Oh Italy, you fantastically beautiful country! The Alps in the north, all the architectural highlights, the fascinating culture, the endless expanses of Tuscany, the variety of charming old towns, the dreamlike Amalfi Coast…. not to mention all the beautiful islands… and so on and so forth. Oh yes, you’ve already noticed (and that’s nothing new for the loyal readers among you): I’m an Italy fan!
In spring we already shared “Ten Reasons to Travel to Italy” with you, today I would like to summarize the places and landscapes for you that, in my opinion, should not be missing on any Italy list. Of course there are countless other places in Bella Italia that are just as worth seeing, but today I would like to summarize my (and certainly not only mine) ten highlights that you should not miss under any circumstances.
Ten must-see places in Italy
The Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri
The Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the world and a trip on the famous Amalfitana is a real highlight. Not to forget the beautiful island of Capri. Here you will find all our tips for the Amalfi Coast.
A picturesque little coastal town with beautiful, colorful house facades.
In the southern Italian region, in the heel of the famous boot, are some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Not to forget the idyllic Masseria and the hilltop towns.
Have you ever seen more fascinating mountain formations? Exactly! Here we show you what else the Dolomites have to offer.
An absolute MUST for anyone who wants to get to know the heart of Italy – and even the most cultured philistine will be interested in the impressive history of this city. Click here for our Rome Guide!
Endless expanses, picturesque landscapes, great wine and charming little old towns – not to forget beautiful Florence with all its small streets and historic buildings.
I couldn’t really decide whether to put Lake Garda or Lake Como on this list, because I love both. Spoiled for choice, so to speak. Ultimately, the decision fell on Lake Como, as it is a touch more idyllic. My tip: do not stay in the touristy part of Bellagio, but stay in the tranquil part of San Giovanni. You can find more tips here!
The second largest island in the Mediterranean not only inspires with breathtaking beaches, pretty beach bars and dream bays, but also with a very diverse vegetation.
Five scenic (and when I say scenic, I really mean scenic) communities on the Italian Riviera that are connected by a rail route. You can’t drive to the individual towns by car, but you can walk on beautiful hiking trails, for example from Vernazza to Corniglia. Good to know: You should be prepared for a lot of levels.
Anyone who has ever seen a picture of Venice will understand why it is often called “the most beautiful city in the world”. The only problem: Venice is of course not an insider tip, which is why the city is unfortunately usually overrun by crowds of tourists. The Corona years were of course perfect for a visit to Venice, as many international tourists stayed away. After the pandemic I would definitely recommend visiting again off peak season. For example May or October.
Which places have you already seen? What else is on your personal Italy bucket list? And: In your opinion, which cities and regions should also be on this list? I look forward to your additions!
Our Italy road trip from Munich via Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast to Puglia
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Summer in the country – a Puglia photo series
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