Top 10 Things to do in Italy, Italy
From the silvery crests of the Alps to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, Italy’s beauty is unparalleled. A visit could mean marveling at the Colosseum after a tender plate of pasta, or drifting lazily down a canal, your belly full of local Sangiovese. Explore Tuscan vineyards and olive groves or drool over boutiques in fashionable Milan. Look for mermaids from the cliffs of Sorrento or nibble on Parma’s famous cheese and prosciutto. Anywhere you choose, the country will captivate you.
1. St. Peter's Basilica
5 based on 38175 reviews
Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
Reviewed By TAIN2013 - Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Basilica is the holiest Catholic shrine and one of the largest and most beautiful Cathedrals in the World. It is a magnificent masterpiece of the renaissance era and has contributions from many renaissance masters including Michelangelo and Raphael.Th
2. Duomo di Milano
4.5 based on 53238 reviews
The Duomo, symbol of Milan in the world, is one of the largest cathedrals in Italy and Europe. Patrimony of Milanese people and humanity, over the centuries it has been expressing, with its magnificence, the devotion of humanity toward the Divine, involving future generations in an endless commitment. The Milan Cathedral, besides being an artistic monument, is a privileged place of prayer, deeply linked to the memory and teachings of the Bishops who succeeded on St. Ambrose's chair, and to the history of the millions of worshippers who, every year, gather in this place to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries. The Cathedral is the mother Church of the Diocese, having a symbolic role of exemplarity both in the life of the city worship, and in relation with the Diocese activity.
Reviewed By CallaYYC - Calgary, CanadaCalgary, Canada
Not to be missed!
Of course the exterior is exquisite but the interior is equally impressive. Worthwhile to visit the archaeological digs underneath the Duomo - very interesting. The visit up to the rooftops was definitely a highlight and provided great closeups of the int
3. Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5 based on 34218 reviews
One of the great museums of the world, the Uffizi houses the premier collection of Italian Renaissance art, featuring works by such masters as Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo and da Vinci.
Reviewed By Marcus L - Austin, TexasAustin, Texas
It is stunning to see so much iconic artwork in one place! From Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Virgin and Child and Annunciation to The Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca to Caravaggio’s Bacchus to the Gaddi Torso to Aeneid’ Flight by Ug
4. Doge's Palace
4.5 based on 24468 reviews
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior, with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, A.Vittoria and Tiepolo, includes vast council chambers, superbly decorated residential apartments, and austere prison cells. Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon. The combined entrance ticket to the St. Mark’s Square Museums grants access to the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.
Reviewed By MichaelMacartney - Margate, United KingdomMargate, United Kingdom
Prebook your tickets online. There is a reduction for seniors as well. The tickets are cheaper and you can book priority entry which is what we did. The palace itself contains so much amazing artwork and artifacts. The tour of the prison at the Bridge of
5. Galleria Borbonica
5 based on 7651 reviews
Enchanting scenery that unfolds to the eyes of visitors, a secret place full of history and magic atmosphere.An emotional journey that conducts visitors in the new section of the underground of Naples. It is situated in Vico del Grottone 4, from to 150 mt. to Plebiscito Square. Until a few years ago it wasa veterinary laboratory, now is the entrance of the Bourbon Tunnel. A staircase with 8 ramps, 33 yards deep descending into the belly of Chiaia. The second entry is in Via Domenico Morelli,40, through the crosswalk of “Quick parking”.The Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of rebellion, he asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was uncompleted and, during the second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit.The war left its mark even in the subsoil. That’s way there are handwrite, folding beds, messages of wish and desolation of those who lived it and still maintains its memory. Along the tunnel thereare also the evidences, 530 meters, where visitors can discover the history of real life. Through the spacious streets, it’s easy reachable the network of tunnels and cisterns of seventeenth-century,large buildings, where worked the "pozzari", the only connoisseur of Naples underground.The show is stunning, but that's not finished. On Via Morelli appear statues dating back to fascist period and many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years, freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc for the route.Nothing is left to chance, even lighting, perfectly integrated with the path of the visitors.Since today everything is possible to visit. Five years ago the scenery was completely different.Rubbish, degradation, wastes of all kinds covered the reliquaries.
Reviewed By Christiana M - αθήνααθήνα
Galleria Borbonica Guided Tour
An interesting underground guided tour which gives one information about the history of Naples over the years. The tour was in english, an group of 8 people and our guide was good and willing to answer all questions.
6. Museo Egizio
4.5 based on 22431 reviews
The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.The collections that make up today’s Museum, were enlarged by the excavations conducted in Egypt by the Museum’s archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935 (a period when finds were divided between the excavators and Egypt).The Egyptian Museum in Turin has begun 2009 an important project which wants to widen spaces in order to enhance the collections through modern museographical and museological criteria. The Museum will be open all over the period of restoration and the New Egyptian Museum inauguration is scheduled for the year 2015.
Reviewed By Robert21647 - Wellesley, MassachusettsWellesley, Massachusetts
World class museum
Amazing Egyptian Museum with beautifully presented exhibits, an easy to follow audio guide and self guided tour through the three floors. Easily spent 2 hours in this fascinating place. Highly recommend for all ages.
7. Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
4.5 based on 3425 reviews
Reviewed By susanrB8602NS - Witham, United KingdomWitham, United Kingdom
Exhausting but worth it
Three generations climbed up to see the views from the top! Glad my son is a young fit daddy as he had to push & carry the buggy with his three year old daughter in!! It’s a very very long walk & climb but so worth it!! The whole walk from the centre of t
8. Norman Palace
4.5 based on 6500 reviews
Reviewed By Sayer - Weybridge, United KingdomWeybridge, United Kingdom
Palatine Chapel is the highlight
In terms of seeing the Islamic, Christian and Judaic architecture coming together and demonstrating how they can work in peace then a visit to the Chapel is truly amazing. Given when this was constructed and the craftmanship required this is an absolute h
9. Piazza delle Erbe
4.5 based on 8681 reviews
It's no wonder that this is one of the most historic and picturesque squares in Italy: in antiquity, it served as a Roman forum; today, it contains many historic buildings, sculptures with a popular and colorful market overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Reviewed By ramutza - Bucharest, RomaniaBucharest, Romania
Maybe it's a nicer place when it's not full of touristic stalls with cheesy magnets and souvenirs. Very very crowded. Could not admire the architecture as there were people and stalls everywhere.
10. Bagni della Regina Giovanna
4.5 based on 852 reviews
Reviewed By Concetta P - Boynton Beach, FloridaBoynton Beach, Florida
Not worth the walk...sorry
We went here because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. I read many people walked. Not only is it a long walk from Sorrento, but it is a dangerous walk. More than half of the time, you're right on the road with traffic, including big tour buses rushing right