Shaped like a boot, Italy is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations for dozens of reasons that include picturesque landscapes, architecture, precious art collections, and amazing cuisine. From small coastal towns in Sardinia to the lovely vineyards in Tuscany, Italy offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities. The good news is that many travel agencies offer European vacation packages and some of them include a visit to this wonderful country. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in Italy in 2018.
One of the most romantic cities on planet Earth, Venice is a magical place that is connected by hundreds of scenic canals and bridges. It’s ideal destination for honeymooners and offers a number of attractions including the famous St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, and Rialto Bridge. To explore the canals in Venice take a Gondola or have dinner at some of the best restaurants in the country that serve delicious Mediterranean dishes. Keep in mind that Venice is often crowded with tourists but well worth visiting.
The capital city of Italy, Rome is well-known for its ancient Roman structures and dozens of landmarks including the Palatine Hill, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, and the Pantheon. Book one of the luxury vacation packages and admire the Renaissance architecture while eating gelato right on the Spanish Steps or go for a walk through the lovely Borghese gardens. Travelers who wish to return to the city should toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain.
If you are after a picturesque coastline with luxury villas, romantic villages, and stunning cliffs, make sure to visit the amazing Amalfi Coast in the region of Campania. Amalfi Coast stretches 30 miles along the Sorrento Peninsula and is definitely one of the best places to visit in Italy. The most beautiful town in the area, Positano is famous for its scenic mountains, pastel buildings, and pebbled beaches. There is also no shortage of posh hotels and restaurants with spectacular sea views here.
Famous for its art museums and galleries including Pitti Palace and the Ufizzi Gallery, Florence is also home to dozens of picturesque gardens. Cross one of the bridges to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city center and visit the beautiful Rose Garden that offers spectacular views of Florence. Here you will probably witness a proposal or two. Don’t forget to try the famous sandwich at the All’Antico Vinaio in the center of Florence. It is the 3rd most reviewed fast food joint in the world on Trip Advisor.
Located just a short drive from Florence, Modena is full of small cobblestone streets and houses several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Ghirlandina Tower, Piazza Grande, and the Duomo. This amazing city is also home to one of the best restaurants in the world, the fabulous Osteria Francescana. Go on a tour of the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari or watch the annual Modena Cento Ore classic car rally every June.