Also called the “Bel Paese”, Italy is one of those places where nothing can be considered overrated. When It comes to tourism, Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world.
When you talk about Italy, you talk about amazing landscapes, world famous cuisine, UNESCO World Heritage Sites(the greatest number in the world), high art and unique monuments.
If visiting for the first time, it may be difficult to decide where to go first, so we created for you a travel guide with the Top Rated Destinations in Italy.
Top Rated Destinations in Italy
Rome is the capital and the largest city in Italy. Nicknamed the eternal city, Rome is the most popular tourist destination in Italy and the 18th most visited city in the world. Rome is the home to world know historic monuments and to the the City of Vatican.
Top attractions in Rome: Pantheon, Colosseum, Vatican City, Vatican Museum, Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Borghese Gallery, Piazza Navona, Old City Centre, Roman Forum and St. peter Basilica.
The capital of Lombardy – Italy, Milan is one of the top cities in Europe. The capital of fashion, Milan is also an important economical, cultural and sport centre. Milan is home world known museums, galleries, historic sites and to one of the largest cathedrals in the world which is decorated with Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings.
Top attractions in Milan: Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Santa Maria delle Grazie, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Castello Sforzesco, Scala di Milano Theatre and Dialogo nel Buio.
Located in the Emilia-Romagna Region, Bologna is one of Italy’s most populat tourist destinations. Voted the European Cultural capital in 2000, Bologna is the home of the oldest university in the world and an important cultural and artistic centre.
Top attractions in Bologna: Basilica – Santuario di Santo Stefano, Piazza Maggiore, Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, Palazzo Comunale, Museo Civico, Fontana del Nettuno and Museum of the History of Bologna.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Famous for its museums, palaces, churches and for some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world, Florence was named the third favourite tourist destination by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Top attractions in Florence: Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Uffizi, Giardino Bardini, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Cupola del Brunelleschi.
Genoa is a historical port city in the region of Linguria, Italy. Nicknamed “The Proud One”, Genoa is one of the largest and most beautiful cities and ports on the Mediterranean Sea. European Capital of Culture in 2004, Genoa has a rich cultural and historic heritage.
Top attractions in Genoa: Aquarium, The Sea Museum, Boccadasse, Teatro della Gioventu, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo – Duomo di Genova, Via Garibaldi and Royal Palace Museum.
Naples is the Italian city which has it all: one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe (Amalfi Coast), an impresive historical and cultural heritage and one of the best cuisine in the world.
Top attractions in Naples: Museo Cappella Sansevero, Catacombe di San Gennaro, Cappela Sansevero, Piazza Bellini, Certosa e Museo di San martino, Via San Gregorio Armeno and Teatro di San Carlo.
Turin or Torino, is an important economical and cultural centre in the North of Italy. Home to the Savoy Residences, many historic sites and world famous museums, Torino is a major turist destination being often compared with Vienna or Paris.
Top attractions in Turin: The Egyptian Museum of Turin, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano, The Museum of Oriental Art, Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile, Juventus Stadium, Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello.
Located in the north-east part of Italy, Venice is well known for its canals and architecture. Placed on 118 small islands, the city is listed as a World Heritage Site, and it’s an important cultural hub.
With 50,000 tourists visiting it every day, Venice is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Top attractions in Venice: Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Basilica di San Marco, San Rocco, San Giorgio Maggiore, Gioielleria Eredi Jovon and Ca’ Rezzonico