This boot-shaped Southern European country comes with wonders that few get to visit in their lifetime – the Colosseum, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Trevi Fountain, and so many more landmarks that simply define Italy.
Leaving behind some of the most beautiful landmarks in the world, we come across Italy’s history – from way back when the Romans inhabited this part of the Roman Empire, up until today, when the joyful, happy Italians roam around.
Even though you could spend weeks or even months visiting all of Italy, there are a couple of places that you really have to go out of your way and visit them – they are basically few of the things that define Italy, besides its food and people.
So, before you jump in your Milan airport taxi and walk on Italy’s paved streets, give our article a read and find out which the top places in Italy are – they are guaranteed to take your breath away!
The Italian Lake District
If you happen to be in Northern Italy, then you simply can’t avoid the Italian Lake District, as it stretches across this entire part. Most of the lake in the southern part of this district are flat and calm but, if you want to see something more exciting, you can head towards the northern ends and see the mountainous lakes that reach quite deep into the Alps.
Moreover, you have to visit Garda – it is the largest lake and also comes with northern mountainous stretches.
Cinque Terre, translated as Five Lands, is made of five spectacular villages – Manarola, Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Monterosso. You can find the Five Lands in the northwestern coastal part of the Liguria region.
In short, as soon as you enter the Five Lands, you will be greeted by some of the most beautiful landscapes that Italy can offer its visitors – wine terraces, steep cliffs, complex hiking paths, and beautiful coastal views.
There is also a paved road that connects all of the five villages – the Blue Trail.
The City of Milan
Of course, there are many Italian cities that are worth visiting – however, Milan should definitely be on your list. Despite the fact it was almost destroyed during WWII, the city has been reconstructed and is now one of the wealthiest cities of Europe.
First of all, it is a mega fashion center, ready to greet anyone with an interest in fashion – still, fashion is not everything that Milan has to offer. Here you can gaze at da Vinci’s paintings, visit the Castello Sforzesco and see one of the world’s largest Gothic Cathedrals.
Milan is, however, a bit less historic than the rest of Italy – it features a glamorous city that let modern architecture creep in as well.
The Amalfi Coast
This region is considered one of the top tourist destinations of Italy – mainly due to the fact that it stretches 30 miles long along the Sorrento Peninsula, featuring shimmering bays, lemon tree gardens, craggy cliffs, and multicolored villas.
And when we say multicolored villas, we mean an entire cliffside filled with such formations – from the seaside and all the way up on the hilltops.