Italy no doubt is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
This splendid country is celebrated for its artistic treasures, contemporary fashion, breathtaking landscapes and of course for its divine traditional cuisine.
If you are planning to visit several cities while staying in Italy and do not wish to hire a car or take a train, consider pre-booking a shuttle taxi, there are a number of great private companies offering shuttle services in the country’s most popular tourist destinations. With this in mind, here are, the top 10 Italian cities to visit.
The coastal city of Genoa offers all of the classic features of larger Italian cities as well as a number of hidden gems. Here, you will find ancient ruins, magnificent churches and quaint colourful houses alongside a mesmerising historical centre well deserving of a visit.
The beautiful city of Pisa is situated on the Arno River in the picturesque region of Tuscany. Not only is Pisa home to Pisano’s celebrated Leaning Tower, but there are many more attractions to visit which still recall the city’s colourful past.
This bustling city lies in the Campania region of southern Italy. Naples has an awful lot to offer visitors including a splendid culinary tradition, wonderful artwork, a mysterious underground network, vibrant shops and a lively nightlife.
This charming city is located in Tuscany and offer visitors a whole host of historical and artistic treasures. Siena is also celebrated worldwide for its Palio, an exciting medieval horse racing tradition.
6. Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre comprises of five quaint villages – Manarola, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Monterosso and Corniglia – all situated on the Ligurian coast. The landscapes are simply awe-inspiring and are well worth a visit.
5. The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is located in the southern Italian region of Campania. This beautiful destination is celebrated worldwide for its colourful villas, shimmering bays and fragrant lemon tree gardens.
Milan is a bustling and very wealthy commercial city in the north of Italy. It is famed for its great designer shopping malls and lively nightlife. The city also hosts a number of artistic gems such as Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
The splendid Tuscan city of Florence is prized as a magnificent Aladdin’s cave of artistic treasures. There are a number of galleries and museums not to be missed such as the Uffizi and the Accademia.
Venice lies in the north of Italy and is an incredibly unique lagoon city. The city is celebrated for its romantic canals and beautiful bridges. A gondola ride along the Grand Canal is a must for all visitors.
Italy’s capital city and former capital of the Roman Empire is located in the heart of the country. The activities to engage in and places to visit really are countless. With the Vatican City, Rome is an important centre for religion, culture and politics in the contemporary Italy.
A visit to any or all of the above cities is bound to be a memorable vacation experience for all!