Italy has it all. History, culture, wine, food, people, weather, sea, mountains, and the rest for you all to find out the thousands of hidden secrets it has within each square mile of its country.
Get lost in little streets away from the tourists and one can immerse themselves in true Italian spirited areas. Do what the locals do and you won’t go far wrong. The country is rich in cultures and monuments with superb local assets anywhere in the country.
You will wish to have your special moments within the Italian borders whichever they may be with your loved one. Check out some of our top 10 cities we would recommend if thinking of tempting a trip to Italy.
Rome, the capital of Italy, without a doubt is one destination everyone must get to in one’s lifetime. It is famous for the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountains, the Pantheon, and naturally, where the Papal residence is located at the Vatican; also the smallest country in the world. Having been founded in 753BC, one can expect to be bathing in history. It is simply a magical place to be especially out of the busy season. Many trattorias can be found with delicious Italian classics. Sightseeing is a must that can be done in the morning enjoying the morning sunshine alongside an espresso on the terrace before treating your eyes to more sublime architecture.
This city is situated center of the country and is, therefore, an amazing place to visit the entire country as everything is acceptable for the center pretty much. It is also the capital of Tuscany were some of the more famous “Super Tuscan” wines come from. It is home to many masterpieces from the Renaissance times and known for its art and architecture. You will also find many of Michelangelo’s master artwork there including the famous “David” sculpture. The likes of Da Vinci and Botticelli are there to be enjoyed so if you are an art lover with a historical fanatical must-see, this is not to be missed.
So cliche yet we all wish to do it. Well, most of us anyway! Nothing screams out romance like being on a gondola with the singing gondolier rowing its way up and down the famous canal. Venice is the capital city of the Veneto region, famous for its 100 small islands in a lagoon of the Adriatic sea. Venice has no roads, only canals which is crazy to comprehend. Once again, Gothic palaces and renaissance are what’s awaiting you so be ready to bathe in history surrounded by sheer beauty leaving anyone speechless. Enjoy an Aperol Spritz on the Piazza San Marco and keep on dreaming thereafter.
One might argue that Milan is the capital of fashion and design of the world. So if this is your thing, and you wish to also learn a thing or two about history then this is your place. The second most popular Italian destination after Rome, Milan nestled within the Lombardy region offers high-end restaurants, all packed within the business hub fit enough for most new entrepreneurs. The famous Cathedral Milano houses the famous Leonardo de Vinci’s mural, The Last Supper. Milan as a city is fit to go against most of the world’s Capitals and has always been seen as the true capital of Italy. The Romans naturally won’t be too cheerful of the fact…
This city is the capital of the Sicilian picturesque eye-dropping wonder. Founded yet again a long long time ago back in 736 BC, it naturally bathes in history and is the perfect place to both sunbathe on the Palermo beach and learn from the old books. You will love it one cannot, not enjoy the opera! Palermo is about letting go and wanting to experience what is best on offer. Feel and be treated like a royal near the Royal Palermo Cathedral dating back as far as the 12th century. If you’re a foodie too, then you won’t be left out serving from some of the best restaurants in the world.
If you love Greek Mythology and learned about the Scilla Sea Monster then you might want to consider Scilla as the place to visit. The city is nestled in the Calabria metropole and for being the toe of Italy (after the boot shape of the country). It is famous for strong culinary flavors such as red chilis, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes not forgetting the magnificent Calabrian pork sausages. Set on a rather large cliff, the views from high above are ever so impressive overlooking the emerald blue seas. One cannot go too wrong with the weather always being present as a war hero. Enjoy the sunshine on the beach overlooking the magnificent old city.
Verona is a city within the Veneto region and offers medieval charms built between the Adige River. It is also very famous for your Shakespearian buffs, for it is the setting of the Famous Romeo and Juliet with a 14th-century old house with a small balcony said to believe to be the setting for being Juliet’s house. You can find the Verona Arena, a huge 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre which to date holds concerts and opera performances. Imagining the history behind it, and having to experience these kinds of performances, one must truly feel deported back in time. Go with your loved one for a one-of-a-kind romantic outing.
The infamous leaning Tower of Pisa rests in the Tuscan region which was already tilting when it was first created back in 1372. Still hasn’t fallen perhaps it was indeed designed this way! Amateur singers can avail their talents and performance by signing daily from the piazza in the Baptistry where the acoustics are simply magnificent. You’ll find the Arno river, many palaces, and many churches within Pisa adding to the splendid self of the city. Food is great as per most places in Italy anyhow, and the people will welcome you warmly.
Naples sits on the Bay of Naples, on the southern coast of Italy, near the famous Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed already nearby Roman town Pompeii. Also, the Italian created a famous dessert named after the volcano which is to die for. Just not literally. The city has centuries of important art and architecture dating back to 2 Millenium BC. That’s old. The lavish Palace would be something to see and definitely be part of, including Castel Nuovo a 13th-century castle. A big argument would be that the pizza was created over here. A debate that will never cease. So we won’t start. But apparently, pizza is from Naples.
This is a superb city within the Ionian coast of Sicily. It is well known for its ancient ruins and consists of a Roman Amphitheatre, a Central Archeological Park Neapolis, the Teatro Greco, and of course, the Orecchio di Dionisio – the limestone cave shaped like a human ear. So Italy’s a boot, then we have found the ear. You will find parts of the old testaments engraved in white marble and many other amazing historical movements within the city. It might not be an area we thought of visiting, but for something different and without following the crowd.