In this article you'll find the best cities in Italy to visit and why. Italy is such a great country to go to and many cities in Italy are definitely worth a visit! I'll provide you with an overview of the best ones!
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Rome, the country's capital should be on top of your list of places to visit in Italy. The city has so many sights and other things to do. You can go to the Colosseum, walk through the ancient city centre, see the Forum Romanum, eat the most delicious pizza and pasta, go to the Trevi Fountain, or visit some of the best museums in Rome. Also, don't forget to see Vatican City, the tiniest state of the planet, which makes your visit to Rome even better!
Milan, located in the more northern part of Italy, is also a great city in Italy to visit. The city is known for its fashion industry and is one of the richer cities in Italy. You can find here lots of shops, museums and the famous Duomo.
Want to experience a city with an amazing history and culture? Then Florence can be a very good city for you! The city flourished during the Renaissance period and still has many art and architecture from that time. You can visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important art museums of Italy and even the world, or go to the Galleria dell'Accademia to see some great sculptures, such as David by Michelangelo. Even just the city itself is amazing to see. Furthermore, you can eat very good ice cream here too!
If you're going here, you can follow this itinerary for 2 days in Florence.
Venice is famous for its canals and bridges. It is a very beautiful city to visit. Here just strolling through the city and walking through its countless small alleys and bridges is just amazing. If you truly want to experience what Venice is like, you should try to get lost and see where you end up! Also, ride one of the gondolas, or just the regular boat through the Grand Canal (which is much cheaper) to see Venice from the water side. Venice also has amazing restaurants and some very good museums, therefore it's really one of the best cities in Italy to visit!
Naples, the birthplace of pizza, is a city located more in the Southern part of Italy, which makes it less touristic and more authentic Italian. Here, you should try as many pizzas as you can, because there are so many great pizzerias and they are really cheap! Also, when you are done exploring the city, you can visit the Vesuvius volcano and the famous Roman city of Pompeii. If you have a full day to spent, I really recommend going to Positano for a spectacular coastal town with amazing views!
The city of Bologna is a little bit lesser known than the other cities on the list, but it is not less beautiful. The city looks amazing because of its amazing buildings and porticoes. Furthermore, Bologna offers a very authentic Italian experience, in part because there are few foreigners. You can find the oldest university in the world here. Furthermore, many Italian dishes originate in Bologna, for example Bolognese sauce. When you are planning a trip to Italy, don't forget to include Bologna!
Pisa is famous for its leaning tower and is definitely worth a visit to see that beautiful tower, but there are more reasons to go to Pisa! The city is a lovely Italian experience. Also, Pisa is a great starting point for your trip to Cinque Terre, an area with five towns (Vernazza, Rio Maggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, and Corniglia) that are stunning, and look like a painting. They can easily be reached by train from Pisa.
Below, you'll see a photo of Vernazza, one of the cute towns of Cinque Terre. It's easily accessible by train from Pisa!
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