8 top destinations in Italy where Italians go

Italians have great taste.

— -- You’re at a restaurant and want wine, but you’re not sure what to order. A Tuscan Chianti or Piedmontese Barolo is always a solid choice. Or, you’re ready to splurge on new boots, a winter coat or a handbag.

Italian-manufactured clothing and footwear are coveted around the world for their quality and style. The point is, Italians have great taste. Like, Maserati- and Marni-level great taste.

That said, you can trust that Italians’ favorite domestic travel spots are as favoloso as their food and fashion.

Here, we’ve outlined the top destinations in Italy where Italians themselves vacation.

Southeast Italy

Lecce is located in the Salento region, which is famous for its wines. The wine-producing town of Salice Salentino is 30 minutes west from Lecce by car. On the Ionian side of Salento is historic Gallipoli, whose scenic old town is set on a limestone island linked to the mainland by a 16th-century bridge. Other popular places include the resort towns of Torre Dell’Orso and Otranto, a place defined by its ancient stone buildings, plunge-ready rock pools and laid-back beaches like Baia dei Turchi.

Amalfi Coast



North Italy’s Mountains and Lakes

Siena and Rural Tuscany