Top Ten Places to Visit in Italy

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. Each tourist flock to its beaches, ruins, and mountains and step into a world over 3,000 years old. Here are ten places to visit on and off the guidebook trail in Italy.

The capital wasn’t built in a day and you’ll need a lifetime to see it. With so many sites and places to see, you’ll never be at a loss to do. Whether it’s exploring the ancient roman forum and walking where Caesar did, seeing the Vatican, or making a wish at the Trevi Fountain, Rome is an obvious stop for anyone’s trip to Italy. Important to book a hotel in Rome, especially on high season periods.
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Birthplace of the renaissance and home to the David, Florence is Italy’s second obvious stop. For art lovers and foodies, Florence offers an array of goodies. (Try the gelato!!!) Another bonus: it’s right in Tuscany, home of Italy’s premier wine country.
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The city of lovers- Venice is a great place for couples and families. Hang out in St. Mark’s Square (watch out for all the pigeons!!), stroll through tiny alleys, and take a gondola ride through the canals. Venice may be an expensive city but it is worth every Euro.
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Cinque Terra
Five towns located on cliffs overlooking the ocean, Cinque Terra is simply breathtaking. Spend the day walking the 12km trail that connects each town, exploring there tiny streets, and stopping at little cafes. Explore the olive groves in the hills and relax yourself with a shot of Limoncello.
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Sicily may be famous for the mafia but it has much more than that. Sicily has a long history of foreign domination and he result is an eclectic culture that mixes it all in. Every little city seems to have its own culture. Come and explore the countryside and well preserved towns. Just don’t ask for Tony Soprano!
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Turin is a major city in northern Italy. Turin is well-known as the home of the Shroud of Turin and host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Located right near the alps, with the Po River flowing through the city, and villas dotting the surrounding area, Turin is trying to attract more tourist so get there before the crowds!
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Capri is an Italian island in the Gulf of Naples. It has been a major resort destination since Roman time and is popular with the well to do of the world. During summers, the island sees a lot of tourists, who mostly stick to the major towns. Get out of the towns and the island is yours!
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The gateway to the Amalfi coast, Sorrento is located on the Bay of Naples. It’s especially busy here in the summer time but the city is big enough and has enough to offer for all its visitors. This sea sport has been active for thousands of years and has a rich history. Any journey down south would be incomplete without a visit.
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Abruzzo holds some of Italy’s best-preserved medieval and Renaissance hill towns. Many lie entirely within regional and national parks so they won’t be developed anytime soon. Abruzzo is an excellent place to see some of Italy’s best preserved landscape.
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San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in Tuscany. It’s famous for its medieval architecture, especially its high towers. Of the 72 that once existed, 13 remain today. San Gimignano is a popular destination for day trippers from Florence, but spend the night here and the city quiets down and takes you back in time.

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66 Comments for "Top Ten Places to Visit in Italy"

Thai Hotel Expert says on July 8th, 2008 at 9:29 am:

wow italy is very beautiful!

menta says on January 7th, 2009 at 10:49 pm:

what about, gubbio and assisi.

shitymcshitshit says on February 13th, 2009 at 1:48 am:

im doing italy for a project
there is so much to learn about other contries
wow so much to do so little time

Malaya says on March 4th, 2009 at 4:01 am:

I wanted to comment and thank the author, good stuff

Giovanna says on April 23rd, 2009 at 9:15 pm:

I’ve been to about 5 or 6 of those places, and YES its AHHmazing!!

alifa says on April 24th, 2009 at 2:53 am:

i am doing a project too! it is beautiful!! dylan sprouse was born there too and he is my future husband!! <3

Samantha says on May 13th, 2009 at 3:30 pm:

Italy is beautiful! It has great senery and culture. It has an interesing history and that one reason why i chose to do my geography projct on it.:)

John says on June 17th, 2009 at 10:29 pm:

Wow, these are great places to see in italy! How about places to eat in these cities?? Anyone have any suggestions? I am thinking of taking my family to Italy soon and want them to be exposed to 100% Italian.
I have been here, but need more information.

I want it to be a culture rich experience. I love the Italian culture.

April Tolliver says on July 19th, 2009 at 9:40 pm:

Italy is a very beautifull country. I have had the pleasure of living here for a couple years. I never want to leave. Cinque Terre has been my favorite place so far.

tiara says on November 24th, 2009 at 2:28 pm:

i was born in italy and i moved eto the usa. i love going there when i dont have skool and i love to vist my family there. i try to go ever summer cause that is the best time. it is a wonderful place it be in

johnathan says on December 4th, 2009 at 7:54 pm:

WOW!!!!!!! yea im doing my project on tis too :) ha some of these places remind me of the game assians creed 2!!!!! man italy is awsome! and soo is the assans creed 2 :) :)

Joven Dhillon says on December 10th, 2009 at 1:06 am:

yo man Italy is a awesome place to do a project to do on Italy is just like the game Modern Warfare 2 man the game is so fun though and it is like double copied im serious! I was also doing it for a project!!!!!!!

lina marie says on February 10th, 2010 at 2:39 am:

these are great pictures but when you visit there its so beautiful and you might need too take some classes to speak a lil” italian. i warn you to avoid the beer ( jk i love it ) and the gucci store is amazeing. i shop there all the time and chanel and all the famous desiners go there and im so glad to meet them . :) (heres my number figure it out (^$%-&#*&) 645-7387

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penny says on February 16th, 2010 at 4:14 pm:

bitch u dont no anything bout gucci and chanel

jennifer says on February 16th, 2010 at 9:30 pm:

i love italy and i love the place

lolo says on February 20th, 2010 at 4:27 am:

hey,,, thankxx!:)

Francisco Cázares says on March 3rd, 2010 at 6:27 am:

In spanish: “La bella Italia” que grandiosa ciudad, sus coches, sus mujeres, su fútbol, su comida, su Historia… I can´t stop.

mary says on March 20th, 2010 at 12:11 pm:

Wow so many beautiful places! I would like to visit them all. I am travelling from Canada to the U.K. and from there to Italy. Any travel suggestions for a way to see some of these spots

Ally says on March 21st, 2010 at 8:10 pm:

Italy is very nice I am going to all those places because I am going to italy Italy rocks. From, ally

yomama says on March 22nd, 2010 at 10:43 pm:

im doin a project on italy for a report…and i have sooooooooo much to do…….thnx 4 the info. it kinda helped

cool ghjsdgh says on March 23rd, 2010 at 9:30 pm:

Italie è un posto incredibile Ben Ive a tutti quei luoghi

Mo says on April 15th, 2010 at 4:13 pm:

i’m doing a study on italy and i want to go there it just looks mavoulouse magnificent place to visit but i think i want to just live there. give me tips if you have any other cool places

Nicole says on May 11th, 2010 at 12:34 am:

Im doing a study on Italy in Social Studies I’m using your website for great sites to see thanks so much. It is very helpful. AUDIOS!!!!!!!!! <3

megan says on May 16th, 2010 at 11:15 pm:

surprisingly thoughtful comment from shitymcshitshit. i agree.

Oni Kishi says on May 19th, 2010 at 9:34 pm:

haha! italy IS very beautiful! :P I’m writing a childrens book on italy for school lol. This helped alot for the places in the plot!

Apryl says on June 5th, 2010 at 7:36 pm:

Thanks this helped a lot I am doing a Country Report on Italy so this helped. :)

augustin says on June 18th, 2010 at 5:43 am:

Italy is a paradise…hope i have a second trip there…

jade x says on July 14th, 2010 at 7:19 pm:

i hate italy NEVER wont 2 go there lol x

jade x says on July 14th, 2010 at 7:21 pm:

itay was soooooooooooo GREAT lol
NEVER bean lol x

Anthony Pothuraju says on July 24th, 2010 at 2:54 pm:

Italy is one of the most beautiful and god’s heaven place. You should definitely see Naples, Capri Islan,Pesa, Venice and Rome

Jacob says on September 7th, 2010 at 12:18 am:

You picked my top 10 right here. Not in the same particular order, but Rome and the Cinque Terre made me want to live in Italy. It is such a beautiful and culturally unique country that it has never failed to inspire me.

julesss55 says on October 22nd, 2010 at 12:09 pm:

this is cute but could use a little more information :)

c bvnmh says on October 31st, 2010 at 2:51 am:

awesum love to go yhere

ann says on October 31st, 2010 at 5:15 am:

yeahhhh…there is the nice land…is like the paradise in this world…but i always see italian people move to my land,,coz they re bore the living in italy…..Whyyyyyy????? Italy is really great country…

BIG FOOT says on November 8th, 2010 at 11:25 pm:


also italy is BEAUTIFUL

jessica says on November 23rd, 2010 at 4:51 pm:

thank you so much this wbsite is just what i wanted i will be top of my class now thanks again

Julie says on December 13th, 2010 at 2:59 am:

i would have liked to see more actual places to visit rather than just cities… but it helped some.. i guess….

martha says on December 29th, 2010 at 5:45 pm:

I suggest you Siena,Verona,and the beautiful Salento in the south of Italy…Lecce is marvellous!

Moxy says on December 30th, 2010 at 6:02 am:

I’m going here in the summer! thanks for the info :D

Peeyush says on February 4th, 2011 at 7:15 pm:

Dude, i am doing a travel plan on Italy for my ICT project this information really helped me a lot. Thnx

brittany miner says on February 11th, 2011 at 4:57 pm:


Rob says on May 26th, 2011 at 9:02 pm:

I am currently in itally on a 6 week trip. It is nothing special.
Should have spent money on travelling Australia, which is what i will do next year

susumna sen says on June 16th, 2011 at 10:25 am:

pictures of Italy were beautiful. i like this place vvv much.

Sanjeev says on August 2nd, 2011 at 5:21 pm:

I am going to Rome/Florence/Venice in couple of weeks, Any tips ? Can I easily manage with English ?

Ian says on August 2nd, 2011 at 9:37 pm:

My advice? Brush up on your Italiano.

qilan says on August 16th, 2011 at 4:08 am:

im 13 years old, i have been wanting to go to italy ever since i was small, LOVE ITALY! i will go there! somedayy, anyone take me please? haha. italy is my dream country!! xD

Regina says on September 16th, 2012 at 5:00 am:

WOW, OMG Italy’s the best. it’s really helpful for our travelogue presentation in school and i’m the muse so good Italy’s BEAUTIFUL.

ali zeeshan says on November 21st, 2012 at 10:21 pm:

I visited so many places from these places .it was an amazing tour for me . says on January 8th, 2013 at 11:05 pm:

Great places for a trip!

bubba says on January 11th, 2013 at 12:06 am:

best places in sardinia

ian says on January 31st, 2013 at 6:35 am:

hey i just wanted to say where is peruvian!!!!! i hate this u forgot the best

anonymous says on February 1st, 2013 at 8:32 am:

niccee places mann

shaniqua says on February 23rd, 2013 at 6:10 am:

I love me sum italian sauce

Lexi says on April 5th, 2013 at 7:57 am:

I love Italy because I am from there it’s a beauiful places! I just love it!

Michael says on July 13th, 2013 at 6:36 pm:

I think the most amazing places in Italy are nature parks and not the big cities. Always a pleasure to find some new places:

Kim says on November 26th, 2013 at 4:53 am:

Absolutely stunning Country! If you can rent a car and take a road trip you won’t be disappointed! Just got back 3 weeks ago, saw some of these and we are already planning our next trip to see more!


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