There are hundreds of beautiful places and dozens of cities in Italy which are worth visiting. At the same time, here are twenty top tourist attractions in Italy you should see when you are enjoying your holidays in Italy.
Italy can be a wonderful place to be with friends and family or even alone. The country has a perfect blend of culture, nature, architecture, history modernity and art. People of every liking can spend a wonderful time there without feeling bored at all. Restaurants, hotels, resorts, art galleries, shopping, lakes, beaches, islands, old buildings, churches, castles and much more, Italy has got it all. Let’s discuss some of these best places in Italy.
Top Tourist Attractions in Italy
This had to top the list. Colosseum is the biggest ever amphitheater ever built. It is located in Rome and was built by Roman empire in 70 AD. Since then, the colosseum has remained an important venue for sports events and other shows.
#2 Venice Canals
The city built on water, Venice is one of the most popular cities in the world. The canals in Venice are the streets of the city where people travel. The canals have ancient buildings on its sides which give the journey a spectacular experience.
#3 Lake Como
One of the most famous lakes in Italy, the Lake Como is surrounded by tall mountains and small villages. It is an amazing sight to witness for a tourist.
#4 Vatican City
Vatican city is a top attractions in Italy. A city rich in religious and historical background, the Vatican is what many people come Italy to see. The city is also very famous for the artistic works it holds and among them is the Pieta of Michelangelo.
Herculaneum is a Roman town which was destroyed 2000 years ago by a volcanic eruption. The town has ruins of ancient architecture and other things in ancient times preserved for the tourists to see.
Dolomites is a mountain range in Norther Italy which is famous for its scenic beauty. The color of the mountains appears to be pink or purple at sunset which is a sight worth seeing. Sports like skiing and snowboarding are also famous there.
#7 Mount Etna
It is located on the island of Sicily. It is a volcano and an active one. Surrounding the mountain is a national park where visitors can walk along and enjoy their time.
#8 Pizza Napoletana
Pizza Napoletana is one of the best attractions in Italy. It’s about time we talk about food! The restaurant offers authentic Italian pizza. Pizza was originated at this place and other Pizza restaurants around Italy follow this restaurant’s footsteps and even advertise that the pizza at their restaurant is of ‘Napoletana’s standards’.
Capri is one of the many islands in Italy. It is also one of the most famous and visited islands. Blue Grotto, the turquoise colored sea cave is located in Capri. The Baroque Church of San Michele Arcangelo is also in Capri.
#10 Peter’s Basilica
The church is located in Rome and holds utmost religious and historical importance. It was built in the 16th century and is an amazing artistic piece of architecture.
#11 Tuscan Hill Towns
These stone towns date back to the era of Etruscans. These towns have ancient castles and other important historical pieces of architecture. These towns include Volterra, Cortona, Arezzo and San Gimignano.
#12 Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is a historical place in Rome. The rectangular area contains several important government buildings, courts, marketplaces temples of ancient times. This place holds utmost importance for history lovers all around the world who come to see it frequently.
#13 Amalfi Coast
Amalfi coast is in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a coastline along the Sorrentine Peninsula. The coastline contains many hillside towns that augment the beauty of the region. Positano is one of the main towns here.
#14 Valley of the Temples
This is an archeological site in Sicily. The valley contains several important Greek temples and many of which are more than 2000 years old. Amongst them is the temple of Concordia which is preserved now for the tourists to visit.
#15 Leaning Tower of Pisa
The tower was built over a period of more than 170 years. It started in 1173 and was completed in 14th The long duration was due to several complications in the building’s structure and hence, the ‘leaning’ tower.
The city has an interesting yet a saddening history. In 79 AD, a volcano erupted and the entire city of Pompeii was covered in lava; everything there froze in time with people, buildings, animals and so on. Although the site is very important to historians, tourists are also attracted there.
Manarola is an Italian town in Cinque Terre. The town is inaccessible through car and there is very less, if any, modern development in the region. Therefore, one can be absolutely free of the city stress while being here.
#18 La Pelosa
La Pelosa is a beach on the island of Sardinia. The water on the beach is clear that you can easily see through the water on the ground of the water.
#19 Verona Arena
It is a Roman Amphitheater built around 2000 years ago. It is still used and can host around 30,000 people. Many cultural music shows are still held here.
In the list of tourist attractions in Italy, Portofino also included in it. It is a very famous town on the Italian Riviera. It has a harbor and houses right in front of that harbor which gives the town a picturesque look. The town has a fort called Castello Brown and St. Martin church.