Italy is one of those countries which remain in every traveler’s bucket list. Quite famous for its tempting food options, the country is unparalleled in other aspects too, including art and architecture, stunning cities, historical sites, astonishing coastlines, etc. Italy is also home to picturesque lakes and gorgeous beaches. If its cities carry charm, its ancient Roman Ruins and villages are equally fascinating. The vibrant festivals keep the country alive throughout the year. If it brings in you a craving to visit the country, let me tell you the best places to visit in Italy.
Rome welcomes its tourists with mild and pleasant weather all the year round but if you want a secluded and less-crowded vacation, visit during winter when it’s not even too chilled. This UNESCO World Heritage site features various ancient ruins and monuments of art and historical importance. It’s a city of magnificent fountains and has various such spots that leave you with stunning views. Rome is also home to various artists, the most famous being Michelangelo whose artworks can be seen widely on every nook and corner of the city. The art, architecture, and history are also exquisitely exhibited in its buildings, piazzas, and churches that will surely leave you stunned. Its small size is a booster for tourists as various places can be easily covered on foot.
The mesmerizing location and the picturesque sea views stun the tourists every time they visit and make it one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the world. Walk for miles with your love on the seashore and enjoy a romantic dinner at any of its beachfront cafes. Explore the nature and experience hiking, cycling, and walking on its trails. The gorgeous waterfalls, captivating surroundings, and stunning views leave the tourists awestruck and provoke them to visit again. A pretty and small island of Capri is also accessible via a ferry from Positano. If traveling amidst nature’s beauty is your kind of thing, you shall not miss the train ride from Naples to Sorrento.
Florence is yet another magnificent Italian city with enthralling views and eye-catching art and architecture. The city is prominent for the country right from the time of Renaissance. If art and history are something that magnetizes you, you’ll run short of time to visit its galleries, museums, and fortresses. Escape from the worries and hustle and bustle of the city life thanks to the green spaces of the city. Also, the serenity and calmness of the city soothe the tourists. Strolling around the streets itself is a wonderful experience. Apart from the landscape, the city is famous for its tempting culinary options and food markets too. Do take out some time for a visit to the world-famous Tuscan vineyards.
- Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre is not a single town but a collection of 5 glorious towns, namely Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare, all of which are equally delightful. Its highlights are the crystal clear blue water, the surrounding lush green mountains, and the pastel houses. Its hiking trails with mountainous terrains don’t bear huge rush of tourists but provide them stunning views. If you happen to visit the place in May, plan in a way you don’t miss the lemon festival held on the third Sunday of May every year. The shots of limoncello, a sweet and alcoholic liquor made of lemon, are worth taking. Hire a boat and go amidst the sea. The views of the villages from the waters look adorable.
Tuscany securely holds a place in everyone’s bucket list, who plans to visit Italy due to the obvious reasons. Apart from the eminent vineyards, Tuscany is also famous for the incredible food, guided tours, astonishing art, and rich history. It’s a heaven for adventure seekers, as they can feed their souls with ‘n’ numbers of interesting activities, like hiking on the mountains, exploring the town on a two-wheeler, taking a hot air balloon ride, paragliding, scuba diving, taking road trips, visiting hot water natural springs, etc.
So, which one is your next vacation spot?