Italy is filled with riches. It offers you spectacular cities, ancient ruins, wonderful museums, soaring mountains, great beaches, and beautiful natural scenery – all packed in one. No wonder, it features in the bucket lists of a lot of people.
We have listed some of our favourite places to help you, if you do decide to visit:
Rome is a fabulous city with a mix of history, archeology, art, religious culture and delicious food. Probably the most popular place to visit in Italy
While Rome’s iconic landmarks – such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum – need no introduction, with over three-thousand years of history, the city is saturated with fantastic historical monuments, piazzas, churches, mansions and more for visitors to explore. Wandering around its ancient streets is a heavenly experience; amazing architecture and beautiful ruins are everywhere you look.
In the centre of the city you can find the Vatican with the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica is just one of the must-see sights.
Florence is mesmerising to walk around and its historic centre is full of beautiful art and stunning architecture.
The Ponte Vecchio bridge spanning it is one of Florence’s most famous sights, along with the incredible Duomo at its heart. Its delightful piazzas are marvelous to stroll through, with heavenly churches and impressive statues lining them.
Florence is home to one of the most famous art galleries in the world, where many Renaissance masterpieces are housed. Famous pieces by historical artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto and Titian, just to name a few.
The Amalfi Coast offers enough idyllic beauty and Italian luxury for a standalone trip.
Driving its winding seaside roads will take you to charming coastal towns, scenic beaches, villas and gardens, and some of the best hotels in the world. (Must city cities include Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi and Ravello)
Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture.
A simply magical city, Venice is like no other place on earth. Located in the middle of a lagoon, its beautiful canals and waterways are lined with stunning buildings, palaces and churches.
The winding alleys between them lead you on to yet more delights. While the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco are two of the must-see tourist attractions, simply wandering around this charming city is a dream.
Many think of Naples as just a cruise port, but there's so much more to see. The city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to 470 BC, has many incredible attractions to visit: three enormous castles, a royal palace and more churches and cathedrals than you could ever manage.
While Napoli’s gastronomic scene is the stuff of legends, from Napoli you also have easy access to the famous Amalfi coast, Pompei, Positano, Capri and much more.
The epicentre of Italian fashion and design, Milan is home to the biggest names in the industry – Valentino, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Missoni (to name just a few),
Milan is also home to one of the most famous Renaissance paintings in history – Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper (1494-1498) — as well as unrivalled collections of Italian modernism, including masterpieces from artists such as Umberto Boccioni and Lucio Fontana,
Milan is a city where you could spend a lifetime going in search of famous art. Milan has exemplary architecture. Buildings range from the Renaissance-style Santa Maria delle Grazie church (which has a fun optical illusion and is designated a Unesco World Heritage Site) to the 19th-century shopping plaza, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Featuring Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Orta, Italy's breathtaking Lake District has inspired painters, writers, and poets. Enjoy the region's gardens, arts, and contemporary life, set amid Italy's northern lakes and mountains, during this one-week Cultural Stay in Stresa.
Pisa is one of the most exciting cities in Italy, obviously the main attraction in town is the Leaning Tower.
Pisa is beautiful to wander around, architectural styles from throughout the ages are delightfully shown off, as Renaissance piazzas and Gothic churches jostle for space among the other fantastic buildings on show.
Cinque Terre is the beauty of the area made up of 5 small cities hence the name (5 lands) Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare are right next to the water.
This is so magical! The villages look wonderful and the sea view makes it even better. Corniglia is the only town that isn't adjacent to the water. The villages of Cinque Terre feature some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes that include wine terraces dating back to hundreds of years.
Verona is rich in history with an abundance of Roman roots still evident today and famed home of Romeo and Juliet story.
Verona is romantic and gorgeous. Incredible art and architecture will take you through ancient times and the Renaissance to modern day, and Verona's fantastic food and accommodations are sure to make you happy. All that and the world famous frozen Italian treat, gelato!
Its waters are clean, crystal-clear and shockingly blue. The landscape and its immediate surroundings are defined by the sea.
Cagliari is the main cit yin the island with its famous Poetto Beach, which lies just a few minutes walk from the city centre, is a 5km strip of very white sand lapped by green-blue water.
Visiting Cagliari gives you also the opportunity to travel around the whole of Sardegna and discover some of the most beautiful and special beaches, some include: (Cala Brandinchi, Tuerredda Beach, La Speranza Beach, Capriccioli Beach, Cala Biriola, Cala dei Gabbiani, Liscia Ruja, Nora, Cala Mariolu)
A historical town with an important past, Siracusa has a beautiful city centre with a breathtaking duomo and an archaeological park with beautiful ruins from Greek and Roman times with the fantastic Parco Archeologico documenting much of its fascinating history.
Visiting Siracusa gives you also the opportunity to travel around the whole Sicilian island, with plenty other special cities like Palermo and ruins like the impressive Ancient Theatre of Taormina and the age-old edifices in the Valley of the Temples date to the Ancient Greeks; others, such as the mountaintop castles of Erice, were built in medieval times & many special beaches scattered around the island to visit.
Bolagna is a beautiful, elegant and historical, but at the same time it's a bustling modern city that doesn't depend on tourism to survive.
There are plenty of tourist attractions around the city, full of beautiful architecture, lively bars and cafes, it is a fun city to visit and live in.
Lecce is renowned for its beautiful historical structures such as the Basilica di Santa Croce, the Porta Napoli and the Duomo.
Furthermore, Lecce has a favourable location and is within a stone's throw of some charming and interesting coastal destinations such as Gallipoli. From here, you can easily explore the surrounding region with its multitude of beautiful, secluded beaches.