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Best and cheapest weekend getaways in Italy (Vol.1)

Summer is on the corner and the wanderlust increases exponentially. This is the right time to plan a weekend in the sign of change; and why not, economy. Trivago has drawn up its Best Value City Index, that is the chart with the 100 cities standing out for their price/quality ratio. Italy is the best-represented country with 11 destinations enlisted… and we had no doubt!

We want to talk you about these 11 interesting and original Italian places, considered the best and cheapest weekend getaways. Let’s go with the first part of our article!

Trapani

Trapani is placed first on the list. Located in the western part of Sicily, the “Land of the Salt and the Sail” has an excellent position on the Mediterranean Sea that confers it a fantastic landscape you can admire from the top of Mount Erice where you will find the suggestive and unique village of Erice, worth a visit too.

Sunset on the Colombaia Castel

Taranto

Then we can go on with Taranto, a province of splendid Apulia region. An ancient Great Greece colony, it is known as “City of the two seas”, Bis Sea, Little Sea and also as “Land of dolphins”. The only colony ever founded by Sparta indeed preserves fine ancient art you can admire at Taranto Archaeological National Museum.

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Castellammare del Golfo

Is placed third Castellammare del Golfo in the province of Trapani as well, which name can be translated as “Sea Fortress on the Gulf” because of the medieval fortress in the harbor. The nearby Gulf of Castellammare is a beautiful attraction and the town is lovely too with steps and winding streets that lead to Piazza Petrolo or towards the main central gardens.

Viterbo

Then we have Viterbo, the “City of Popes” situated in Lazio region, it boasts so many attractions we diffusely talked about on other articles. From free thermal baths to Medieval buildings, churches, and lovely gardens, it is perfect for a regenerating weekend. It will fascinate you with its charming antique alleys that will take you back in time. Plus it is pretty near to Rome.

Il Palazzo dei Papi, Viterbo

Lecce

And now it’s the turn of Lecce. Laid down on a plain you’ll find the Apulian jewel called “The Florence of South Italy”, one of the most interesting Apulian cities, it presents a charming seventeenth-century architecture and its Baroque style. Don’t miss Piazza Duomo, a super elegant “living room” in the old town center. A one of a kind gem that blends cultural activity, beauties with no equal and amazing beaches in the surrounding areas among the best in Italy.

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