Italy is one of our favorites travel destinations, this is why we wanted to share with you our top 10 best places to visit in Italy! The landscape in Italy is really charming and special. You can visit a small village in the hills, a glacial lake in the Dolomites, or beautiful big cities like Rome and Florence. Italy is a country you need to visit at least once in your life!
It is the kind of country that leaves you speechless and that you want to revisit again and again. Italy has so much to offer if you like epic landscapes, architecture, art, and food! Also, it is a safe country and it is perfect for a family, couple or solo trip! Read on!
Top 10 best places to visit in Italy
The first one is Rome! This city is a must to see in Italy. Not only the capital of the country, but this city also has so much to offer. If you like art, architecture, and sculptures, you will not be disappointed.
If you visit Rome, you should visit the famous Trevi fountain, the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, or the Spanish steps. But also, of course, the Colosseo which is one of the 7 modern wonders of the world! You can also visit the lovely neighborhood of Travestere.
Rome is one of these cities that will blow your mind away!
2. Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a beautiful region located in the north est of Italy, in La Spezia, on the Mediterranean coast. It is really close to France and Switzerland. It is located just after Genova and before Tuscany. The Cinque Terre is composed of 5 villages located for most of them in beautiful coves. These 5 villages, build in the hills, by their charm and beauty, belongs to the UNESCO heritage.
There are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, and Corniglia. Each of them is surprisingly different from each other. Plus, you can have dinner at the famous restaurant Nessun Dorma in Manarola with an amazing view! Our favorites ones were Riomaggiore and Manarola. Read our complete travel guide to Cinque Terre.
Is Venice the most romantic city of all time? I would say yes! If you have always been dreaming to visit Venice, you should do it! You will be blown away by the beauty and the charm of this city. Walking in the little streets, crossing the bridges and ride on a gondola is an unforgettable experience! You will see the Rialto Bridge, the San Marco place or the Bridge of sights! Read our full Venice travel guide!
Is Positano worth the hype? This a question I often see. This city has become really famous for a few years and prices went crazy! If you want to stay inside Positano it is really expensive. But Positano is a must to see! This colorful village built in the hills is really special. You should go there one day. You can walk in the little colorful streets, eat the best pizza and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Also, if you find yourself in Positano, you can also do a boat tour for the sunset it really is magical.
Little minus: the public beach is really small and the private beach is really expensive. You can also visit Sorrento and Capri, which are close to Positano and are beautiful. Read our full travel guide to Positano.
The small town of Saturnia is located in the countryside of Tuscany. It is one of the best places to visit in Italy. You can visit the beautiful cascade di Saturnia there. This cascade is absolutely incredible and is totally natural, it has never been touched by humans. It is even more beautiful in reality. If you have never been there you should definitely add this place to your bucket list!
Also, you need to know that the water is also naturally warmed at 37,5 degrees celsius by the volcanic crater near the cascade. Also, this place is really crowded during the day, if you want to visit this place, you should come early in the morning. If you want to go there, don’t forget to read our Saturnia travel guide.
6. The Dolomites
The Dolomites are without doubts one of the most beautiful and wild places in Italy. If you like mountains, lakes, and hiking, you will love the Dolomites! You should visit the beautiful Lago di Sorapis which is our favorite lake in the Dolomites. The 13km hiking is beautiful and if you come early in the morning, you will have the lake all to yourself!
Also, you can visit the famous Lago di braies, Lago di Carrezza, Santa Magdalena and Alpe di Siusi.
If you are planning to visit the Dolomites, you need to know that some lakes are sometimes drying!
Read our full Dolomites travel guide here! You can also contact the South Tyrol travel board.
If you are visiting Tuscany, you need to visit Florence! It is safe to say that it is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The best places to visit are the Cathedral, (you can climb the Duomo as well), Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, and Palazzo Vecchio. If you have just one day in Florence, stroll the old town, check out the market, and walk to Piazzale Michelangelo for the best view in Florence.
Then, you should visit Siena, which is a beautiful place in Tuscany. You can visit the Val d’Orcia that is absolutely stunning. The landscape is so picturesque. You can easily recognize the Tuscany trees along the way.
If you want to visit the famous way with the Tuscany trees and the house it is called Agriturismo Baccaleno. You can visit the countryside, the vineyards during the day and do a wine tasting. And you can visit agriturismo Baccaleno for the sunset. It is the best moment to visit this place.
Milan is located in northern Italy and is the capital of Lombardy. It is also the second-most populous city in Italy. If you visit this beautiful city, you should go to the famous Duomo di Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II, Teatro alla Scala, and the Sforzesco castle.
Pise is well known for its iconic Leaning Tower. This 56 meters marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque cathedral! Also, in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily.
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To conclude, Italy is a beautiful country to visit alone, with your lone one or in the family! It is definitely a safe destination. Moreover, this country has very different and unique landscapes and it really worth a visit. The cities are really charming and the wild landscapes and the countryside are stunning.
If you are planning your next trip to Italy, we hope this “top 10 best places to visit in Italy” will be helpful! If you have more questions, please feel free to ask below! we would be happy to answer you 😉