Italy’s top spots by Vincenzo (draft)

Major cities (best during spring or fall…during summer they are too hot & humid)
– Roma
– Firenze
– Venezia

Best Beach & amazing food
– Salento (south of Puglia) especially Otranto
Here are my top two favorite restaurants
Agriturismo Il Contadino
Via Azienda Frassanito, 73028 Otranto Lecce, Italy
http://goo.gl/maps/xTYUh
Order orecchiette alla crudaiola, grigliata mista, antipasto del contadino

And in the center of Otranto
Ristorante Da Sergio Di Benegiamo Giuseppe E C. Snc
Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, Lecce, Italy
http://goo.gl/maps/yFXSw
Order the set of “antipasti” and then spaghetti or linguine ai frutti di mare

Whether you are a group of friends, a couple of whatever age and especially if you have kids one of the best places to stay is
Serra Degli Alimini 1
Via Alimini, 73028 Otranto Lecce, Italy
http://goo.gl/maps/yQiZg
Reasons:
– amazing sandy beach with super clean and transparent water that is shallow for many meters away from the shore (like 15-20-25mts) so very safe for kids but also chill and peaceful for anyone else
– no cars or major streets
– quick walk under a beautiful vegetation to get to the beach
– great coffee and cappuccino

Nice towns and monuments
– Trani (Puglia)
– Amalfi & Positano (Campania)

Beautiful monuments
– Castel Del Monte (Puglia)
– Reggia di Caserta (Campania)

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