Places to visit in Italy: here are 5 regions to start!

Places to visit in Italy: here are 5 regions to start!
Places to visit in Italy: here are 5 regions to start!

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There are so many places to visit in Italy: each region hides unique beauties, that envy us everywhere, even if we Italians are often the first not to know them! Each of our regions hides a different story thanks to millennial civilizations who over the centuries have lived here in Italy: from culture to traditions, to architecture and even gastronomy, it is enough to move from one region to another to find yourself catapulted into a previously unknown world.

If you don’t know where to start, why not start following a cultural itineraryand to find out where the roots of Italian culture lie? Among the most beautiful regions in Italy and richest in culture and traditions we find:

Lazio, the region where it all began that can boast some of the most beautiful places to see in Italy

All roads lead to Rome, including those of the culture, history and traditions of our beautiful country. Among the places to visit in the Lazio region one must inevitably start from the eternal capital: the Colosseo and theArch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Sant’Angelo castel, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Ara Pacis Museum and of Roman civilization, the Altar of the Fatherland. In short, the list could go on indefinitely, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that in Lazio there is only Rome!

Just outside the city you can find Tivoli with her Villa d’Este, as well as on the coast the Ostia Antica Archaeological Park (which together with Pompeii represents the largest archaeological site on the planet). There is also Civita di Bagnoregio, famous as the “city that dies” due to the erosion of the rock on which it stands, and the Promontory of Circeo in San Felice Circeo (inside the Circeo National Park, which can boast four nature reserves).

Among the other places to visit in Italy, in the Lazio region we can point out:

Sicily, one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with the perfect mix of nature and culture

Prima i Greeks they Ancient Romans, then i Byzantines they Arabs, finally i Normans they Spaniards: Sicily has been an island at the crossroads of millenary cultures and traditions. Seeing is believing: the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento it is one of the places to see in Italy sooner or later. This famous archaeological site still retains 11 Doric temples, three sanctuaries, the lower Agora e superior and other constructions from the Roman and Greek periods.

In Palermo, on the other hand, you can discover the Arab-Norman influences on the city, such as the Palace of the Normans, the Palermo Cathedral and not far from the city there are the Cefalù Cathedral and the Monreale Cathedral, both from the Byzantine era. In addition there are a myriad of castles scattered around the island, such as the Mussomeli Castle dug into the rock of a hill, the Milazzo Castle (the largest fortified citadel in Sicily) and the Maniace Castle built on the tip of the island of Ortigia (a Siracusa).

During your stay in Sicily we can also recommend:

Tuscany, the cradle of the Renaissance, hides some of the most beautiful places in Italy

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, the Tuscany has played a fundamental role in the history, culture and language of our country: some of the greatest artists, poets and inventors were born right here. To understand what we are talking about, take a look at Florence where you will find some of the most beautiful places in Italy: the Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with Brunelleschi’s dome, Piazza della Signoria, the Old Bridge, the Church of the Holy Cross and that of Santa Maria Novella.

But in addition to Florence there is also Lucca, the city of 100 churches, which you can admire by walking along the still intact walls or by climbing on Tower of the Hours. Just as there is Siena, with her Piazza del Campo (famous for the Palio), the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Torre del Mangia, which with its 88 meters is one of the highest in Italy. Among the most beautiful villages we find Volterra, with its imposing Etruscan walls and the Medici Palace, and the village of Saint Gimignano with its fourteen medieval towers.

During your vacation in Tuscany we can suggest the following:

  • For a journey suspended between taste and art, go and visit the city of Prato: on one side cantucci and mortadella, on the other the Cathedral of Santo Stefano and Palazzo Pretorio!
  • From the leaning tower to the Baptistery, find out what to see in Pisa in the city and its surroundings
  • To organize a camping holiday in Italy, the tuscan maremma and the Chianti region they are one of the best choices!

Veneto, from Queen of the Seas Republic to the most visited region in Italy

The Veneto represents one of the most popular places to visit in Italy by foreign tourists and we all know the reason: the city ​​of Venice, once the most prosperous Maritime Republic with hegemony over the entire Mediterranean, today it is one of the places to visit in Italy at all costs. The atmosphere is unique: take a stroll in Piazza San Marco or long Large channel, visit the Ducal Palace and the St. Mark’s Basilica o la Basilica of the Frari, get on the Rialto bridge and visit the Accademia Galleries with their rich collection from the Byzantine era to the Renaissance.

If on the one hand there is Venice, on the other there is city ​​of Verona, famous all over the world for the story of Romeo and Juliet and for the Arena of Verona, a Roman amphitheater still in perfect condition. TO Padova instead the magnificent frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel, the Basilica of Sant’Antonio e Prato della Valle, a square of almost 90,000 square meters with lots of greenery, canals and a central island, a Roman amphitheater and a circus for horse racing. And let’s not forget about Treviso with its waterways, Piazza dei Signori, the Palazzo dei Trecento and the Palazzo del Podestà.

To discover all that Veneto can offer you, here are other travel tips:

Campania, a region rich in culture, historical traditions and a dream gastronomy

The Campania it is a unique region: describing it is almost impossible, but it represents the best of Italy both in the cultural sphere and behind the stove! Naples is one of the places to visit in Italy at all costs: in the city of Vesuvio you have to start from Piazza del Plebiscito e Royal Palace, and then walk along Spaccanapoli, the road that cuts the city in a straight line since the times of the Ancient Romans. Discover the Underground Naples and the Bourbon Gallery, and then rise to the surface at the Chapel of San Severo with his Veiled Christ, the Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Castel dell’Ovo on the Naples seafront.

Immediately after Naples, go to the magnificent Royal Palace of Caserta with its immense gardens, the Palatine Chapel, the Throne room, the Royal Theater and the Peschiera Grande tank. For a memorable excursion there is il Vesuvius Park, where you can climb to the top of the Big cone, or the Cilento National Park with the area of Paestum, one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Greece in the world. And to dive back into history, visit Santa Maria Capua Vetere, a city that rises on the ruins of Capua, where you can visit the Mitreo and theCampanian amphitheater.

Always staying in Campania, we also recommend:

There are many places to visit in Italy: find inspiration and discover new ones

The ones we have just recommended are five of the most beautiful regions in Italy, linked together by the cultural evolution of our country. While waiting for when you can travel more freely abroad again, organizing a holiday to discover these magnificent places is an excellent idea for both families and groups of friends. Our suggestion remains to create an itinerary to simplify your choice: every region deserves to be visited for one reason or another, it’s up to you to decide where to start! And if you have any doubts, get advice from our travel articles by subscribing to our newsletter.

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