TOP 10 things to do in ITALY | Travel Guide 2019


In this video, we’ll show you 10 best things
to do in Italy. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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in the comments below. Here are our top ten picks: NUMBER 10: Sicily Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean
Sea and a one-of-a-kind destination offering an array of cultural, historic,
art and natural marvels. Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanos
in the world with the elevation of over 10,000 ft,
is the tallest volcano in Europe. Valle dei Templi, the archeological remains
of seven ancient Greek temples tell a story of Sicily’s rich history. Beautiful towns such as Taormina with its
Ancient theatre and breathtaking views, ancient Syracuse rich with archeological sites, or beautiful Marsala in the west, famous for its windmills and Marsala wine, are just some of the examples of what this
beautiful island has to offer. Don’t forget to visit the state capital
Palermo which is more than 2,700 years old and explore the filming locations of The Godfather
such as the picturesque village of Savoca in the East where you can’t miss the Bar
Vitelli and order delicious Sicilian cannoli. And, of course, don’t forget to visit one
of many natural wonders around the island such as San Vito lo Capo, Lo Zingaro,
Mondello, Gole Dell’Alcantara, Isola Bella, Scale Dei Turchi
and smaller surrounding islands such as Lampedusa
or the Vulcanic island of Lipari. Check the description for more information. NUMBER 9: Alberobello Alberobello is a unique village located in
Apulia, in the South of Italy. The village is famous for its traditional small
stone huts with a conical roof, called trullo. Trulli were constructed as temporary shelters
for agricultural workers and as storage units, as well as permanent dwellings. Many times, there may be a Christian symbol
painted on the cone, however, the symbols visible today were only painted in the late
twentieth and beginning of this century. While no one knows where trulli originate,
historians estimate that the first trulli date back to prehistoric times. The building technique was probably developed
due to the specific geographical conditions such as the abundance of limestone
in the area. The trulli of Alberobello have been designated
as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Trulli are common in the entire province of
Bari, worth exploring for similar historic
sites and beautiful shoreline. NUMBER 8: Amalfi Coast Amalfi Coast is a picturesque Italian coastline located one-hour drive from Naples and about
three-hour drive from Rome. The enchanting coastal road takes you through
charming little towns, wrapped between the sea on one side and high hills with
beautiful vegetation and flowers stretching directly above. Stay in one of many unique hotels in Positano,
Amalfi’s most picturesque town, take a boat ride along the coast to
experience Amalfi from the other side, and hike to the Footpath of Gods,
a panoramic ridge above Positano. Dine at a local restaurant and finish the
meal with a glass of traditional liquor made from Amalfi lemons called limoncello. The island of Capri is also located nearby
and makes for a great one-day trip. And stop in the town of Ravello if you want
the best views of beautiful Amalfi Coast. NUMBER 7: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius The ancient Roman city of Pompei,
located just outside Naples, was buried under volcanic ash in the
eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Hidden under 13 to 20 ft of volcanic ash and
later excavated, the city of Pompei was largely preserved and offer a glimpse of what life
in Roman era was like. Pompeii was rediscovered as a result of the
excavations in 1748. The excavated sites include a large amphitheater,
countless villas and gardens, streets, and other buildings offering an interesting insight
into art and culture of Roman civilization. Mount Vesuvius still remains a danger to nearby
inhabitants, especially because the area is densely populated. With over 3 million people living in the proximity
of the volcano, this makes it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. Pompei is one of the most popular tourist
attractions in Italy with approximately 2.5 million
visitors each year. And don’t miss the nearby city of Napoli. NUMBER 6: Rome Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the oldest continuously
occupied sites in Europe. While the founding dates in Roman Mythology
mention the year 753 BC, the area was populated much before that. As a result, Rome is one of world’s most
archeologically rich cities. Just walking in the city center, you can enjoy
the ancient ruins of Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, or Pantheon, a former Roman
temple and now a Church. Don’t miss other more modern but still
historic attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Altare della Patria,
or Spanish Steps. Rome has a lot to offer. Located within the city of Rome is also Vatican
City, which is actually an independent country and the seat of Roman Catholic religion. Visit the Vatican Museums, an impressive collection
of art and historic artifacts. Check out our Top 10 Things
to Do in Rome video. The link is in the description. NUMBER 5: Civita di Bagnoreggio Civita di Bagnoregio, sometimes also
referred to as the dying city, is an ancient town, located
about 75 miles from Rome and founded by Etruscans
over 2,500 years ago. The town is located on top of a plateau consisting of volcanic tuff and is in
constant danger of erosion. Over the centuries, erosion completely isolated
the town, so no new construction was possible. As a result, and because the town was able
to withstand intrusions, the architecture was completely preserved and walking the
streets of Civita di Bagnoregio takes you back in time. The town is now accessible by a long pedestrian
bridge and you can visit one of the authentic restaurants or even book a room in one of
the bed and breakfast places. NUMBER 4: Tuscany Tuscany is a famous Italian region,
located in the center of the country, known for its beautiful landscapes,
history and art mostly belonging to the Italian Renaissance,
Tuscany is also an important wine region, home to popular Chianti wine and other
important wine sorts. Driving through Tuscany you can experience
a number of important historic towns and cities, starting with Florence, the capital of the
region and famous for its Renaissance masterpieces. Sienna, a city known for its medieval brick
streets, Pisa with its leaning tower,
or beautiful San Giminiano, are just a few examples of what awaits you
on your next Tuscany road trip. You can rent a car and drive around Tuscany’s
historic towns and stop on the way in places like Radda in Chianti where you taste their
excellent wine and culinary masterpieces. NUMBER 3: Cinque Terre Cinque Terre, or in English Five Lands,
is a portion of the Italian coast on the Italian Riviera consisting of five
picturesque fishing villages. The entire area of Cinque Terre is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rugged and steep terrain around the five
villages was ingeniously used to build terraces to cultivate grapes and olives, creating an
enchanting landscape. The five villages are connected to each other
by train and hiking paths. You can make a combination of train ride and
a hike so get to beautiful vistas and, of course, visit all five towns which are unique
also because of their colorful facades and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Alternatively, you can also take a boat ride along the coast and enjoy the view of
Cinque Terre from the sea. Don’t miss the nearby port city of Genoa, known for its historic contribution to maritime trade. NUMBER 2: Lake Garda Lake Gada is the largest lake in Italy, located on the edge of the Dolomite mountains. It is a popular holiday destination and because
of its mild climate offers an array of outdoor activities in the spring, summer, and fall. You can explore one of the 25 villages located
along the picturesque Gardesana state road, and don’t forget to visit Sirmione, a popular
resort town located on a peninsula on the southern bank of the lake and nearby beach or visit Grotte di Catullo,
an ancient Roman Villa. Lake Garda is also home to Gardaland, one
of the top amusement parks in the world, attracting over 3 million visitors a year. Italy offers other similar beautiful lakes
like Lake Como, close to Milan, and others. NUMBER 1: Venice Venice is a city located on the Adriatic coast in northeastern Italy, built on over 100 small
islands separated by canals and connected by over 400 bridges. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Venice
was a city-state with major financial, commercial and maritime influence and is considered to
be the first-ever international financial center. Get lost in one of the numerous beautiful
streets of Venice, explore canals and small squares, discover the St. Mark’s square
and climb the Campanile offering an amazing view of the Venice lagoon. And, of course, don’t forget to ride the
famous Venetian gondola. Venice is also known for its glass and glass
products that have been made for over 1,500 years on the Venetian island of Murano. Venice is also home to several prominent international
events such as Venice Film Festival or the
Venice Biennale of Architecture. If you are there for the world-famous annual
Venetian Carnival, which usually takes place in February or March, you will be able to
see world’s most elaborate Masquerades. We created a Google map with all the suggestions. Italy offers many other incredible attractions
such as beautiful mountains in the Alps fashion capital of the world Milan, beautiful island
of Sardinia, famous for its white sand beaches, the microstate of San Marino, Tropea, and
many other amazing places. Do you have your favorite destination in Italy, or have you been to one of the places
we presented in this video? Share it in the comments below. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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