Italy is among the most romantic countries on earth, a country that travellers love to return to. With its inspiring architecture, beautiful works of art, well-preserved historical ruins, and some of the finest food and wine, Italy is also great to visit with children and one of the best places in Europe to see wildlife. You can choose to visit Rome, Florence, Venice, or Milan, or even get lost in Toscana or along the Mediterranean coast. Every time, you’ll be spoilt by the sightseeing, entertainment, shopping, and dining. Check out these five places in Italy I would love to visit one day.
The town of Amalfi in Italy’s Campania region lies in the very heart of this wonderful Italian Amalfi coastline, tempting travellers with its many squares and pedestrian streets full of small shops, romantic cafes, and cosy restaurants.
The must-sees in Amalfi include the 10th-century cathedral with its bell tower, the Paper Mill Museum, and the 13th-century Cloister of Paradise with its old paintings and mosaics. Tourists usually spend time at the beaches, enjoy evening walks along the marina, and take boat excursions to Capri or half-day trips to the town of Positano.
Located on the west coast of Italy, the small town of Fiumicino lies near the Italian capital of Rome and the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is a very popular holiday destination for locals thanks to its great beaches.
Fiumicino is home to the archaeological site of the ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica, located at the mouth of the Tiber River. The city of Rome, with all its landmarks and places of interest, is within a very short drive away by car, bus, or train.
Santa Margherita Ligure
The beautiful seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure lies in the very heart of the Italian Riviera at the Golfo del Tigullio. Easily reached thanks to the Genoa Airport nearby, the old resort town of Santa Margherita has a compact centre that can be explored by foot.
Favoured by well-to-do travellers, the town has marvellous cafes beneath palm trees, a plethora of shops, many romantic restaurants, and an impressive marina with yachts.
The small town of Arzachena is part of the province of Olbia-Tempio in northeastern Sardinia. It’s situated halfway between Porto Rafael and Costa Smeralda. The town is the main resort area of Costa Smeralda and features fantastic fine sand beaches and plenty of attractions and services.
In addition, the town also has numerous architectural sites. Its symbol is the mushroom-shaped rock Turibulum.
Mestre is located in the northern part of the country, forming the most populated area of mainland Venice and covering the land that is connected to the historical centre by the Freedom Bridge over the Venetian lagoon.
Mestre is a great starting point for tourists who visit Venice, as it offers cheaper accommodation and easy access to the historical landmarks of Venice. Among the places of interest here is Duomo of St. Lawrence, Torre dell’Orologio, Palazzo da Re, and Palazzo Podestarile, as well as the small botanical garden Orto Botanico Locatelli.