Italy is one of the most stunning and interesting countries in Europe, so here are the very best things to do when you’re there.
Relax on the Venetian Waters
There are few more beautiful and relaxing places than Venice. The whole area is free of roads; everyone gets around on boats. This is incredibly new unique, so you should take the chance to experience it when you can. Taking a gondola ride is a bit of cliche, but it’s still a fantastic thing to experience. If you want to make the experience even more special, you should take a ride on the waters at night and see the lights of Venice while you move slowly across the still waters beneath you.
The Roman city of Pompeii is frozen in time. In case you don’t know the story, in 79 A.D Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the entire city in magma. This means that everything there is pretty much the same now as it was when the volcano erupted and covered the city. Walking around the ruins of the city and seeing all the sights make it one of the most fascinating areas in the whole country. It’s one of those places you have to visit at least once before you die, so next time you’re in Italy, make sure you see it.
Take a Tour of Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in all of Italy and all of Europe. The region is located in the northwest of the country, and it’s packed full of history and culture. In the 15th century, Tuscany was the epicentre of the Renaissance. During this period, some of the world’s most famous and striking works of art and architecture was created. And you can see that legacy in the streets to this day. Walking the streets and examining the stunning architecture is a pleasure in itself. Tours around Tuscany offer a great way to see the region.
Eat Pizza in Naples
We’ve all eaten pizza before, and most of us love it. But have you actually tried pizza in the place where the food was born? Naples is where pizza is from, so that’s where you have to try it when you get the chance. Of course, pizza is great wherever you are in the world, but it is even better in Naples. They know how to make it better than anyone else, and it simply tastes different (and better) than other kinds of pizza. There are loads of authentic restaurants where you can sample it too.
See the Ruins in Sicily
Some of the oldest ruins in the world can be found on the isles of Sicily to the south of Italy’s mainland. It’s fantastic ancient island that’s home to Roman and Greek ruins. Obviously, the ancient Greek ruins are the oldest as the Greek period in history is thousands of years old and preceded the rise of the Roman Empire. You should definitely see them if you find yourself in Sicily!