Top 15 Things To Do In Italy

The boot shaped peninsula in Southern Europe, Italy has a charm of its own. When it comes to travel, Italy never fails to impress you. Italian culture and architecture has had a strong influence across the globe. Whether this is your first visit to Italy or you have been here before, there are some things you must do when you visit this beautiful destination of Europe.

Take a Gondola ride in Venice : A trip to Italy remains incomplete without a ride on the Gondola. You might have heard many people talk about the experience and romance of the Gondola ride. The Gondola will give you an experience of a lifetime. If you are here with your partner, it is an absolute must do. See the beautiful sights of Venice as you sail past on the Gondola.

See “The Last Supper” : A lot of tourists do not visit Milan but if you are headed to Milan, remember it is the only city in the world where you will get to see Leonardo’s masterpiece of The Last Supper. You will have to get the tickets in advance and stick to the 15 minute time limit but it is indeed worth it.

Enjoy Renaissance art in Uffizi Gallery : When in Florence, the famous Uffizi Gallery is on the top of the list of every tourist and there is a reason behind it. You will not be able to see such an excellent collection of Italian Renaissance art in all the gorgeous buildings anywhere else on Earth. It is worth your time and is a memorable sight for everyone.

Take a tour of the Vatican Museums : One can either walk through the Vatican Museums or you could take a guided tour. In a guided tour, all you have to do is follow the guide and he will keep pointing out to the important pieces. This will help ensure you do not spend unnecessary time anywhere and you will also be able to enjoy a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica accompanied by the guide.

Climb the Duomo : When it Italy, you have to climb the Duomo. However, it is not a good idea for those who fear heights. If you want the most stunning view of the historic center of Florence, you need to climb on top of Florence’s Duomo.

Eat Pizza : There is nothing like enjoying an authentic Italian pizza in Naples. There are numerous pizzerias which are exceptional and you will be able to savor the mouth- watering taste of them in Naples.

Head to the Greek ruins : In Sicily, you will not only be able to view Roman ruins but also Greek ruins which are much older than Roman ruins. It is highly recommended to take a walk across the Valley of Temples for a memorable experience.

Drive along the Amalfi Coast : The road which passes by the stretch of Italian coastline is worth your time and effort. It is the best and the views are breathtaking. You can either rent a car or self drive on this route. Simply sit by the window and enjoy the heart stopping ride.
Enjoy an opera in Verona : Whether you are an Opera fan or not, there is nothing like sitting in a Roman amphitheater. You might not get to watch lions fight gladiators but the famous opera will fill the night with music and it is indeed a grand spectacle.

Head to Trastevere neighborhood in Rome : If you want to get away from the crowds or have done all the touristy things, look no further than the Trastevere. This beautiful neighborhood is full of cheap eats, quiet days and cobbled streets. If you are looking for places to stay in Italy, you will be able to find numerous options on

Visit Pompeii : Whether you are a hardcore history buff or not, you will go back in time at Pompeii. It will give you a glimpse of Rome that is frozen in time. It is worth a visit and should be a part of your itinerary. However, remember that most of what the archaeologists discovered is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.

Be a part of an Italian soccer game : Going to a soccer game in Italy will make for an unforgettable trip. In Italy, soccer is considered as the second religion and when you witness it live, you will feel the passion that the locals have for their clubs.

Hike the Cinque Terre trail : If you are an adventure lover, hiking on this trail is a must. Although you will find the hike slightly crowded but as long as there is room on the path, you should keep going. It is a great way to spend a few hours of your day. The hike is between five picturesque villages and if you are visiting in the off season, all the better.

Eat gelato : While Italy is known for Pizzas and wine, you cannot miss out on the most delicious dessert, Gelato. No matter where you are in Italy or when you are in Italy, eat a few scoops of gelato daily. It is made with milk and not with cream, hence, it is less fattening and delicious. It is a well deserved treat while you are on a holiday.

Explore Venice : There are some places which need a map and then there are places which are hard to forget. Venice is in the latter category. The island does not require you to have a map. Simply walk out of the hotel without the map and get lost while you explore Venice by yourself. It is indeed one of the best ways to spend the day in Venice.

While there are many other things to do in Italy, these remain the top 15 for every traveler. No matter the traveler personality or the people you are traveling with, do not miss out on these 15 things to do when you head to Italy.


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