In the world, Italy is one of the prettiest countries. The place is where you can find cities filled with captivating art, breathtaking coastlines, and stunning landscapes. You can even travel down the countryside and randomly come across exquisite scenes.
When it comes to the beautiful places in Italy, the list could go on. But here are 10 of them that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the boot-shaped country, according to Scott Balaam for the Global Grasshopper, who spent three years living there.
#1. Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a rugged area in the Italian Riviera and it oozes with timeless appeal. That makes it impossible for one to do the colorful seaside village justice in just a day trip. It’s been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.
Undoubtedly, Venice is one of the country’s most famous cities. It is also dubbed as one of the most romantic places couples can travel to. Venice, which is a city built on water, is also home to masterpieces, museums, palaces, and churches that one shouldn’t miss visiting.
This relaxed Italian city increased in popularity due to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its architecture, which included ancient castles. The beautiful lakes of Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como are also accessible from Verona.
Bologna is not only famous for its beauty but also for its food. Not even the hardest rain can stop you from exploring Bologna, all thanks to the arches that line the streets. Bologna is also home to the world’s oldest university, which was founded in 1088.
Don’t ever leave Italy without visiting the capital, Rome. The historic city itself is a museum open to the public. The buildings you see on the streets as you explore the city will leave you breathless. Among the famous sites that you should not miss are the Vatican, Coliseum, the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain.
Florence is the place to be for art lovers. It is a haven to many museums that house famous works of art. In the popular city located in the Tuscany region – also known as the Renaissance country, tourists can find some of the world’s most romantic and stunning natural sceneries.
Sardinia offers beaches that are considered among the finest in the world. It’s perfect for those who are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation on an island. Wherever you choose to stay in Sardinia, you’ll always find the pristine waters of the gorgeous beaches there.
This island found in the Mediterranean Sea is a great choice for a holiday excursion. Sicily boasts of wonderful beaches and excellent cuisine at more affordable prices compared to Sardinia. This is the place you want to visit if you want to relax on the beach, get curious around archaeological sites and meet friendly locals.
#9. Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
When you want to indulge in alcohol as you have your vacation in Italy, visit the resort town of Sorrento. Further along, the town is Amalfi, one of the best coastal drives in the world where you can revel in the gorgeous scenery.
Puglia is just one of the many reasons that make Italy beautiful. This part of the country is best for those who are looking for an authentic feel of Italy and at the same time. Puglia also offers top-quality cuisine, green orchards, and olive groves.