Amalfi Coast, Italy

8 amazing things to do in Italy

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Every traveler needs to visit Italy at least once in their lifetime. There are so many different experiences to be had in one country, from the raw brutality of the Colosseum to the romance of Venice. Traveling around Italy is easy and affordable thanks to Trenitalia, the Italian railway system. Summertime in Italy can be scorchingly hot, but it is also the perfect time to appreciate the beauty and the gelato of the Amalfi Coast. Head to Florence for that under the Tuscan sun experience and enjoy afternoons spent in olive groves, drinking Chianti in the shade. Italy’s central location makes travel in and out a breeze, and the language isn’t a problem as many Italians speak English too. Just don’t forget to say Grazi.
 
Here are 8 amazing things to do in Italy:

 

8. Visit Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Mount Vesuvius, Italy.

 

The ruins of Pompeii is one of the best ways to explore what life would have been like in ancient Italy. When Mount Vesuvius erupted, it buried the town of Pompeii in volcanic ash, preserving it. That means that you can experience old-world Italy today.

 

8 amazing things to do in Italy
The ancient town of Pompeii, Italy.

 

Walk through old fashioned streets and see the houses, shops, and temples of the people of Pompeii. Learn how they used to live. There is even an antiquated brothel to visit.

 

7. Throw a coin in Trevi Fountain.

Trevi Fountain, Italy
Trevi Fountain, Italy.

 

Legend has it that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into Trevi Fountain, you will return to Rome again someday. That’s not the only reason you should visit this fountain though. It is more of an artwork than a fountain, carved from travertine stone and decorated with gods and goddesses. It is also the biggest fountain in Italy.

 

8 amazing things to do in Italy

 

Trevi Fountain, Italy

 

From the fountain, you can walk to another of Rome’s famous spots, the Spanish Steps. Climb the 138 steps to the top of the Piazza di Spagna, for a great view of old Rome.

 

6. Cruise the Canals

8 amazing things to do in Italy

 

Visiting Venice is a must if you are going to Italy. There is no other city quite like it. Roads are replaced by canals and cars by boats and gondolas. The air is full of the gondoliers singing and calling out to one another as the punt their tourists along the waterways.

 

Narrow canal in Venice, Italy
Narrow canal in Venice, Italy.

 

The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.

 

The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.

 

Head to the Grand Canal at sunset for the most picturesque views from the Rialto bridge. Wander around Piazza San Marco and check out the leather work and carnival masks. The island of Murano is great for a day trip. Catch a vaporetto, or water taxi, to watch the free glass blowing demonstrations. It is famous for its glass art, and if you walk around the town, you can see some great examples of chandeliers and impressive pieces.

 

 

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5. Pose in Pisa

8 amazing things to do in Italy

 

No visit to Italy is complete without the mandatory photos holding up the leaning tower of Pisa. The best way to see it is to stop off for the afternoon on your way to or from Florence. The town of Pisa doesn’t have much else to offer and the tower is a short walk from the train station.

 

The leaning tower of Pisa, Italy
The leaning tower of Pisa, Italy.

 

It is free to visit if you want to look from the outside, or you can pay for a tour and climb to the top. There is a great flea market at the entrance to Cathedral Square with some bargain prices if you are after some souvenirs.

 

4. See Michelangelo’s David

Michelangelo’s David, Italy
Michelangelo’s David.

 

Florence is well known for its renaissance art. One of the most famous pieces is Michelangelo’s statue of David. Visit him in his home in Accademia Gallery, or pose with one of the replicas in Palazzo Vecchio or Piazzale Michelangelo.

 

8 amazing things to do in Italy
The Ponte Vecchio.

 

The latter spot has a great panoramic visit of Florence, and you can bus up and then walk back down to town via the famous Ponte Vecchio. The Ponte Vecchio is Florence’s oldest bridge and is well known for the goldsmiths and jewelers shops that hang from both sides of it.

 

3. Eat and Drink all Italy has to offer.

8 amazing things to do in Italy

 

Italy is famous for its culinary delights, so don’t forget to enjoy some of them while in Italy. While in Florence, take a day trip into the Tuscan countryside and sample the Chianti and olives. In Amalfi, enjoy the Limoncello produced locally.

 

8 amazing things to do in Italy

 

In Venice, try a Spritz made with the sparkling Prosecco. If you are there during Carnivale, taste the sweet Fritole, a popular donut-like snack. Don’t forget the gelato! Head to La Carraia in Florence and sample their world-famous fare, the perfect antidote to the fierce Tuscan sun.

 

2. Relax on the Amalfi Coast.

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy.

 

The whole coastline along this strip of Salerno Gulf is a UNESCO heritage sight, and the area is buzzing in the summer. Although the beaches are small, the turquoise water and rugged landscape makes this a popular spot when the sun is shining.

 

8 amazing things to do in Italy

 

Blue Grotto sea cave in Capri, Italy
Blue Grotto sea cave in Capri, Italy.

 

Wander around the old towns of Amalfi, Ravello and Positano or head to Capri. You can take a ferry over to the island of Capri easily during the summer months. Spend a day exploring, or stay a few nights and enjoy all this little Mediterranean island has to offer. Try the chairlift ride to Mount Solaro or a visit to the Blue Grotto.

 

1. Walk the Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy.

 

Cinque Terre translates to “five lands”, and that is what this area is — five tiny villages perched on clifftops along the Italian Coast. The villages are linked by walking tracks through the hills or via train. The best way to experience the stunning views is to start at one end of Cinque Terre and walk to a village a day, staying overnight in a local guesthouse.

 

Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy.

 

Cinque Terre, Italy

 

Cinque Terre, Italy

 

Cinque Terre, Italy

 

Each village has its own vibe, but you should definitely check out Corniglia. The stone houses, carless alleyways and tiny trail down the cliff to the beach are totally old world. The sunset from the clifftop at the end of the day is breathtaking and the live music in the town square in the evenings is a fun way to get to know a few locals.

 
 
 

 

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