Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Urbino: Sample an Authentic Slice of Italian Life


Urbino is not on the radar of most tourists, which is what makes this magical city one of Italy’s best treasures. When you tire of the crowds in Rome and the tourist menus in Venice, head east for an authentic slice of Italy.

Italy is one of those countries that slips with ease onto a bucket list. Rome, Venice and Florence pull in the sightseers. Cinque Terre has the hikers. Pompeii grabs at the historians. Amalfi and Rimini claim the sun-worshippers. And the entire boot-shaped country lures in the food lovers. Whatever you want, Italy has it in spades.

Yet, there is a side to Italy that often gets overlooked. In the rush to secure a picture of you pushing the leaning tower of Pisa back into place; staring wistfully as you glide along the Grand Canal or glowing after a the traipse to the top of Florence’s Duomo, many tourists who visit Italy forget to stop and seek out authentic Italian life.

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This entry was posted on June 19, 2014 by in Destinations, Europe, Relax, Travel Style.
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