With the birthplace of the Roman Empire, and the Renaissance, there is no doubt why Italy is so rich in masterpieces of art, and architecture. Hence, is said to be having more UNESCO World heritage cultural sites than any other country in the world. However, the country does not offer only art, and architecture to its tourists. It is also blessed with beautiful lakes, mountains, a dramatic coastline that gives splendid natural attractions as well. Italy also has one of the finest cuisines. Have a look at the top must-visit attractions in Italy.
Colosseum is in the Capital City of Italy, Rome. For those travelling to Italy, Colosseum is a must- see attraction. Built by the Roman Empire, it is a huge Amphitheatre largest of its kind. It has remained as a model of sport facilities to the modern times. Colosseum is also a venue for public shows, even mock sea battles. It had a huge wooden floor, underneath of which there were two stories of tunnels, rooms, cells, and passage for gladiators, wild animals, and storage. Today, the structure is a strong reminder of ancient times and the history of Rome.
- Venice Canals-
Venice is Italy’s one of the top most visited cities by tourists. Venice is a city with islands, the canals for very long have been the city’s streets. A gondola ride through the canals, is a popular activity that every tourist has been enjoying for years now. Lining the canals, are the old buildings and monuments that have remained unchanged for more than hundred years, which adds to the romantic charm. The Grand canal in Venice, is the most famous site for photographs that visitors don't miss. Vaporetto ride, along the Grand Canal is the best way to see the grand places, whose fronts face the water. Venice is every tourist's top destination. It is one of the top must-visit attractions in Italy.
- Leaning Tower of Pisa-
In the city of Pisa, the leaning tower is one of the many attractions the city provides. Although, it got its fame, gained from its flaw. Construction began on the tower in the 1100s, which led to the lean by the time the tower reached the third story. Prior to the construction work, it was predicted that the tower will topple by 2000. However, today, tourists can climb to the very top of the tower to enjoy some spectacular views of the city. The leaning tower is also known as La Torre Pendente, which stands on the Piazza dei Miracoli. It is not mandatory to stay in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You can also visit the attraction from Florence which is only a few hours drive.
- Lake Como-
One of Italy’s most scenic views will be found in Lake Como, Milan. It is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery. It is surrounded by mountains, and lined up with picturesque small towns. The lake has many splendid , and rich villas and palaces, surrounded by gardens which are open to the public. The lake is said to be shaped like a Y ( upside-down) with three beaches that meet at the Bellagio resort town. Lake Como is said to be one of the deepest lakes in Europe. The best time to visit is between March and November, when the climate is m, and the sun shines the most. One would fall in love with the place when you visit, and enjoy the splendid views, and scenery.
- Amalfi Coast-
The Amalfi Coast is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. It is a 50 kilometers stretch of coastline along the Southern part of Italy. It has become a popular tourist destination with sheer cliffs, rugged shoreline, pastor coloured fishing villages, and small lovely beaches. Amalfi coast is popular for its picturesque towns, and villages on the coast. It attracts the tourists due to its dramatic, and beautiful setting, between the hills and sea. An ideal number of days would be around 2 or 3 Nights to experience the Amalfi coast. If you are keen on exploring more places near Amalfi then you can spend up to 5 days to enjoy the most. The best time to visit Amalfi coast will be in May or September, as you can enjoy the weather and do many activities.
Italy is a beautiful country which offers splendid scenic views, landscapes and other monuments which takes you back. The country offers a mix of both. Why wait when you have made up your mind to visit ? Check into Pickyourtrail for some offers & deals for your Italy tour package. Happy Planning!