Italy has some of the most spectacular older cities in the world. If you want to go beyond the usual tourist routes and watch them in a whole new light, take a look at a few of our excursions lead by passionate, specialist guides.
It is not just the countryside that’s amazing in Italy so are many of the cities! Not only are they magnificent, but Italy’s cities are also amazingly fascinating, full of history, art, historical ruins, and much more.
Here are the 5 most beautiful cities in Italy.
Verona isn’t just where William Shakespeare places Romeo and Juliet–it is also a beautiful city that offers a great deal to do and see! From early Roman ruins into a medieval castle, from magnificent piazzas to historic churches, Verona is bursting with sightseeing opportunities. And, oh yes, it’s among the most beautiful cities in Italy… and every bit as romantic as you would expect!
What makes Venice among the most gorgeous cities in, well, the world? Let’s count the ways… There is Venice’s unique, beautiful architecture, its beautiful churches, and, of course, that the show-stopping St. Mark’s Square.
However, what makes Venice amazing is how it is built entirely on canals — so there’s no traffic or bus exhaust, and together with many canals, all you can hear is the lapping of the water!
To make the most of Venice’s tranquil side, look at moving in autumn or even in winter when a lovely mist hangs over the entire city. Of course, you can’t go to Italy and not bet on Serie A. For them, sport, especially football, is very important.
Bologna is the capital of Emilia-Romagna, among our favorite areas in Italy. Bologna is also completely beautiful. And there’s a lot to do here. From soaking in the academic ambiance (Bologna is home to Europe’s oldest university) to appreciate the area’s excellent cuisine in local trattorie, to shooting pleasure pictures with all the leaning tower of Bologna (it is not only in Pisa!).
Rome is the largest city in Italy and with its 2,500 decades of history and countless archaeological sites, art museums, churches, and ruins, it might just be the most fascinating!
Despite Rome’s relatively compact Historic center, you could easily spend a month exploring the town and not see everything. And, yes, you will find a lot of places to see in Italy. This city is rich in historical things. There you can also see the oldest japanese scissors which are in fact a historical treasure. However, to come to Italy in search of its beautiful spots and cities… and not see Rome? Well, this would be a crime!
Visit Florence once, and you will find out why it inspired numerous writers and artists! Together with its graceful buildings, cobblestoned streets, and showstoppers such as the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, Florence is a feast for the eyes. And that’s only if you are walking around outdoors!
In those buildings, much more, beauty expects, from Michelangelo’s David from the Accademia to masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and much more in the Uffizi.