Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities In Italy

Italy has been home to a myriad of people with diverse cultures. It is also home to numerous stunning cities. Below are 10 of the most beautiful cities in Italy and their must-see attractions.

This is only a start – there are countless sites to discover in each of these cities towns. To cut through all the noise while ensuring you don’t miss out, you need a personal travel guide by Guidester.

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1. Rome

Rome is a city that is proud of its ancient history. The Colosseum, St.Peter’s Basilica, Pantheon, and Vatican Museums are among the top-rated tourist attractions in the area.

According to TripAdvisor, there are 2,038 things to do in the city center of Rome. Cut through all the noise with a personal travel guide to Rome – built just for you – that will save you time, let you see more, and have an authentic experience.

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Related: Essential Rome Travel Tips for First-Timers 

2. Venice

With a city such as Venice, it is no surprise it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The city is home to St. Marks Basilica, one of the world’s renowned churches. Canale Grande, Ponte de Rialto, and Palazzo Rezzonico are some other attractions that are a must-see for any tourist.

Tip: A trip to this amazing city would not be complete without taking a ride on the Vaporetto, across the lagoon to see the talented glassworkers at Murano.

3. Verona

Verona is another Italian city you cannot afford to miss if you’re in the north. Most tourists marvel at the city’s architecture and art.

Arena di Verona, also known as the Roman Amphitheater, is one of the best-preserved arenas Venice has to offer the world. It hosts the Verona Opera festival that offers an unforgettable musical experience.

4. Palermo

The Cattedrale and Palazzo dei Normanni are two of the largest tourist attractions in this humble city, and it’s easy to see why.

Palermo is also home to one of the most bizarre attractions; the Capuchin Abbey, known for its famous Catacombs.

Tip: For church enthusiasts, the mosaic decorations of the Capella Palatina offer fascinating scenery and a great history lesson.

5. Rimini

Despite being greatly affected by the World War II bombing, Rimini still has great amounts of its Roman roots intact, and for that, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Its long white-sand beaches make it the most preferred tourist destination for lovers.

Ponte di Tiberio, Borgo San Giulian, Fiabilandia, Tempio Malatestiano, and Arco d’Augusto are some other attractions that are a must-see for tourists both local and international.

6. Genoa

Who does not love a little trip or sightseeing in any city’s old town? At the heart of Genoa, lies a medieval town bounded by two ancient gates namely Porta dei Vacca and Porta Soprana. What this town is most famed for is its narrow lanes.

7. Milan

Milan is not the first choice that comes to mind when thinking of a trip to Italy because of its sheer size, but it is still rich in Italian culture. It has varying architecture and incredible tourist hotspots with a contemporary feel to it that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s most famous attraction is the main Duomo – a breathtaking site.

8. Naples

For the longest time, Naples has had a reputation of being a dirty abrasive city. Despite that, Naples offers a range of sights that are worth visiting.

Cappella Sansevero and Teatro di San Carlo are some of the unique attractions that will make you want to come back to Naples.

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9. Florence

Florence is one city that attracts a multitude of tourists every year. Its architecture simulates that of a large outdoor museum. The best way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Ponte Vecchio, Santa Maria del Fiore, and Uffizi Gallery is by taking a stroll around the city.

If you’re a “foodie” one of the best things to do in Florence is take a cooking class which you can book from your personal travel guide by Guidester.

10. Cagliari

On the Italian island of Sardinia is Cagliari, most famous for Santuario and Basilica di Nostra Signora di Bonaria – major pilgrimage sites you cannot afford to miss.

Other such interesting sites include Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Cattedrale di Santa Maria.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in ancient ruins, famous art, the incredible food, beaches, and anything else Italy could possibly offer, check out how a personal travel guide – sourced from locals in Italy – will ensure you have the best experience possible!

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