Known as the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Coast,” Maratea, an off-the-beaten-path gem in the region of Basilicata, boasts pristine beaches, lush Mediterranean vegetation, and crystal-clear waters. Not only is it the perfect getaway for nature lovers—there’s plenty to see and do here, too.
Perched in the Lucanian Dolomites and backdropped by rugged peaks, Pietrapertosa is stunning. It’s also not for the easily-afraid: Situated 3,000 feet high, making it Basilicata’s highest town, the town is accessed only by a winding (and thrilling!) mountain road. Want a further adrenaline rush? Don’t miss the Flight of Angels—one of the highest, longest and fastest zip-wires in the world.
Atrani, Amalfi coast
While Positano is billed as the “Jewel of the Amalfi coast” (and don’t miss our post on the insider’s guide to the Positano), there are plenty of off-the-beaten-path gems on this stunning coastline. Atrani, situated south of Amalfi, might be our favorite. It’s the smallest town in southern Italy—but one of the most charming.
Located on the Salento peninsula, in Italy’s region of Puglia, Specchia sits on a hilltop surrounded by countryside. This sleepy, southern seaside town dates back to the 9th century. And, with its narrow streets, quiet alleyways and humble courtyards, it still feels timeless!
Perched on top of an imposing cliff, Tropea boasts a dramatic view of the turquoise sea and golden sand. And, unsurprisingly, this small town is Calabria’s most renowned destination—especially in the summer!
More than 2,500 feet high, Bova has gorgeous, panoramic views of the Ionian coastline. It’s also home to a cathedral dating back to the 5th century, ruins of a castle, fountains, and many noble residences. Even so, this gem of a town is off the radar for not only foreign tourists, but Italians, too—making it a fantastic, off-the-beaten-path small town to visit!
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