From the ancient beauty of Rome and the alluring romance of Venice, to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the cosmopolitan buzz of Milan, Italy is bursting with things to see and do.
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Italy has something for everyone and we’ve tried to give you a varied list of Italian hotspots (along with some great photos of each from Instagram). Limiting it to just 10 was a struggle though. Bella Italia!
See an opera in Verona.
Whether you’re an opera fan or not, there’s nothing quite like sitting in a Roman amphitheatre, just as people have done for thousands of years, watching a show. It may not be a chariot race or a gladiator duel, but Verona’s famous opera company is an impressive sight.
See the ruins of Pompeii.
In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted over Pompeii, covering everything in molten lava – so this ancient Roman city is literally frozen in time. Pompeii and Herculaneum are worth a visit, though most of the discoveries from both are in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.
Get lost in Venice.
With stunning architecture, mysterious passageways, and its famous canals, Venice is one of the most alluring cities in the world. Relax in Piazza San Marco, take a moonlit gondola ride, or taste the original Bellini at Harry's Bar. Or just wander…
Take in ‘The Last Supper’ in Milan.
See Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece in the flesh at the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie. It’s a heavily regulated 15-minute time limit, and you’ll need to get your tickets well in advance, but it’s totally worth it.
Eat pizza in Naples.
Everyone loves pizza. Sampling this worldwide food favourite in the place where it was born is a must. Naples is Italy’s third largest city and alongside the museums, palaces and castles, you’ll find the country's best pizza, pasta and coffee.
Soak up the sun at Rabbit Beach.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Rabbit Beach is for you. Though there’s quite a walk to get down to it, once standing on the beautiful white sand it’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from anywhere. Remember your mobile for ultimate #holidayspam.
Drive along the Amalfi Coast.
The road that snakes along this stretch of Italian coastline is well worth the trip. It’s precarious, but the views are stunning, and the Amalfi Coast is rich in history and culture. Why not book a private boat tour and visit the stunning island of Capri? Bliss.
Relax in the Cinque Terre.
This National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site is allegedly Italy’s cleanest area, and the Cinque Terre (meaning ‘five lands’) has to be seen to be believed. The villages perched on the cliffs of the Italian Riviera boast olive groves, vineyards, hiking trails and tranquil coves.
Marvel at the Colosseum.
Arguably the most recognisable of Rome's landmarks, the Colosseum was the first permanent amphitheatre in Rome. Today, around 5 million people visit the Colosseum a year, and it symbolises both the opulence and the cruelty of the Roman world.
Lean on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
A remarkable architectural structure from medieval Europe, the Tower of Pisa is 56 metres tall and (following some restoration work in 1990), now stands at an angle of 3.99 degrees. It was designed to be perfectly vertical but started to lean during construction, and today it’s sinking at a rate of about 1mm a year. Catch it before it goes...