10 best destinations to visit in Italy this summer
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The European Union recently opened its borders to foreign tourists in time for the summer holidays. One country that tourists flock to is wonderful Italy. Each region of this breathtaking country has something unique to offer in cuisine, history, architecture and culture. It’s time to explore the top 10 destinations to visit in Italy this summer.
BEST PLACES TO TRIP IN ITALY IN SUMMER
Experience the splendor of Milan
Milan is all about fashion, architecture and amazing eateries. You must see the view from the top of the world famous Duomo at least once to fully experience its beauty. Shoppers will love the time and money spent at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Don’t forget to see the masterpiece The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, located in Santa Maria delle Grazie. Milan is a city of sophistication, style and glamor.
Holidays on Lake Como
If you prefer a quiet lake for relaxation, head to Lake Como in this area. This region is located at the foot of the Italian Alps and has many villages and mountains worth exploring. While on the lake, take a cruise to see some of the more impressive villas along the lake. The rich and famous love to relax here. You can even spot a movie star when you are in town.
Take a gondola ride in Venice
Venice is ready to welcome foreign travelers to its city. Venice is an ideal city for walking, and the visitor can wander the maze of alleys and streets all day long. The city is well known as one of the best couples in the world. Your next visit is time to take a gondola ride through the waterways and canals of this magnificent city. It’s time to come to Venice this summer for the journey of a lifetime.
See one of the most scenic spots in Italy, the Cinque Terre
Spend some time exploring five beautiful hillside towns above the Mediterranean. One of the best activities here is hiking between five cities: Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola and Corniglia. You can also spend time on one of the stunning beaches such as Monterosso al Mare.
Taste the best wines of Tuscany
Wherever you go in this region, it will be a magical experience. In Tuscany, everyone walks a little slower and enjoys la dolce vita (sweet life). Relax in this beautiful region full of green hills and quaint villages. Of course, Tuscany is famous for its vineyards and wineries, and wine tastings are a popular activity here. While in the region, stop by the small village of San Gimignano for ice cream and admire the 13 medieval towers on the horizon.
Discover the history of the Renaissance in Florence
Travel back in time to wonderful Florence. This city in Tuscany has always inspired art, music and science. For art lovers, there is Michelangelo’s famous David at the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery and many more. This city is a great place to stroll, discover the impressive architecture of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages. Perhaps one of the most romantic cities in the world, Florence is a must-see city in Italy.
Do it all in Rome
Rome is Italy’s number one tourist destination. It’s not hard to see why after just one visit to this magnificent city. There are thousands of excellent eateries in Rome specializing in the finest Italian cuisine. If you are going on a religious pilgrimage, be sure to visit the Vatican. Throughout Rome, you will see landmarks that reflect Italy’s millennia of history. Fans of fine art should visit any of the city’s museums. At the Vatican Museum, spend some quiet time meditating in the Sistine Chapel.
Try pizza in Naples
Naples is not only the birthplace of pizza, but also the center of Italian culture and history. Explore this historic city at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Visitors to the city will love to wander through the shops located in the alleys of the “heart” of Naples. Descend underground into the city’s catacombs and discover the origins of the city and its inhabitants. You can also take a day trip to the luxurious island of Capri or explore the ruins of Pompeii or Pozzuli. Naples, a seaside port, also has some of the best seafood in the country. Of course, don’t miss your time in Naples without trying its delicious pizza at least once.
Amalfi Coast Drive
One of the best scenic trails in Italy is the winding road along the Amalfi Coast. Not far from Naples lies this region with lemon orchards and colorful houses built on the hillside. The beautiful city of Amalfi, located between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the hills, is a popular place to spend time. Another popular destination on this route is Positano with its picturesque beaches, shops and hillside houses. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hike near the Dolomites
Experience a bit of Austrian mountains in the Dolomites. This lesser-known location with great views is ideal for hiking and trekking. The Dolomites has many hiking sites for all ages and skill levels. In the summer months, the observation decks can be reached by cable car. Hiking through the Lagatsuoi Tunnels offers some of the most incredible views you will ever see.
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