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The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

Planning your first trip to Italy? Or maybe you are going back again? No matter the case these are 10 places you shouldn't miss when visiting Italy.

Italy one of the most incredible countries in the world. The food, the wine, the architecture, the sea and the mountains have no rivalry. But, if this is your first time visiting there are some specific places you shouldn’t miss. Here is a list of the 10 most incredible places and cities to visit in Italy.

San Gimignano, Tuscany

The small medieval town of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Known as the “Town of Fine Towers”, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and confining walls, forms an unforgettable skyline.

The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

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Cinque Terre, Liguria

The Cinque Terre is a costal area in Liguria, that comprises of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area is well known for its picturesque houses and the food, which includes pesto, focaccia and seafood.

The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

Florence, Tuscany

As the “Athens of the Middle Ages” and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is the place to be if you are looking for the artistic and architectural side of Italy. It contains numerous museums and art galleries, like the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti and was ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

Lake Orta, Piedmont

Enveloped by little towns and green wilderness, tranquil Lake Orta marks the perfect spot for a relaxed weekend gateway. This small lake is separated by its bigger and better-known neighbour, Lake Maggiore, by Monte Mottarone. The focal point of this area is the captivating medieval village of Orta San Giulio.

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Positano, Campania

Sitting on the edge of the famous Amalfi Coast is Positano, a small picturesque town enclaved on the face of a hill all the way down towards the beautiful coastline. If you are planning to visit in the summer months, you need to take a boat or the ferry and visit the famous islands of Ischia and Capri.

The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

Venice, Veneto

If you want to visit Italy, Venice needs to be on your bucket list. With its canals, gondolas, unforgettable ambience, amazing restaurants, architecture, palaces and churches, Venice is a city like no other in the world.

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The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

Modica, Sicily

Modica is one of Sicily’s most atmospheric towns, known specifically for the production of chocolate, produced with an ancient and original Aztec recipe. This is the place to be if you want to stroll around a small typical Italian town of the south. As it is divided in two parts you can walk down its artistic zigzagging roads or take the steps from Modica Alta to Modica Bassa.

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Pompeii, Campania

Situated next to the southern city of Naples, Pompeii is a city in ruins, an ancient Roman city that was buried under 6m of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. As it was largely preserved by the volcanic ash, Pompeii offers a unique view on Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried and providing an interesting insight on the everyday life of its inhabitants. If you are looking for something cultural, interesting and unique, Pompeii is the place for you.

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The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

Rome, Lazio

If you are planning a trip to Italy, you cannot miss its capital city. Rome is a historical powerhouse, filled with ancient ruins, great architecture, inspiring art and vibrant street life. When in Italy do as the Italians, head out to a pizzeria or trattoria and have a great meal for less than you would imagine, and then add some wine to that. Finish it off with a great gelato or a nice cup of Italian coffee. Here is to a perfect holiday.

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The Langhe, Piedmont

Are you a fan of Italian wine, cheeses and truffles? If the answer is yes than the Langhe area in the north of Italy is the place for you. The Langhe area is known for its cultural landscapes, an outstanding living testimony to winegrowing and winemaking traditions that are generations long. The entire picturesque area is dotted with attractive hill towns, castles, wineries and cantinas. Just head over to the nearest tourist office and get a free map of the area and a couple of suggestions for wine and truffle tours.

The 10 Most Incredible Places And Cities To Visit In Italy

So, are you planning your next Italian holiday yet? Comment down below with any suggestions you might have of places we haven’t mentioned.

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