Which Places to Visit in Italy?

There's plenty of gorgeous scenery, style, art, and excellent cuisine to expereince in Italy. If you have the opportunity to visit Italy, the following locations are among the best.

Piazza di Ferrari, Genoa, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons


A port city in northern Italy, as well as the capital of the Liguria Region.

Piazza de Ferrari, a major square which has an impressive fountain and adjacent buildings with great architecture. The Palace of the Doges, the Teatro Carlo Felice, are among those or you can explore the medieval alleyways and caruggi (tiny alleyways)

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Barcelona, Photo courtesy of Creative Commons / Flickr


You have to see this famous structure in northern Tuscany. Once you get there, go up the tower's 300 steps for a view that is leaning.

Nearby places to visit are the Piazza dei Miracoli, Gioco del Ponte, or the historical Caffe dell'Ussuro.

Naples, Italy, Photo courtesy of Antonio Manfredonio / Flickr


located two hours south of Rome, and largest city in southern Italy. It features among the world's best places to see an opera or theater

Sites to see include the Piazza del Plebiscito, Santa Chiara Church, the Duomo, San Lorenzo Maggiore, Castel dell'Ovo, Piazza del Mercato, and the Capodimonte Museum and Park to name a few.

Piazza del Campo , Siena, Italy, Photo courtesy of David McSpadden / Flickr


A lovely medieval city in Tuscany with beautiful historic buildings. spots to check out include Piazza del Campo (the city's 13th-century main square, aka Il Campo), Torre de Mangia, House of St. Catherine,

the Il Palio di Siena festival, or the 15th century decorated fountain, Fonte Gaia

Cinque Terre on the Riviera
Cinque Terre, Italy, Photo courtesy of Brian Stacey / Flickr

Cinque Terre

Its name is from the five nearby seaside villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia and Riomaggiore. UNESCO has designated this section of the Italian Riviera as a World Heritage Site.

No cars are permitted. To get inside use local trains and ferries. Walking routes are hit & miss as many walkng paths are closed ("no entry").

Amalfi coast
Amalfi Coast, Italy, Photo courtesy of Mark Berry / Flickr

Amalfi Coast

A tranquil resort town is an interesting blend of beauty, pure diversity, and comfort. Nearby locations to see are the Cathedral of Amalfi, the villas in Ravello, Positano, a true paradise, or the Medieval village of Atrani

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Florence, Italy, Photo courtesy of Bryan Allison / Flickr


A capital city in Tuscany, Florence, is among the favorite travel destinations in Italy, with numerous amazing places and attractions. In the very center of Tuscany, the Renaissance city of Florence features a good amount of Italy's top rated museums, beautiful religious structures, and interesting plazas not to mention the boutique shops and neighborhood cafes.

Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral, Pitti Palace (I musei di Palazzo Pitti), the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce.

Milano Duomo, Italy, Photo courtesy of Christopher John / Flickr


A big urban cosmopolitan city and financial capital. Basically, for visiting travelers, the city is popular due to its wide range of old architecture and its modern places. Milan truly has a big city lifestyle with the great shops, opera, and night-time attractions.

Places to see include the Duomo Gothic Cathedral (Europe's third biggest church), and close by Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, L'Ultima Cena, Dialogo nel Buio, Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, San Siro Stadium (for futbol fans) and Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Venice, Italy, Photo courtesy of Trish Hartmann / Flickr


Commonly found on the list of top rated destinations for a vacation on the globe and the huge number of travelers who visit this city annually.

Piazza San Marco, a vaporetto on the Grand Canal, a traghetto or gondola ride, Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Square and the basilica, Murano, Burano, and/or Torcello

Rome, Italy, Photo courtesy of Neiljs / Flickr


referred to as Eternal City and deemed the original place of the ancient Roman Empire, Rome is a city with an artistic heritage dating as far back as Etruscan period, Rome is part of the leaders worldwide when it comes to really good art cities. Just walking around the middle of town without looking very hard you will notice masterpieces by the region's famed artists. It is also a modern city that join the past perfectly in harmony.

Popular attractions are the Roman Colosseum, Pantheon, Forum, Vatican city, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant'Angelo, the national museums, and the Spanish Steps

Not talked about so much but these below deserve notable mention as they are quickly moving into people's top 10

Castellina di Chianti, Italy, Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Castellina in Chianti

Located in the Tuscany region, and in Siena, the Castelina in Chianti is a nice small village of 2800 people dating back until the 7th century B.C.

Visit the winery, catch some incredible views of the town and surrounding countryside when you visit the 14th-century Rocca (Fortress), tour San Salvatore church built in the 16th-century, and the medieval arched passageway of Via delle Volte.

Lucca, Italy, Photo courtesy of Daderot, Wikimedia


Nearby places of interest are Church of San Frediano, Manzi Palace, yet another extraordinary example of Medieval building architecture are the Case Guinigi and the Guinigi Tower.

Palazzo Davia Bargellini in Bologna, Italy, Photo courtesy of Wikimedia


Located in the Emilia-Romagna Region, Bologna is the seventh largest city with people colonizing here as far back as 1000

Be sure to see Piazza Nettuno, Piazza Maggiore, Basilica of St. Petronius, the 12th-century Garisenda and the Asinelli Tower, Corte Isolani, and much more.


Juliet's House in Verona, Italy, Photo courtesy of Elliott Brown / Flickr



Known as the city of lovers, perhaps due to it having the balcony in Romeo & Juliet. It appears this is one more to add to the itinerary.

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Ponte Scaligero, Roman Arena, Casa di Giulietta, the Duomo, and cafes.

Abruzzo, Italy, Photo courtesy of Stefano Ullisi / Flickr


includes medieval castles and historical villages, monasteries, and Roman ruins. Abruzzo's land is 70-percent mountainous and features some amazing views of the landscapes.

Nearby sites: Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, L'Aquila, and Sulmona.

San Gimignano in Tuscany

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