Rome – Rome is the capital of Italy and is located in the country’s central region of Lazio. Both modern and historic at the same time, it houses ancient roman structures such as the Vatican City and the colosseum. It could take months to see Rome as there’s so much to see and do!
Tuscany – When you think of Tuscany, think of vineyards, olive groves and beautiful rolling hills. Tuscany is Italy’s most famous region. Home to Florence, there’s plenty of Renaissance art to explore. If that’s not your style, try a wine tasting tour or relax in a classic Italian villa in one of the towns up in the hills. You can’t leave Tuscany until you’ve also made a visit to Pisa and its famous leaning tower.
Venice – Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, Venice is a unique city built upon a lagoon and is one of the best places to visit in Italy. Made up of 118 islands all connected by hundreds of beautiful bridges and scenic canals, Venice is located in northeastern Italy. Dividing the city into two sections, the Grand Canal is the most famous of the canals. It’s also been known as one of the most romantic cities in the world due to its picturesque waterways and historic architecture. Some ‘must sees’ are Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square. Don’t forget to also take a gondola ride among one of the city’s many canals.
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- Rent a villa in Tuscany – While surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, enjoy the Italian atmosphere while cooking delicious pasta with your fellow travelers. Save money to spend on sightseeing instead by eating in and making ever lasting memories,
- Ride a gondola in Venice – See the city from the water on a gondola. This must-do activity has a lot of history to it as Venetians have been navigating the canals by gondola since the 12 th century.
- Immerse yourself in art in Florence – When you think of Florence, you think of art, Spend hours in Florene admiring the works of Da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello and Michelangelo. There’s also the opportunity of trying your hand at painting and photography at one of Florence’s living artisan communities.
- Walk Cinque Terre – The five villages that make up Cinque Terre are a must-see. Get lost amongst the brightly coloured homes stacked one on top of the other, perched atop cliff edges. Hike between each of the villages alongside fragrant vineyards, past medieval churches and through flowering fields. Alternatively, you can hop on a ferry or train to get to the next village.
- Indulge in some pizza and gelato – There are certain activities you shouldn’t pass up when visiting the beautiful country of Italy. Eating silly amounts of pizza and gelato in one sitting is one of them. You won’t eat pizza as good as you will in Italy!