The nickname the “boot” is due to the shape of the country which very much resembles a high heeled boot. Italy is a vast country that is both historical and romantic. This destination is ideal for people looking for the “dolce vita”, but also for lovers of history and archeology. Besides that, the landscapes are grandiose and the atmosphere is unique. Unfortunately, during a stay of a week or two, it is difficult to see everything. It is then necessary to choose which regions and cities to turn to. Here are the 8 places we think are the best to visit in Italy.
- 1. Rome
- 2. Venice
- 3. The Cinque Terre
- 4. Naples
- 5. Lake Como
- 6. Capri
- 7. Florence
- 8. Lecce
Capital of Italy, Rome is the essential city of Italy. For a weekend or a short week, Rome is ideal for getting away from it all. With its many monuments and historic buildings such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain (…), you won’t have time to get bored! In addition, like the country, Rome is a city in which there are excellent restaurants.
Located in the north of Italy and on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is renowned as the capital of love. For a few days as a couple or even with the family, this destination is very pleasant and worth the detour. This city is exotic, because it has no roads, only canals. So, to get around, you will have to board a boat or walk through the small streets.
3. The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre designate 5 villages located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. These villages are part of the UNESCO heritage. For swimming, walking and taking beautiful photos, this region is superb and full of surprises.
Naples is a city located south of the boot. It is located on the edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea, but also near the volcano of Vesuvius. This volcano is also known for having destroyed the city of Pompeii which is 30 minutes from Naples. During your stay in Naples, you will be able to discover the cultural heritage of the city, swim and rest, but also visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
5. Lake Como
Lake Como is in the Lombardy region, near the Swiss border. This lake being below the Alps, it offers a grandiose landscape. On foot or by boat, you can marvel at the beauty of nature, but also at the luxurious buildings of the region.
Capri is an Italian island located a few kilometers from the coast and in particular from the city of Naples. This rocky island with turquoise waters is a little paradise on Earth.
Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region in Italy. This city is rich in Renaissance monuments and masterpieces. It also brings together 25% of the works of Italian territory. Moreover, the beauty of the city is in itself a work of art. So if you like art and beautiful monuments, you will certainly like Florence.
Lecce is a city located a few kilometers from the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy, in the heel of the boot. The architecture of the buildings in the city is spectacular. You will also find a Roman amphitheater and some other ruins.