Thanks to his Mediterranean roots, Aldo Disorbo enjoys exploring the homeland of his ancestors and encourages others to do the same. In this conversation, Disorbo details some of the more charming options
Q: What recommendations do you have for first-time travelers to Italy?
Aldo Disorbo: As a regular visitor of Italy who has many relationships with the country, it’s been beneficial for me to avoid the tourist traps associated with the more famous destinations. Although Rome, Milan and Venice are lovely in their own right, the luminosity and mystery of Italy stretches far beyond these beautiful cities and a number of hidden gems are right there to be seen.
Q: If you were to point travelers towards one destination, which one would you choose?
Aldo Disorbo: Abruzzo is located just about an hour north of Rome. With gorgeous views and a whole host of recreational activities, Aburuzzo is a prime spot for travelers given its proximity to the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Perhaps the most popular activities in Abruzzo today revolve around aquatic recreation.
Q: Beyond Abruzzo, where else can visitors spend a few days resting and relaxing?
Aldo Disorbo: A peaceful afternoon stroll through Alghero is one of the most refreshing experiences in the world. Located on the island of Sardinia, Alghero is best known for its beautiful beaches and cobblestone streets. During the past decade, Alghero has experienced an uptick in tourism as a result of its fashionable accommodations. The possibilities are endless, in my opinion.
Q: Are there other potential hotspots for travelers in the southern part of Italy?
Aldo Disorbo: Puglia on the southeastern coast is quite popular for its abundance of fine wine and temperate climate. This area of the country receives a great deal of attention due to the many shops and stores related to the fashion world.