Italy is a favorite destination for boomer travelers, including us. A few years ago, we toured Northern Italy on a guided road trip. In 2013, Italy called our names again. But this trip’s focus was a journey down the country’s Adriatic coastline all the way to the heel of Italy’s boot. On this off-the-beaten-path road trip, we discovered the real Italy with its charming villages, delicious food and friendly Italians.
Southern Italy Itinerary
Even though we’ve traveled to Italy many times, our most recent trip to Italy’s southern “boot” region is a new way to see this fantastic country. Click on: Italy Itinerary to read more about our experience.
Stopping in Subiaco
One of our most memorable experiences on our Southern Italy road trip was our tour through the beautiful village of Subiaco. Click on: Stopping in Subiaco to read more about our experience.
Staying in an Italian Wash House
On our first night in Italy, we stayed at Il Lavatoio in Castel di Sangro. Read about our historic lodging by clicking on: Staying in an Italian Wash House.
Visit the Tremiti Islands
When we went looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure in Italy, we really didn’t expect to arrive by private helicopter. Read about our adventure by clicking on: Staying in an Visit the Tremiti Islands.
Walking With History in Trani
While roadtripping through incredible Italy, Donna visited Trani, a historic seaport town in Italy’s Puglia region. Click on Walking With History in Trani to read more about her experience.
Walking With History in Matera, Italy
Exploring some of Italy’s lesser known villages is one of the best ways to really connect with the country and its customs. Matera is especially fascinating thanks to its history and charm. Click on: Walking With History in Matera, Italy to read more about our experience.
Week One: Scenes of Southern Italy
Our first week exploring Southern Italy has taken us through a whirlwind of beautiful classic Italian villages, followed by a helicopter ride to the Tremini Islands where we explored a Benedictine Abbey dating from the year 1,000. Click on: Week One: Scenes of Southern Italy to read more about our experience.
Scenes From the Road: Southern Italy Week 2
After our first week exploring Southern Italy, we didn’t think our trip could get any better. Boy, were we wrong! Click on: Scenes From the Road: Southern Italy Week 2 to read more about our experience.