While Italy is full of beautiful, touristy cities, this country is also full of hidden gems. The Dolomites is a mountain range perfect for adventures, such as hiking, climbing, snowboarding, and skiing. Cinque Terre offers a scenic view that made the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Avoid the crowds without compromising the beauty by visiting a deserted beach (or two). The Pelagie Islands in Sicily and Lampione are two examples, though locals will have more to suggest. Speaking of locals, being family-oriented is part of their culture. They tend to have frequent family gatherings that stretch to extended families. Italians are remarkably hospitable. They love their home in Italy and want others to fall in love with this place, as well. Don’t decline if someone invited you to one of those occasions. Make yourself at home! The homey feeling doesn’t stop there; it only gets better. Aside from the well-known tourist destinations, you can also enjoy Italy by visiting retreat centers. Not only you can experience different nature activities like sightseeing the olive trees terraces in Tuscany, visit an authentic winery house in Sicily, hike, and hammock in Sardinia, but you can also experience a whole other level of mind, body, and spiritual healing in Italy. Browse our hub for beautiful and relaxing retreat centers for hire collected just for you!