When you think of Italy, what naturally comes to mind? I bet you thought of great wine and cheese, amazing food, beautiful people, and breathtaking scenery and historic sites. These are just some of the things that make Italy a popular tourist destination.
In 2019, there is many more to be excited about Italy. A chance to see architecture that took thousands of years to cultivate and a variety of delicious food to try – Including pizza, wine, cheese, pasta, and gelato, among many others. These are just some of the things that travelers are excited about when talking about Italy.
If you really want to see why Italy is always at the top of every traveler’s list, then you should try to learn more about these Italian cities:
It’s virtually impossible to plan for a vacation in Italy without considering the Eternal City – Rome. It is a classical city that houses thousands of years of culture, art, and architecture. Some of the most famous landmarks in Rome that attracts so many visitors are the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, Piazza Navona, and Palatine Hill.
From Rome, you can even travel to Vatican City just to see the Sistine Chapel. Of course, your Italian vacation isn’t complete without you trying their famous gelato, mouthwatering pizzas, and first-class wines. Also, if you’re looking for a spot to check out breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Cost, then Rome is one of the perfect places to be.
For art aficionados and history buffs, Florence is probably a dream destination. The city is overflowing with a masterwork by David, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Da Vinci, among many other famous and talented individuals. Also, if you want to taste delicious food, then you’re in the right place because Florence is one of the best destinations for foodies. Simply put, it is a definite must-visit destination in Italy.
Visitors can start their day by going to the Galleria Accademia and stare in awe at the stunning masterwork of Michelangelo – David, a detailed sculpture that no other sculpture can possibly outshine. Then, they could go to the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio to see more works of arts by Da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and many others.
If you’re more into gardens and horticulture, then you might want to check out Villa La Massa, which is located right outside of Florence and was built in the 16th century by the Medici family. Enjoy the 22 acres of beautiful flowers and lemon groves. With the authentic Florentine decoration and the peaceful Arno River in view, you’ll feel like you’re brought back in time.
Since 2019 is a year for greener travel, Venice is going to take center stage. Boasting a safe and car-free waterway, it is a city that is perfect when you just want to explore and have your own little adventure. However, because of the winding alleyways and tucked-away areas, some visitors might find themselves lost. Of course, that is a little bit of adventure on its own.
Some of the most noteworthy places to visit in Venice are Doge’s Palace, the Piazza San Marco, and all the first-class museums in the area. In the evening, try visiting some of the small bars and have a goblet of spritz and a “Cicchetti” or small bites.
Your vacation in Italy isn’t complete if you didn’t go to the Amalfi coast, which is a stretch of coastline overlooking the Mediterranean waters where you will find some of the most exquisite beach towns in Italy. One such exquisite place is Positano, a little village in the Amalfi Coast that houses La Sponda, a local Michelin-starred restaurant.