Best Places to Visit in Italy

Italy's Best Tourist Spots

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    Venice

    Venice is one famous city of the world that is definitely not over-rated. Although travelling the famous canals is must do, wandering the alleyways and admiring the architecture is all part of the amazing Venice experience.
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    Amalfi Coast

    The Amalfi Coast is a steep sided coastline full of cute little villages and beaches. A playground for the rich and famous.
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    Colosseum

    This is the place to act out all your Gladiator fantasies, as you imagine what it must have been like in ancient times.
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    Stromboli

    Stromboli is a far flung island off the coast of Siciliy, but by evening, the active volcano often puts on a spectacular fire fountain show.
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    Florence

    Florence is the 'cradle of the renaissance', and is must see for fans of art and history. Even once you get tired of all that culture, it is a very pretty place in which to soak up the atmosphere and sample some of the great Italian food.
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    Dolomites

    If you've had enough Italian museums and art galleries, head for the Dolomites in the north if Italy. This relaxing region offers world class mountain walking and skiiing opportunities.
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    Vatican City

    The smallest independent state in the world, the Vatican is home to the Pope. Dress codes are strictly enforced here, so make sure you have your legs and shoulders coverd when you visit.
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    Ancient Rome

    As you wander through the atmospheric ruins of the Roman Forum and Palantine, it is easy to imagine yourself in the shoes of the Emperors of ancient Rome.
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    Sistine Chapel

    You'll have to grin and bear the crowds, but as home to Michelangelo's frescoes and the Last Judgement, the Sistine Chapel is an artistic wonderland.
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    Milan

    Milan is the face of modern Italy. The glamorous city is Italy's economic hub and is a fashion and design mecca. The people are beautiful, the food is superb (and healthy), and the city has excellent shopping and clubbing opportunities.
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    Pompeii

    Buried by the Mt Vesuvius eruption of AD79, Pompeii is an extraordinary Roman ruins. See the Roman lavatories, bars, and body casts of the terrified locals.
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    Matera

    A World Heritage Site, Madera was the home to thousands of peasants until well after WW2. People and animals lived together in squalor amongst the cave houses.
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    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    One of the most famous sights in all of Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is also the world's most famous architectural blunders. Although the leaning has now been stopped from getting worse, thousands still come to admire what is essentially a failure of human engineering!
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    Trevi Fountain

    The famous fountain where you may lose a few coins. Throw one, and you'll return to Rome. Throw two, and you'll fall in love with an Italian. Throw three coins, and you'll be marrying that same Italian!
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    The Pantheon

    Built in AD120, The Pantheon is extremely well preserved, and is considered the most important achievement of ancient Roman architecture.
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