To wrap up my travel stories in Italy, I’d like to recommend wholeheartedly the top 5 cities of Italy that I head over heels in love with. Italy is always the Europe country that had given me lots of great memories and travel dreams, ever since my first visit to Italy 13 years ago. When it comes to planning for an Italy holiday, there are overwhelming tourist destinations that could easily spoil you right at your first sight! So, picking the right destinations for your period of travel and purpose of travel would always be a matter of the utmost importance.
I traveled to Italy last year for the second time. To explore Italy to its fullest within a very limited period, I had to plan an itinerary that could cover 5 best Italian cities while still involving the least intercity traveling. I had a lot of funs and memories from the trip eventually that I could call it a successful holiday. For those who are planning for a same trip with similar time constraint, here are the top 5 Italian cities in my itinerary that could be your choice either:
1) Venice – One of the city that I love most in Italy is definitely Venice. Venice is an island compo consisting of 118 small islands separating each other by canals. It is sited along Adriatic Sea in Northeast Italy. Not unexpectedly, it is also the most valuable island in Italy, as researches has revealed that Venice is sinking by 5mm each year and by the Year 2050, most parts of Venice would be underwater!
2) Florence – A frugal but relaxing weekend destination in Europe that I would recommend would definitely be Florence in the Tuscany region of Italy. Tuscany is the capital of arts, culture and romance of central Italian region. If you are spending your weekend in its regional capital of Florence, you are about to explore one of the best art, culture and architecture city in Europe, or maybe the world.
3) Greve In Chianti – If you are a wine lover and don’t quite like the ever crowded city environment in Florence and Pisa, Chianti region is where you must visit for at least a day in Tuscany. Chianti is the wine region in Italy producing the famous Chianti Classico wine bearing the authentic Gallo Nero (black rooster) label.
4) Pisa – Apart from Florence, sienna and the highland wine region of Chianti, the next place I love to visit is Pisa. It is the capital city of Pisa Province located on the mouth of the famous River Arno before joining to the Ligurian Sea in western coast of Italy. The main attraction of Pisa is definitely the world famous Leaning Tower. However, a slow walk around the city centre had really surprised me with many other architectural and artistic marvels of this beautiful city.
5) Rome – Rome is a huge city with many districts. However, most of the attractions are located within the small historic centre of Rome, which includes the Old Rome and Colosseo Districts, and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rome. With uncountable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures, include many beautiful palaces, millenium-old churches and basilicas, Roman ruins, obelisks structures, remarkable statues and fountains design, Rome is Europe’s 3rd most visited city.
Don’t get me wrong. These 5 destinations were the best options for what the combination of time and money that I had on my last visit to Italy. There are many more exciting cities that certainly worth any traveler’s visit. Verona, Milan, Naples, Sienna, Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy, to name a few, are equally great! You can read some of them in my Italy travel section. If you are planning a trip to Italy and Europe, check out my planning guide first on how to plan it perfectly. – Travel Feeder, your ultimate photo travel guide to Italy
Finally here is my story on Venice, which I traveled to during my Europe tour a year ago. One of the city that I love most in Italy is definitely Venice. Venice is an island compo consisting of 118 small islands separating each other by canals. It is sited along Adriatic Sea in Northeast Italy. [...]
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