There is no shortage of things to see in Italy – the difficulty is in deciding which ones you will visit and which ones you will leave until your next trip. Here are 10 ideas for things to see during your time in the country.
- Florence Cathedral
Florence Cathedral, or Duomo, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. It dates back to the 13th century and provides a commanding view over the beautiful city. The incredible dome is the main feature, but inside you will also be able to enjoy artworks by Michelangelo and Donatello amongst others.
- The Colosseum
As the most iconic building in Italy, it would be a shame to miss out on the Colosseum during your time in the country. If you head to Rome, whether for a weekend break or as part of a multi-centre trip, make sure this is on your list of things to see.
- The Last Supper
‘The Last Supper’ is one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous masterpieces, and you can see it in all its glory at the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
- San Marco Basilica
This impressive church is one of the highlights of Venice and it will be hard to miss it during your stay. It is an excellent example Italo-Byzantine architecture. Nicknamed the ‘Church of Gold’, it is well worth taking a tour inside if you can.
- The Stadio Olimpico
This impressive stadium is located in Rome and is home to the Serie A teams Roma and Lazio. It hosted the final of the 1990 World Cup, and it is regularly used for large sporting events. In February and March it will be hosting three Six Nations rugby games, including the Italy v Ireland rugby match on February 7.
- The Vatican Museums
The museums are some of the main highlights of Italy, and the best collection you will find are at the Vatican. These museums are some of the best in the world, where you will see ancient wonders and stunning works of art. One of the highlights is the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling painted by Michelangelo.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it destroyed the ancient town of Pompeii. The ash left much of the town perfectly preserved, and you can now see these items and get an insight into life in Italy two thousand years ago.
Elba is a beautiful island off the coast of Tuscany, and it is especially popular for its beaches. If you stay in Italy during the summer months, head here to enjoy a range of beaches including isolated ones like Sant’Andrea.
- The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze
This gallery is the most famous in Florence and one of the best in Italy. It is most well known for being home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’, but it also boasts a spectacular collection of Renaissance artworks and sculptures.
- The Amalfi Coast
If you want to explore a particularly beautiful part of Italy during a multi-centre holiday, try to visit the Amalfi Coast. With its stunning towns, beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery, it is the perfect area to explore.
See as much as you can of Italy
Because there is so much to see in Italy, many people decide to book multi-centre trips here to take in as much as possible. Use the above ideas when you book your trip and try to see as much as possible when you travel to Italy.
Author: Araluen Centre
Araluen Centre are a high-quality art and travel blog with creative contributors from all over the world.