Italy, famous of Venice (the beautiful city surrounded by the Adriatic Sea), Leaning tower of Pisa (people have fun there with creative photography), Rome (the capital city) and many more such beautiful places, which are popular in the world for their rich history and masterpieces of art and architecture. From beautiful architect homes to beautiful villages, epic beaches, amazing nightlife and unspoiled countryside, there are enough places to visit in Italy to last a lifetime. Stunning cities such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan and Verona will fascinate you with their beauty, architecture and, of course-delicious food. But the question is what are the top places you can visit in Italy if you have limited time.
Here we have collected Top 5 best places to visit in Italy.
Italy’s top attractions for tourists are not all art and architecture, the country is blessed with lakes, mountains, and a dramatic coastline that give it outstanding natural attractions, as well
An oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome. For travelers making their way through Italy, the Colosseum is a must visit place, tourist love to be clicked there. Built of concrete and sand, this huge Amphitheater is the largest of its kind ever built by the Roman Empire and has remained a model for sports facilities right up to modern times. It had a wooden floor that was 83 by 48 meters. Underneath it were two stories of tunnels, rooms, cells, and passages for gladiators, workers, wild animals, and storage. Although partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. Today, the structure stands in stark contrast to the modern development ans is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and has also links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torch-lit “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.
2. Venice Canals
Venice is world-famous for its canals and ice lands, it is built on an archipelago of 118 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. Which makes the city a collection of tiny islands connected by bridges and walkways. A gondola ride through the canals of Venice is a tradition that travelers have been enjoying for centuries. Lining the canals are old buildings that have remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of years, adding to the romantic charm. The Grand Canal is the most famous of these waterways and one of the most photographed sites in Venice. The best way to see many of the grand palaces, whose fronts face the water, is from a Vaporetto ride along the Grand Canal. This is to inform you that it’s forbidden to swim in the canals of Venice and that people swim only at Lido beach or sometimes in remote areas of Venice lagoon (more open water), but not near the houses (consider that the canals are the “streets” of Venice and also the sewer. so you risk your life swimming in the small canals!)
3. Leaning Tower of Pisa
One of the favorite destination of all tourist in Italy is “The Leaning Tower of Pisa” do you know, its fame, gained from its flaw, is world renown. Work began on the tower in the 1100s, and the sinking, which led to the lean, began by the time the tower reached the third story. Prior to restoration work in the 1990s, it was predicted to topple over by the year 2000. Today, visitors can climb up the stairs of the tower for a fabulous view over the city. The Leaning Tower, also known as La Torre Pendente, stands on the Piazza dei Miracoli, a setting it shares with the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and a round freestanding baptistery. Each of these features outstanding works of medieval stone carving.
One of the most exciting tours possible dealing with Roman archaeology. A unique insight into everyday life in the Roman Empire. The ruined city of Pompeii lies at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano whose eruption in AD 79 engulfed and subsequently encased the city in six meters of ash and pumice-stone. But that same eruption also preserved many of the city’s art treasures, frescoes, mosaics, and sculptures that were encased in the lava as it cooled. Several centuries of excavations have revealed the remains of houses, markets, baths, temples, theaters, streets, and human remains. Visitors can tour the site, walk along the old streets scarred by the tracks of chariots, and see the engineering used by Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The feeling is inescapable that when the eruption came, everyone had been in the middle of going about their normal daily business, never dreaming that their last acts would become a window into history. Pompeii is easily reached from Naples or Sorrento and even as a day tour from Rome.
5. Lake Como
Lake Como is one of Italy’s most scenic areas. Envisage deep blue waters sheltered beneath commanding, luscious green mountains and traditional Italian lakeside villas perched effortlessly on the sloping hills, and you have the magnificent Lake Como. A haunt of the wealthy since Roman times, the lake has many opulent villas and palaces along its wooded shores, many of them surrounded by gardens that are open to the public. The mild climate that makes the lake shore ideal for gardens is also a draw for tourists, with characteristics similar to that of the Mediterranean. Along with the resort towns around the lake, there’s an 11th-century abbey. Situated in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, and not far from the hustle and bustle of Milan, Lake Como is a paradise to escape to for tourists and Italians alike.