The following is a guest post I wrote that can be found on Wolters World, along with plenty of other travel tips and destination ideas to get the most out of your travel experiences!
filmed on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
Ever thought about going to Italy? Whether you’ve already booked your trip or you just hope you get the chance to go sometime in the future, it is important to make sure you are well informed about the country you are going to and their customs.
First of all, you must decide on your specific destination within Italy. With so many places to choose from this can be hard to narrow down, especially if you don’t know anything about the country itself. Watching the following video: “Visit Italy: Top Ten Towns In Italy” will make your decision making process much easier.
1. Rome This city has everything and is truly a must-see if you are in Italy. Rome has amazing history, culture, museums, and more! There is something in Rome for everyone to no matter what kind of traveler you are. Some things to check out are the Colosseum, the Pantheon, or Trevi Fountain.
2. Venice This city is also known as “the city of the canals” for their numerous waterways throughout the city. It is easy to get lost in the beauty of this city and the lifestyle here. You can come here to see St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) or simply just enjoy the atmosphere.
3. Florence This is the place where you can see The Accademia, Michelangelo’s David, and all the beautiful renaissance artwork and architecture throughout the city.
4. Siena If you are more into Gothic style, then Siena is the place to go. They are known for their Gothic cathedral, The Cathedral of Siena. Also, the horse race scene from the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace was filmed here! The well-known Palio horse races still take place here in the Square called “Piazza del Campo.”
5. Cinque Terre In English, Cinque Terre means “the five lands.” There are five small villages placed in between these big cliffs on the rugged coastline, hence the name “Cinque Terre.” There is big park that allows you to hike between these five towns. Don’t let the word ‘hike’ scare you away- it is a very easy hike that just about anyone can do!
6. Como Located north of Milan, this is where a lot of the “ritzy and rich” of Milan go to have a good time, but you don’t have to be rich to enjoy it. They have a variety of water and mountain sports to enjoy along with the amazing scenery.
7. Bolzano This is the place to go if you are tired of pizza and pasta. You can go here and speak German if you want, and it is a great mix of German, Austrian, and Italian culture. There is a museum here where you can see Otzi the Iceman, one of the world’s oldest and most popular mummies. Two hikers discovered his corpse in the Otzal Alps and he now resides in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, where you can learn much more about him and the Copper Age. While you are in Bolzano you can also check out and even hike at the Dolomites Mountains, which are not actually mountains but coral from billions of years ago.
8. Siracusa They have great Greek influence, along with the rest of Sicily, and is a great destination if you want to go someplace in Sicily. If you are in Sicily you should also go to the Valle dei Templi (the Valley of Temples), which is an archeological site that really shows the Greek history of Sicily.
9. The Amalfi Coast This is where the previously mentioned video is filmed. It is located just south of Naples. The mountains, coastlines, and beaches all provide stunning views of Italy.
10. Pompeii and Herculaneum In Pompeii, you can see Mount Vesuvius, the damage that it did to the city, and what they found underneath. You can continue on to Herculaneum to see the fresco artwork and more remains that were uncovered beneath the mud.
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