Italy is located in southern part of Europe. It also includes a number of island including Sicily and Sardinia. It has a very long Mediterranean Coastal line. Its capital is Rome. Its neighboring countries are Austria, France, Holy See, San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland. It is the member of European Union. Italy is also well known for its delicious food specially “Pizza” and “lasagna”. The famous scientist Galileo and Marconi also belongs to Italy. The history of Italy is very old and Western civilization has been greatly influenced by the culture of Rome and Italian achievements. The ten best places to visit of Italy are given below:
Best Places to Visit in Italy
Venice is a city of canals. The city consists of 118 small islands which are inter connected by canals. If you have to go another island then you have to travel in canals because they do not contain roads. The Grand Canal is largest one. This city is also famous for its architecture, art and sea food.
It is known as the most beautiful Italian city. It encompasses the best parts of Italy at one small place and it is situated at the northern part of the country. The city has an amazing structure also containing the world-class art museums filled with amazing paintings and sculptures. The fashion boutiques, food and wine give it a special distinction. And last but not least, standing on the bridge (La Dolce Vita) over Arno river changes you mood so quickly.
The capital of the country ROME is a historic city; no any tour of Italy is complete without visiting Rome. There is a lot to see in Rome. The history of Rome and its ruins, art and architecture is about 3000 years back. A walking tour of the city will bring you back in the Roman Empire. The best things to visit in Rome are the ruins of Colosseum and Rome Forum, gawt at the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Sistine Chapel.
You May Like to Read: When in Rome – 5 Best Places to Visit in Rome
Milan is also known as the great Milan is the capital city of Lombardy, which is in the northern region of Italy. The city has a population of 1.3 million people. Its origin is back to 400 B.C and the Romans conquered the city in 222B.C to add it in Roman Empire. The city has the magnetic attraction for the photographers, models, designers and artists. Milan is an ancient city with very interesting buildings and palazzos. People come to see the city from all over the world.
5. Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coastal line is spread over 50km along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It covers an area of 43 sq. mi. The steep cliffs, greenish blue water and cultivated terraces make it a perfect place for peace of mind and relaxation of eyes. Most of the people gather here to take sun bath. A person who visit Amalfi coast must take a cruise through the turquois water to enjoy the delights of water.
The city became a wonder for people from 79 A.D. as an active volcano named Mount Vesuvius was erupted and its volcanic ash covered the whole city with a thick layer. Although the volcano erupted more than 50 times but 79 A.D became a history. The ruins of Pompeii were discovered in 1748.
7. Cinque Terre
It is one of the UNESCO’s heritage sites. Cinque consists of 5 springs of ancient seaside villages. The colourful houses, their vineyards, harbors filled with boats and seafood of the area are some of the specialties of Cinque. Pesto is the world famous sauce of the Liguria region. The most visited part is Monterosso al Mare due to its sandy beach. Church of San Francisco is also one of the attraction of the place for tourists.
Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and seventh largest island of Europe. Mount Etna is an active volcano which is on the eastern edge of Sicily. It possess the world’s best historic sites e.g. Valley of the Temples, the well preserved ruins of seven monuments, Doric-style temple.
We can call it the birthplace or motherland of “Pizza”. It is located in the southern part of Italy on the Bay of Naples. It is the third-largest city of Italy population wise. There you can see art and architecture which belong to centuries ago history. The major landmarks are its lavish Royal Palace and a 13th century castle, Castle Nuovo.
It is located in central Italy having an area of 23000 sq. km. Florence is the capital of this region. The region is famous for its food, red wine and beaches. Visit to Tuscany is not a thing to miss. Its green rolling hills and vineyards make it a perfect nature beauty.
Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world. It received 52.4 million tourists in 2016. People from all over the world want to have their tour to Italy because of its rich culture, history, beautiful and historic monuments, art, fashion, beautiful coastal line and above all its delicious cuisine. About 50 million people enjoyed the delights of Italian hotels and the exact figure according to Hotel trade association is 48.3 million.