In the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia), lies a most unique dining experience at the Grotta Palazzese. Open only during the summer months, a restaurant is created inside a vaulted limestone cave, looking outwards toward the sea. The restaurant is part of the Grotta Palazzese hotel located above.
The town of San Gimignano in the countryside of Tuscany is one of Italy's prettiest towns. It also has a fascinating history - it once had 72 towers across the town. It is also home to world championship gelato... in case you needed another great reason to travel there!