The Italy Travel Guide

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Rome, Italy

  • St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome
  • Palatino, Rome
  • Roman Forum, Rome
  • Pantheon, Rome
  • Ostia Antica ruins, Rome
  • Hadrian’s Villa ruins Adriana, Rome
  • Renaissance Villa ruins, Rome
  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Piazza Navona Square, Rome
  • Roman National Museum, Rome
  • Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, Rome
  • San Pedro in Vincoli Basilica, Rome (Michelangelo’s colossal Moses sculpture)
  • San Clemente Basilica, Rome
  • Borghese Gallery Museum, Rome
  • National Etrusco di Villa Giulia Museum, Rome
  • Ostia Antica Ruins, Italy
  • Trevi Fountain, Rome
  • Pyramid of Cestius, Rome
St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy Walkerssk / Pixabay
Roman Colosseum pascalmwiemers / Pixabay
Rome, Italy Mike_68 / Pixabay


Tivoli, Italy

  • Villa Adriana Ruins , Tivoli (Emperor Hadrian’s former villa; UNESCO)
  • D’Este Renaissance Villa, Tivoli (famous for elaborate gardens and fountains, UNESCO)
Tivoli, Italy 12019 / Pixabay


Venice, North Italy, Italy

  • Venice International Film Festival (Last week of August through first week of September)
  • Grand Canal, Venice
  • San Marco Basilica, Venice
  • Academia Gallery, Venice
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection Museum, Venice
  • Santa Maria Basilica, Venice
  • I Frari Bascilicia, Venice
  • St Mark’s Campanile Bell Tower, Venice
  • Murano Island, Venice (Venetian glass making since 13th century)
  • Burano Island, Venice (Pastel-colored houses, renowned for handmade lace; much of the lace in the shops is imported these days)
  • Torcello Island, Venice (largely abandoned due to malaria, 10 permanent residences
    • Santa Maria Assunta Basilica, Torcello Island (Venice’s oldest church, mosaic clad Byzantine cathedral)
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Milan, Northern Italy, Italy

  • Duomo Cathedral, Milan
  • Museum of 20th century, Art, Milan (Housed where Mussolini rallied huge crowds)
  • Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan (Impressive collection of the world’s old masters, much of it stolen by Napoleon originally during his conquests)
  • Last Super Mural, Milan (Leonardo da Vinci’s ultra-famous mural)
  • Science Museum, Milan
  • Quadrilatero D’oro, Milan (world’s most famous shopping district)
Duomo Cathedral, Milan, Italy vivianamartinelli1979 / Pixabay


Florence, Tuscany, Italy (1986 Europe Capital of Culture)

  • Duomo, Florence
  • Brunelleschi Cupola, Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Ponte Vecchio, Florence
  • Campanile Bell Tower, Florence
  • Vecchio Palace, Florence (fortress palace)
  • Bargello Museum, Florence
  • Cappelle Medicee Museum, Florence
  • Academia Gallery, Florence
    • Michelangelo’s David, Florence
  • Pitti Palace, Florence
  • Giotto’s Bell Tower, Florence
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Cinque Terre, Northern Italy, Italy

  • Riomaggiore (unofficial HQ, eastern most village and largest, easiest to reach)
  • Manarola (Busiest, steep pastel buildings tuble down to sea)
  • Corniglia (No direct sea access, sits 300 feet above sea surround by vineyards)
  • Vernazza (Most attractive village, overlooks small, picturesque harbor)
  • Monterosso (Most developed village, coast’s only sandy beach)
Cinque Terre, Italy Walkerssk / Pixabay
Cinque Terre, Italy lino9999 / Pixabay
Cinque Terre, Italy psaudio / Pixabay


Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna, Italy chatst2 / Pixabay


Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari, Italy suetot / Pixabay


Pula, Italy

  • Ancient city ruins of Nora, Pula, Italy
Pula, Italy axe20 / Pixabay


Oristano, Italy

Porto Torres, Italy

Porto Torres, Italy pcdazero / Pixabay


Emilia Romagna Regions small towns, Italy

  • Parma, Italy
Parma, Italy valtercirillo / Pixabay


Trieste, Italy (Last city before Slovenia border)

  • Seafront Palazzi, Trieste
  • Historic old town, Trieste
  • Miramare Castle, Trieste
  • Unita d’Italia Piazza, Trieste (Italy’s largest sea-facing piazza)
Trieste, Italy vasile_pralea / Pixabay


Pompeii Island, Southern Italy, Italy

Pompeii, Italy travelspot / Pixabay


Herculaneum, Southern Italy, Italy

Herculaneum, Italy Graham-H / Pixabay


Sicily Island, Southern Italy, Italy

  • Palermo, Sicily Island
    • Palatine Chapel, Palermo
    • Normanni Piazza Market, Palermo
    • Palermo Cathedral
  • Syracuse, Sicily Island, Italy
    • Neapolis Archaeological Park, Syracuse
    • Paolo Orsi Archeological Museum, Syracuse
  • Agrigento, Sicily Island, Italy (small medieval core)
    • Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily Island (Ruined city of Akrgas)
      • Concordia Temple, Valley of Temples
  • Selinunte, Sicily Island, Italy
    • Selinunte Greek Ruins, Sicily Island
  • Taormina, Sicily Island, Italy (clifftop town overlooking Ionian Sea and Mt Edna)
  • Mt Etna, Catania, Sicily Island, Italy
Sicily, Italy hirisflower / Pixabay
Sicily, Italy Tama66 / Pixabay
Sicily, Italy kirkandmimi / Pixabay


Aeolian Islands, Italy (Seven volcanic outcrops south of Sicily)

Aeolian Islands, Italy contact1435 / Pixabay


Capri Island, Bay of Naples, Italy

  • Azzurra Grotto, Capri Island (stunning sea cave illuminated by other-worldly light)
  • Jovis Villa ruins, Capri Island
  • Seggiovia del Monte Solaro, Capri Island (chairlift that whisks you to Capri’s top peak)
Capri Island, Italy bilaleldaou / Pixabay


Sardinia Island, Italy

  • Nuraghi fort ruins, Sardinia Island, (Thousands of circular forts dating to 1500 AD)
  • Costa Smerada, Sardina Island
Sardinia Island, Italy Lars_Nissen_Photoart / Pixabay


Siena, Italy

  • Walled center, Siena
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Civics Museum, Siena
  • Siena Museum (Duomo), Siena
Siena, Italy SimonRei / Pixabay


Orvieto, Italy (popular stop from Florence or Rome)

  • Orvieto Duomo (interior contains Signorelli’s awe inspiring Last Judgement fresco)
Orvieto, Italy Tama66 / Pixabay


Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
  • Duomo, Pisa
  • Bittistero, Pisa
Pisa, Italy Walkerssk / Pixabay


Naples, Southern Italy, Italy

  • Herculaneum Roman city ruins, Naples
  • National Archaeological Museum, Naples
  • Cappella Sansevero, Italy
  • Naples Cathedral (Duomo), Naples
  • San Martino Museum, Naples
  • Capodimonte National Gallery, Naples (southern Italy’s best art collection)
Naples, Italy enzoabramo / Pixabay


Turin, Italy

  • Tibetan Bridge, Claviere
  • Egyptian Museum, Turin
Turin, Italy cococc / Pixabay


Verona, Northern Italy, Italy (Shakespeare’s setting from Romeo and Juliet)

  • Arena di Verona, Verona (Roman amphitheater, Unique in that you can see live opera performances)
  • St Anastasia Basilica, Verona
Verona, Italy alex1965 / Pixabay


Bologna, Italy (2000 European Capital of Culture; medieval center. University town since 1088, Europe’s oldest)

  • San Petronio Basilica, Bologna  (world’s 15th largest church)
  • Santo Stefano Basilica, Bologna
Bologna, Italy gustavozini / Pixabay


Ravenna, Italy (UNESCO for the towns mosaics spread throughout 5 sites)

  • Byzantines Churches, Ravenna, Italy (5th to 7rh centuries, famous for stunning mosaics)
Ravenna, Italy bogitw / Pixabay


Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy, Italy

  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Atrani
Amalfi Coast, Italy Anemone123 / Pixabay
Amalfi Coast, Italy monikawl999 / Pixabay


Ravello, Southern Italy, Italy

  • Galla Placidia Mausoleum, Ravello (Tremendous mosaics)
  • San Vitale Basilica, Ravello
Ravello, Italy luckysilver1 / Pixabay


Bari, Southern Italy, Italy

Bari, Italy elias_noessing / Pixabay


Genoa, Northern Italy, Italy (2004 European Capital of Culture)

  • Real Palace, Northern Italy
Genoa, Italy filmbetrachterin / Pixabay


The Riviera Di Levante, Italy (Lush green hills shelter beautiful seaside resorts)


Lake Maggiore, Northern Italy, Italy (shared with Swiss border)

  • Isola Bella Island, Bella Islands, Lake Maggiore
    • Borromeo Plaza, Isola Bella Island
    • Palazzo Madre, Isola Bella Island
Lake Maggiore, Italy OrcaTec / Pixabay


Lake Como, Northern Italy, Italy (Most spectacular and least visited of three lakes)

  • Como Town, Lake Como (charming medieval core; prosperous town)
    • Como Cathedral, Lake Como
Lake Como, Italy iKLICK / Pixabay


Lake Garda, Italy (Largest and most developed of the lakes.

  • Sirmione, Lake Garda (picturesque village on southern shores of lake)
Lake Garda, Italy travelspot / Pixabay


Viola Coast, Calabria, Italy


Matera, Italy (2019 European Capital of Culture)

Matera, Italy chatst2 / Pixabay


Lecce, Italy

Lecce, Italy luigimartina / Pixabay


Chia, Italy (coast town)


Lucca, Tuscany, Italy (fortified city)

  • City Wall, Lucca (Crowned with a tree lined footpath)
  • San Martino Cathedral, Lucca
Lucca, Italy Skitterphoto / Pixabay


San Gimignano, Tuscan, Italy (hilltop medieval town)

San Gimignano, Italy Mariamichelle / Pixabay


Assisi, Italy (fortified city)

  • San Francisco Basilica, Assisi (UNESCO)
Assisi, Italy valtercirillo / Pixabay


Dolomites, Italy

  • Santa Maddalena, Dolomites, Italy
  • Castelmezzano, Dolomites, Italy
Dolomites, Italy kordi_vahle / Pixabay
Castelmezzano, Italy 12019 / Pixabay


Bogliasco, Italy


Camogli, Italy


Cividale del Friuli, Italy


Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy darrenquigley32 / Pixabay


Sardegna Island, Italy

Sardegna Island, Italy Simon / Pixabay


Portofino, Italy

Portofino, Italy newliferesuscitation / Pixabay


Vieste, Italy

Vieste, Italy Jack78 / Pixabay


Capo Testa, Italy (rock formations in a scenic, secluded area of beaches and coves)

Capo Testa, Italy Lars_Nissen_Photoart / Pixabay


Pauda, Northern Italy, Italy (medieval center)

  • Scrovegni Chapel, Pauda


Perugia, Italy (medieval center, university town)

  • Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia (July)
  • Priori Plazza, Perugia
Perugia, Italy travelspot / Pixabay


Sorrento, Southern Italy, Italy

Sorrento, Italy kirkandmimi / Pixabay

Campania, Italy

  • Temple of Neptune, Campania, Italy
  • Pastum Greek ruins, Campagna, Italy
Campania, Italy falco / Pixabay


Urbino, Italy

  • Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Italy
Urbino, Italy valtercirillo / Pixabay


Ponte Delle Torri, Italy


Palermo, Italy

Palermo, Italy Taken / Pixabay


Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento, Italy Pixaline / Pixabay


Siracusa (Ancient City of Syracuse), Ortygia Island, Italy (city boasts some of the best Greek ruins in the world, with a strong baroque character to its Old Town, connected to mainland by a bridge)

Siracusa, Italy Websi / Pixabay

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