Beautiful landscape, mouth-watering food and historical cities, Italy has so much to offer that your vacations might fall short to visit all the places of interest in this boot-shaped country, with coastline on all three sides. If you have planned for a vacation to Italy, you must chalk out your itineraries beforehand, so that the best attractions are not missed.
This country that had once given birth to Renaissance, undoubtedly, is home to the best art and architecture. A perfect blend between the ancient and modern cultures, Italy is so rich in its cultural heritage and nature in its abundance that it is rightly said – “You may have the universe, if I may have Italy!”
Places You Must Visit in Italy
Amongst the many vacation spots in Italy, the most popular and stunning ones are –
Rome – A Vacation to Remember
The capital city and the home to some of the most glorious and magnificent structures of Italy, Rome is a tourist’s paradise. If you like history and want to experience the places that have actually been a part of history, then Rome is the city for any travel enthusiast to make the vacation a memorable one.
The largest amphitheatre Colosseum, Basilica San Clemente, Trevi Fountain, a collage of the piazzas, the sophisticated food and the open-air markets, Rome alone can consume the maximum part of your vacation. The Vatican, within Rome, is amazement in itself and flaunts beautiful and stunning Renaissance art and architecture in the form of cathedrals.
Venice – Make Your Vacation Romantic
One of the most visited travel destinations in the world and one of the most amazing vacation spots, Venice is unique and unlike any other city in the world. It has mysterious water passages and canals instead of streets and roads. Located on a lagoon along the Adriatic Sea coastline, you have to take a gondola to reach any of the 118 islands in Venice.
Though Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica is the most attractive tourism destination in Venice, the architecture, the scenic beauty, the beautiful bridges and picturesque setting on either side of the canals make Venice a perfect romantic vacation destination.
Amalfi Coast – for a Relaxed Vacation
For those, who need a break from the art, architecture and history of Italy, and those, who want to indulge themselves in the sheer beauty of nature, the Amalfi Coast is one for them. The vibrant cliffs and the green hillsides, Amalfi Coast is famous for the pastel coloured villas, the hilltop lemon gardens and the picturesque fishing villages like Sorrento. The beauty of the coastline at night when the lights of the villas are lit up seems like a dream.
Tuscany – Italy in a Nutshell
From beautiful sandy beaches to rocky cliffs, from vast lands of olive trees to the crystal clear waters of the sea, from historical castles to small villages with a medieval charm, Tuscany will certainly make your vacation a memorable one. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and many other UNESCO World Heritage Sites are some of the Tuscan particulars that you must visit.
When is the best time of the year to enjoy a vacation in Italy?
The best time to visit Italy to enjoy a vacation comfortably, without the crowd and away from the hustle and bustle is from April to June and September to October.
“Italy is always a good idea!”