When visiting Italy, you have to make some kind of special bucket list. It should include national museums, observing the ancient, archeological sites and trying the best cuisine available in particular cities. At first, it seems like a hard task, especially if you don’t know well the touristic details of Italy. But, if you are a first time visitor, you deserve some quality guidelines. We are listing 8 significant Italian cities that will definitely solve the abovementioned bucket list. Our sample itinerary page will move you closer to precious Italian territories that exude with dash of culture and history. Visit it and be inspired!
A city that preserved many of its monuments from antique periods to medieval and Renaissance times. It is proclaimed the city of lovers because of its romantic appeal. Lovers of art and Shakespeare’s work are gathering here every year to capture few photos by the “Juliet’s balcony” and to pose in front of her statue. The significance of the whole city is manifested through historic buildings like Basilica Di San Zeno Maggiore (the place where Romeo and Juliet held their wedding), mingling spots like Piazza Delle Erbe (Once the popular forum during Roman’s governing) and magnificent pathways that are connecting various locations in the city like (bridges Scagliero and Pietra). Overall, prepare for the love atmosphere on every step of your way.
Today, Bologna is a city of young people and rich cultural life. 20 years ago, Bologna was proclaimed a European Capital of culture and in 2006. UNESCO declared it as a “Creative and musical city”. Bologna is a city of many squares and it is like every one of them represents one type of sub-culture or hierarchy class because of people who are gathering on them. You can reach those squares by walking on famous porticoes: Covered sidewalks that are lined with colonnades which unite streets, towers and palazzos. Young spirits are always in the air in Bologna, so make sure you mingle with some locals and other tourists to uncover other secrets of the city.
The third largest city in Italy and a place that has one of the most important ports in Mediterranean. Tourists are usually attracted by sites like the Vesuvio volcano and the ancient ruins of Pompeii. The whole city consists of noteworthy ancient remains that are shown either in the prodigious Archeological museum or in the complex set of catacombs which will tell you a story about ancient burial customs. Also, take a bus to the brink of the Vesuvio volcano and see the Naples from the unprecedented point of view
Another city that was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage list. It is probably one of the richest cities in the world considering the significance of historic sites and origins of masters who chose Florence as their main inspiration and working site. The whole city hardly changed since Renaissance times. You are very welcomed in the most artful city in the whole world. Come and see, touch the vibrant history.
The famous Italian city is known today for its huge port which is, among tourism, the basis of economy. In the last century, the city was massively popular among Balkan population because of its lucrative shopping sites. Today, tourists are attracted by the vast legacy that can be seen in form of Art Nouveau and Neoclassical architecture from the times of Habsburg domination. Since Trieste is practically on the Italian border, it can serve as a wonderful starting point for your future discoveries of Italy.
The leading financial centre of Italy and the most significant manufacturing and commercial city in this country. Just like the capital city of Rome, there are many myths, legends and actual events that are linked to Milan’s history and pseudo-history. People consider Rome as the “political capital” and Milan as the “moral capital”. This epithet refers to the city’s values: Historical and contemporary. The whole city is surrounded by places which exude with history of notable writers, artists and scientists who made the world a better place with their work
Fabulous Venice will lift your spirit and enrich your heart whether you are traveling alone, with your children or with your love partner. Wherever you look, you can see that architectural heritage is preserved beautifully over the centuries. Many of the basilicas, churches and museum remained preserved so you just need to watch for the signs outside and peculiar, ornamented details. When you think you have seen it all, another peculiar detail emerges and you are just thrilled to continue your discovering. Roma: Far away in the history, Rome was a symbol for overwhelming power. One thing is certain; Rome is justifiably called an eternal city. In this, present times, the city is a spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church and it serves as a political and religious centre of Italy. Even when the city showed increasing decline after the end of the World War II, Rome showed its true power through strengths like tourism, religion, culture and infrastructure. Just like Rome, memories of this city will stay eternally on your mind.
Far away in the history, Rome was a symbol for overwhelming power. One thing is certain; Rome is justifiably called an eternal city. In this, present times, the city is a spiritual and physical seat of the Roman Catholic Church and it serves as a political and religious centre of Italy. Even when the city showed increasing decline after the end of the World War II, Rome showed its true power through strengths like tourism, religion, culture and infrastructure. Just like Rome, memories of this city will stay eternally on your mind.