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Italy what to visit: The most beautiful attractions

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Italy is a medium-sized country but where some of the most beautiful art cities in the world are located. It is enough to mention Rome, Florence and Venice to evoke one of the largest and most well organized empires in history, a city which was the cradle of humanism and the Renaissance, and another which was for hundreds of years one of the most important commercial centers of the Mediterranean.

But Italy is much more, every city and town in the nation has its monuments and its valuable architecture. Masterpieces of art are present in every corner of this country.

Even nature has been kind to Italy. The nation has spectacular beaches like in Sardinia – which have nothing to envy to those of the tropical seas -, bizarre and fascinating mountains like the Dolomites or the Alps, spectacular natural landscapes made up of volcanoes, lakes, gentle hills, wild coasts, landscapes shaped by man like those of Chianti, Langhe, and Val d’Orcia.

It is not for nothing that Italy is the nation in the world with the most sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Italy has 58 sites (not counting the Vatican City and San Marino) which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (53 cultural sites and 5 natural sites).



The Dolomites are among the most spectacular mountains in the world. Popular for winter sports and climbers, they are a delight for walkers and photographers. The Dolomites are protected by a national park and numerous regional parks. The Dolomites have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Dolomites >>>>


Sardinia is the second largest Italian island, here you will find pristine coasts with a dream sea and beaches of fine white sand. The interior of the island is littered with the remains of the mysterious Nuragic civilization, one of the buildings of this civilization, the Su Nuraxi of Barumini is the only site on the island declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sardinia >>>>



Pompeii is probably the most important Italian archaeological area, the city was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. and this has allowed its conservation. The archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1997.



One of the richest cities in history in the world, Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations in Italy. Cradle of Christianity, its beauty is given by the remains of imperial Rome, which can be found in every corner of the city, and by the beauties of the Rome of the Popes. The Historic Center of Rome and the Vatican City are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, a center rich in history and unparalleled art. The city lies along the plain of the Arno river and is surrounded on three sides by gentle hills, its palaces and churches bear witness to the art of Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Ghirlandaio, Donatello, Botticelli. The historic center of Florence has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. Florence.


Venice is a particular city, built on some islands of a lagoon, its peculiar feature are the canals and bridges, which divide and unite the islands on which the city stands. In the Middle Ages Venice was one of the most important Italian maritime republics, its traders reached as far as China, as evidenced by the life of Marco Polo. Venice and the lagoon have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987.



The Tuscan archipelago is a small group of 7 islands and some islets, located in the northern Tyrrhenian Sea between the coasts of Tuscany and Corsica. The islands of Elba, Pianosa, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio, Gorgona, and Giannutri are part of the archipelago, all of which are part of the homonymous national park. The islands are known for their beautiful natural landscapes and crystal clear sea. Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.


Ostia Antica is the place where the ancient port of imperial Rome stood, which at the time was the largest maritime port of antiquity, the city came to have over 100,000 inhabitants. Ostia Antica is one of the best examples of a Roman city that has come down to us, the site is known for the excellent conservation of its ancient buildings, for the magnificent frescoes and for the impressive mosaics.


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