Hey Lykkers, let's dive into the wonders of Italy! Italy stands out as one of Europe's most captivating countries, drawing tourists from across the globe. With its iconic cuisine, delectable drinks, rich history, and inviting local culture, Italy boasts a diverse array of attractions.

From picturesque landscapes to bustling cities and quaint towns, the country offers something for every traveler.

Whether you're a culinary enthusiast craving gastronomic delights, an adventurous soul seeking outdoor escapades, or a history aficionado eager to explore ancient landmarks, Italy promises an unforgettable experience.

Check out these incredible destinations for anyone pondering where to travel in Italy!

1. Cinque Terre

Discover Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most picturesque destinations. Famous for its lively cliff-side villages and captivating beaches, this part of Northern Italy radiates charm even amidst its tourist influx.

Explore the Cinque Terre by train or on foot, nestled along the dramatic cliffs, and don't miss the opportunity to take a refreshing plunge into the chilly ocean waters!

If you're interested in a work exchange experience in Northern Italy, consider an eco-village that welcomes volunteers in Savona, located about 2 hours west of Cinque Terre. Here, you can contribute to gardening and maintenance tasks in exchange for complimentary accommodation, allowing you to explore Cinque Terre during your leisure time!

Cinque Terre

Details about volunteers:

Dogs Care, Gardening Maintenance in Liguria!

Location: Eco Village Provincia di Savona, Italy

What you offer:

25h (Hours per week): Contribute and collaborate with your host for just a few hours each week.

Farming: Assist with planting crops, sowing seeds, and participating in various outdoor tasks on the farm.

Painting & Decorating: Offer assistance with painting or decorating the facilities of the property.

Building & Repairing: Provide support with a diverse array of repairs or construction tasks.

Gardening: Assist in nurturing plants and tending to gardens to foster their growth.

What you get:

2 Days off per week: Take some time for yourself to explore the city or simply relax and unwind for a while.

Shared Dorm: You'll be provided with a bed in a shared room, meaning you'll be lodging with other travelers during your stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: During your stay, you're entitled to enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.

Free Tours:They'll accompany you on tours and provide transportation around town, all at no cost to you!

Language lessons: Participate in complimentary language classes offered at their location.

Support: You can receive assistance from the Worldpackers support team whenever you need it throughout your journey.

2. Florence

Florence, often a top consideration for travelers exploring Italy, is a vibrant hub of culture and history nestled in the heart of Tuscany.

Discover the iconic Duomo and ascend the Bell Tower for breathtaking panoramic vistas of the city. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing sunset from Piazza Michelangelo.

Immerse yourself in the rich art scene with visits to renowned museums like the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, home to masterpieces including Michelangelo's David. Take a leisurely stroll across the historic Ponte Vecchio and savor the flavors of local cuisine at the bustling Central Market. Florence promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor.


Hostels in Florence

Florence offers a plethora of budget-friendly hostel options, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking affordable accommodation.

With over 50 hostels listed on Hostelworld, you'll find a diverse range of choices to suit your preferences and budget.

Most hostel prices range from 15 to 30 Euros per night for a dorm bed, ensuring an economical stay.

Conveniently located close to the city center, many hostels allow you to explore Florence on foot, providing easy access to its renowned attractions.

Here are a few examples of highly-rated Florence hostels:

PLUS Florence: Starting from 16 Euros per night, boasting an impressive 8.5/10 rating with over 16,000 reviews.

Leonardo House: Offering rates from 22 Euros per night, earning a stellar 9.1/10 rating with over 2,000 reviews.

Hostel Santa Monaca: Priced from 18 Euros per night, garnering an 8.1/10 rating with over 7,700 reviews.

Italy beckons with its iconic cuisine, rich history, and inviting culture. From the cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre to the cultural hub of Florence, there's something for every traveler.

So, dear Lykkers, let Italy's allure guide your next adventure! Buon viaggio!