Italy – the best places to visit

Italy is located in Southern Europe. This boot-shaped country is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Italy offers so much to see and to do that it would take a lifetime to explore everything.

Here is a list of the best places to visit in Italy:

Naples

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One of the busiest city in Italy is Naples. Therefore, it is the capital of the Campania region in Southern Italy. The city of Naples offers a treasure trove of artworks and historic sites. As well as a vibrant atmosphere of shops, restaurants and nightlife venues. Many favourite Italian foods originated from here such as the pizza. The locales take these dishes serious in Naples and usually feature them with fresh, locally grown ingredients.

Sicily

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The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is Sicily. It is an autonomous region of Italy that also includes several smaller isles. Home to every great Mediterranean civilization, Sicily is rich in art and history; from Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples to Palermo’s Baroque churches. However, the island’s most striking geological feature is Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano

Cinque Terre

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Meaning “Five Lands,” Cinque Terre comprises the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso and Corniglia. In other words, located in Italy’s northwestern coastal region of Liguria, the villages of Cinque Terre feature some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes that include steep cliff sides and wine terraces dating back to hundreds of years.

Milan

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Nearly destroyed from heavy bombing during World War II, Milan has since reconstructed and now shines as one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Widely regarded as a mega fashion centre teeming in designer shops, Milan also attracts many to its surviving world famous treasures like Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper, the La Scala Opera House, the Castello Sforzesco and one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.

Amalfi Coast

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It is situated in Italy’s southwestern region of Campania. So Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s top tourist destinations because of its extraordinary beauty. Stretching 30 miles along the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula with its picturesque coastline that features shimmering bays, craggy cliffs, lemon tree gardens, multicoloured villas and ritzy resorts.

Pompeii

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Pompeii is one of Italy most visited tourist destinations. It is a famous Roman city. However, several feet of volcanic ash buried Pompeii for nearly 1,700 years after the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Excavation of Pompeii began in 1748, and the site is yet to be totally unearthed.

Venice

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 Located in northeastern Italy, Venice is an archipelago of 118 islands all connected by hundreds of beautiful bridges and scenic canals.

 

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