Embracing La Dolce Vita: Unveiling the Best Things to Do in Italy
Things to Do in Italy
No matter your taste in food or history, Italy has many things to offer for visitors of any kind – from hiking in the Dolomites to taking part in Puglia’s distinctively relaxed culture.
Visit Rome to explore its iconic Eternal City, which serves as an open-air museum. Visit the Uffizi to find Renaissance masterpieces such as works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
SUP on Lake Levico
There aren’t many spots in Italy where paddle boarding (SUPing) is available, but this lake stands out as an exception. An idyllic place and great way to see all that the surrounding mountain villages, villas and towns have to offer! Be on the lookout for George Clooney’s house too!
Throwing coins in Rome’s Trevi Fountain may seem like a tourist trap, but doing it really helps keep this iconic attraction clean and well maintained. Plus, your donation helps support its upkeep!
Wineries offer one of the best ways to experience Italy’s culture and cuisine, offering a selection of fruity reds as well as refreshing white wines.
Trentino is the ideal place for active holidaymakers looking for adventure, with hiking and cycling routes as well as snowshoeing and mountain biking all within close reach of Trento.
City centre exploration can be an enthralling experience. To experience it at its best, sit in Caffe Italia and admire the Neptune Fountain or colourful buildings while sipping a glass of Hugo (typical South Tyrol pre-dinner aperitif).
Be sure to visit Fortunato Depero’s remarkable collection in his former palace in this spectacular former collection of futurist artist Fortunato Depero’s work is displayed here.
Emilia-Romagna Venice Carnival
Italy is an Italian food lover’s haven, an art lover’s haven, and nature lover’s delight. Travel through Florence’s Renaissance masterpieces to crumbling Roman ruins to uncrowded beaches along the coastline – Italy truly offers something for everyone!
Carnival brings out Venetians wearing colorful masks, who parade through Piazza San Marco and along the canals wearing elaborate costumes while posing for photographs with many cameras present – Italy’s answer to Mardi Gras.
Plunging into Italy’s waterways is one of the top things to do and Lago di Braies with its breathtaking turquoise waters surrounded by mountains, forests and pristine lakes is a must-visit spot. Or take a jeep tour up Mount Etna in Sicily and experience Europe’s largest active volcano!
Veneto Olga and Massimo Violin Makers
One of the iconic experiences in Italy is visiting Michelangelo’s David, an icon that has delighted travelers for centuries and can be found in Florence.
No visit to Italy would be complete without exploring Rome – its streets, buildings and monuments being an open-air museum, full of centuries of history.
Italian’s southern region of Puglia is an ideal holiday spot, boasting beautiful landscapes with far fewer tourists than more popular areas of Italy.
Italy offers an abundance of sights and experiences, ranging from internationally acclaimed galleries to ancient ruins to picturesque beaches – it will leave you breathless! Italy will leave an indelible mark on you.
One of the top things to do in Italy is visit Alberobello and take a tour of its iconic trulli houses – these clifftop dwellings are one of its hallmark features in this southern region at Italy’s heel. Additionally, this area features Cinque Terre’s UNESCO World Heritage site as well.
Experience Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper on your trip to Italy; it will leave you in awe even if you aren’t religious. Its beauty will mesmerize even non-believers.
Experience Venice like never before on a gondola ride through its canals, being serenaded and taking in all its stunning sights! This unforgettable journey awaits.
The Dolomites of Italy’s northern region can sometimes feel more Austrian than Italian due to South Tyrol’s German heritage; making the region feel more authentic than other areas in Italy and offering travelers an incredible travel experience.
Trentino & SudTyrol
The Boboli Gardens offer an exquisite display of grottoes, fountains and classical sculptures that invite visitors to stroll through and soak up Italy’s warm, sunny vibe while enjoying a gelato.
Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serves as an open-air museum that provides the ideal starting point to discover Naples – an astounding city which must be seen to believe!
South Tyrol, Italy’s captivating mountainous region, never ceases to surprise us! Its castle-strewn castle cliffs and mirror-still lakes hidden below the thunderous Dolomites will leave an indelible mark. Plus it hosts two of our favourite ski resorts Madonna di Campiglio and Lago di Braies!
Zip-wire amphitheatre in Verona
From February 11 until Valentine’s Day, Verona transforms itself into the City of Love with red decorations and heart-shaped lights. Visitors can take part in events or simply admire its display by strolling the streets.
Are You Planning on Attending an Opera? Those interested should book their tickets early as prices can differ depending on the performance and seating arrangements, while special tickets for people with social media followings could save up to 100 euros!
Any visitor to Verona cannot miss seeing the house and balcony associated with Juliet from William Shakespeare’s play; it is one of the country’s top tourist spots.
Veneto Vatican or San Marino
Italy offers plenty of incredible experiences, from iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum or Leaning Tower of Pisa to exquisite wines and trips around its iconic markets and restaurants – but deciding which experiences you wish to engage in can be tricky! With such a vast country to explore, it can be difficult to pick and choose the experiences that matter to you most.
As Italy offers one of Europe’s smallest independent states in Rome – San Marino or Vatican City, two micro nations of its own full of rich Italian history and culture as well as stunning landscapes and maze-like alleyways to discover – exploring these micro nations will certainly add a special dimension to your trip.