beaches, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t find off the dazzling Italian shores.

This liquid, high in natural fats, could be prepared fresh whenever needed in whatever quantities.

My family enjoys this light dessert when they want something sweet after a big dinner.

It’s very creamy and tasty!

From hilltop medieval borghi frozen in time to gelato-toned fishing hamlets spilling down to the sea, these are the most beautiful villages in Italy