Exploring Italy: What Cities Are Worth Visiting?

Ah Italy! The country of the greatest cultural monuments, the country of wine, of passion and love, the birthplace of the Renaissance titans. At least once in your life you should visit this majestic country. In this article we would like to get a closer look at the best cities in Italy that you should visit. In general, there are many beautiful cities in Italy, but we will consider the loveliest ones.

Florence

This city can be called the heart of the Renaissance, because it gave birth to such personalities as Leonardo Da Vinci , Nicolo Machiavelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Galio Galileo and etc. However, Florence is known not only for its historical figures, but also for cultural monuments. The whole city is filled with museums, temples and historical buildings, including Golden Ponte Vecchio bridge and Palazzo Medici. Nevertheless, the pearl of Florence is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, which is considered to be one of the largest and most picturesque in the world.

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Rome

This great city has undergone many changes. Wars, fires, reprisals and more. Rome was both conqueror and conquered. Rome is a city, a monument, founded in 753 BC. To list all the sights worth visiting is nearly impossible. Therefore, we will highlight only the most famous ones. Firstly, San Angelo castle- the home of many generations of the greatest families, including Borgia dynasty. Secondly, The Colosseum- one of the largest ancient amphitheatres in Europe. Every day it gathered thousands of people for bread and circuses. Vatican city- a dwarf state located on the territory of Rome, a home of the pope.

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Venice

Venice is a city located on water. Small Islands are connected by beams and bridges. In fact, in Venice it is impossible to use common ways of transport, as its residents use boats, barges and so-famous gondolas to move through the canals. Venice has a rather humid climate unlike other Italian cities. Alas, every year the foundation of many buildings and areas is destroyed, and they gradually go under water. Therefore, make sure to visit Venice, because in a few decades all this beauty might vanish forever.

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Milan

This city is called the capital of shopping. Every year the most famous fashion shows, sales and festivals take place here. If you are searching for the best outlets in Europe with the most exclusive bargains, that’s the right place to go. Despite being a capital of fashion, Milan, like many cities in Italy, has many cultural monuments and historical places. For example, the family estate of Sforza or the Church of Santa Maria del Grazia (this temple is decorated with the famous painting The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci), Duomo- the marvellous cathedral in the centre of Milan and water canals, which are at the beginning of their renovation.

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San Remo

This is a fantastic Italian resort, which is famous for its museums, shops and beaches . San Remo hosts an annual Italian song festival. The winners of this competition were Adriano Celentano, Toto Cutugno and many others . The festival takes place in December, so choose the time for your trip in advance.

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Pisa

This city is well-known for its leaning tower. However, this is not quite what we imagine, but the bell tower of the nearby Duomo. By the way the slope of the tower is 5 degrees. Tourists love to take selfies on the background of the tower and it is not surprising, because they are quite fun to share with your friends via Instagram, What’s app or Facebook.

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Bologna

As mentioned above, Italian architecture is easy to recognise, but it is only 50% of Bologna. In General, Italy is a solid monument of culture and Bologna is not an exception, as one can find many historical monuments, squares and arches. The main attraction is the University of Bologna which is one of the best in Europe. What is more, Bologna can satisfy your passion, if you are keen on Arab style.

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Cinque Terre

Perhaps the Italian architecture can not be confused with anything. Every city in Italy has its own characteristics, so the features of this city are in its structure. It’s like a layer cake. Seems so that the house superimposed on each other. The fact is that this city includes 5 smaller cities. Therefore it is possible to notice rich color scale on city streets. Another significant advantage is that the Cinque Terre is located on the beach .

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Catania

From the first look it may seem that it is a beautiful, but boring city, though it is not. In order to realise that, you need at least a couple of days to walk around the city. During this time, you will soak up the local flavor and hardly want to leave this place. Near the city is mount Etna. Perhaps this was the reason that the city was built in the Baroque style.

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Turin

Even having a glance at the photo of Turin you will immediately want to go there. Turin is a large Italian city with a developed economic system, a huge number of attractions, various ancient ruins, castles, etc. The views of Turin are simply amazing. There are several observation platforms in the city from which you can admire fabulous views. Just imagine: you look at the city over which the mountains rise and all this is illuminated by sunset and a light haze. Seems good, doesn’t it?

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Italy! We can talk a lot about this great country. It has more than 30 insanely beautiful cities and just thousands of insanely beautiful places. Italy has gone through a lot. Both growth and decline. But one thing remains unchanged. Italy is the most beautiful country in Europe. And every self-respecting traveler should visit it.