There are few countries in the world as glamorous as Italy. Italy is an amazing holiday destination, world famous for its historical significance, culture, natural beauty, food and drink, and style. The difficulty is that Italy is also a large and incredibly diverse country, meaning it can be hard to decide on a destination. Here are 5 of the top locations to visit.
Of course, the capital is one of the main highlights of Italy. Anyone with an interest in history will be in awe of Rome, with so many iconic landmarks throughout the city. In addition to this, Rome is a hub for luxury shopping and tantalising food and drink – what more could you want!?
Florence is a stunning city best known for its beautiful architecture and Renaissance art. In addition to attractions like the Duomo Cathedral and Galleria dell’Accademia displaying Michelangelo’s David, Florence is a great place for foodies nestled in the Tuscan valley. This also means that you’re surrounded by natural beauty for those looking to hike and escape the city. You can also book an Italian villa to relax in after a day of exploring.
Venice – the Floating City – is quite unlike anywhere else in the world and a bucket list destination for many. Getting around by gondola or on foot makes this a romantic, fun, and special place, but there is more to Venice than this. There is also a lot of history and culture to soak up, including spectacular palaces and art museums.
Another place for history buffs is Pompei – the city frozen in time due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. You can stroll through the ancient city to get a sense of Roman life and see historic sites, such as an impressive forum and amphitheatre. One of the most popular attractions here is the Necropolis, which is a Roman cemetery found just outside the city walls. Here, you can discover how the Romans remembered and respected their dead.
There are few places as captivating and glamorous in Europe as the Amalfi Coast. The 50km stretch of coastline along the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Campania region has sheer cliffs and a shoreline with small beaches and colourful fishing villages.
In addition to the striking natural beauty, there is also historical significance as an area that was one of the four Marine Republics that previously ruled Italy. As you might imagine, due to its location, this is also one of the best places to enjoy fresh seafood!
There are many amazing places to visit all over Italy, but the above are perhaps the five best destinations to add to your shortlist. Italy is the place to be in terms of history, culture, and natural beauty, but it is also hard to pick a destination with so many incredible places to choose from.
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