A dense lattice of narrow streets and alleyways fill up with the lights of the evening, giving off the impression that one is strolling through a Nativity scene of papier-mâché. This is Matera, where the Rupestrian churches and uber-famous Sassi – the very peculiar settlements carved into the rock – were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Bari has a mild climate that along with the many tourist and cultural attractions and numerous beaches makes it a very popular destination and point of departure for hikes to the plateau of the Murgia in order to reach the Itria Valley and the famous town of Alberobello, a UNESCO site characterized by the typical houses in the shape of a cone: the trulli.
For its monumental and historic wealth, Lucca's center has been proposed as an addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is bountiful with impressive touristic attraction, beginning with the nearly-intact walls that surround the city.
Milan, Lombard capital that stupefies for the emotions only it can offer, is a culture, modern, and lively city that is rich in beauty and artistic masterpieces. The Duomo, or Cathedral, with its luminous, marble (from Candoglia) façade and late-Gothic architectonic style, is the monumental symbol for this metropolis in Northern Italy.