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15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty

  

Italy, being one of the most exotic countries of Europe and a typical example of European culture. It is rich in its history, written by their rulers and emperors; the country has seen civilizations come and go. It has a bounty of beaches and beach destination, cliffs running along with seashores. It goes without saying, Italy has a different variety of natural landscapes. And of course, it has an amazing food culture.

1. Rome

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-1 Known for: Roman history and architecture

The capital of Italy, Rome, is brimming with the striking Roman architecture that adores the nooks and corners of the city. The city influences more than 3,000 years old art, architecture and literature, and it’s almost like you have stepped into a history book. Rome also has one of the seven wonders of the world The Rome Colosseum, which is the ancient Roman amphitheatre and truly a human-made masterpiece.

Places to visit in Rome: St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Roman Forum, The Catacombs, Piazza Navona.

2. Venice

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-2 **Known for: Streams and canals*

Venice is and always will be one of the most romantic places in the world. At one time when it was the most popular honeymoon destination, it has still managed its charm. Venice has beautiful streams with stunning sunsets and the colourful houses that are built just across the streams. Venice also has luxurious properties to stay with amazing views and romantic date spots. Take a ride in the Venice streams in their ancient boats.

Places to visit in Venice: Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace, Basilica De San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Teatro La Fenice.

3. Milan

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-3 Known for: Fashion Industry

Milan is the global capital of fashion and designer industry. It hosts the iconic Milan Fashion Week, which is the attraction for the glamour industry. Milan is also a massive attraction to art work. It has on showcase various Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings, which is a treasure for the art lovers. Milan also boasts of the majestic architecture of Churches and Cathedrals. The city which was once destroyed during World War 2 has now become one of the richest cities in Europe.

Places to visit in Milan: Milan Cathedral, Santa Maria Delle Grazie, Galleria Vittorio, Fashion street- Quadrilatero d'oro, Sforzesco Castle, Piazza Dei Mercanti.

4. Naples

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-4 Known for: Pizzas and handmade chocolates.

Naples is where you will find the best pizza in the world, or that’s what Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray and Love believes. The city claims to invent pizza so you gotta believe them. Naples is a town located adjacent to the sea with the colourful and vibrant architecture of the city. It has the renaissance architecture along with the influence of the ancient ruins of the Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Places to visit in Naples: Lungomare and Castel Ovo, Cappella Sansevero, Catacombs of San Gennaro, Capodimonte Royal Palace and Museum.

5. Florence

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-5 Known for: Catholic architecture and history

Florence is the epitome of history and architecture. It’s most magnificent treasure is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, built by Filippo Brunelleschi. It is not only considered one of the best churches in Italy but in the whole world. Its dome built without any central support has left the archaeologists in awe as they still can’t figure out how did Brunelleschi managed to build such a large structure in 1296. Apart from this, it has museums, art galleries which are equally worth a visit.

Places to visit in Florence: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazzale Michelangiolo, San Lorenzo and Michelangelo's Medici Tombs.

6. Amalfi Coast

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-6 Known for: Holiday beach resorts

Amalfi is one of the most exotic destinations in Italy. It is lined with up with the amazing holiday resorts which are situated on the top of the cliffs touching the shores of the sea. You are sure to get some of the amazing views of the sea and sunsets from this place. The place is recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage site for its undisputed beauty. You will find the taste of the Mediterranean, the beauty of the coastal sea with clear blue water, the vibrant marine life and Italian history.

Places to visit in Amalfi Coast: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, Minori, Cetara.

7. Pompeii

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-7 Known for: The ruins of old city

If you are a history buzz, there is probably no better city to see for the gone history than Pompeii. Pompeii was an ancient city in AD 79 with the civilization that has been of great interest to history. However, the city was ruined by the volcano eruption whose ash left the city into pieces. It was later discovered in the 18th century, and it has become a point of interest ever since. There are parts of the city which are still unearth and remains a mystery.

Places to visit in Pompeii: Antiquarium, Stabian Baths, Forums, Theatres, House of Menander.

8. Lake Como

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-8 Known for: Alps and cliffs, Holiday resorts

Remember the place where Deepika and Ranveer got married? Yup, this is the place with all those sea views and colourful sunsets and the vibe of Italy. The place is known for its number of resorts, villas that touch the waves of the sea. It is located on the foothills of Alps, so you are surely up for some nature’s treat as you witness both the sea and Alps and the renaissance architecture all at once.

Places to visit in Lake Como: Duomo Cathedral, Museo Archeologico, Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, Brunate, Cernobbio, Villa Balbianello.

9. Pisa

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-9 Known for: Architecture

Pisa is a beautiful city located in the Tuscany region in Italy. It is most famous for its Leaning Tower of Pisa, where you can get some creative photographs clicked. But it has so much more architecture than the tower that you need to keep your eyes wide open for things that this city could offer you. It is built across river Arno and it ends at Ligurian sea.

Places to visit in Pisa: Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Baptistery, Campo Santo, Museo Nazionale, Santa Maria della Spina.

10. Sicily

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-10 Known for: Ancient History

If you think Italy’s architecture ends with Romans, then you are up for a surprise. Sicily is one of the historic towns of the Greek civilization. It has the old and ancient ruins of the life and place that lived thousands of years ago. Sicily has seven places mentioned in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which are now preserved by the organization.

Places to visit in Sicily: Catania, Taormina, Monreale, Erice, Doric Temple of Segesta.

11. Cinque Terre

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-11

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-12 Known for: Five villages

Cinque Terre translates to five lands in English, this is what precisely describes this place. It is a bundle of five villages with their different architecture, history and beauty. The fringe of ancient islands are situated the Italian Riviera coastline. The villages are also famous for their steep terraces and vineyards. You will also get to taste some authentic Italian sauces and food that comes from this region.

Places to visit in Cinque Terra: Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terra pathway, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola.

12. Sardinia

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-13 Known for: Island beauty

The second largest island of Italy, which is no less that any island in the world, whether you consider Bahamas or Bermudas. Located amidst the Mediterranean sea, it has rugged mountains, hills, beaches which gives you a lot of trails to hike. Sardinia is dotted with the most exotic resorts which are perfect for spoiling yourself with ultimate luxury. The history of Sardinia goes back to the bronze age so that you will find some ancient beauty here.

Places to visit in Sardinia: Cagliari and Southern Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Alghero, Nuraghe Losa, Bosa

13. Verona

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-14 Known for: Medieval history

This small city of Italy is completely filled with Roman history, art and culture. Located on the banks of river Adige it has the looks of the Medieval history. It was also the inspiration for the Shakespeare famous Romeo and Juliet. You can visit the iconic house with vintage balcony, which is believed to be Juliet’s house. There are many old castles and bridges running across the river which makes this town vintage and historic.

Places to visit in Verona: Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet's balcony, Verona Arena, Verona Arena.

14. Turin

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-15 Known for: Italian cuisine and baroque architecture

Turin is one of the most historical cities in Italy. Its architecture mostly belongs to the Baroque period, which has given this place vintage alleys and open cafes which reflect the signature Baroque architecture. Turin is known for its architecture and Italian cuisine. It has the beauty of the Alps in the North which adds to its historic beauty. Turin gave the world's first saleable hard chocolates and the famous car Fiat to the world.

Places to visit in Turin: Palazzo Reale, Mole Antonelliana, Turin Egyptian Museum, Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, National Cinema Museum.

15. Portofino

15 Most Exotic Places To Visit In Italy To Experience Its True Beauty-16 Known for: Romantic vacation

Portofino is a small village of Italy located on the shores of the sea. It is a famous holiday spot and is filled with beach resorts and hotels that offer grand sea views. Portofino has ancient architecture and Italian cafes where you can experience the local culture. The hamlet is known amongst the unique and best relaxation spot in Europe. You can also enjoy a yacht ride and if you want can add a romantic set up on your yacht and take off in the sea.

Places to visit in Portofino: San Fruttuoso bay, Recco, Sestri Levante village.

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