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Top 10 places to visit in Italy

Are you planning a trip to Italy and are you looking for information on the best places to visit in Italy? In this article we suggest 10 cities that you should definitely include in your itinerary.

We remind you that in each of these places we at Do Eat Better Experience organize food tours guided by local people that will allow you to discover the city and its best typical dishes.

1.    Venice

Venice is certainly the most romantic city in Italy: the canals, narrow streets, bridges and magnificent palaces give the feeling of living in a suspended atmosphere over time.

The Venetian capital is a real open-air museum and there are some must-see places to visit in Italy. You cannot leave Venice without having been to St. Mark’s Square, visited the Doge’s Palace and climbed the Rialto Bridge.

A tip: stay in the city at least one night, Venice at night is even more magical!

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2.    Milan

If you love fashion, shopping, nightlife and modernity, then among the places to visit in Italy you should definitely include Milan.

Go to Piazza del Duomo to admire one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, visit the Pinacoteca di Brera to discover some of the most amazing Italian works of art ever, but also take some time to shop in Corso Buenos Aires and stroll along the Navigli at sunset. The latter is the area where you can experience the city in its authenticity, it is here that you will discover the habit of Milan’s aperitif and feel part of the community.


3.    Como

Not far from Milan there is one of the most evocative destinations in Italy: Lake Como. The area is now also a holiday destination for many VIPs: the beauty of the small towns and the surrounding landscapes is unique in the world!

Among the places to visit on Lake Como are the town of the same name, the magnificent villages of Bellagio and Varenna and the small town of Brunate with its famous funicular.


4.    Cinque Terre

Among the places to visit in Italy we must absolutely mention the Cinque Terre in Liguria. These small villages nestled between sea and mountains are famous all over the world and their colorful little houses are now a symbol of the Ligurian Riviera.

Our advice is to spend at least 3 days in the Cinque Terre, in order to have time to visit them calmly, to walk along the paths immersed in the nature in the surroundings, to taste the typical dishes and the excellent wines of the area and, possibly, to visit La Spezia, the second city of Liguria.


5.    Pisa

During a trip to Italy you will not miss the opportunity to climb the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Of course, there are many things to see in the Tuscan city, but surely Piazza dei Miracoli with its Tower, Baptistery, Cathedral and Cemetery is certainly the most famous place in Pisa.

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6.    Florence

Among the Tuscan cities, Florence is certainly the most beautiful: its museums, its historical centre still so characteristic and its Renaissance palaces will take you straight into the city’s rich past.

To list what you should see in Florence is almost impossible: there are many museums and they all deserve to be visited. Of course, you can’t miss a trip to the Uffizi Gallery and a visit to the Duomo and the imposing Brunelleschi’s Dome, but if you are going to live a different and absolutely unique experience, then take part in a gastronomic tour of Florence. The Tuscan capital is famous for its excellent cuisine and in this way you can get to know the city from an alternative point of view.

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7.    Bologna

Speaking of food, among the places to visit in Italy if you are interested in discovering the gastronomic tradition of the country there is certainly Bologna. After having been to a couple of trattorias in the city and having tasted some of the typical Bolognese dishes, you will certainly have no trouble understanding why Bologna is also known as the fat!

Also in this case we suggest you to take part in a food tour in the historical centre of Bologna: in this way you can admire some of the most significant places of the city and also know all its gastronomic secrets.


8.    Rome

Rome, capital of Italy, is a must-see.

The Colosseum, the Roman Forums, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica are just some of the landmarks of the Eternal City.

A lifetime is not enough to visit it, but if you have little time you could organize a day itinerary through the streets of Rome, or choose to visit Trastevere, one of the most characteristic districts of the Capital, and stop in one of the typical trattorias to taste the pasta alla carbonara or the famous cacio e pepe.


9.    Naples

Visiting Italy without eating a pizza is a real sacrilege! So why not also include Naples among the stops on your trip to Italy?

The capital of Campania is a city full of charm despite its contrasts, museums, churches and views of Vesuvius are just some of the reasons why it is worth visiting Naples, the others, of course, are coffee and pizza!

During your stay you might decide to take part in a cooking class to learn how to prepare the real Neapolitan pizza: once home all you have to do is invite your friends for dinner to demonstrate your skills!


10.  Palermo

Palermo is the last of the cities to visit in Italy that we recommend.

The Sicilian capital will amaze you with its noisy markets, the excellent street food of Palermo, the magnificent palaces and churches of the old town and the crystal clear sea around it.

Don’t miss a visit to the Palazzo dei Normanni.

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We hope that our suggestions on places to visit in Italy will help you to organize your trip.

We remind you that in all these cities we organize food and wine tours guided by local people. Take a look at the details of our food tours in Italy and then contact us for more information or to book your place. We are waiting for you!