12 Best Places to Visit in Italy

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Naples

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Naples has a lot to offer, and there are lots of ways to occupy your time. No matter if you want to visit the fashion district, the historical area, or the Fantail of Maviglia. Visit the Castle of the Aquarium, the Italian Maritime Museum, and the extraordinary Old-Post Office.

The Pamfili gardens and the Genty Tower are the perfect examples of Baroque architecture, and the Caffè Storico in the Castel dell‒Ovo would be difficult to resist trying. Take in the sights at the Coppa Azzurra Ballpark, the largest in Europe.

Naples is the perfect destination for anyone who likes to be around people, and it's also a great city for those who want to escape from it all.

Milan

Pisa

Pisa and the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the most popular tourist destination in Italy. Famous for their unique bell tower, it also hosts a couple of beautiful churches, the magnificent cathedral, and a memorial statue of Sant’Orsola Benincasa.

The design of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was commissioned by one of the city’s rulers, much like the rest of the city’s buildings. It was built from the 11th to the 13th century and designed in a time when construction was poorly understood.

According to the story, construction began on the tower. When they started to approach the top, they discovered that the foundation was too thin and uneven. During construction, the tower began to sink.

Contrary to popular belief, the tower was not built to lean, its lean was caused by faulty construction. The lean started after the construction was completed.

The full story of the Leaning Tower is intricate and complex. Like many legends, an appeal to a love story was used to explain the design flaws in building this most famous tower.

Italian Lake District

The Italian Lake District is a region consisting of several lakes in the provinces of Varese and Como in the Italian region of Lombardy. The

Region is located in north-west of Milan, and stretches from Como all the way down to Varese and traverses the Parc Nationale d’Arc 2000 (Arc 2000 National Park) and the Parco Regionale dei Laghi di Garzeno (Garzeno Regional Park). The lakes in this region are glacial lakes that have formed as the Last Ice Age receded.

The area has a climate that is generally temperate and cool. The winters can be cold, and the summers are quite warm. The surface water is cold, and the water temperature drops within a few meters of the surface. This is because the great depth and volume of the lakes cools quickly through the process of evaporation, and, as a result the water in these lakes is quite cold.

Sicily

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You see beautiful places all the time in movies but never actually get a chance to go to them. Sicily is one of those places that has been featured in a number of movies. It’s a real place and has been the focus of many literary works.

Sicily is located on the southern boot of Italy. Its history is as old as history itself. It’s been ruled by Greeks, then the Carthaginian, then the Romans, then the Byzantines and finally the Normans. From its earliest days of a winding road, to the Mafia and the mafia wars, Sicily has been as varied as ever.

Before the eruption of Mt. Etna, the island was an important source of food and natural resources. A great number of agricultural products were grown and exported.

Various natural resources still abound; the volcanic soil is fertile and farmers are still finding new ways to use it.

The primary exports of the island are citrus and wine, with some wheat, corn and barley on the way. Thanks to improved technologies these products have been steadily growing in quality and quantity.

Provencial Sicily is an area rich in citrus plantations that covers about an 8 percent of the total surface of the island. The citrus arrives mainly in the shape of oils, juices and dried fruit.

Siena

Siena is a compulsory stop for any tourist in Italy. The UNESCO world heritage site is located in the heart of central Italy’s Val di Chiana. It boasts Italy’s oldest cathedral, Palazzo Pubblico, several medieval buildings and churches.

In the city centre, you will find the Gothic Piazza del Campo, which is used for festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

The striking conglomerate of Gothic towers and the Piazza Santa Maria (Holy Mary’s Square) in the city centre is picture perfect. However, the best parts of the town are not the buildings but the times.

The world famous Palio horse race of Siena is held every summer in September. Thousands of spectators flock to the stadium to watch these massive animals race against each other while spectators throw sand in and on the racers. It’s a sight to behold.

Other family friendly activities include the Palio boat parade, which is likened to France’s Bastille Day. Dancers and the Siena’s festival history combine to make an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more as soon as it ends.

Cinque Terre

Making up five of the Italian Riviera’s most-loved cities, Cinque Terre is indeed a place to see in Italy.

Nine main villages make up the area of Cinque Terre. Each one is like a labyrinth and can only be accessed by one track. One could leave in one city and end up in another totally different city down the road.

Some of the restaurants by the water feature inventive cuisine and good wine. If you enjoy fishing, you’d welcome the surprise advantage of a wide selection being available to you.

It’s memorable to take a ferry ride to one of the five main villages. Then you can spend forty minutes to an hour exploring the city, snapping pictures across the water.

This will turn out a first day vacation that you’ll never forget. As an added bonus, the trip passes through some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll see anywhere.

And because Cinque Terre is somewhat spread out, you can even take a day trip to one of the villages without being concerned about the time of day.

Amalfi Coast

If you’re going to be in Italy, and you have a chance to see the Amalfi Coast, which is more than part of the Italian Riviera, but not Italy’s landscape or populace, you’ll be glad that you did. Many notable people have visited and even lived here, including the famous composer, Rossini. The national park and county are the perfect glamping location for anyone who wants to enjoy the beaches and see the spectacular coastline.

Pompeii

Pompeii is a famous town in the Campania region of Italy that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius over 2,000 years ago. Since that time, the ruins of Pompeii have been the subject of archaeological investigation, and today the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The artifacts found under the ash bury in the ground have offered scholars an insight into the Roman Empire’s history, offering an important glimpse into the lives, beliefs and daily activities of several different people over nearly a thousand years.

This unparalleled insight into past history has contributed greatly to our understanding of human society, and it is this unique insight that makes Pompeii a fascinating place for today’s travelers.

Pompeii is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, with more than two million tourists visiting each year. The ruins are preserved underground, their glow emanating from the gases that still build up inside of the ancient buildings. Although the town is underground, Pompeii is actually a popular tourist destination for several reasons.

First of all, it is located in the southern Italian region of Campania. This region is popular for its lakes and popular destinations include Naples, Pompeii and Portici. The area is beautiful and full of natural beauty, and it is one of the main reasons why the town of Pompeii became such a popular tourist spot.

Venice

Standing on the water… Venice has retained enough of its charm to make it a premier destination. Just a short boat ride away from the local airport, it’s the most romantic city on the Mediterranean.

Venice is a city of canals, which have become its main thoroughfare. This is a unique aspect of the city.

One draw that Venice has is the water. This is an historic city, made over the years to delay the ravages of time. You can also find labyrinths of tunnels that become your shortcuts to places.

The Venetian Lido is the ideal place to stay for those who are looking to enjoy the most of the city.

Venice is definitely a city for you to visit on your spring break. There is an active nightlife with many bars and clubs that will make you feel like you’re in a different era, with all the music from the 1950s and 1960s that you can find.

Florence

  • this city is famous for its Renaissance art and architecture, but also its lovely buildings in brick and stone, such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Worship the artistic beauty of Italy’s major city by strolling through the celebrated Piazza della Republica, or take boat rides to the tree-lined banks of the Arno.
  • La Specola is home to the Museum of Natural History, and it is definitely a place worth visiting to view the exhibitions of preserved creatures preserved with taxidermy. The museum also houses a collection of 500,000 skeletal remains of animals that dates back to the Stone Age, and it’s an extremely popular place to study biology and anatomy.
  • On the outskirts of Florence, the town of Settignano is a suburb that escaped the usual development of big city suburbs, and you will notice that this is definitely one of the most picturesque of the towns of Tuscany. When you visit Settignano, you will see the village is surrounded by medieval towers, with the best-known of these being the Tower of the Ermengardine. This tower is known to be 600 years old and is preserved as it was found during a renovation project.

Rome

Want to speak Italian? In Rome, you can get by in Italian, as it is their native language.

The Italian landscape is filled with monuments, works of art, and many other beautiful buildings that are landmarks of one of the Renaissance’s greatest countries.

It's also home to the Vatican, the largest religious complex in the world.

How to get there: Rome is a 12-hour direct flight away from Austin.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum was a ceremonial center during the early Roman Empire. It's the third largest amphitheater in the world, and it serves visitors even today as a site for cultural and sporting events.

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius

This 13-sided structure was originally built as a tomb for Caius Cestius in the 1st century AD. In the 14th century, it was converted into a fortress.

It’s an ancient monument, a historic site, and a Tomb.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica is a Vatican-controlled basilica that serves as the resting place of the Papal Stole, or the objects used by the Pope to carry out religious or diplomatic functions involving the universal Church.

Map of Italy

Imagine being transported to a place so different from where you live that you can't even imagine what the world looks like. Try Italy. So much diversity with incredible cities, incredible scenery, delicious food, and one of the most beautiful peopleets in the world.

The people of Italy are some of the most hospitable in the world. It's a big population, but they know how to put a smile on your face.

They also know how to treat their guests. One thing about Italians is that they know how to eat. Everything is to the point. Nothing fancy or over-the-top.

This is especially true in the restaurants. It doesn't matter if you are eating cesareo or cappuccino, the portions are large and they are extremely generous with the food.

Then, the wine. It's one of the best aspects of Italian cuisine. Absolutely amazing types of wine come from there.

And the history. We don't want you to miss it. It's rich. You'll find cities that date back to medieval times and they are beautiful.

But remember this. The architecture and the cars, they're beautiful, but the cities are set up in a very spiraling fashion. This means that it's easy to get lost at times. So, you'll see a lot of street signs pointing in different directions.