Italy Tourist Attractions 2020

Italy tourist attractions

Italy which is known as ‘Repubblica Italiana’ and Bel ‘Paese’ which means ‘a beautiful country’, consisting of a peninsula separated from the Alps mountains and surrounded by several Islands, is indeed a beautiful, developed, culturally rich, economically advanced country with the world’s 8th largest economy and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, in the south-central Europe. Italy tourist attractions.

Italy is a safest country to visit as the nation’s violent crime rates are generally low and the country has been ranked higher than both UK and US in global safety rankings. Covering an area of 301,340 km² with a population of 60.39 million, Italy shares borders with several countries, including France. While Rome being the capital city, this country best known for its absolutely passionate way of living and people being really warm and welcoming towards foreigners.

Italy is really famous and renowned for its great architectural achievements which spans more than 3000 years back and art, literature, opera, fashion, film and for delicious Italian foods and best wines. No wonder why Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world, with approximately around 61.6 million visitors each year, and unarguably the most beautiful places to visit and explore in the world. 

As temperatures are pretty comfortable and the cities are not too crowded except when in Easter, we recommend the best times to visit Italy are from April to June and mid September to October. Here is our list of 5 best destinations you must visit on your trip to Italy.

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1. Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy with an estimated population of 2.8 million residents, in the central-western portion of Italian Peninsula, was the 11th most tourist visited destination in the world with 10.1 million visitors in 2019 and the 3rd from the European Union.

The city which stretches from the ancient Colosseum to the majestic Vatican city and the Sistine chapel is always brimming with it’s great history, architecture, art and delicious Italian foods including Pasta carbonara, Roman pizza, Allesso di Bollito, Maritozzi and so on. The mythological founders of the roman city are believed to be a she-wolf and two brothers, namely Romulus and Remus.

As the Eiffel Tower is to Paris we could say, Colosseum which is world-renowned tourist attraction is to Rome, Italy.

Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is the largest church built in Rome, Italy which is worth visiting and there are Borgia apartments, Raphael rooms, Vatican museum with numerous numbers of historically valuable art galleries to be seen inside the Vatican Palace. Pantheon in Rome is one of the most visited, well-designed ancient monuments which also famous among most Italians and many tourists among the world.

Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Sistine chapel, Pantheon are some of the other must visit places with a historic value in the city of Rome. Best time to visit Rome are from October to April as these months are less crowded and the prices are comparably low with the good weather. We’re sure you’ll be so glad to visit this city which is filled with endless amount of historic sites, so much of beauty and charm!.

 Italy Tourist Attractions 

2. Florence

Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region, which is also known as the “cradle of the Renaissance”
is a small wonderful city that is easy to walk, in central Italy.

The city is best known for its culture, ancient Renaissance, artisan workshops and variety of religiously valuable architectural monuments, and is home to a variety of museums and unique art galleries which influenced in field of art, culture and politics such as Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Dell’Accademia, M.G. Design, Mus. e Firenze, Museo di San Marco and Museo Opificio delle Pietre Dure etc.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or the florence cathedral is an amazing place to visit with good atmosphere which was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Palazzo Vecchio, the most important government building, the present town hall of the Florence is a well worth visiting site. Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, David of Michelangelo, Piazzale Michelangelo, Pitti Palace are some of the other top sites that you must visit in your tour to city of Florence. 

Once you’re at the central of the city, we recommend you to explore the history beyond these creations by walking on foot as the town is not so big.

Italy Tourist Attractions

Some of the most delicious foods that you must try in Florence, Italy are Lampredotto, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Pappardelle with cinghiale sauce, Ribollita, Gelato and Zuppa di fagioli and so on. If you don’t fancy the city being crowded and you wish to explore and enjoy the city tour more intimately in the warm weather, best months for you to travel are February, March and September. We hope your dream of visiting this shiny city of Florence will get real soon!.

 Italy Tourist Attractions 

3. Venice

Venice the city of water or “La Dominante”, the capital of Veneto region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has no roads but only countless canals and picturesque bridges, built on hundreds of islands in a lagoon, in the Adriatic sea, in Italy. 

Venice is the European continent’s one of the oldest tourist, cultural and commercial link to Asia which remains as one of the major Italian seaports in the northern Adriatic sea and one of the world’s most visited travel destinations.

What makes Venice being more unique is its lagoon aquaculture. Visiting Venice is more like a trip to heaven as you won’t get to find such a historically, architecturally and environmentally beautiful country to visit in anywhere else in the world. Generally, 20 million tourists per year visit Venice as this city is very safest city to wander the streets. St. Mark’s Basilica, Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, Piazza san Marco are some of the major tourist attractions in the City.

For a good explorer, a minimum of 4 days is enough to explore Venice but no matter how long you stay there as the key point is doing what makes you happy and enjoy the tour. Best time to visit Venice is from September to November of any year as city is less likely to get crowded in between these months. 

You can use water-buses or rather walk on foot while exploring the city. Venice is a magnificent city rich from art, beauty, history and delicious food, which is totally worth visiting!.

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4. Tuscany

Tuscany is a region where capital city is Florence, in central Italy which is best known for its landscapes, abundance of historic towns and, artistic legacies and the rich culture, with an area of about 23000km² and a population of about 3.8 million. 

The major popular tourist destinations in Tuscany are city of Florence with renaissance arts, museums such as Uffizi & Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Iconic Leaning tower of Pisa, Siena’s gothic town hall Palazzo Pubblico & Palio horse race, San Gimignano which is known for its renaissance frescoes & medieval Torre Grossa, Lucca the puccini’s birth place, Arezzo the old city with Medicean fortress, Montepulciano, Pienza, Elba and so on.

Best times to visit Tuscany are in between the months of late September and October and in between April and May as you’ll find fewer crowds in the major sights of the city and bearable good temperatures. Ignore the city in the summer, if you don’t fancy being among too much crowd.

Weather here can be vary from one to another city as cooler and warm because Tuscany’s regions consisting of coastline and valleys as well as mountain hills. Tuscany’s history, art, food and wines are the major attractive reasons why people visit here as it offers so amazing adventures!.

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5. Milan

Milan is the second most popular city in northern Italy, after Rome, which is the capital of Lombardy with a population of about 1.4 million inhabitants in the city. Being the home for country’s major fashion brands, Milan is the fashion capital of Italy, having the world’s oldest shopping mall ‘Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II’ which is worth a visit and a leading city in the fields of art, design, fashion, commerce, entertainment, healthcare and in many more.
We can say Duomo de Milano Cathedral is the main tourist attraction in the city of Milan. Sforszeco Castle a citadel in Milan, Teatro alla Scala the most famous opera house in Europe, Sempione Park, Santa Maria delle Grazie the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the most famous paintings in the world including ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci are located at and Pinacoteca di Brera are some other tourist attractions in the city of Milan.

Best time to visit Milan are from April to June and mid-September to November, with the comfortable temperatures and the city being less crowded. Overall, Milan is a safe city filled with plenty of attractions to travel. Even though Milan is not like the most charming in Italy, it definitely worth a visit if you’re person who loves big cities!.

Italy Tourist Attractions

Italy tourist attractions

Make sure to add these amazing cities to your list of next travelling destinations and spend sometime enjoying the outstanding beauty of Italy! We hope to bring out many more travelling destinations which will keep you inspired in the future! So stay tuned with us ! Don’t forget to comment the places you find fun to travel..

Safe Travel!

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