Things to do in Italy

Located in southern Europe in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is blessed with a beautiful coastline, lakes and mountains. It is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visiting museums, monuments, music festivals, beaches or just relishing authentic Italian food and wine – there are a lot of things to do in Italy. Here are some fascinating places to visit in Italy which should definitely be a part of your bucket list.

Leaning Tower of Pisa: The Leaning Tower of Pisa featured in the ‘Seven wonders of the world’ is one of the must-visit points of interest in Italy. As the legend goes, construction work of the tower began in the 1100s but it started leaning by the time the tower reached its third storey as the foundation was built on the soft ground. The fact that it's standing tall despite its flaw is what attracts numerous tourists worldwide.

Venice Canals: A romantic gondola ride through the canals of Venice holding your partner’s hands is one of the things to do in Italy. On either side of the canals are centuries old buildings that have somehow remained relatively unchanged. Of the picturesque canals, the Grand Canal is the most famous, which has been featured in multitude photographs and films. 

Vatican City:  If you are fascinated by art then you cannot miss the Vatican City. Located in Rome, it is a country by itself - the smallest country in the world headed by the Pope. Besides the more obvious St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's square, it is home to numerous tourist attractions. The Basilica, Sistine Chapel and other places boast of architecture by celebrated architects of the Renaissance like Bramante, Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta, Maderno and Bernini.

Lake Como:  Italy holidays are incomplete without a visit to the picturesque Lake Como. Surrounded by mountains and small hamlets complemented with a pleasant climate, it offers a serene and relaxing getaway. It is known to house several wealthy individuals in the old opulent villas and palaces around. But over the years it has opened up avenues for tourists of varied pocket sizes. It has quite a few resort communities and an 11th-century abbey.

Colosseum: If you're in Italy, you should make a trip the Colosseum World over where historic structures are being torn down for modern buildings, it a symbol of how the old can beautifully blend with the new. This huge Amphitheatre is the largest of its kind ever built by the Roman Empire and over the years it has continued to remain a model for sports facilities. It offers a glimpse into the extensive history of Rome.

The Amalfi Coast: The Amalfi Coast is a mesmerising stretch of coastline spread across the Sorrentine Peninsula. The hillside towns are built along the steep mountains with a view of the sea from atop. Positano is one of the more popular towns; however, the whole stretch is extremely popular with tourists.

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