When we think of Italy we tend to connect it with Rome instantly, and it is certainly a really beautiful city. But there is much more to see. Actually only 10 places are few, because Italy is full of impressive corners, places with history and charming towns, but you have to start with something, so we make this essential list for you.
These are the 7 locations in Italy that we should see before anything else. We have places with monuments, cities on the water, towns on the coast and much more. Do not miss this great selection of destinations if you are thinking of improving your Italian, because they all have something interesting that would make us stay and live in this place.
The history of Rome
What to say about Rome that we do not already know, and it is known as the Eternal City' because it seems that time has not passed in it for many centuries. Many of the monuments of the Roman Empire are still standing, such as the famous Colosseum, its most essential visit. But in addition to the Colosseum we have the famous Trevi Fountain in which to make wishes, we can visit the Pantheon of Agrippa with its huge dome or visit the Roman Forum going back in time.
The romanticism of Venice
In Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world awaits us, and also one of the most original, because it is located on the water. The gondola rides through its streets and through the most well-known places is something not to be missed. The Rialto bridge It is one of the oldest that cross the canals, and it is undoubtedly also one of the most famous, so the passage through it is also a must. On the other hand, do not forget to visit San Marcos Square, bringing wellies if it is flooded. In it we will find the famous Ducal Palace and the beautiful Basilica of San Marcos. On the route we can also stop at some of the most emblematic buildings of the city that currently house museums.
The art of Florence
Florence is an ideal city for lovers of art, and it is that in it we can see thousands of monuments and works by artists such as Michelangelo or Giotto. If we start in the Piazza del Duomo we will already be in one of the places that has more monuments to see, since it is the Cathedral or Duomo, the Campanille and the Battistero. Another place that all visitors want to see is the Ponte Vecchio, with its famous hanging houses and artisans and shops inside. One of the most peculiar bridge in the world, and the oldest stone bridge in all of Europe.
The lean of Pisa
Pisa has become famous for its leaning Tower, and also has monuments that have a peculiar style, the Pisan style, which is a Romanesque redefined by the Pisans. A visit to Pisa never takes more than a day, and the most interesting thing is next to the Tower of Pisa, which you have to climb to enjoy its views. Next to it are the Duomo and the Baptistery.
Dream in Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a area that has five towns: Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Manarola. Due to the increasing number of visitors, the authorities are thinking of controlling tourism and reducing the number of visits per year. In Cinque Terre we find beautiful coastal towns that seem to be suspended from the cliffs, with colorful houses that give it a very dreamy appearance. But it is also a place of great natural value with many interesting hiking trails.
Capri was already in Roman times an island so that summer the upper class, since there are remains of Roman villas. In the XNUMXth century it became a luxury summer resort again. Visiting Capri is seeing one of those places full of Italian charm and elegance. A place where we can enjoy its beaches and the coast, and the views going up on the island's funicular.
A city buried in Pompeii
Everyone will be familiar with the story of Pompeii, the ancient city that was buried under the eruption of Vesuvius, in AD 79. Having been buried in such a sudden way, the city remained as it is, and even the shape of the bodies of some of its inhabitants, surprised by the eruption, is preserved. This city is in a good state of conservation so it gives us an idea of how they lived at that time.