11 Must-Do Things in Italy

Say Ciao(hello) to the fifth most visited country in the world, Italy. From moonlight ride in Venice to climbing the volcano in Naples to gallery hopping in Florence, here are the ultimate things to do.

Europe is a kingdom and Italy is its castle. There is no amazement that travellers from all around the world look forward to tasting the ambience of Italy. Home to some outstanding art and architecture, cultural riches, effortlessly styled streets and endless gastronomical delights- Italy inspires like no other. And its cities are trending on the bucket lists.

The historic ruins in Rome, canals in Venice, Renaissance architecture in Florence, galleries in Milan, pizza in Naples, or high-end shopping in Verona- it is a delight. So, what are you waiting for; the world travellers wishing to enter the country, either for short notice or longer duration, can contact the professionals and apply for their Italy visa to make a memorable holiday.

Before that, these are our picks of the best things to do in Italy that can promise you a ‘happy holiday’-

Discover the Cinque Terre
Liguria

Cinque Terre

Italy is a nature’s masterpiece and thus coming here and not witnessing its picturesque landscape makes it a dull trip. For spectacular views, beautiful villages, serene coastal vistas and wild regions, jump to the group of five small towns, Cinque Terra. Rising from the Mediterranean sea, this is a place with charming cliffside, hiking opportunities and local experience.

Travel the city on vintage Vespa

-Florence, Tuscany

Vespa is an Italian scooter and the authentic vibe of exploring this country is on none other than this two-wheeler. You will be in awe of it as you zip around the streets of Florence. Cross through the hills of Chianti that passes by vineyards, villas and olive groves. From wine to oil tasting, the tour also has the flavour of the past as you visit the 12th-century medieval castle. It is absolutely refreshing to smell and smile in the Tuscan countryside on this fun vehicle.

Drift along the Grand Canal
Venice

It is a cliche to be sailing on the curvy gondola in the charming canals of the romantic city of Venice. The sign of gondolier is their striped shirts and straw hats and finding one of them is super easy. As you glide along the Grand Canal which is in reverse S, it is breathtaking to observe the Italian sights. There are also Vaporetto to travel on the water. The canal connects the top attractions like Santa Maria Della Salute, Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande, Palazzo Grassi, Rialto Bridge, and mall.

Observe the iconic ‘The Last Supper’
Milan

Milan is special because of Leonardo Da Vinci’s sensational painting ‘The Last Supper’. You get 15 minutes time limit to admire and cherish this amazing piece which has been repeatedly restored. This is one of the most influential works of art where you will find Jesus having his last supper with the disciples before one of them betrays Him.

Be a spectator of Colosseum
-Rome

Built between 72 A.D and 80 A.D under Emperor Vespasian, Colosseum is a marvel to be seen. With a capacity of 50,000 audiences, it is the largest amphitheatre in the world, where in the past the brutal fights occurred, and the Romans cheered. Almost two-thirds of the area has been destroyed but its elegance and magnificence are still the same. Get a guide and he will tell you many fascinating stories from gladiators fighting wild animals to the history behind holes in the walls.

Visit Valley of the Temples
Province of Agrigento

A grand collection of seven temples from 5th and 6th BC, Valle dei Templi is an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily. It is an outstanding replication of Greater Greece art and architecture. In 1977, it was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides these temples, there is no dearth of impressive works and landscapes as Tomb of Theron, Sanctuary of the Chthonic Gods and Olympeion field. Also, you can capture the wonderful views of the town from the top.

Climb Mount Vesuvius
Gulf of Naples, Campania

Heard about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79? It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in European history and this is what makes climbing on this mountain more audacious. It is located in 6 miles from the city of Naples and brings to you a safe yet adventurous trailing. You can marvel at nature, enjoy great outlook from the top, and see modern Italy from a new perspective. You can wrap the tour with Pompeii to make it a treat.

Explore Italy by Boat at Lake Como
-Lombardy

Attracting royalty and aristocrats since Roman Times, Lake Como is a serene lake. Claimed to be dreamlike, Como is surrounded by precipitous mountains, lush plantations, modern towns, alpine forest, traditional villages and majestic villas. While you travel across these sights, you can hop off and enter some villas and gardens which are opened, like Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello. The beauty is you can choose your own route and can cruise around the towns you find interesting.

Praise art at the Uffizi Gallery
-Florence, Tuscany

One of the world’s top museums, Uffizi Gallery is hub of many unique artworks and masterpieces, and the majority are from the Renaissance period. There are words compiled from Leonardo Da Vinci, Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Raphael and more. There can be a huge queue and to avoid that buy tickets in advance.

Trek through Sardinia
Sardinia

Sardinia is an island of adventure that has crystal blue sea, steep mountain ranges and enticing archaeology. There are several hiking trails- few very easy, well marked and on convenient terrain while the others are more challenging and can demand a guide. There is an abundance of parks, peaks and coastal roads giving you a great variety in hiking. The best season for hiking in Sardinia is spring from late March to May, and early autumn from September to the end of October.

Savour the Pizza and Pasta

Pizza
Pizza

Italy is the home ground of pizzas and if you want to taste the widest variety of it, drop in Naples. Not just that you can also get your hands on a big bowl of carbonara in Rome, or gorge on a Veneto Region pudding in Venice. Sip on the classic collection wines in Piedmont and try the mouth-watering desserts in Sicily. And if you are a fan of cheese, devour at the restaurants in Modena.

So, you know Italy is a country of more than your expectations. Tour this romantic and historical country right away.

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