While Italy is full of beautiful, touristy cities, this country is also full of hidden gems. The Dolomites is a mountain range perfect for adventure, 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, Italians are extremely hospitable. They love their home of Italy and want others to fall in love with this place, as well. Check out our retreat centers in Italy!