ITALY

Here you can find all the Travel Stories from Italy by Besides the Obvious.

Italy, officially the Italian Republic is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and several islands surrounding it. Italy is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern Europe.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Travel Stories from Italy, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Venice post-pandemic. A visit to Venice stereotypes after COVID-19

To visit Venice post-pandemic is a trip to nowhere. Well, nowhere different. Nothing has changed since the Venice we knew from before. Venice is still overcrowded, almost worn out, pricey and decadent, but stunning, dreamy, great and a lesson of history itself at every corner.  1 How is to visit Venice post-pandemic?2 Are still valid …

24 hours in Venice. Bridge of Rialto on Grand Canal on Venice post-pandemic.

24 hours in Venice

It’s hard to name any more romantic city in the world than Venice. So it’s not surprising that it’s also hard to name one more crowded by tourists. But what to do if you have only a limited time in Venezia and would like to bring the most out of your time? How to visit …

Bordeaux Place de la Bourse

8 amazing non-capital cities to visit in Europe

Have you already visited all the big capital cities in Europe?! This is great! But let’s not forget that capitals are usually multinational melting points, and regardless of the amazing sightseeing spots, you can face many catchy tricks, standardized offers, a crowd of tourists, and less authenticity. As they say, to understand the real sense …

Napoli Besides the Obvious

Ohhhh Napoli

Ohhh!!! Napoli la meravellosa ciutat italiana, la ciutat que ens va portar un dels menjars més famosos i mundialment coneguts com és la pizza. Perquè sí, la pizza es va crear a Nàpols. La primera pizza i la innovació mundial va ser la Pizza Margarita una pizza molt senzilla pel que podem fer ara amb …

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