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As the birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, it is not surprising that Italy has equally rich artistic and architectural masterpieces, or has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. However, Italy’s main attraction for tourists is not all art and architecture; the country has many lakes, mountains and magnificent coastlines, and also offers extraordinary natural attractions.
Are you planning to travel to Italy? If so, be prepared to fall in love with an unusual country. Food, wine, history, art, architecture, and the picturesque hillside towns of Tuscany and Dolomites, there is something for everyone.
The list of best attractions is just the beginning of must-see activities in Italy. In fact, it takes all the time to see. Most people have only a week or two to explore this beautiful country. This is a list of some of the most popular destinations in Italy, and this is a good starting point to spend the best holiday here.
Rome has a long history, many artworks and many attractions, and Rome is not to be missed.
The main point of attraction here is; Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Borghese Museum.
You can visit the main attractions to quickly browse the city. Three to five days is ideal for watching most of the services Rome can provide and exploring every corner.
Florence is the art capital of the world. Climbing many towers can also see this beautiful city.
Best experience to have here, watch David Michelangelo, Domo climbing, visit the Uffizi Gallery, stroll in Ponte Vecchio, eat a lot of ice cream, and watch the sunset of Florence from Michelangelo square.
You can experience the best time in Florence in a day, but two or three days will allow you to slow down and visit some valuable places on the track.
Oh Tuscany, how did we fall in love with you? Tuscany’s picturesque city and picturesque hills rise between vineyards and hills, beautiful and interesting. You can easily spend a week in Tuscany, settle in a villa in Tuscany, and travel to the surrounding cities every day.
You can have the best experience of Tuscany when visiting hillside cities such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza.
Please give yourself at least two or three days, if possible, please increase the time to explore the city completely.
Technically, Siena is a mountainous city in Tuscany. But this is a good place to visit. Siena is like Florence, but quieter and smaller. In fact, we prefer Siena to Florence. We fell in love with something in this city. You may also fall in love with her.
Things to explore here are, Stroll the cobbled streets, overlook Siena from Torre Del Mangia, visit Siena Cathedral, and spend some time in Il Campo.
A day trip to Siena from Florence or Tuscany is easy. If you have more time, please stay here for at least one night to experience Siena.
Milan is home to Duomo, the International Museum, the fashion shopping district and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Dinner”. The city has witnessed a renaissance of architecture and is worth spending a few hours on the fastest trip.
Best experience you can have here is that, take a walk on the roof of the cathedral, enjoy Da Vinci’s “Last Supper“, and then go shopping at Vittorio Emanuele II.
One day or longer is enough to visit. If you are travelling between cities such as Florence, Venice, Lake Como and the Cinque Terre, then Milan is the ideal choice for a day trip.
Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como is one of the most romantic places in Italy. Leave the hustle and bustle of the Italian city to visit here.
Best experience: Explore Varenna, visit the chic Bellagio, visit the garden and Funicolare Como–Brunate to enjoy the unforgettable scenery of Lake Como.
From Milan, Lake Como is an easy day trip. If you have more time, you can spend the night in Bellagio, and once the hikers leave for a day, you can stroll on the picturesque streets.
Venice is one of our favourite places in Italy. What’s wrong? Its compact structure makes it ideal for exploring within a few days. Venice is romantic, has a long history and is beautiful. Channels, gondola, architecture, colourful Murano and Burano, there is nothing you dislike.
All you can do here is, Hiking along the canal, taking the gondola ride through the city, watching the St. Mark’s Square, crossing the Rialto Bridge, and visiting the Doge ’s Palace and St. Mark ’s Basilica. At least one day you can see the best of Venice. Two or three days is perfect.
Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Here, five colourful spots and beautiful cities settled restlessly on the hills of the Mediterranean. You can walk or jump from one city to another by train. This is a great place to explore in Italy.
Explore top five cities in Cinque Terre; Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola and Corniglia. Within a day, you can walk or take a train and connect five cities. Spend more time, choose a city, and use it as your operating base. When the sun starts to set, many tourists leave, making the city quieter and more exciting.
Verona is a famous city where Romeo and Juliet happened. This is also a destination that is ignored in many itineraries. Verona is a beautiful place and well worth a visit.
Stroll on Scaligero Ponte, visit Piazza Delle Erbe, visit Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the Verona scenery from Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and stroll the entire city (la Passieggiata) at night. Take a look at the best places in Verona every day and spend the night if you can.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is world-famous. But is it really worth a visit? We say yes, but only if you already plan to be in the area. If you travel from Florence to the Cinque Terre, a quick stop in Pisa is worth it. Take two hours to stop taking pictures (and many other travellers) and even climb up the tower.
If height and dizziness are not a problem for you, then climb the tower. If you travel between cities such as Florence and Cinque Terre, you can visit Pisa in two hours.
The Dolomites are usually a forgotten place for travellers to Italy. But what if I tell you that dolomite is very beautiful and you can see this appearance without walking around? Do you want to go?
This photo was taken at the beginning of Puez-Odle Altopiano March from a few steps away from the cable car. You can estimate the Dolomites without roaming. However, if you are travelling, the Dolomites are world-class. Expect to see amazing sights here.
There are people of all ages and skill levels in the Dolomites. In summer, the cable car transports passengers to this view.
The scenic drive, the cable car takes 2 to 3 days and a lot of walking time. If you like the mountainous scenery and want to experience Italy with a little Austria, you can spend a week here easily. We spent four days in the Dolomites and can’t wait to go back. This is our favourite place in Italy.
At the foot of the mountain. Mount Vesuvius is the ruin of the ancient city of Pompeii. This is your chance to stroll through the ancient and protected city and get one of the best history courses in Italy. Most tourists stay here for about half a day.
The highway along the Amalfi Coast is said to be one of the most scenic highways in the world. Yes, this is another beautiful place in Italy, but please note that if you are here in summer, these roads will be blocked by drivers and tourists. The Amalfi Coast is worth a visit, but if you have a choice, Cinque Terre is a better choice.
Visit Amalfi Coast cities such as Positano, Amalfi and Salerno. You can travel by public transport (SITA bus), but in our experience, it has been trapped several times, which makes bus travel in Italy a nightmare. Based on our experience, we recommend that you pay the extra money and hire a driver.
You can drive around the Amalfi Coast in one day. However, if you like coastal cities, staying in Positano for a few nights will be a great experience.
Sorrento is an ideal base for exploring Capri, the Amalfi Coast and the historic monuments of Pompeii.
Best experience: Walk-in Corso Italia, explore the lake of Bagni Della Regina Giovanna, try Limoncello, and then admire Marina Grande.
After three days, you can visit Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and Capri in one day.
Capri is a small island near Italy. To get here, please charter a boat in Sorrento. You can visit Capri on your daily trip, or you can stay for a few days (if you want, you can stay for a few days).
Best experience: Take a boat tour of the Entire Island and ocean, or visit the Blue Grotto or take the cable car to Monte Solaro and enjoy a similar scenery.
From Sorrento to Capri every day is easy. It takes one night or more to truly understand the island.
Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at [email protected] or Twitter
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