Italy is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, and it is the fifth most visited country in the whole world. Its history is visible in each monument, city and landscape, between cathedrals, skyscrapers and Renaissance palazzos. Here’s the Top 10 places to visit in Italy.
Venice, the most romantic city in the whole world: a tour on a Gondola with your partner it’s an experience you will never forget. Venice is the third most visited city in the Belpaese, with its Piazza San Marco and all the canals full of traditional gondolas. In 1987 Venice was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The most incredible event taking place in Venice is the Carnival, a mix of colorful handmade masks and fireworks. Don’t worry, though, Venice will surprise you in any period of the year.
The Eternal City, created more than 3000 years ago: the most incredible city in the whole world, for its history, architecture and lifestyle. You should book private Rome tours in order to visit this stunning city properly. It takes an entire life to know Rome and its alleys and streets and secrets, but you could start by visiting the capital of Italy for at least 5-7 days. It will be the journey of a lifetime. Where to begin? The Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican with the amazing St. Peter’s Square (and Cathedral, of course). And then the fountains, the Baroque architecture, the museums. If you like history and art, Rome is the most perfect place you could ever see. Book your private tour and just relax and enjoy the slower pace of the Roman dolcevita.
Florence, called “the cradle of the Renaissance”, is one of the most beautiful art cities in Europe. Art is everywhere: from the museums (Uffizi above all the others) to the statues by Michelangelo in the squares of the city, from the frescoes by Giotto to the canvases by Botticelli, Florence is a real paradise for the art lovers. But it is also so much more: Italy in general is the place to go for the good cuisine, and Florence offers the best meat ever! Try the famous fiorentina (trust the chef about the cooking!) and you will never eat anything else in Tuscany, except maybe for some lardo di Colonnata…
Naples is known for many things: its history, architecture, lifestyle and sea, but also for the excellent food, pizza in particular. Among the amazing places you should visit in the city are: Royal Palace, Catacombs, Castel Nuovo, Pompeii and the Vesuvius volcano that makes Naples what it is. Visit via San Gregorio Armeno with its nativity scenes maker, in December it’s just amazing. Also, the islands of Ponza, Ischia and Capri are a show you should not miss.
If you are a fashion lover and you like metropolitan hubs, Milan is the city for you. Quite different from the other cities, it could be considered the most “European” in Italy. Everything is shining, fast and “cool” in the fashion and design capital. And just like many European metropolises, it’s quite expensive compared to all the cities we mentioned above. The best places to visit in Milan are: the Duomo, the Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery and the Scala opera house.
Ready to visit Italy? Choose a city and pack your bags!