Italy is home to some of the nicest and spectacular places to visit in the world. Not only are they stunning, but they are also incredibly breathtaking; full of ancient ruins, history, art, and more.

If you’re planning a group travel, family trip or a romantic getaway, here’s an overview of the four most beautiful places in Italy:

1. Venice

Venice is located in northeast Italy. It is a unique city that boasts an archipelago of 117 islands connected by hundreds of scenic canals and beautiful bridges. Historic architecture and picturesque waterways make this city one of the most romantic places that you must visit in the world.

Although it’s often crowded, you’ve got every reason to see its marvelous landmarks like Basilica and Saint Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace. Remember also to enjoy a gondola ride along the city’s many canals.

2. Cinque Terre

Also known as the “Five Islands,” Cinque Terre is another spectacular place that you must include in your Italian holiday. It comprises the five villages of Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Manarola and Cornelia.

The villages will offer you some of the most breathtaking landscapes that include wine terraces and steep cliff sides dating back to thousands of years.

Vernazza is the city’s most charming village, with its fortified tower and colorful houses. Also, all these villages and the city’s coastline are marked as a UNESCO world Heritage Site.

Rome

3. Rome

You will possibly not complete a tour of Italy without paying a visit to its famous capital. Full of history spanning over 2000 years, Rome is an incredible city – which you can otherwise call the world’s best “open-air” museum. The architecture will surely leave you in awe as you walk around the streets, so ensure you carry your camera.

You can visit many sites including the famous Coliseum, St. Peter’s, the Pantheon, the Vatican and the Trevi Fountain. The city’s cafe culture is also world-famous and for an intriguing experience chose from one of the numerous piazzas.

4. Sicily

Visit Sicily, which is the Mediterranean Sea’s largest island, if you’re looking for an awesome holiday destination in Italy. It has fantastic cuisine and plenty of excellent beaches only far cheaper.

You’ll also have the opportunity of island hopping the Aegadian Islands, Pantelleria Lampedusa, and the Aeolian Islands, all very accessible and nearby.

Sicily is a rustic and traditional island with a potent mix of arts, cuisine architecture, music, literature and rich culture. Indeed, it’s one of the country’s most fascinating tourist destinations.

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