Six of Italy’s most famous holiday destinations

Italy is a top tourist destination for holiday revelers, history buffs, art lovers, romantics, and general fun. Once you take a look at some of the famous destinations around the country, it’s easy to see why.

Rome

The Eternal City tops the list for anyone wanting to explore the wonder and history of the world’s most famous city. The ancient ruins tell us stories of the great empire and it’s ultimate demise. The Vatican is within Rome, and is home to some of the most incredible art in the world. Michelangelo’s La Pieta is at Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Florence

It’s the city where the Renaissance began and lifted Europe out of the Dark Ages through art, science, and literature. The style of Florence brings out the flair locals have for dressing fashionably. Michelangelo’s David is but one of the fine works of art to be found. Exploring the Tuscany countryside with Florence as a base is a favorite way to experience this part of Italy.

Venice

Famous for the canals winding through the city instead of streets, Venice is the ultimate romantic getaway. Gondoliers leisurely guide passengers on the waterways to romantic hotels, incredible museums, and the unique architecture of a water-borne city. Venice is a treasure to be savored slowly, taste by taste. Be sure to make your stay complete in a luxury Venice apartment.

Milan

Fashion might be the first thing you think of when you hear of Milan, but there is of course so much more. The city is an industrial and commercial center, and home to the Italian stock exchange. At Santa Maria delle Grazzi is one of the most famous paintings in the world, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”

Turin

The apertivo culture is celebrated in Turin, then enjoy fine dining in a restaurant featuring the Piedmont region and its incredible fare. Turin is the home of automaker Fiat, and it is still has a strong industrial tradition. Visitors can take the glass elevator up to the top of the Mole Antonelliana, the building that is the most recognized symbol of Turin. It can be less crowded than some of the other Italy destinations, and gives tourists a more honest view of the country.

Naples

Naples is a great city unto itself, and what’s around it is equally impressive. The Isle of Capri offshore is at once tranquil and exciting. Sorrento is the gateway to the stunning Amalfi Coast, just south of the Naples area. The ruins of Pompeii lie quietly in the shadow of it’s destroyer, Mount Vesuvius.