I explore a few of the best place to visit in Italy. Let my original photography give you a little inspiration to visit Italy.
Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean and one of Italy’s hidden gems. Explore Sicily to discover paradise beaches, volcanic landscapes, Mount Etna, ancient Greek architecture, Sicilian Baroque architecture as well as the capital city of Palermo. However, my personal highlights are the Valley of the Temples UNESCO site and the Stair of the Turks. With so much to explore, I recommend you stay while, take a look at these villas in Sicily to rent.
Florence is home to so many iconic sights that you cannot write about the best places to visit in Italy without it! Highlights of Florence include, Florence Cathedral, David of Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery which is packed with iconic paintings. My personal Florence favourite it the panoramic city view from Piazza Michelangelo. Finally, Florence is a Money Heist filming location which gives you even more reason to visit.
Milan is famous for the iconic Duomo and the adjacent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. However, did you know Milan is also home to the original painting, ‘The Last Supper’? Other highlights include, Milan Opera House and the Vertical Forest.
If I had only one landmark I could include in the best places to visit in Italy list it would be the Colosseum. It’s a joy to see and extremely rewarding to photograph. As a matter of fact, you could spend months photographing the Colosseum from different angles in different climates. You’ve probably read about Palatine Hill but how about the remains of Circus Maximus? Circus Maximus is now the remains of an ancient stadium which could once hold over 150,000 spectators. To put that in perspective, that’s twice as big as the modern day Stadio Olimpico, home of the Italy football team.
Any best places to visit in Italy list is not complete without Venice. Of course, Venice is famous for romance and is frequented by loving couples. Famous Venice landmarks include, Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs and the huge Santa Maria Basilica. Finally, my personal favorite is the island of Burano. Burano features colorful buildings reflecting in canals. As a result, it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Verona is home to an Arena as stunning as the Colosseum. However, with much less tourists you could have this iconic landmarks all to yourself. Additionally, Verona is also home to Juliet’s Balcony.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is iconic and definitely one of the best places to visit in Italy. Did you know that it’s possible to ascend to the top of the tower to enjoy panoramic views over the city of Pisa? Alternatively, stay on the ground an take your picture pretending to hold the structure up!
For me, Cinque Terre offers the most beautiful view of all Italy. As a matter of fact, Cinque Terre is made up of 5 small villages perched on cliff edges. Save the visit to Manarola until last as this is the most stunning of the villages.
Turin is one of Italy’s lesser visited cities but it’s home to some hidden gems. It’s believed that the Shroud of Turin is the fabric which covered Jesus after he was crucified. Other interesting Turin sights include Via Roma, Palace of Turin and the Egyptian Museum.
Discover Your Best Places to Visit in Italy
I hope you enjoyed visiting these places in Italy with me. Which are your best places to visit in Italy? Did I miss any from the list? Write your thoughts in the comments.