8 Places I Want to Visit in Italy

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Italy is right at the top of my travel list, and there are so many amazing places I want to visit in this warm and varied country.

As a history lover, Italy has so many historical buildings and interesting spots, and I would love to wander around one of its famous art galleries- with a scoop of gelato, of course.

From historical attractions to gorgeous weather, Italy has it all. And you really can’t beat the food!

In this post, I’ve put together the top 8 places I want to visit in Italy when I next travel abroad.


While I’m in Italy, I want to try lots of tasty food! Naples is known for its ice-cream and pizza, and there are so many places to explore in this pretty city.

Naples is also on the coast, and it looks like a picturesque place to enjoy a trip away.

There are lots of ways to make a booking for fantastic holiday accommodation across Italy, including ebooking sites that put together any information about hotels and other places to book, and allow you to make a reservation for a service via the Internet.


Rome is a history lover’s dream! There is ancient history all around you, and there are so many things I would like to do in Rome.

From looking at the colosseum to taking a picture in front of the Trevi fountain, Rome is steeped in history and culture.

part of the colosseum in Rome, italy
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Ever since I watched the film ‘Letters to Juliet’ I have been obsessed with going to Verona! This is where the play ‘Romeo and Juliet‘ is set, and there are lots of romantic spots to check out in this picturesque city.

I really want to visit Juliet’s balcony, and I think this would be an amazing place to visit in Italy when I get the chance.


Florence looks like a beautiful city, with lots of churches and spots of religious history. There are also lots of art galleries and museums in Florence that I would love to check out.

I loved learning about the Medicis in University, and even just wandering around the city and checking out the beautiful architecture would be enough for me!


Pompeii is basically like a museum in itself, and as a history lover it is somewhere I would love to visit.

It is the oldest archeological site in the world, and the whole city has been excavated to see what it once was, before Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the city in molten ash.


Venice has always interested me, especially because it’s so different to anywhere I’ve ever been.

Using gondolas to get around the city instead of walking is one of the reasons why Venice is so famous, and I think a visit to this city would be a unique experience.

An image of gondolas on a big expanse of water, and tall buildings along the sides. Venice, Italy
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Vatican City

This is technically a sovereign state in its own right, but it is a place I would love to visit if I ever travel over to that area of the world.

Despite not being religious myself, I am very interested in religious history- and I would love to see everything this tiny place has to offer.


Are you really a tourist in Italy if you don’t take a cheesy picture with the leaning tower of Pisa?!

I would love to check out Pisa for its history and culture, including lots of ancient churches and even a few medieval palaces.

Is there anywhere in Italy that you would like to visit? What’s your favourite holiday destination? Do you have any recommendations for places to visit in Italy?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below πŸ™‚

Happy reading x

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  1. I love this post! Definitely want to visit all those cities as well, Rome is very high on my list! I visited Venice in 2019 during my honeymoon (had a fantastic time), and well, sadly I was also all for the gondolas.. until I saw the price for them. Haha. After that we just walked or took a ferry. XD

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      1. It was quite a shock when we went to one such gondola and saw the prices. We had expected some cost, but this. Nope. XD Yep! It is a beautiful city, you can lost in it for days. Plus, fantastic food! Thank you! *crosses fingers*

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  2. This is such a good post. It brought back some wonderful memories for me personally. I loved Florence, and if anyone goes please make the effort to walk the Vasari Corridor, which the old Medici’s used. Pisa was a delight, but you only need a day there. I also recommend Milan, and a visit to the majestic cathedral. I do love Italy, could very happily live there; the people and the culture are just so wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Zac, I’m so glad it brought back some fond memories πŸ™‚ I love the MΓ©dicis so that’s definitely somewhere I need to check out. Sounds like it was an amazing experience for you- I hope I get chance to go one day

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  3. Great post! I’m off to Florence later this year so spending lots of time looking at all the food I want to eat and working out where else we can get to whilst we’re there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  4. There are so many beautiful places in Italy! I’ve only been once, it was to Lago Maggiore which was absolutely stunning. We drove through France to get there, past Mount Blanc which made it even more fun x

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  5. We went to Florence for part of our honeymoon. Beautiful but I’d love to go back. Our Pisa trip, the coach never turned up to pick us up – I was fuming as it was our last day so we totally missed out. I’d love to visit more of Italy

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  6. It’s a dream of mine to travel around Italy and visit all the cities! I’d love to spend time travelling round each city, trying their food and just taking in the beauty of Italy. It just looks like such a stunning country! I especially want to visit Rome, I love the accident history of the city. Great post lovely Xo

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  7. Interesting places. I would love to enjoy pizza in Naples and Napoli football club. I would love to attend Milan derby and Rome derby as well. My interest in Italy is more related to football and automobiles. Wish to see the museum of Ferrari.

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  8. You got an interesting list of places to visit.I would love to enjoy pizza, foccacia and other traditional Italian cuisines. I would like to attend Milan and Rome services. I want to see Ferrari’s museum.

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  9. All of these places are on my Italy bucket list. I really want to go to Pompeii and Florence along with Vatican City, so much history and art. In the meantime, I’ll just look at pictures while saving up for my future trip πŸ˜†

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  10. This is a great guide of the main places. I’ve wanted to visit Italy for a while. It looks beautiful. One day I will go!

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  11. I love Italy. Lucky enough to have visited these places more than once. The people and the climate are warm, the food and regional wines delicious, and if you toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, you get to return.

    Get a green Michelin guide book. It is an excellent way to prepare for your first visit and those to follow. The gelato is a must!

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    1. It is my top country I want to visit too! Fingers crossed for Lake Garda next year as its a big birthday for me. My parents have done all the tourist stuff in Rome! Very jealous. This post reminds me I neeeed to go! X

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    2. That’s great! I bet the climate is lovely, especially compared to over here in the UK. I think preparing for a visit never hurts, especially to make the most of a new place without feeling overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing Rich πŸ™‚


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