Top 20 Places to visit in Italy: a list of the most beautiful attractions not to be missed!
Emergency Covid-19 forced us to change our plan, our daily routine, our way of living and being together.
Our lives and the world around us is not the same as before.
All our hopes are looking towards the future: the end of the pandemic.
Now we can’t go out with friends, watch a movie at the cinema, eat at the restaurant, support the favorite team at the stadium, enjoy a journey and so many other things. But the only thing we can do at the moment is to DREAM.
Dreaming is safe, healthy and accessible to all: you can imagine being anywhere you want, and choose your next destination to visit after the pandemic.
Today we want to make you travel with us in a journey to discover Italy.
Here we present our Top 20 places to visit in Italy: a selection of the most beautiful attractions not to be missed when you’ll go in Rome, Tuscany, Umbria and Gulf of Naples. We wish you to go on a trip as soon as possible!
The Colosseum is the symbol of the Eternal City! It represents the history of Rome and remains one of the most fascinating demonstrations of the great architectural skills of the Ancient Romans.
2. St. Peter’s Basilica
St Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the most famous sacred building in the world, the “Mother of all Churches” and more.
It’s, in fact, a record-breaking basilica: 218 meters long, it could contain 60 thousand people and is the largest in the world.
3. Trevi Fountain
If you want to discover the so called Romantic Rome, you must go to the Trevi Fountain, Rome’s biggest fountain.
A legend has it that couples who drink the water of this fountain, will remain in love and faithful forever.
4. Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia is one of the most famous squares in the city of Rome and a strategic point for other tourist itineraries to discover ancient, renaissance and baroque Rome.
It’s surrounded by monuments and other places of cultural, artistic and architectural interest such as: the Vittoriano and the Forum of Augustus, The Capitol and the Capitoline Museums, the Roman Forum and the Trajan’s column.
5. Trastevere by night
Trastevere is one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of the city, where among narrow colored alleys, Roman trattorias, markets, shops and artisan shops, it is still possible to find the essence of the most authentic and genuine Rome.
Here you can spend an evening of fun and good food or take a walk from Piazza Trilussa to Piazza Navona.
6. Villa D’Este (Tivoli)
Villa d’Este is a Renaissance masterpiece located in Tivoli, 30 km from Rome: a real open-air museum full of architectural beauties appreciated all over the world.
It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, and in 2013 it turned out to be the twelfth most visited Italian state site.
7. Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio, known as “the dying city”, is an evocative village in the province of Viterbo and considered one of the most beautiful in Italy.
It founded 2500 years ago by the Etruscans, and even today it is made of medieval houses and the almost surreal landscape of clay gullies.
It can only be reached on foot, and represents an oasis of peace (smog-free sky).
Umbria and Tuscany
8. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral of Florence and symbol of the city, and it represents (with the Baptistery and the Bell Tower of Giotto) one of the most important architectural ensembles in Italy .
You can’t miss the climb to the dome of Brunelleschi to admire a splendid view of the Tuscan city.
Today, the Uffizi is still counted among the most popular tourist attractions in Florence. Inside you will find the famous “L’Annunciazione di Simone Martini” , “Battesimo di Cristo”, “La Venere di Botticelli”, “La Medusa di Caravaggio”, and admire the view from the terrace on the Loggia de Lanzi.
10. Ponte Vecchio
Until 1218 the Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge that crossed the Arno in Florence and today represents the oldest bridge in the city and a symbol of the Historical Centre.
You can’t miss an evening walk to admire the suggestive and romantic atmosphere of the bridge by night.
11. Trasimeno Lake
In the province of Perugia, within the borders of Umbria, there is a natural landscape (perhaps little known but no less enchanting) that overlook Lake Trasimeno.
The hills that frame the lake, the Tuscan Val Chianina, and the three islands, that emerge from the lake’s waters, populated by exceptional flora and fauna make it the ideal place for excursions and art visits.
It’s an evocative medieval village, located between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana.
The landscapes, the green hills and cultivated fields perfectly represent the idea of Chianti.
Montepulciano is the most famous thermal town in the province of Siena, it preserves a rich artistic heritage and is famous for its wine.
13. Cathedral of Orvieto
The Cathedral of Orvieto, a marvel of Italian Gothic art, represents an extraordinary harmony despite the fact that 20 different artists have worked on it for more than 3 centuries.
14. Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Seen from a distance it looks like a unique stronghold but it is actually made up of two superimposed churches: the lower and upper Basilica and a crypt with the Saint’s tomb. The history of Italian art was written in the two churches: Cimabue, Giotto, the Lorenzetti, Simone Martini worked on it.
Gulf of Naples
15. Pompeii Ruins
Pompeii was one of the largest cities of the Roman era and the ancient ruins are a evidence of that because of the presence of thousands of buildings, monuments and domus.
We suggest to visit the Forum, the amphitheater, Apollo’s Temple and Villa of the Mysteries.
Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento coast and a holiday resort since ancient times.
Sorrento fascinates tourists and visitors with its breathtaking views, the landscape of gardens and citrus groves, the marinas, the suggestive historic center, an interesting historical and religious architecture, the ancient tradition of inlay and lace.
Capri has always been considered the queen of the Flegrean Islands (Gulf of Naples).
It represents a famous attraction for international class tourism and for those in search of unforgettable experiences.
Capri must be absolutely put on your list of trips to do at least once in your life in Italy. It will always amaze you and every corner will leave you speechless.
18. Caracciolo Seafront
One of the reasons that makes Naples a unique city is its sea. Therefore, a walk along the promenade to Castel dell’Ovo cannot be missed and to enjoy a wonderful view of the Gulf of Naples.
Spaccanapoli includes all the essence of Naples: the splendid monuments that tell its history, the workshops of the artisans, the fishmongers who scream and the chaos of people and scooters that dart regardless of the highway code.
If you want to see the real Naples, you cannot miss a walk along Spaccanapoli!
Vesuvius is one of the three active volcanoes on the Italian national territory. It is considered one of the symbols of the city of Naples and one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Europe because of its explosive eruptions. Despite everything, however, it is the favorite destination of many visitors from all over the world.
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