Discover the 6 best places to get to know Italy

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. And it is not surprising, given its great beauty. Therefore, in this article we take you to the best cities to know Italy, to those who are essential to know more about the history and culture of a fascinating European country. Can you come with us?

Roman Forum

Our first stop is Rome, since you can't know Italy without visiting its capital and key city of the Roman Empire. From this period there are numerous vestiges of great importance and interest, such as the Roman Forum, the Pantheon of Agrippa, the Baths of Caracalla ...

Special mention deserves the greatest symbol of Rome: the Colosseum. A magnificent construction included in the list of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Here gladiatorial fights were held, as well as other public shows that included naumaquias, animal hunting and plays based on classical mythology. 

Foolish is the one who admires other cities without having seen Rome.

-Petrarch-

Florence

Walking through the streets of Florence is like touring an open-air museum, since the city is full of art exhibits. The best example is found in the Plaza de la Señoría, where you can see several sculptures. One of them and, perhaps the most prominent, is the famous replica David by Michelangelo.

On the other hand, Florence is considered as the cradle of the Renaissance. A period of great importance for Italy, in which great cultural advances were achieved. Hence the visit to this city is of great importance to know the history of the country.

Some of the best architectural and artistic samples of that time are related to its cathedral: the dome of Brunelleschi, the bell tower and the baptistery. By the way, both from the bell tower and from the dome you can admire fabulous views of the city.

You also have to visit the Vasariano Corridor, which houses works from the Uffizi Gallery; the palace and the Vecchio bridge or the church of Santa Croce, where the grave of Michelangelo is.

Venice

Another of the best places to know Italy is Venice, unique city in the world due to the channels that cross it and that give it great beauty. The best way to discover it is by riding a gondola, although you can also use other types of boats such as vaporettos.

In addition to the channels, among which the Grand Canal stands out, you must visit the jewels of its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site. In it you can find the square of San Marcos, delimited by the Basilica of San Marcos, the Campanile, the Doge's Palace and the Torre dell'Orologio.

You also have to cross the Rialto Bridge and admire the Sighs. Or discover its wonderful palaces. And, in addition, you have to visit the islands of the Venetian lagoon, such as Murao or Burano ... There are a thousand things to enjoy in Venice.

Milan Cathedral

It is the financial center of Italy, as well as a real hotbed of trends. Regarding the latter, we should highlight the Quadilatero d'Oro, a set of streets that delimit the most glamorous space in the city, as it develops the most fascinating and bright Italian fashion.

Apart from that, in Milan you can visit its cathedral, a fabulous gothic temple for its dimensions and its beauty dating from the fourteenth century. And you have to admire the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or the Teatro alla Scala, one of the most outstanding opera houses in the world. 

5. Naples

Naples Plebiscite Square

We moved to the most populous city in the south of the country: Naples. The historical, artistic, cultural and gastronomic richness of this city is enormous. In fact, its historic center is declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Thus, in Naples you should explore its historic center. You will find countless palaces, churches and monuments of great beauty. You also have to taste their famous margarita pizza.

Y you have to take advantage of its proximity to Pompeii or to the Amalfi Coast to visit the archaeological site and to enjoy the beach, respectively.

Palermo - Domenica Prinzivalli / Flickr.com

The capital of Sicily, the main island of Italy, It has an ancient history.Thanks to her, she shows an artistic and architectural heritage of great importance. And it is that in the city you can visit from Punic remains to residences of Arab and Norman style, passing through baroque churches and neoclassical theaters.

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