Both for its history as the capital of Europe and for its present day role as one of the most vibrant cities, Rome heads the list for most tourists traveling to Italy.
Who could fail to love a city whose streets are made of water, whose buses are boats, and where the songs of gondoliers linger in the air?
The showcase of the Italian Renaissance, Florence can at times seem like one giant art museum. The Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a landmark of world architecture, topped by its gravity-defying massive dome.
Amalfi Coast and Capri Island
The high, precipitous Amalfi Peninsula juts sharply into the Mediterranean just south of Naples, forming the southern rim of Naples Bay.
The Cinque Terre
The five towns that cling to the steep, rocky Mediterranean coast north of La Spezia were almost impossible to reach by land until the railway connected them by tunneling through the headlands that separate them.
Tuscany Hill Towns
At its height in the 13th and 14th centuries, Siena rivaled Florence for its arts and culture, and it still has a wealth of art and architectural treasures.
Pisa and Lucca
These two nearby towns are worth visiting while you’re in Tuscany, the first for the exceptional Campo dei Miracoli complex and the other for its endearing charms.
This former Roman stronghold is embraced by a deep curve in the Adige River.
The island of Sicily has earned seven places on the UNESCO Heritage Site list, 3 for its ancient sites, 2o for natural wonders, and 2 for architectural treasures.
Unlike any other city in Italy,
This enigmatic Mediterranean island seems worlds apart from Italy, and is itself a land of stark contrasts. Best known for its glamorous Costa Smeralda, the jet-set paradise of luxury enclaves set against emerald waters, Sardinia has a lot more to offer the adventurous tourist, or even the sun-loving beach seeker.