Italy

→ Filled with historic sites
→ Beautiful coastlines
→ Rich culture and cuisines

The main reason why you should visit Italy is its incredible landmarks, ancient ruins, wonderful arts, culture, and delicious cuisines.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, White water rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding, Caving, Paragliding, Heli skiing, Water sport activity

Nature Lover

Picturesque Coastlines, Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Renaissance architecture, Art galleries, Museums and Ancient Roman structures, Plazas, Cathedrals:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Food Lover

Taste different Italian dishes and drink local wines and craft beers

To avoid a crowd, the best season to visit Italy is from April-June (Spring) or September-October (Fall).

top destinations in Italy

This is the list of top destinations in Italy where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Venice

Venice

Florence (Tuscany)

Florence (Tuscany)

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Rome

Rome

Milan and Lake Como

Milan and Lake Como

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

top activities to do in Italy

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Italy:

If you are a beach lover:

  1. Amalfi Coast

If you are medieval architecture and history lover:

  1. Venice
  2. Rome
  3. Milan
  4. Naples
  5. Florence

If you are shopping and food lover:

  1. Milan
  2. Florence

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Lake Como
  2. Amalfi Coast
  3. Sicily
  4. Cinque Terre

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Venice
  2. Rome
  3. Milan

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Venice
  2. Rome
  3. Milan

   

From the above list, you can see that Venice, Rome, and Milan overlap in three categories, whereas Florence and Amalfi Coast overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Italy is mostly about historic architecture and buildings, ancient ruins, art, sculptures and western cuisines, our first pick would be Venice, Rome, Florence, and Milan. 

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to Italy and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Rome(Day 1-2)→Florence and Tuscany (Day 3-4)→Cinque Terre (Day 5)→Venice (Day 6-7)……→Home (Day 8)


If you have 10 days, then you can extend the above itinerary from Venice.

…….→Milan and LakeComo (Day 8-9)

or,

(If you want to start your trip from Venice)

Venice (Day 1-2)→Milan (with a day trip to Lake Como) (Day 3-4)→Cinque Terre (Day 5)→Florence (Tuscany) (Day 6-7)→Rome (Day 8-9)→Home (Day 10)


If you have 14 days, then we recommend you to have the following itinerary:

Venice (Day 1-2)→Milan (with a day trip to Lake Como) (Day 3-4)→Cinque Terre (Day 5)→Florence (Tuscany) (Day 6-7)→Rome (Day 8-9)→Amalfi Coast (Day 10-11)→Naples and Pompeii (Day 12) →Home from either Naples Int. Airport or Rome Int. Airport (Day 13)


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Italy can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.