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Here are our top ten picks: NUMBER 10: Sicily Sicily is the largest island in the MediterraneanSea and a one-of-a-kind destination offering an array of cultural, historic, art and natural marvels.
Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanosin the world with the elevation of over 10, 000 ft, is the tallest volcano in Europe.
Valle dei Templi, the archeological remainsof seven ancient Greek temples tell a story of Sicily’s rich history.
Beautiful towns such as Taormina with itsAncient theatre and breathtaking views, ancient Syracuse rich with archeological sites, or beautiful Marsala in the west, famous for its windmills and Marsala wine, are just some of the examples of what this beautiful island has to offer.
Don’t forget to visit the state capitalPalermo which is more than 2, 700 years old and explore the filming locations of The Godfathersuch as the picturesque village of Savoca in the East where you can’t miss the BarVitelli and order delicious Sicilian cannoli.
And, of course, don’t forget to visit oneof many natural wonders around the island such as San Vito lo Capo, Lo Zingaro, Mondello, Gole Dell'Alcantara, Isola Bella, Scale Dei Turchi and smaller surrounding islands such as Lampedusa or the Vulcanic island of Lipari.
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NUMBER 9: Alberobello Alberobello is a unique village located inApulia, in the South of Italy.
The village is famous for its traditional smallstone huts with a conical roof, called trullo.
Trulli were constructed as temporary sheltersfor agricultural workers and as storage units, as well as permanent dwellings.
Many times, there may be a Christian symbolpainted on the cone, however, the symbols visible today were only painted in the latetwentieth and beginning of this century.
While no one knows where trulli originate, historians estimate that the first trulli date back to prehistoric times.
The building technique was probably developeddue to the specific geographical conditions such as the abundance of limestonein the area.
The trulli of Alberobello have been designatedas a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Trulli are common in the entire province ofBari, worth exploring for similar historicsites and beautiful shoreline.
NUMBER 8: Amalfi Coast Amalfi Coast is a picturesque Italian coastline located one-hour drive from Naples and aboutthree-hour drive from Rome.
The enchanting coastal road takes you throughcharming little towns, wrapped between the sea on one side and high hills with beautiful vegetation and flowers stretching directly above.
Stay in one of many unique hotels in Positano, Amalfi’s most picturesque town, take a boat ride along the coast to experience Amalfi from the other side, and hike to the Footpath of Gods, a panoramic ridge above Positano.
Dine at a local restaurant and finish themeal with a glass of traditional liquor made from Amalfi lemons called limoncello.
The island of Capri is also located nearbyand makes for a great one-day trip.
And stop in the town of Ravello if you wantthe best views of beautiful Amalfi Coast.
NUMBER 7: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius The ancient Roman city of Pompei, located just outside Naples, was buried under volcanic ash in the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD.
Hidden under 13 to 20 ft of volcanic ash andlater excavated, the city of Pompei was largely preserved and offer a glimpse of what lifein Roman era was like.
Pompeii was rediscovered as a result of theexcavations in 1748.
The excavated sites include a large amphitheater, countless villas and gardens, streets, and other buildings offering an interesting insightinto art and culture of Roman civilization.
Mount Vesuvius still remains a danger to nearbyinhabitants, especially because the area is densely populated.
With over 3 million people living in the proximityof the volcano, this makes it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world.
Pompei is one of the most popular touristattractions in Italy with approximately 2.
5 millionvisitors each year.
And don’t miss the nearby city of Napoli.
NUMBER 6: Rome Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe.
While the founding dates in Roman Mythologymention the year 753 BC, the area was populated much before that.
As a result, Rome is one of world’s mostarcheologically rich cities.
Just walking in the city center, you can enjoythe ancient ruins of Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, or Pantheon, a former Romantemple and now a Church.
Don’t miss other more modern but stillhistoric attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Altare della Patria, or Spanish Steps.
Rome has a lot to offer.
Located within the city of Rome is also VaticanCity, which is actually an independent country and the seat of Roman Catholic religion.
Visit the Vatican Museums, an impressive collectionof art and historic artifacts.
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NUMBER 5: Civita di Bagnoreggio Civita di Bagnoregio, sometimes also referred to as the dying city, is an ancient town, locatedabout 75 miles from Rome and founded by Etruscansover 2, 500 years ago.
The town is located on top of a plateau consisting of volcanic tuff and is in constant danger of erosion.
Over the centuries, erosion completely isolatedthe town, so no new construction was possible.
As a result, and because the town was ableto withstand intrusions, the architecture was completely preserved and walking the streets of Civita di Bagnoregio takes you back in time.
The town is now accessible by a long pedestrianbridge and you can visit one of the authentic restaurants or even book a room in one ofthe bed and breakfast places.
NUMBER 4: Tuscany Tuscany is a famous Italian region, located in the center of the country, known for its beautiful landscapes, history and art mostly belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is also an important wine region, home to popular Chianti wine and other important wine sorts.
Driving through Tuscany you can experiencea number of important historic towns and cities, starting with Florence, the capital of theregion and famous for its Renaissance masterpieces.
Sienna, a city known for its medieval brickstreets, Pisa with its leaning tower, or beautiful San Giminiano, are just a few examples of what awaits you on your next Tuscany road trip.
You can rent a car and drive around Tuscany’shistoric towns and stop on the way in places like Radda in Chianti where you taste theirexcellent wine and culinary masterpieces.
NUMBER 3: Cinque Terre Cinque Terre, or in English Five Lands, is a portion of the Italian coast on the Italian Riviera consisting of five picturesque fishing villages.
The entire area of Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The rugged and steep terrain around the fivevillages was ingeniously used to build terraces to cultivate grapes and olives, creating anenchanting landscape.
The five villages are connected to each otherby train and hiking paths.
You can make a combination of train ride anda hike so get to beautiful vistas and, of course, visit all five towns which are uniquealso because of their colorful facades and authentic Mediterranean architecture.
Alternatively, you can also take a boat ride along the coast and enjoy the view of Cinque Terre from the sea.
Don’t miss the nearby port city of Genoa, known for its historic contribution to maritime trade.
NUMBER 2: Lake Garda Lake Gada is the largest lake in Italy, located on the edge of the Dolomite mountains.
It is a popular holiday destination and becauseof its mild climate offers an array of outdoor activities in the spring, summer, and fall.
You can explore one of the 25 villages locatedalong the picturesque Gardesana state road, and don’t forget to visit Sirmione, a popularresort town located on a peninsula on the southern bank of the lake and nearby beach or visit Grotte di Catullo, an ancient Roman Villa.
Lake Garda is also home to Gardaland, oneof the top amusement parks in the world, attracting over 3 million visitors a year.
Italy offers other similar beautiful lakeslike Lake Como, close to Milan, and others.
NUMBER 1: Venice Venice is a city located on the Adriatic coast in northeastern Italy, built on over 100 smallislands separated by canals and connected by over 400 bridges.
In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Venicewas a city-state with major financial, commercial and maritime influence and is considered tobe the first-ever international financial center.
Get lost in one of the numerous beautifulstreets of Venice, explore canals and small squares, discover the St.
Mark’s squareand climb the Campanile offering an amazing view of the Venice lagoon.
And, of course, don’t forget to ride thefamous Venetian gondola.
Venice is also known for its glass and glassproducts that have been made for over 1, 500 years on the Venetian island of Murano.
Venice is also home to several prominent internationalevents such as Venice Film Festival or theVenice Biennale of Architecture.
If you are there for the world-famous annualVenetian Carnival, which usually takes place in February or March, you will be able tosee world’s most elaborate Masquerades.
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Italy offers many other incredible attractionssuch as beautiful mountains in the Alps fashion capital of the world Milan, beautiful islandof Sardinia, famous for its white sand beaches, the microstate of San Marino, Tropea, andmany other amazing places.
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