Home to one of the most powerful ancient civilizations, and the epicenter of ancient culture, Italy with its grandiose architecture, stunning frescoes, and exquisite sculptures is a visual delight. Visitors are never at a loss for things to see in this country that is overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Rome, the capital city is where one can relive the past and soak in the splendor of the Roman civilization. Shut out the world and listen to the roar of the crowd as the gladiators fought for their lives at the colosseum, or imagine the senate debating the larger issues of Europe at the Forum. Cross the historic River Tiber to the Vatican and catch your breath as you marvel at Michelangelo’s splendid frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel. Take a gondola ride down the famed waterways of Venice to soak in the glories of the medieval maritime republic or go further out to Naples where you can feast your eyes on some more of the glories of the great civilization.
Everywhere you look in this splendid country, there is something to remind you of Italy’s great history, which is not just about the Roman civilization, but also about its splendid art and the Renaissance. Some of the world’s greatest artists came from this part of the world and their amazing work is a reminder of their sheer genius. Whether it’s Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” in Milan, Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” in Florence or Giotto’s frescoes in Padua, these exquisite pieces of art will definitely leave you transfixed.
Italy’s diverse and varied landscape is as colorful as its history. Whether its the breathtaking scenery along the Amalfi Coast, the glacial lakes of the Alps, beautiful villages tucked into hillsides or the gorgeous island of Capri, there is much to discover about Italy’s natural vistas.
Europe’s boot also kicks up quite a storm when it comes to living the good life, whether it be fashion or food. Eat your way through some of the best restaurants in the world in this food-obsessed country or set yourself back by a few thousand dollars as you loosen your purse strings to splurge on some high-end fashion in Milan; you can be assured you won’t return disappointed.

Top 12 Things To Do In Assisi

Top 12 Things To Do In Assisi

One of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Umbria Italy is the medieval town of Assisi, renowned as the birthplace of Saint Francis, who founded the Franciscan order. Assisi dates back to the 7th century as an early Umbrian settlement which was conquered by the Romans four centuries later. Traces of its Roman past are…

Top 12 Things To Do In Genoa

Top 12 Things To Do In Genoa

Italy’s leading port is a land of contradictions; its past grandeur sometimes shadowed by its dark side. Once a city of great wealth, the decayed glory of Genoa’s past is sometimes quite astonishing. Grand palaces are tucked away inside small and sometimes scruffy alleyways, surprising the unsuspecting visitor with their grandeur. Genoa was an autonomous…

Top 12 Things To Do In Modena

Top 12 Things To Do In Modena

The ancient city of Modena on the south side of the Po Valley in northern Italy is a ‘foodie haven.’ The birthplace of balsamic vinegar and the creative force behind the giant tortellini, the backstreets of the city have little known restaurants which serve up gastronomic delights. Modena is also home to the ‘best restaurant in…

Top 12 Things To Do In Catania

Top 12 Things To Do In Catania

Catania is the second-largest city of Sicily which is located on the east coast of the Italian southern island. This beautiful place is most popular among all the tourists as it happens to be a perfect place for a holiday. From its enthralling scenic views to an amazing culture and historical background, Catania surely catches…

Top Things To Do In Polignano a Mare

Top 10 Things To Do In Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare perched on a limestone cliff off the azure waters of the Adriatic is southern Italy’s most enchanting place to enjoy sun and sea. Endowed with a medieval look and feel, the picturesque town exudes a historical charm dating back to Greek and Roman times. Once called “the pearl of Adriatic,” Polignano a…

Top 10 Things To Do In Modena

Top 10 Things To Do In Modena

Located in the Emilia-Romagna region near Bologna in Northern Italy is Modena, a small city known for its importance in the automotive industry, its world-class cathedral, and for its contribution in the culinary industry. If you ever find yourself in the quaint and unique town, here are just a few things that you can do. 1…

Top 14 Things To Do in Sicily

Top 14 Things To Do In Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, located at the tip of Italy. A crossroads of east and west, north and south, the Italian island of Sicily is endlessly enticing to visitors from across the globe. Come see the results of more than two thousand years of ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, and native…

Top Things To Do In Turin

Top 12 Things To Do In Turin

Located in northwest Italy, Turin is the only states of Italy to have a direct connection with true royalty. The first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II of the Savoy dynasty was born here. Today the city is an important cultural and business center. However, when it comes to tourism, Turin is probably one of…

Top 11 Things To Do In Capri

Top 11 Things To Do In Capri

Capri, a beautiful island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the south of Naples has continued to attract people from all works of life to catch a glimpse of its alluring natural endowments, upscale hotels, beautiful landscape, and great shopping. For years, it has been a source of inspiration to notable artists showcasing its designer…

Top 10 Things To Do In Palermo

Top 10 Things To Do In Palermo

Palermo is the capital of the Italian autonomous region of Sicily and one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean. It is a vibrant, modern city with its very distinct, almost tangible atmosphere. Its large harbor and international airport makes it a popular tourist destination. Though Palermo was severely damaged in World War II,…

Top 9 Things To Do In Verona

Top 9 Things To Do In Verona

Verona, located almost halfway between Venice and Milan in Northern Italy, is a picturesque city filled with Roman ruins, Renaissance palaces and medieval buildings. Many of which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage and reflect the turbulent history of the city. Verona is known as the city of Romeo and Juliet and for its Roman Arena but there are…

Top 10 Things To Do In Naples

Top 10 Things To Do In Naples

Naples, Italy’s 3rd largest city after Rome and Milan, has a history that stretches back to the Bronze Age, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited places on earth. Waves of invaders once ruled this city and it still bears witness to Greek, Roman, and Spanish influence in its historical city center, one of…

Top 7 Things To Do In Siena

Top 7 Things To Do In Siena

Built on three hills and surrounded by well-preserved walls, Siena is one of the most ancient cities of Italy and one of the few intact Gothic cities in Europe. The Piazza del Campo at the heart of the city along with the Siena Cathedral and its beautiful black and white Italian Romanesque façade are just two…

Top 7 Things To Do In Bologna

Top 7 Things To Do In Bologna

Bologna is a medieval town located in Emilia Romagna, a region in the north of Italy that is known for its ancient architecture, rich food, and the seaside. Bologna doesn’t have landmarks as grand as Rome’s, picturesque canals as beautiful as Venice’s, or the great artistic wealth flaunted in Florence, but it has its own charm and it…

Top 4 Things To Do In San Marino

Top 4 Things To Do In San Marino

The Most Serene Republic of San Marino is a must-see destination for lovers of history and for those who love picturesque panoramas. Surrounded by Italy on all sides, this high-GDP micro-state of only 35,000 residents is indeed an enclave of calm. The medieval architecture, the warm Mediterranean climate and the fantastic heritage are all a part of…

Top 10 Thins To Do In Venice

Top 10 Things To Do In Venice

Welcome to one of Italy’s top travel cities and a beautiful, unforgettable romantic destination with many attractions. Venice is a small city, extremely concentrated, that is built on 117 small islands and has some 150 canals and 409 bridges (only three of which cross the Grand Canal) in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.…

Top Things To Do In Milan

Top 10 Things To Do In Milan

Milan or Milano as the Italians calls it is not only the second-largest city in Italy but the most important one financially speaking. We visited Milan last year, not our first time of course, and we also admire how Milan is Italy’s most modern city but it manages to keep most of its historical past…

Top 10 Things To Do In Florence

Top 10 Things To Do In Florence

Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and one of Italy’s most stunning cities. The city lies on the River Arno surrounded by gentle hills. It is internationally famous for its beautiful historic city center (a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1982) featuring an impressive collection of art galleries, monuments, churches and palaces. In Florence you can…

Top 10 Things To Do In Rome

Top 10 Things To Do In Rome

Rome is a popular travel destination in Italy and full of attractions. Today’s Rome is a vibrant and lively city with reminders of its past everywhere. You’ll encounter ancient Roman sites, medieval and Renaissance buildings and fountains, great museums, and beautiful squares. The city is a living museum of history from Roman times to present.…