The Most Popular Cities in Italy
Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world, in fact it attracts almost 50 million tourists each year. It’s no wonder either, for the country is perfect for those cities breaks, wonderful beaches, ancient and historic monuments and much more.
The romantic city of Florence is the capital of the Tuscany Region. The Uffizi Gallery, Accademia and Michelangelo’s David attract huge visitors daily, but those in the know can skip the queues by sourcing advance tickets online. It’s also an ideal location to venture off on a day trip of Cinque Terre and explore the Italian Riviera.
The ultimate destination for the fashion conscious, with world famous designers and individual boutiques on every corner. You could even hire your own private shopper for the day. Milan is also known for its love of the arts, with Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” on display at Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The famous canals of Venice attract thousands of tourists each day. Book yourself a gondola tour and experience Venice in the only way necessary. Other than the waterways, the old town is completely pedestrianised so when you’re not in a boat, join a walking tour or take a bike ride around this one of a kind city.
When you think of Pisa, the iconic Leaning Tower comes to mind. The focal point of Piazza del Duomo, the Bell Tower is just one way to spend your time in Pisa. Easily accessible from the port of Livorno, if you’re on a cruise it’s the perfect day excursion.
The ancient city of Rome is Italy’s capital and one filled with history. There’s the Roman Forum and Colosseum, Capitoline Hill and the Trevi Fountain. Why not book a day tour of Rome and see it all in one day? If you’re after an audience with the Pope, then organise your holiday early as these rare occasions sell out way in advance. Vatican City is however worthy of a visit all year round, so beat the queues with a combined ticket for the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums.
The port of Genoa looks out over the Ligurian Sea and is a city filled with history. With its defensive walls, cathedrals and churches, there are plenty of historical tours available. Ensure you visit the Palazzi dei Rolli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with 42 buildings, many of which are palaces and stately homes.
If you’re in the south of Naples, then there’s a hidden underground filled with rocks and caves to explore. If you’re looking to venture further afield, then Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are only a short ride away.
Wherever you visit in Italy, there’s much more to see and do. Take a relaxing city tour or the more adventurous can hike or ride across the countryside. Italy is a country filled with beautiful coastlines and quaint villages, along with endless vineyards and plenty of places to indulge in that famous Italian cooking.