Naples, the Vesuvio, and the beauties of the coast have attracted nature and culture lovers for over two thousand years. Naples, a buzzing city full of energy and creativity, hosts some of the most beautiful museums of Antique art in the world. Pompei and Herculanum are very close and deserve both long visits.
Rome has been one of the capitals of the world for more than 2000 years. First under the Roman Empire, which spanned from England to Central Asia, then as the capital of Christendom. The city has an invaluable cultural heritage and a wonderful charm too. Its surroundings, the land on which the Latin people found the strength to conquer the world is full of surprises and beaties, definitely worth a long visit.
Northern Italy has always been the economic force driving Italy, with Milan as capital. Rich of an outstanding history, where diverse influences, both Italian and foreign, fought and sometimes converged, the region is made of several entities, each with a specific past and superb cultural heritage. Venice, as an independant state-city for almost a thousand years is a must go for romantic lovers and art enthusiasts.
Bourgogne Franche-Comté is one of the new 12 mainland regions of France reorganized since 2016. The reunion of these 2 previously separate administrative sections is a throwback to what it was from the 5th to the 8th century, the old Kingdom of Burgundy at the time of the Holy Roman Empire. At that time, the Duchy of Burgundy (actual Burgundy) was united to the County of Burgundy (Franche-Comte)
Populated by Celtic settlers who came from Cornwall in the 5th century, Brittany still has today many specific characters of the Celtic civilization. It is quite different from the rest of France. These differences not only show in the landscape and wild scenery of the coast, along the Atlantic, but also in the language (Breton) akin to Welsh, and in the traditions.
There are so many different places you can choose from between the mainland and the classical sites of Peloponnese, or the monasteries of the North, or the most famous islands such as Crete and Santorini, or some small less known little islands with one quaint village and an idyllic beach such as Hydra or Poros. Greece is spreading over 3 different seas: the Ionian sea, the Eolian sea, and the Mediterranean sea.