So, you’ve made the decision and you’re ready for a trip to Italy. But with so many beautiful places to visit, so much art and culture to soak up, and hundreds of historic locations to explore, how do you decide where to go?
To help, Avventure Bellissime have put together a blog covering 5 things you must see when you visit Italy. We’ve selected some slightly less well-known options. After all, everyone wants to visit the Colosseum!
The Cinque Terre is a beautiful collection of five Italian coastal villages. Situated in the Italian Rivieria, in Liguria, Italy, this lovely part of the country is certainly high up on our ‘must see’ list. Each village is famous for colourful buildings, steep terraced gardens, and seafood specialities. The five villages of the Cinque Terre are connected by a rugged hiking trail, known as the Sentiero Azzurro, and you can enjoy sublime views of the Italian coastline whilst travelling between the villages.
One of our favourite cities to visit in Italy is Venice, and our most loved sight to see in Venice is the Bridge of Sighs. This ancient bridge, known as a place of sadness, and love, too, spans the Rio di Palazzo. Built with limestone and designed in the style of Italian Renaissance architecture, the Bridge of Sighs is a truly lovely Venetian landmark.
When visiting Venice make sure to take a gondola tour of the city – there’s no better way to see the sights than aboard a gondola floating on a Venetian canal.
The River Po
The River Po may not be the first destination that springs to mind when thinking about an Italian vacation. However, there are plenty of good reasons to explore this waterway. The river stretches from Italy’s border with France, tracking a glimmering route across the north of Italy, all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Bordering Italy’s longest river are medieval towns, vineyards, and rice fields.
Lake Como is one of the most picturesque and scenic places to visit in Italy. Little villages, beautiful towns, and towering mountains surround this Italian lake and there are numerous historic sites littering the landscape. Lake Como boasts a temperature similar to the Mediterranean providing another great reason to visit this part of Italy.
Located in the Campania region of Italy, just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Island of Capri provides a heady mix of blue skies, beautiful coastal views, trendy cafes, and high end shopping boutiques. There are a number of storied Italian villas on the island, alongside the famous Blue Grotto. Capri is a wonderful destination for anyone seeking a luxurious, relaxing Italian holiday.
From the five villages of the Cinque Terre, across the Bridge of Sighs, and along the River Po, via Lake Como, to the Isle of Capri, there are plenty of beautiful places to visit on an Italian vacation. If you’d like any further help or advice selecting where to visit on your Italy trip, get in touch with Avventure Bellissime. We’d be delighted to help you see a side of Italy you’ll love forever.