It has the third-largest economy in the Eurozone and is well known for its art, food and landscapes. We are of course talking about Italy, but today we won’t be looking at any of those things, today we are taking a walk on the stranger side of Italy’s tourist’s attractions…
10 – Alberobello – www.luxuryaccommodationsblog.com/post/73959159952/unusual-places-europe
With its picture-perfect prehistoric construction techniques, this small town in Italy is an amazing collection of very odd dwellings.
9 – Burano Island – www.businessinsider.com/what-to-see-in-italy-2014-7?op=1&IR=T
Go just outside of Venice and you will soon discover Burano island. Full of colourful houses and interesting architecture its like a rainbow version of Venice itself.
8 – Lazio – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardens_of_Bomarzo
Created during the 16th century, these are gardens of pure fantasy. With giant sculptures that are carved from living rock to crazy looking wood sculptures. No wonder they call it the park of the unusual.
7 – Marche – slowitaly.yourguidetoitaly.com/2012/12/top-5-most-amazing-and-unusual-chapels-in-italy
Deep within a complex system of caves lies not just one but 2 chapels. The only praying that would go on here is praying that the cave holds up!
6 – Cinque Terre – fabzscardigli.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/cinque-terre-national-park-and-protected-marine-area
Dating back to the early medieval period, Cinque Terre’s five villages are some of the most colourful in the world.
5 – Rome – www.angloitalianfollowus.com/unusual-things-to-do-in-rome
The Ostiense District seeks to enhance and promote the use of street art. What you end up with is a colour section of Rome that is a must for street art fans.
4 – Rome – www.angloitalianfollowus.com/unusual-things-to-do-in-rome
It’s not often you come across a 2000yr old pyramid in Europe, but that is exactly how old this one is in Rome!
3 – Piedmont – slowitaly.yourguidetoitaly.com/2012/12/top-5-most-amazing-and-unusual-chapels-in-italy
Best known as Santa Maria delle Grazie, this singular, colourful chapel situated just outside a medieval village is a site for sore eyes in an otherwise grey landscape….
2 – Sorrento – travel.aol.co.uk/photos/weirdest-sites-in-itay/274738
Known as “Valle Dei Mulini” it is a group of abandoned brick buildings nestled in the deep valley floor. It looks amazing and is well worth a visit.
1 – South Tyrol – travel.aol.co.uk/photos/weirdest-sites-in-itay/274738/
Lake Reschen is an artificial lake which still has a church tower visible above the waterline. During the dry months, you can walk right into the church itself!