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Top Places to Visit in Italy

Italy is a fascinating and magical city that is visited by millions every year. The Eurail makes traveling in Europe very quick and simple so you can ensure that you will get to visit all the cities on your list. By taking the Trenitalia you can see all the wonderful places in Italy on this list and more. Here are some of the top cities to enjoy while in Italy.

 

Venice

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Possibly one of the most romantic cities in the world is Venice. Famous for its river alley ways, Venice is actually an archipelago of 118 islands that are connected by bridges and canals. A gondola ride down these famous waterways is a must.

 

Rome

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The capital of Italy is of course home to one of the most famous structures on earth, the Coliseum. Roaming this ancient attraction is certainly a unique and humbling experience. The Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are all iconic symbols of the country and are a stunning site to explore during your time here.

 

Naples

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Some of the world’s highest concentration of historical buildings and ruins lie in Naples. Full of scenic landscapes, volcanic craters, and historical monuments, the city is teeming with art, sights and history. This is also the birth place of many of Italy’s famous dishes like parmigiana and pizza, so you will certainly be feasting while you visit here.

 

Cinque Terre

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A vibrant village filled with blue, yellow, and pink buildings that hang over cliffs that fall to the sea below. The name Cinque Terre means “Five Lands” which refers to the 5 villages that make up this area. Riomaggiore hosts a medieval castle to admire and the pulsing street of Via Colombo. Vernazza has the lively night scene and the beaches of Moterossa attract many. Cornigilia is filled with scenic vineyards and Manarola hosts colorful boats and caves to explore.

 

Milan

Milan italy

A fashion icon around the world, this wealthy European  city is bursting with high-fashion and designer shops on every corner. There is one the world’s largest Gothic cathedrals and many of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. The modern architecture might make this seem a little less Italian than the the more historical cities, but the city still fares well with being a popular tourist destination.

 

Florence

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Florence is thought of as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance as well as the many great artists, writers, and inventors that have lifted up this city form the Dark Ages. The city is inundated with museums, churches, and the famous Piazza della Signoria, the main square. Michelangelo’s Statue of David and the Fountain of Neptune along with other historically important and prominent figures and statues can be found here.

 

Pisa

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Italy has plenty of famous landmarks and the Leaning Tower of Pisa is no exception. Get your famous photo as you “hold up” the lopsided building. The Duomo Cathedral and Camposanto Monument are located in the Campo dei Miracoli and all feature marble in their structure making this remarkable plaza really stand out.

 

Genoa

Genoa

Rolling hills, pastel colors, and terra cotta roofs make up this stunning city in the northwest of Italy. Although not as famous as its sister-cities, Genoa is sprinkled with stunning churches and falling ancient ruins. The architecture in this historic city center is brilliant and the waterfront marina make this city hard to pass up.

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