Archive for the ‘ideas for Southern Italy’ Category

Italy’s top spots by Vincenzo (draft)

May 10, 2014

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
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
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
– 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)



Boardwalk: no cars, just sports on the beach

January 23, 2011

Boardwalk should be built instead of roads for cars in front of the coast
– it stimulates sports (run, biking, rollerblades…)
– makes the coast more enjoyable and tourist friendly
– should have a good mix of houses and businesses (bars, restaurants, shops)
– possibly creates the most fun people watching situation

Give electricity and internet for free in public transportation places

January 20, 2011

Finally I see electricity and internet widely and freely available in an airport

Love the feeling

Internet is truly a primary necessity