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Best places to visit in Italy

Italy is synonymous with good coffee, good pizza, delicious pasta, creamy ice cream, charming people, football, the Renaissance, the Mafia, and Michelangelo, amongst other things. However, there are also plenty of other things to discover and explore during a trip to Italy. Listen to what some of Evaneos' travellers have to say!

Lake Como and the city of Milan, popular destinations with stars, celebrities and tourists from all the world over, are two of the essential places to see in the north of the country. Venice, further to the east, is a veritable romantic's paradise.

Continuing more to the south, Florence and Pisa are ideal places to visit if you want to explore the country's wonderful history and its emblematic buildings and monuments. Rome, the chaotic yet both friendly and romantic capital, is best explored on foot. It of course goes without saying that you'll want to see the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Vatican and the sublime Sistine Chapel when visiting the city.

Continuing yet further to the south and we arrive at the gently insolent city of Naples, with its anarchic character, divine food, beaches, gorgeous coastline and, of course, Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii. Be sure to make a detour to the Isle of Capri out in the sea off the coast of Naples, a veritable jewel of the Mediterranean.

In the region of Apulia in the east of the country you will encounter a more traditional and less touristy Italy, with its warm, friendly local inhabitants and traditional Italian food. Don't be reluctant to venture into small towns such as Trani and Otranto, where you'll find a fine combination of good ambiance, culture and great food, and all in a seaside location. A little further inland, the sights and scenery at Ostuni or Alberobello, with its famous trulli buildings, offer a veritable feast for the eyes. 

Of course, we cannot discuss Italy without mentioning the large islands that form an integral part of the country. Sardinia, a lovely gem of an island in the Mediterranean, has been subject to a variety of different influences due to its strategic position. And finally there is Sicily, with its heavenly beaches, its fine food and its people, which all combine to make any trip there an unforgettable experience.

Marie Foucaut
Alghero is a pretty city located on the west coast of Sardinia. The old part is located on the headland which closes off the beach of San Giovanni and the port.
The Vatican Palace regroups the majority of museum's rooms.
Dorgali is located on the east coast of Sardinia, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It's a large village, the capital of tourism in Barbagia.
During my trip to Sardinia, I discovered Fordongianus by exploring the back country of Oristano province.
A heavenly island with multiple and varied flavours: a concentrate of pleasure!
Sicily is an Italian island situated 3 kilometres west from the toe of the Italian boot, across the Strait of Messina.
There are four Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore : Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isolino di San Giovanni, the only one not open to the public.
Sinis peninsula is located near Oristano, on the west coast of Sardinia. It is located on the territories of Cabras and San Vero de Sinis.
The island of Sant'Antioco is located on the eastern coast of Sardinia. It is linked to the mother island by an isthmus approximately five kilometres long. Its surface area is 109 km².
Midway between Italy and North Africa, the island of Sardinia shelters beautiful wild landscapes.
Capo Carbonara is the cape which delineates the eastern and western sides of southern Sardinia. It is located on the territory of Villasimius.
The Raphaël Rooms contain works by this artist.
Rooms with magnificent modern and ancient paintings.
Pattada is the highest village in the province of Sassari in Sardinia. It is the Sardinian capital of knife-making.
Pinacoteca Vaticana is one of the many museums in the Vatican.
Ischia (Italy)
Ischia, the ugly duckling of the coast of Naples, is always in the shadow of the incredibly well-known Capri. Today, it's a place whose volcanic activity has made the opening of a large number of hotels and seaside resorts easier.
The Vatican Gardens is a beautiful green space to take a break in after the museums. Visit with family, friends or partners!
Trapani is situated on the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the Strait of Sicily. It is the nearest city to reach Tunisia by boat.