Hiking in Cinque Terre can be a dream with its medieval fishing villages and stunning views of the Italian Riviera. However, it can also be confusing and many travellers miss out by not going beyond the Cinque Terre. Here’s what you need to know before you go:

Lecco, is an incredible alpine city on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. It will appeal to everyone from mountain lovers, water sports enthusiasts and those who consider gelato testing to be a serious sport!

If you’re looking for romance, you can’t beat Lake Como! It’s an ideal couples getaway with a mix of nature, quaint villages and sunset views over the lake!

I had just enough time to see one attraction during a short stop over in Rome. I debated between the Largo di Torre Argentina, the cat sanctuary of all cat sanctuaries and the Coliseum. Hint: the Cat Sanctuary won.

Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm in German) is home to the Dolomites, Europe’s largest alpine meadow AND serves as a training ground for Olympic athletes!