Top 5 Tourist Destinations in Italy

The European country, Italy is known for offering a variety of beautiful vacation spots. Tourists get to witness and appreciate the stunning Roman ruins of Pompeii, Rome, and Herculaneum, as well as enjoy the romantic appeal of Venice and Tuscany.

The natural attractions and picturesque landscapes will give you an out of the world feeling. Their incredible beauty cannot be praised enough. We have listed the top 10 must-visit destinations in Italy that will leave you as speechless as anyone else who visits the country.

1. Tuscany

Tuscany has consistently been the focal point of business, craftsmanship, and politics in Europe. It is one of the most stunning places to visit in Italy, and has been considered a major city of the Renaissance Period. If you are an art lover, you will not be disappointed with your visit. There are incredibly beautiful works of art to see here. The city is also famous for unique craft items of wood, metal, leather, and more.

Must-visit Tourist Attractions: 

  • The Gallery of Uffizi with beautiful museums, palaces & churches
  • Breathtaking views of Siena and Palio
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli

2. Naples

Located in southern Italy, Naples is a city near the still-active volcano, Mount Vesuvius. The city is home to centuries-old art and architecture, which makes it a perfect destination for a history buff. The city is one of the best tourist destinations in Italy and has the largest number of architecturally renowned churches. Neapolitan cuisine is famous for the origination of pizza, along with several other delicious dishes.

Must-visit Tourist Attractions: 

  • Capodimonte Museum that houses the renowned Flagellation of the Christ by Caravaggio
  • The medieval fortress of Castle Sant’Elmo
  • Lungomare amphitheater
  • National Archeological Museum
  • The Naples Archdiocese seat

3. Italian Lake District

The Italian Lake District is situated in Northern Italy and is famous for the picturesque lakes. The district has been among the most popular tourist attractions since the Roman times. The lakes Garda and Como attract numerous tourists every year. Apart from the lakes, the district is known for its authentic Italian cuisine, and amazing boutiques for fashion lovers.

Must-visit Tourist Attractions: 

  • Lake Garda
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Iseo
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lake Lugano
  • Lake Orta
  • Medieval Castles
  • The peaks of Dolomites

4. Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is known for its ancient Greek ruins. The Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs and Ostrogoths have been the rulers of this island and the proof of that is evident in the ruins. Many tourists also frequent Sicily for the amazing architectural achievements of the Norman Era. So this is another ideal holiday attraction for history enthusiasts.

Must-visit Tourist Attractions: 

  • Aeolian Islands
  • Agrigento archeological site, also called the Valley of Temples
  • The hilltop town Erice
  • Mount Etna
  • Nebrodi Mountains

5. Cinque Terre

Located on the Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages. If you do decide to visit Italy, you shouldn’t miss this at any cost. Also known as ‘The Five Lands’, the five villages are joined by walking trails. Another thing that makes this place worth visiting is the fact that it has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will find marine life that has been conserved for centuries. 

Must-visit Tourist Attractions: 

  • The steep cliff of Vernazza fishing village
  • 12th Century Manarola fishing village, famous for its Groppo and Ruins of Fortifications
  • The churches and Monastery of Monterosso village
  • The rugged hills of Riomaggiore
  • The 382 stairs and 12km Blue Path of Corniglia

If you are interested in visiting this diverse European country, we have the best Italy tour packages for you. They cover amazing must-visit attractions, along with fun activities that will make up a memorable trip. Feel free to contact us.

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