Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and with its stunning landscapes, architecture, art and entertainment spots, it’s no surprise. Italy has everything you could ask for, for every interest or hobby possible. You could plan an entire itinerary inspired by a single interest, from Renaissance art to hiking.
The country has become a destination that makes just about everyone’s travel bucket list, famous for it’s incredible food, art, beautiful picturesque towns and cities, and it’s historical sites, it’s safe to say that Italy’s offerings are unmatched by every other country in the world. In this post, we are taking a look at some of the most popular places in Italy to book your next trip to.
Without a doubt, Florence is one of the best places to visit in Italy. It is one of Europe’s greatest art cities, and it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. There are some spectacular sites to see, including the murals inside the dome of the Duomo, the statues scattered around the city, and plenty of places to eat and shops to visit.
The restaurant and nightlife scene are very much thriving in Florence, however you can also escape to the nearby hills of Chianti for some downtime, as well as other Tuscan art towns such as Arezzo, Siena and Lucca.
Venice is one of the most touristic cities in Europe, with its numerous canals and its world renowned gondola rides, it is also the perfect destination for a romantic stay. The Venice Carnaval takes place every year in February and attracts tourists from all over the world. You can wander along the canals, take a gondola ride through the city, see St. Mark’s Square, walk across the Rialto Bridge, and visit the Doges’ Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica – it should be one on your list to visit.
Milan is the capital of fashion and design, and what largely draws visitors in is the city’s selection of excellent shopping. You can find high street shops and boutiques all over the city, as well as designer stores in the Quadrilatero D’Oro district. There are many cultural attractions to see, such as the Scala opera house, the Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery and, at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous mural of the Last Supper.
Rome is the first place that many people would think of when you first say Italy, as it is a standard stop on many European holiday itineraries. It is a globally renowned cultural and historical powerhouse, and here you will find the most important relic from the Roman Empire, the Colosseum. You can also find some of Michelangelo’s greatest works, as well as some of the best food in Italy in some of the many Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. However you should bare in mind that it can be quite expensive to book a room to stay there, which is why I love ebooking a hotel to stay in as it can save me an absolute fortune.