“Dolce far niente!”… Well, when you arrived in Italy, please stop for 5 minutes and admire the beauty of everything that surround you, famous shopping streets, natural reserves, alpine lakes, beautiful beaches, breathtaking monuments which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fine dining and culture… you’ll feel like you stepped off the roller coaster’s life. 🙂
It’s not easy to make a top 10 of tourist attractions in Italy, but we hope in this article we’ll cover the most amazing popular sights for a charming holiday in Italy. Let’s explore the Italy’s map!
10. The Island of Capri
Here, you can arrived only by ferry, with departures from Naples or Sorrento. The top attraction of the Capri Island is Grotta Azzura, a few minutes journey and you will enter into the magnificent BLUE world! Capri is the perfect place for those who want a relaxing holiday, stylish atmosphere, a mixture of beautiful scenery, culture and history, all wrapped in a mild climate.
9. Grotta Palazzesse
Situated on the cliffs of Polignano a Mare, 30 km from Bari (Apulia), Grotta Palazzesse is one of the top restaurants in the world for its extraordinary location. If you want to make a stunning surprise to your lover, come here together and impress him with a romantic dinner in the sound of waves for an unforgettable experience.
8. Lake Como
The Italian Lakes are one of the most enchanting areas in Italy, offering spectacular views, pretty lakeside resorts and an abundance of places of cultural interest. Lake Como (also known as “Lario”) has been a popular retreet for wealthy people. It’s a good place for the romantic ones and for those who want tranquility of nature away from the crowds and routine.
Hidden among the mountains, Lake Como is overshadowed by a sky so blue that if you see pictures of here, you’ll say they are probably photoshopped.
7. Leaning tower of Pisa
Leaning tower of Pisa is the most famous tilted building in the world with a height of 56 meters and a weight of 14,453 tons. It’s very funny when you see how people are trying to support the tower for making an amusing picture. J Due to poor quality of soil, the tower began to lean towards the south-east. In December 2001, the tower has been declared stable and secure for 300 years, reopened for public access.
6. Cinque Terre
A holiday in Cinque Terre is like a trip back in time… ancient architecture, pastel facades, slightly discolored, flowers, local people that seems to expect something quiet. The “Five Lands”, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are recognized for their beauty and especially for the stubbornness “in fighting with modern times”. The famous resorts of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligore as well as the sandy beaches of Viareggio and Versilia are within easy reach.
Pompeii was a Roman city near Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. Following the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, the city of Pompeii was destroyed and covered by a thick layer of ash and pyroclastics. Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748 by chance, after first Herculaneum, another village destroyed by the same eruption of Vesuvius, was discovered in 1738. Archaeological research has revealed a huge amount of detailed information about urban life in the Roman Empire. Today, Pompeii is one of the most important attractions of Italy.
When you look at the architecture’s city, you’ll see the excellence of builindings, the art of the great masters from Michelangelo to Leonardo da Vinci, the magical atmosphere which will captive your heart. Take a morning dip in your pool and explore the beauty of this town… will exceed your expectations.
3. Roman Forum, Colosseum
The Roman Forum was the center of political life in the Roman Empire, evidenced by many remains, temples and churches: Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vespasian and Titus, Basilica Aemilia, Forum Main Square, Basilica Iulia, Temple of Caesar, Regia, Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Vesta. Just one of these amazing Italy destinations. Each of these relics has its own history, which makes the Roman Forum a place where you really need to get here if you are on vacation in Rome and interested in Roman civilization. Also, Colosseum remains the beauty of Antiquity and the most impressive building of the Roman Empire.
2. Amalfi Coast
This is the perfect location for those who want to admire the beautiful views of the surroundings and catch the Mediterranean sea breeze. The nearest town is Sorrento, ideal for a passeggiata, an evening promenade before dinner and an excellent starting point for your journey. Do not leave the town without trying limoncello, a traditional liquer made from the peel of lemons. Beware! It contains at least 35% alcohol, so do not overdo it! J This drink can be enjoyed after a delicious dinner in one of the restaurants which offers you a spectacular view over the bay, Vesuvius, Capri and Naples, one of the remarkable attraction that can be admired in Italy.
Can you imagine a great lunch with a view like this? Romantic gondolas, palazzi, ancient bridges, monuments and a glass of white wine for a special atmosphere. Venice is the gem of any tour in Italy! For the art lovers, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is not to be missed; located inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, it holds important artworks from the 20th Century. Nearby are other important museums, such as the Galleries of the Accademia and Ca’ Rezzonico.
If you wish to experience breathtaking sunsets, spectacular views, perfect moments and ancient monuments, escape to Italy this year and visit one of the 10 tourist attraction listed above. Start with… what your heart says! <3