A Travel Guide to Italy
From beautiful landscapes to vibrant cities, amazing food, and famous art, Italy has everything a traveler can possibly want. A trip across this country can include something for every type of traveler: the hiker, the foodie, the party lover, or the history and art enthusiast, this destination really does have it all.
With so much to see and never enough time, it’s important to get your plan straight and know where you want to go. For those of you who want to make the best of the trip to Italy, here’s a list of a few of Italy’s top destinations you absolutely must visit when traveling “the boot”:
- Rome – of course, the famous Italian city is a must-visit when traveling the country, and has some of Europe’s (and the world’s) most infamous historic landmarks and art. Make sure you don’t skip a tour in Vatican City and The Colosseum, the breathtaking Trevi fountain, and gelato on the Spanish Steps. The city also has the best and most diverse local food scene, with everything Italy has to offer in all levels and price ranges. Don’t miss the city’s vibrant nightlife scene as well, and when the sun goes down look for a good snack and a drink in the exciting neighborhood Campo de’ Fiori.
- Florence – This beautiful city is the perfect destination for every art lover. With endless galleries to visit and world-famous art to see, Florence is the main remnant of Italy’s glorious Renaissance period. Make sure you visit Galleria dell’Accademia, one of the city’s most well-known galleries, and also the home of Michelangelo’s “David”. If architecture is what you’re after, visit Piazza del Duomo, Florence’s most iconic landmarks where you could witness the impressive cathedral. With a vibrant and fun city scene, Florence is a guaranteed 2-3 days of fun.
- Venice – How can we skip one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations? Venice attracts many visitors each year for its unique canals, amazing architecture, and romantic atmosphere. A ride in a gondola around the city can feel like a scene from a movie and will definitely complete your Venice experience. Once you experienced Venice to its fullest, take a day trip to one of the cities in the area, such as Vicenza or Verona.
- Amalfi Coast – After all of those tours and sightseeing, there’s nothing like a good rest on a beautiful beach. The Amalfi Coast is known for its beautiful and small villages, tall cliffs, and crystal clear waters, which all make it one of the best vacation spots on the Mediterranean coast.
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