Italy is one of those places many people dream of going and what’s not to love? The people are friendly, the food is incredible, the coffee’s great and there’s so much to do and see you will quickly discover that one trip probably isn’t enough. If Italy’s on your radar, consider visiting any of these 5 amazing places in Italy:
Located in the ‘boot’ of Italy, here you’ll find the coast scattered with ancient towns, and beautiful and extravagant churches. It’s often referred to as the Florence of the south. Leece is one of the highlight’s of Puglia, due in part to the numerous baroque buildings created during the 17th century. Once called the most beautiful city in Italy, you’ll find ample to do here, from enjoying the fine cuisine, browsing the upmarket boutiques and admiring the art of papier-mâché. There’s a reason you’ll be able to enjoy a holiday in Pulgia a little more than elsewhere in the country and that’s because it’s not as overrun by tourists! . This means more reasonable prices for hotels and less tourists accidentally photobombing your photos.
There’s something quite romantic about Venice: all the beautiful canals, the winding alleyways, and how easy it is to get lost. I absolutely loved Venice, but I’m glad I visited during the shoulder season because it was very busy. I can’t imagine how packed it becomes during the heat of summer. If you can, go to an opera or music performance while in Venice, the theatres tend to be a bit smaller and more intimate and every one dresses up well. Don’t plan too much for Venice, half of the charm is definitely getting lost and seeing where you end up.
No matter how much time you have for Florence, I can almost assure you it wont be enough. It’s one of those cities that you can explore for days or weeks on end and still feel there is a lot to see still. From the Uffizi Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of Italian paintings. Because it’s so well known, there’s often terribly lines to get in, so book a ticket in advance to avoid the headache of queuing for hours. Choose to climb either Giotto’s tower or Duonmo’s Dome to get incredible views of the historic city centre. If you’re feeling active, take a hike up to Piazzale Michelangelo and you’ll get another incredible view of Florence. The markets here are also worth mentioning, especially if you’re interested in leather shoes or handbags.
Italy is an amazing country to visit, but make sure to include at least one of these incredible places on your next trip there, if not all of them!