There is a wide range of wonderful things to do in Italy, and things can get very overwhelming, especially when you skip the planning stage. The attraction sites range from popular swimming areas to the ancient monuments at the ruins of Pompeii. Therefore, when you are planning a trip to Italy and looking forward to soaking up the native culture, sunshine, and history, there are a lot of things that you can do when in Italy.
Things to do in Italy
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
Drink wine in Tuscany
There are many cool things that you can do in Italy; however, none beats eating the native pasta and sipping some old red wine under the setting sun. You can plan a trip to the rural vineyards and go for wine tasting events.
You can also make reservations and go to the Tuscan wineries and see the winemaking process for yourself. After that, you can go to Lucca, the city with a hundred and one churches. The city has more than that to offer. There are many Lucca hotels that you can book for accommodation.
Soak up the sunshine on the Sardinia coast
Sardinia has a lot to offer apart from the white sandy beaches. This is one of the popular spots for travelers looking for special Italian cuisine and a break. Apart from the white beaches, crystal clear, and sparkly waters, Sardinia’s coastline has dark and pink sands. Enjoy the dark sandy beach at Cala dell’Argentiera, the pink sand beach at Spiaggia Rosa, and the white sand beach at the Capriccioli beach.
Rome is the capital city of Italy and the best place to start your Italian tour. Rome happens to be the most tourist city in Italy. Rome is an amazing city that is filled with ancient monuments, beautiful squares, and countless museums.
There are many places to visit while in Rome, they include:
- The Roman forum
- The Pantheon
- Trevi Fountain Piazza Navona
Climb the World’s oldest Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata means the iron pathway. This is a climbing route that is protected and is found in the Alps and various other locations. Via Ferrata is a hardened cable that goes lengthways the ascending route and is sporadically secured to the rocks. This great pinnacle of the dolomites is known globally to hikers and climbers.
During the world war, the Italians and the Austro-Hungarian militaries fought each other on the walls of these mountains. And to be successful, Italians had to fix wire cables and iron ladders to the rock. You can go and enjoy the recreational use of these sites.
Visit the Italian lakes
You get to experience a lot of things on the Italian lakes. There are villages perched on the water’s edge, attractive towns, fine buildings, and a background of mountains as well as spectacular sceneries.
The Italian Lake District is home to many magnificent lakes like Garda, Lugano, Maggiore, Iseo, and Como. A trip to the lakes is perfect when you want to make a splash on your tour or vacation. There are a lot of fun activities that you can do at the lakes. You can go for a romantic boat ride, and visit amazing villages.
Venice is easily one of the best places in Italy to visit on a first time trip. Now, even though it can be a bit more expensive compared to other places in Italy, it’s kinda a must-see. Filled with the most gorgeous canals, Doge’s Palace and a huge array of historical sights and galleries, Venice has it all.
There are many other things to do in Italy apart from the ones mentioned above. It is vital to remember that budgeting is a crucial thing. Avoid wasting money on souvenirs and buy the things that you really need.
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