Here are 15 most beautiful places in Italy you should consider visiting on your next trip.
I had the privilege of visiting most of these places as Italy is one of my favorite travel destinations. In fact some of these beautiful pictures you see here were taken by me. Hope you like them.
15 Most Beautiful Places In Italy
Rome is really an ancient city in a modern world. When I was in Rome, I felt as if I have gone back to medieval times when the Roman empire reigns. It is truly astounding to be walking and exploring this city. I enjoyed the experience of wandering about the cobbled walkways and alleys not to mention the many McDonald’s directional signages which kept me from getting lost. Check out Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Piazza Navano, Piazza Venezia and of course, don’t miss the famous Piazza di Spagna which is the Spanish Steps.
Florence is the artistic capital of Tuscany. Here lies many treasured masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One very popular iconic sight is the Duomo which is a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.” Aside from this, you must visit their popular shopping area at Ponte Vecchio which is really unique considering the shops are built on the bridge.
Check out my Florence video here
Positano is a must visit place in Italy and it is indeed one of the most beautiful places in Italy. It is also a popular place for couples to get married here. During summer, this place comes to life and is extremely busy as locals and tourists pack the beach.
Check out my Positano video here
Capri is a popular touristy island in the bay of Naples. Many celebrities and well-known artists spend their holidays here. Although a bit commercialised, it is still a beautiful place to visit and just chill.
Amalfi is situated in the south coast of Italy. There are many fishing towns located along the Amalfi coast. It is really peaceful and beautiful here. It is one of those places where I would be happy doing nothing but just sit on the beach and enjoy my gelato:)
Check out my Amalfi video here
Sorrento is my in-between town. By that I mean, it is just right – not too busy and not too sleepy. It has a nice combination of modern shops, restaurants and beaches. I enjoyed walking through the shopping alleys as there are lots to see and explore. I love going into the limoncello shops to get a good smell and a free sample of limoncello. The display of Italian pasta and herbs here actually inspired me to cook Italian pasta when I go home. And you definitely won’t miss the rows and rows of lemon trees they have here. Love them!
Check out my Sorrento video here
They say ‘Visit Venice before it sinks’ and there is truth in that statement. So if you have not visited Venice yet, perhaps it is time you make plans for it. I have visited Venice three times and I love this place. It is somewhat magical to me going in and out of the narrow alleys. Watching how the locals transport and move things amazes me. And the sight of gondolas bouncing up and down the waters. The experience of walking on uneven and slanted floors you won’t find anywhere else.
Cinque Terre is where you find a string of centuries-old colorful seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Their houses are built on steep terraces and the area serves the fishing community. It is quite similar to the villages found along Amalfi coast minus the colorful houses and narrow terrains.
Lake Como is situated in the Northern part of Italy’s Lombardy region. It is well known for its affluent resort homes with an awesome scenery against the foothills of the Alps.
Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline, southeast of Genoa city. It is a pretty upscale town attracting the affluent audience with its premium boutiques and seafood restaurants plus lining its harbor with super yachts.
Sardinia is a gorgeous Italian island located in the Mediterranean. It boasts of a beautiful coastline of sandy beaches and moutains for hiking.
Puglia is located in the southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot”. It is popular for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline.
Siena is about half an hour away by train from Florence. It is well-know for its medieval brick buildings and its fan-shaped central square called Piazza del Campo.
Check out my Siena video here
San Gimignano is an Italian hill town in Tuscany, southwest of Florence.
Terme di Saturnia
The Terme di Saturnia are a group of springs located in the municipality of Manciano, a few kilometers from the village of Saturnia. Source