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Places to visit in Italy

Italy – known as the most enticing countries of Europe. Popularly known for the glorious historic architecture, ancient streets, the beautiful vineyards and the romantic canals in Venice makes Italy irresistible. The country has variety of places to be seen right from Venice which is at the top of Italy upto Naples in the south.
The best months to visit Italy are April to June and September to October.

Depending on how much time you spend in this country determines the places to visit. But if you have a couple of weeks at your disposal then you should target to start with the top 3, Rome, Venice and Florence. However, if you have good 10-15 days you might not want to miss out on the below:

• Gondola along the canals in Venice
• A ttour through the vineyards of Tuscany
• Climbing to the top of the Duomo in Florence
• Hike through the five cities of Cinque Terre
• Swim in the Blue Grotto on Capri
• Tour the volcanic city of Pompeii

1. Venice

Venice the most romantic cities of the world also known as the ‘floating city’ is built on 118 islands and separated by canals. Below are the places to be seen in this beautiful city

• Piazza San Marco
• Grand Canal
• Saint Mark’s Basilica
• Rialto Bridge
• Burano Island
• Venetian Lagoon
• Santa Maria Formosa

2. Florence & Tuscany

Florence is known for its world class museums, stunning architecture. Founded in 80 BC it is a treasure of Renaissance architecture and a UNESCO site.

• The Duomo, Florence’s Cathedral
• Uffizi Gallery
• The Accademia Gallery
• Tour of Tuscany
• The Last Supper painting
• Ponte Vecchio
• Piazza Della Signoria
• Palazzo Pitti
• The Bell Tower by Giotto

– Day trips from Florence

• HIking at Cinque Terra
• Leaning tower of Pisa

3 Rome

The capital of Italy where the oldest church being 2000 years ago with great monuments such as The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon. It is a place to self-explore and enjoy the journey in the past. Below places are worth visiting

• The Colosseum
• The Pantheon
• St. Peter’s Basilica
• Vatican Museums
• Palatino
• Roman Forum
• Museo E Galleria Borghese

4. Milan

Milan being the financial and the fashion capital of Italy is home to big designers Armani, Prada and Versace and said to be Italy’s third most visited city after Rome and Venice. Along with enjoying the shopping culture, you may visit the below top places

• The Milan Cathedral also known as the Duomo di Milano
• Santa Maria delle Grazie – known for its most artifact. ‘The Last Supper’ painting by Leonardo Da Vinci
• Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II
• Quadrilatero d’Oro – The most famous shopping district
• La Scala

5. Amalfi Coast

If you are a scenic lover, this is the place which is a mesmerizer renowned for its beautiful landscape offering numerous places to visit from terraced lemon gardens. Considering the base you may chose the spots to visit, the top places being as follows:

• Positano
• Sorento
• Ravello
• Amalfi

There are day-trips to Pompei and Capri islands which can be covered in a day.

6. Naples

Naples in called the home of Pizzas being home to the world’s first ever pizzeria. The city of Naples is vibrant and colorful which lives on the harbor.

• Naples Harbor
• National Archeological Museum

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