Italy is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and there are several good reasons for that. This boot-shaped country has a number of amazing landscapes, great cuisine, wonderful monuments and other art treasures, as well as a very passionate, intense and interesting culture you will enjoy if you decide to visit this beautiful country.
This beautiful island, which is also the largest in the Mediterranean Sea, has a number of small islands that belong to it. When you first see the Sicilian landscape, you will be amazed. The sea, volcano and mountain placed there by nature to resemble a true work of art will be enough to make you fall in love with the island. But this is not all it has to offer.
If you are adventurous, you’ll have the opportunity to dive and swim in the sea, as well as hike and climb mountain tops. Your vacation will be filled with excitement and enjoyment. When you get tired of adventures, you’ll be able to choose some of the best Italian foods and enjoy Sicily’s ancient cuisine, modernized just enough to suit everyone’s taste.
Sicily has numerous artistic and architectural gems every art lover will enjoy. The combination of several styles popular through history can be seen here, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
2. Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre could be said to be one of the most dramatic places on earth, mostly because of its scenery and beautiful small villages. Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it rightfully deserved its title.
This coastal area encompasses five villages that have been in existence since medieval times. This group of villages could be called antique, and the churches and castles from the late High Middle ages are as preserved as possible and are still standing in all their magnificence.
If you visit Cinque Terre, you’ll have the opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful vernacular architecture. Besides the architecture, there are terraced cliffs divided by amazingly beautifully shaped gardens and fields. These natural constructions have been in the process of creation for around 2,000 years.
If you intend to explore Italy, don’t miss visiting Cinque Terre. When you see its wonders, you’ll never regret it.
Being the world’s capital of fashion and design, Milan can sometimes be seen as superficial and soulless, but this city actually has a long and great history and culture.
When you visit it, you will see the beautiful and magnificent architecture of the Gothic cathedral and the Duomo, as well as some of the world’s greatest art collections, modern as well as old. If you’re not so interested in history or architecture, there is still a reason to visit this city, as here you will find some of the largest shopping centers in the world, as well as enjoy in the active nightlife.
If you want a taste of Italian culture, you can visit the opera at Teatro alla Scala, or embrace the real spirit of Italy by trying some of the best Italian foods made in Milan’s restaurants. There is no chance you will be dissatisfied, so go ahead and visit Milan.
Today, Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, but once it was a Roman city which was buried under volcanic ash for around 1,700 years after Mt. Vesuvius erupted. In 1748 archaeologists started excavating the ruins, but this city is yet to be completely uncovered.
It may not offer a lot of modern attractions, but it is one of the most magnificent historic sites in Italy and the entire world. Just by seeing these ruins you will gain insight into the ancient Roman world and their everyday way of life.
Tourists can see the remains of bakeries, public baths and even brothels. One of the greatest sites you can see in this ancient city is the Temple of Apollo which faces the forum and is a representation of the changes in architecture that were occurring during the course of several centuries. Some of the most famous statues from this temple were transferred to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, but you can still see some of the most historically important monuments in Pompeii.
If you’re a fan of history and love seeing ruins of old cities and the remains of the magnificent Roman culture, Pompeii is definitely a place you should visit.