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Admire the greatest works of Michelangelo and da Vinci, see the center of Catholicism and pose with the Leaning Tower of Pisa on this Mediterranean peninsula.

Italy began as a collection of city-states. Today each of its many cities still feels like its own little world with its own set of world-famous treasures: beautiful cathedrals and important da Vinci paintings. Move from city to city, investigating relics from the Roman Empire, some of the world’s largest and most spectacular churches and some of the best-known pieces of Renaissance art.

Start in Rome, the center of the world for both Catholics and classicists. See legendary Roman architecture and artifacts, including the 50,000-seat Colosseum, Rome’s ancient administrative center at the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Then, step into Vatican City at Rome’s core, where the Pope’s residence is located. Walk along Saint Peter’s Square to reach Saint Peter’s Basilica, the largest basilica in the world and Catholicism’s holiest site. See Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in one of the Vatican museums.

Head north to the region of Tuscany, with the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence. Tour the city’s main art museums to see crowning achievements in Italian art, including Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell'Accademia delle Belle Arti and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery. In the nearby city of Pisa, see one of Europe’s biggest attractions, the Campo dei Miracoli complex with its leaning Bell Tower. Finally, enjoy a tour of Tuscany’s wine country, including the famous Chianti region.

Italy’s northernmost region has two more great cities: Venice and Milan. Take a gondola tour along the Canal Grande of Venice. Then, head to Milan to see its Duomo, one of the most ornate Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Nearby, the relatively modest Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie features da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Arrive in Italy by flying into an international airport in Rome, Milan or Venice. Get around the country by car or train. If you need to rest after exploring all of Italy’s major cities, take a boat to the relaxing Mediterranean islands of Sicily or Sardinia.

Popular cities in Italy

St. Peter\'s Basilica showing interior views, religious aspects and a church or cathedral
Known for historicalBuilding, cathedral and museum


Reasons to visit
  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon
  • Colosseum
Milan which includes heritage architecture, street scenes and a sunset
Known for cathedral, museum and culture


Reasons to visit
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Cathedral of Milan
Venice which includes boating, heritage architecture and a river or creek
Known for boating, cathedral and church


Reasons to visit
  • St. Mark's Square
  • Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
Royal Palace which includes heritage architecture as well as a small group of people
Known for historicalBuilding, tour and museum


Reasons to visit
  • Piazza del Plebiscito
  • Royal Palace
  • Castel dell'Ovo
Ponte Vecchio featuring street scenes, vehicle touring and a square or plaza
Known for historicalBuilding, museum and culture

Reasons to visit
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Reasons to visit
  • Egyptian Museum Torino
  • Valentino Park
  • Valentino Castle

Popular places to visit in Italy

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

Alongside its more obvious treasures, Rome has an abundance of beautiful water features. There is none more spectacular than the Trevi fountain.

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One of Rome's most famous landmarks, and one of the world's most notable monuments, no visitor to Rome should miss the opportunity to visit this iconic structure.

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Cast your eyes upon this famous monument, a combination of rich history and inspiring architecture that few buildings anywhere in the world can rival.

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

Comprising old papal buildings which still retain their original appearance, today, this are an outdoor meeting venue with open-air cafés and street entertainers.

Rialto Bridge
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Rialto Bridge

Cross the romantic old bridge, one of Venice’s most iconic and world-famous sights, now packed with souvenirs and street entertainers.

Roman Forum
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Roman Forum

The Roman Forum is one of the world’s premier archaeological sites, giving visitors a feel for what life was like in the ancient and iconic Roman Empire.