Top Places to Visit in Italy

There is never a shortage of things to do in Italy and although with the Coliseum and Vatican, Rome has many of the top attractions in Italy, it certainly does not have them all. With such a wealth of beauty and history, when you are planning sightseeing in Italy, you will be spoiled for choice, probably never being able to see all that the country has to offer. Here is a reminder of what are possibly the best of many attractions.
1:Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome is built on history and continues to make it today. Two not to be missed attractions here are of course Vatican City, the home of the Pope and the Catholic Church and the Coliseum where hundreds of men thought for their lives as gladiators, whilst thousands looked on. St. Peter’s Basilica, built in 324 AD by Emperor Constantine, stands above catacombs that contain the tombs of former Popes.
2:Venice

Venice

Venice

Ride through the picturesque canals on romantic Gondolas but it isn’t all canals. St. Marks Square with St. Mark’s church to the east and arcades on the other three sides, is busy all day with people, Pigeons and music. From the top of the Bell Tower you can get spectacular views of Venice.
3:Florence

Florence

Florence

After achieving a short period as the capital of Italy in 1865, it was shortly afterwards practically demolished, being rebuilt during the renaissance to look much as it does today. A busy business center, it is also home to Gucci and Ferragamo but fine names do not end there, being the capital of the Tuscany region it is also the home of Chianti and other fine wines.
4:Capri

Capri

Capri

Situated in the Bay of Naples, the Isle of Capri consists of a spectacular rock formation that is a pleasure to the eyes. Just as it was adored by thy Roman Emperors of the past, it is adored by the rich and famous today. Anacapri, the higher town offers great views but the best panoramic views are from Mount Solaro, the highest point on the Island and accessible by chair lift. The iridescent light blue waters of the Blue Grotto make it a popular attraction. The population of Capri is 10,000 and every day in the summer, this number is matched by tourists.
5:Cinque Terra

Cinque Terra

Cinque Terra

Spend a truly unforgettable day walking the 12 km trail that separates these five towns located on cliffs overlooking the sea. Each town has tiny streets which house small cafes offering refreshments for your next leg of the journey. Between the towns you are afforded the opportunity to explore the olive groves between the hills.
6:Milan

Milan

Milan

This is a must go for the serious shopper. If you take pleasure in browsing the top fashion outlets, then you should perhaps start your shopping trip exploring the streets that border on the Via Montenapoleone.
7:Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

This city that in 79 AD, was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, seems to be more popular to tourists today than it was before its demise.

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  1. Sarti says:

    I visited Florence last summer. It is perfect! I recommend

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