The best things to see in Italy
Great food, charming music and long nights with friends and locals – that’s how many travelers imagine Italy! With more than 50 million tourists going to Italy per year, it is one of the most visited countries in the world. The country shaped like a boot with its 61 million inhabitants played major roles in the development of Ancient Europe and the Middle Ages, being a hub for Catholicism. Nowadays, the Vatican State with the Pope’s residence is still among the most popular tourism destinations with several million people visiting the city-state yearly. Due to Italy’s rich history, its cultural heritage is truly unique. The best way to explore Italian architecture is visiting cities like Rome, Florence, Venice or Milan in which famous artists like Michelangelo, Da Vinci or Botticelli have created their legacies. However, there are also fantastic landscapes in regions such as Calabria, Sicily or Tuscany and sights such as the Etna volcano, the Dolomites or the Lake Garda are just a few of the best things to see in Italy.
Where should I start my trip in Italy?
Making a choice about where to start your vacation is not too easy, especially since the first destination is often determining other places you can see. You can get some initial inspiration with our top recommendations for the best destinations in Italy below and it is safe to say there is a place that will be suitable for you!