Italy is one of just a handful of countries in the world where you could happily spend a whole year just touring around. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of a free year to up sticks and buy a Vespa. So if you only have a few weeks to discover Italy, these are the three cities not to miss out.
You should visit Rome for its history with the Coliseum and the Roman Forum always popular – and busy – attractions. There are plenty more historical sites and museums in the city and, of course, there is The Vatican City too.
Rome, despite it’s long long history is also in some ways one of Europe’s most modern. Don’t expect to have a relaxing holiday in Rome as you will be shocked by the busyness and speed of the city, from the motorbikes to the speed of the WiFi on public transport.
And if you’re looking to include a bit of nightlife into your quick Italian trip then that’s another reason to make a stop in Rome. Italians typically eat dinner after 9pm so the city always feels busy late in the evening with a nice and friendly atmosphere. And after midnight the restaurants empty and the bars and clubs fill up as the parties begin!
Perhaps the polar opposite of the busy and bustling capital, Venice is the perfect place to go and relax. The Floating City is a popular destination for honeymooners and no wonder, with its romantic canals, restaurants and cafés. Whether travelling as a group or a couple, Venice is a must.
You’ll love the history and architecture of the place and it is still a wonder how such beautiful buildings could have been created on these 118 tiny little islands that make up the city.
And to really appreciate the canals, an evening gondola ride is a must. There is nothing much more spectacular than a ride in a Venetian gondola at sunset!
After the obvious choices of Rome and Venice, Florence should be next on your list of Italian cities to visit. With wonderful architecture, a fascinating history and more museums than you can count on your fingers and toes, Florence is the perfect holiday spot for all art and history lovers.
The whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the Ponte Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and Ufizzi Gallery. It is also renowned for its Chianti wine and like all Italian cities boasts a cuisine to die for!
If visiting the city during your Italian trip, be sure to take a look at Oh-Florence’s cheap holiday apartments in Florence to get a comfortable and cheap self-catering apartment for your stay.
And now that you have an idea of some of Italy’s most worthwhile cities, you can begin planning your Italian holiday!