Italy Top Travel Guide

Italy is Europe most enticing country. You will be charmed with irresistible food, awesome architecture, diverse scenery and unparalleled art. Italy lies along the Mediterranean coastline and has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Italy is home to the Vatican along with magnificent landmark art and ancient ruins.

27 OF THE MOST TRAVELED DESTINATIONS IN ITALY

1 ROME

Rome Italy Top Travels
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome is a historical powerhouse and a journey into the past. Be amazed by its haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life. It's one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities. Idling around picturesque streets, whiling away the hours at streetside cafes, people-watching on pretty piazzas.

2 VENICE

Venice Italy
Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Venice St. Mark’s Basilica, is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

3 FLORENCE

Florence Italy
Florence is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

4 SIENNA

Siena Italy
Siena is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown. Gloriously Gothic and effortlessly civilised, intimate Siena is Tuscany's most seductive calling card.

5 POMPEII

Pompeii Italy
Pompeii is a once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.

6 POSITANO

Positano Italy
Positano is a cliffside village in Amalfi Coast. A well-known holiday destination with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Its Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta features a majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary Positano is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

7 LOMBARDY

Lombardy Italy
Lombardy is a global hub of fashion and finance, with many high-end shops and restaurants. Its Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture. Lake Como in Lombardy is an upscale alpine resort with dramatic scenery.

8 PISA

Pisa Italy
Pisa is best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily.

9 MANAROLA

Manarola Italy
Be amazed with the enchanting pastel houses of Manarola that is overlooking a spectacular turquoise swimming cove and a bustling harbor. The whole town is built on black rock. Above the town, ancient terraces still protect abundant vineyards and olive trees. This village is the center of wine and olive-oil production in the region, and its streets are lined with shops selling local products.

10 SAN GIMIGNANO

San Gimignano Italy
San Gimignano has managed to retain its medieval charm and is so well-kept that you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve taken a stroll back in time! It's encircled by a 13th-century medieval wall and is famous for its historic centre with beautiful towers and world’s best gelato.

11 AGRIGENTO

Agrigento Italy
Agrigento is famous for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas in the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved and impressive remains of Greek Doric temples. On the modern city's outskirts is the Museo Archeologico Regionale 'Pietro Griffo', with artifacts and a telamon (giant male figure).

12 CAPRI

Capri Italy
Capri, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals. Blue Grotto in Capri is a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave.

13 PORTOFINO

Portofino Italy
Portofino is a posh and picturesque fishing village where you will find pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants. It's a popular vacation destination for the rich and famous for more than 200 years. Portofino’s Piazzetta to Castello Brown is a 16th-century fortress and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.

14 NAPLES

Naples Italy
Naples is a colossal metropolis and has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle. Italy's third largest city is a work of beauty, a cultural gem and a gastronomic destination like no other. Home of the best espresso and authentic pizza in Italy.

15 ORVIETO

Orvieto Italy
Orvieto sits majestically high above the valley floor atop a big chunk of tufo volcanic stone, overlooking cypress-dotted Umbrian plains. One of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. A visit here will reward you with a delightful, perfectly preserved, and virtually traffic-free world highlighted by a colorful-inside-and-out cathedral and some of Italy's best wine. It has an underground cave network attests to the city’s Etruscan roots

16 CATANIA

Catania Italy
Catania is an ancient port city on Sicily's east coast. Catania is one of the most picturesque cities in Sicily, its landscape is dominated by the volcanic giant of the Mount Etna volcano which gives the city its suggestive lava rock palate. Catania is not only about business suits and briefcases, it is made up of a great mixture of fascinating culture, history and traditions La Pescheria weekday fish market is a rowdy spectacle surrounded by seafood restaurants.

17 MATERA

Matera Italy
Matera is a city on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata/ It includes the Sassi area, a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. Evacuated in 1952 due to poor living conditions, the Sassi now houses museums like the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, with period furniture and artisan tools. Matera is full of rupestrian churches carved into the stone and covered in beautiful frescoes. Matera is the world's third-longest continuously inhabited human settlement and the 2019 European Capital of Culture.

18 ASSISI

Assisi Italy
Assisi is a jaw dropping Unesco heritage hill town in central Italy known for the magnificent medieval architecture and for being the birthplace of Saint Francis (1181–1226), one of Italy’s patron saints. The Basilica of St. Francis is a massive, 2-level church, consecrated in 1253. Its 13th-century frescoes portraying the life of St. Francis has been attributed to Giotto and Cimabue, among others. aw dropping world Heritage Town that is crowned by a ruined castle.

19 DOLOMITES

Dolomites Italy
Dolomites is a holiday region bursting with natural beauty and diversity. Whether connoisseur, active or adventurous, everyone is thrilled by the Italian Dolomites. Be amazed by the majestic Dolomite mountain peaks, and excellent cuisine, a colourful mix of down-to-earth fare and Italian specialties, and of course the warm welcome that meets you wherever you go.

20 RAVENNA

Ravenna Italy
Ravenna is the home of the Mosaic Basilica a UNESCO World Heritage and known for the colorful mosaics adorning many of its central buildings, like the octagonal Basilica di San Vitale, the 6th-century Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and the cross-shaped Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Ravenna is a walker's paradise, to say nothing of a shopping heaven for some. The old town is a mainly pedestrian area with cafes and bars on every corner and some hidden away through small access alleys.

21 SARDINIA

Sardinia Italy
Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives. This island is one of the safest places to visit in Italy with extensive coastline, mountain ranges and valleys in the island interior. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline with white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters where you can snorkel among colorful fish in nearby coves. You can also explore inland Sardinia's traditional villages and see shepherds tending to their flocks

22 MILAN

Milan Italy
Milan is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. A cosmopolitan city dominated by skyscrapers and a pretty historical quarter lined with palazzi (palaces) – each harbouring wonderful hidden courtyards. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

23 URBINO

Urbino Italy
Urbino is a walled city and World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture. It's known for the turreted, 15th-century Palazzo Ducale, one of the largest in Italy. Inside the palace, the National Gallery of the Marche features paintings by Titian and Raphael. Next to the neoclassical cathedral is the Museo Diocesano Albani, with religious artifacts dating back to the 13th century. Today, from the park above Urbino, one can really visualize a fairytale like Cinderella.

24 TURIN

Turin Italy
Turin is known for its gorgeous palaces, wonderful museums, impressive architecture and cuisine. The Alps rise to the northwest of the city. Stately baroque buildings and old cafes line Turin's boulevards and grand squares such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby is the soaring spire of the Mole Antonelliana, a 19th-century tower housing the interactive National Cinema Museum. The industrious Torinese gave the world its first saleable hard chocolate and Italy's most iconic car, the Fiat.

25 ELBA

Elba Italy
Elba is known for its beaches, and as Napoleon’s place of exile in 1814–15. In Portoferraio, displays at the National Museum of Napoleonic Residences trace the French emperor’s time on the island. The island is an ever-glorious paradise of beach-laced coves, vineyards, azure waters, hairpin-bend motoring, a 1018m mountain (Monte Capanne) and mind-bending views. It's all supplemented by a fine seafaring cuisine, lovely island wines, and land and seascapes just made for hiking, biking and sea kayaking.

26 ERCOLANO

Ercolano Italy
Ercolano is where you will find the Ghost City of Herculaneum. Where Pompeii was quickly buried by a cloud of ash with the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Herculaneum escaped the first part of the eruption unscathed as the wind was blowing the other way. But later that night the ash column collapsed and sent a pyroclastic flow – a super-heated avalanche of gas and rock.

27 VERONA

Verona Italy
Verona is a medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said to be “Juliet’s House." The Verona Arena is a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater, one of the largest amphitheaters in Italy, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances.

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