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Top destinations in Italy - Simply irresistible

By Carlton Leisure - 05/05/2016

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A prominent country in Europe, Italy is one of the most favourite tourist destinations in the region given its vast number of tourist attractions and beautiful cities. Apart from that, this country in southern Europe is synonymous with art, trendy fashion, beautiful landscape and world-class cuisine. The country is so attractive that you would find it hard to resist. Here we would give a lowdown on top destinations to visit in Italy.

Naples

A highly sought after destination in the country Naples is situated in the Campania region in Southern Italy. Renowned for artworks and historic sites a visit to the city is a treat for the culture buffs. While in the city; you should try your taste buds on delicious Italian cuisines like pizza, spaghetti and parmigiana. As the city is situated near the prominent sites like the Bay of Naples and Pompeii, it is used as an ideal base for exploring these areas.

Italian Lake District

Italian Lake District is highly sought after among the travellers from around the world. The lakes have been attracting travellers from more than a century. Garda Lake is particularly popular among the travellers. The lake becomes more stunning in its mountainous stretches. Como is another popular lake that should be explored as a part of your trip. Maggiore may not be that popular but is popular among the family vacationers.

Sicily

Sicily, the autonomous region of the country is situated on an island. Situated 5 km off the coast the city is rich in terms of history and culture that have a huge following. Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, is the most important feature. Agrigento’s Valley and the Temples to Palermo’s Baroque churches.

Cinque Terre

The literal meaning of the term Cinque Terre is five lands and true to its name Cinque Terre consists of five villages; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso and Corniglia. Enjoying a beautiful location near Italy’s north-western coastal region of Liguria, the villages of Cinque Terre steals many a heart with its picturesque beauty. There are several hiking paths and trails that can be visited on a trip.

Milan

Having survived bombing during WWII, Milan has risen from its ashes to emerge as one of the most prosperous cities in Europe. The city has also got acclaim for being a fashion hub replete with designer shops. The city also boats the glory of housing some famous art treasures like Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper. In addition the city is alos home to some of the architectural marvels like the La Scala Opera House, the Castello Sforzesco and one of the world’s largest Gothic cathedrals.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast a prominent location in south-western region of Campania in Italy is well known for its spectacular beauty. Spread over an area of 30 miles its coastline is adorned with shimmering bays, craggy cliffs, lemon tree gardens and several world class resorts. Positano is one of the most sought after cities along the Amalfi Coast. The town looks beautiful with several beaches, pastel houses and scenic mountains.

Venice

You can’t be forgiven for giving Venice a miss during your Italy visit. Set on a lagoon and surrounded by the Adriatic Sea the city consists of 118 islands connected by spectacular bridges and scenic canals. The Grand Canal is which divides the city into two is most famous among them. The city is replete with a good number of landmarks that include Saint Mark’s Square, Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. The travellers can take a gondola ride along one of its many canals.

Rome

One of the most ancient cities in the world, Rome the capita of Italy has been seat of power culture and civilisation for long. Situated in the Lazio region of Italy the city is a fine mix of history and modernity. During their trip to the city the tourists will come across its impressive cathedrals and Renaissance architecture that transports you back in time.

Pompeii

A highly sought after tourists destination in Italy, Pompeii was unknown to rest of the world until it was excavated from the ashes of a volcanic eruption of eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Situated near the modern city of Naples, most parts of Pompeli is yet to be excavated. On you visit to Pompeli you would have an insight into the life and times of ancient Italy. You will come across the remains of ancient architectural marvels once you visit the ruins.

Tuscany

A must visit destinations for travellers in Italy, Tuscany brings to mind images of spectacular rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. While in Tuscany don’t miss a wine tour to Chianti, relaxing hill town. One should also go to this historic town of Sienna where there is a good number historic attraction that are raring for your attention.