Italy is hot on the list of places to travel in 2020. With streets steeped in history and cultural epicentres like Rome and Milan, it seems an obvious choice. Though for those with true wanderlust, travel is about more than just a tour of the major sites. At Luxo Italia, we invite you to experience the real Italy, and to help, we’ve gathered the most authentic Italian experiences for 2020 so that you can bring in the new year in true Italian style.
1. Relax on a Sunset Cruise along the Amalfi Coast
What better way to ease into your next Italian escape than aboard a yacht along the legendary Amalfi Coast. Nothing says ‘relaxation’ like a glass of champagne at sunset with the salty air against your skin. The Amalfi Coast is known for its beauty, but you don’t have to waste your time fighting the crowds on popular beaches. A private yacht cruise offers the opportunity to swim in hidden caves, dine on a menu of your choice and discover untouched beaches.
2. Explore Lake Como Aboard a Riva Vintage Boat
Lake Como is synonymous with luxurious indulgence. Imagine Michelin star restaurants, awe-inspiring landscapes and regal architecture, all at the water’s edge. One way to embrace the history and tradition of this unique destination while simultaneously enjoying its key feature – the lake – is to take a tour aboard a vintage Riva boat. The classic Italian craftsmanship of these boats is a sight to behold, and to glide across the water with the wind in your hair is, in our opinion, the best way to see all this dynamic region has to offer.
3. Discover the Vatican’s Labyrinth of Hidden Rooms
To travel Italy is to uncover the many layers of mystery and intrigue that is woven into its history. There is often more to see than what meets the eye. One example of this is the labyrinth of hidden rooms within the Vatican that most people are not even aware exists, let alone have ever had the opportunity to see. Let our expert guides immerse you in tales of a time long past and see a different side to this world famous landmark.
4. Enjoy a Luxury Gondola Tour of the Venetian Lagoon
You have not felt the magic of Venice until you’ve explored the city using its most traditional and romantic form of transportation – the gondola. Luxo Italia ensure an authentic experience with expert guides and tranquil routes through the floating city that will have you coming back for more.
5. Uncover Untouched Beauty in Puglia
The untapped beauty of the Puglia region offers a fresh take on the much-loved Italian seaside getaway for the discerning traveler. Wander through whitewashed seaside towns and discover a treasure trove of pristine sand beaches and unparalleled natural beauty. Feast like locals in unassuming piazzas on authentic cuisine made from only the finest ingredients. Puglia is set to be the next best thing when it comes to seaside escapes – watch this space.
6. Indulge in a Night of Open-air Culture in Arena di Verona
There’s nothing quite like listening to an opera in a space where the phenomenal acoustics were designed in the first century. The Arena di Verona is one of the most well preserved amphitheaters in all of Italy and one of the best large scale opera venues in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy one of Italy’s greatest musical artforms in a piece of living history.
Founders of Luxo Italia, Paul and Andrea, offer meticulously curated private Italian itineraries for those looking to experience the true essence of Italy. Consider them the well-travelled and trusted friends you always wish you had. With personalized itineraries and recommendations, they will ensure a seamless, once-in-a-lifetime getaway that you’ll be talking about long after you’ve landed back home. For more information, take a look at Luxo Italia’s Facebook and Instagram pages, visit our website or get in touch here.
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