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Visiting Italy: 4 Must-See Cities

By Cristiana , in General , at April 29, 2023

In 2022, over 50.5 million people visited Italy. It’s a romantic country with lots of history and delicious food, so it’s no surprise why tourists from all around the world come for an authentic Italian experience.

The country’s pretty big though, and you shouldn’t spend all your time in one place either.

If you’re visiting Italy soon, then keep reading. To make the most of your vacation, choose a few Italian cities to tour. Here are four you must see!

1. Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy, so it’s a must-go. Not to mention, some of the most famous landmarks are here too, such as the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain.

The only downside is this is where all tourists flock to, so it can be crowded. Plus, you’ll have to be wary of tourist traps. However, there are places off the beaten path; you just have to know where to look.

2. Naples

If you’re a fan of pizza, then you’ve got to visit Naples. This is the birthplace of pizza, and the famous Neopolitan pizza is as good as it gets here. Other tasty treats you shouldn’t miss here include cuoppo napoletano, sfogliatelle, and pazerotti.

For museum enthusiasts, there’s the National Museum of Archaeology. You can also take a short train ride to Herculaneum and Pompeii, or ride a boat out to Mount Vesuvius or Ischia.

3. Florence

Art enthusiasts will feel right at home in Florence, as it’s home to the Galleria dell’Accademia, Uffizi Museum, and the Bardini Museum and Gardens. You’ll also find the Florence Cathedral, which is famous for its orange Brunelleschi’s Dome.

Although the city is probably better for art than food, the meals here still won’t disappoint. Make sure to have the Florentine Steak, which is truly special. It’s cooked over roasted chestnuts for a unique flavor!

To find out more about Florence, you can always book a walking tour, which will show you all the hidden gems of the city.

4. Milan

Milan is one of the best cities in Italy for fashion. Get your shopping on at high-end boutiques and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (the country’s oldest shopping mall), then rest your weary feet and fill your empty stomach at spectacular restaurants!

Take in a little culture by going to the Santa Maria Delle Grazie church, where Da Vinci’s Last Supper is displayed.

You can even get a glimpse of a less touristy Milan by going to Navigli. This canal district is more bohemian and artistic, and you can spend hours at the street markets.

Have Fun Visiting Italy

Visiting Italy can be an exciting experience, especially if you’ve never been to Europe before. Any combination of these four cities will result in a fantastic trip, so don’t be afraid to explore each one.

Once you’ve been, then you’ll be recommending that all your loved ones visit Italy! And who knows, you may just come back with them for a repeat getaway.

To prepare more for your Italian vacation, read our other blog posts.

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