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Summer Escapes: Best Places to Go in Italy

After a long year of hard work, everybody needs a holiday!

All of us are waiting for the summer holiday and we are looking for the best places to go Italy.

Well, because Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with many wonderful cities, amazing sceneries and very friendly people.

No matter if you want to spend a few days on an island and a few days in the mountains, Italy has everything you could wish.

Here are the best places to holiday Italy:

1. Dolomites Mountains

I never imagined that the mountains could be so beautiful until I saw the Dolomites.

I was amazed by the beauty of these mountains, by its turquoise lakes and high peaks.

There are so many interesting things you can do while in the Dolomites!

Dolomites Italy Mountains Landscape best places to go Italy
Dolomites Italy Mountains Landscape best places to go Italy

Planning a hike up to the top or somewhere to a hidden lake?

The Dolomites are the right place!

You have many options to choose from: easy hikes with a length of a few hours or more difficult ones lasting for a few days.

We followed the trail up to Lago di Sorapis and it was one of the best hikes I have ever had.

We also liked the Tre Cimes di Lavaredo trail, a place full of history with incredible scenery.

While in the Dolomites, pass by Cortina D’Ampezzo, Alta Badia or Val Gardena.

Lago di sorapis Dolomites Italy best places to holiday Italy
Lago di sorapis Dolomites Italy best places to holiday Italy

There are many wonderful resorts spread across the mountains but these ones are the best in my opinion.

Where to sleep: Treat yourself like a queen and choose one of the best ski resorts from the Dolomites.

Its name is Cristallo Luxury Collection Resort Dolomites .

This 5-stars resort is located in Cortina d’Ampezzo and offers wonderful views over the mountains.

The hotel has a heated indoor pool, 3 restaurants and a wellness centre where to relax and enjoy your time.

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2. The Island of Capri, best places to go Italy

For those looking for amazing sceneries, beautiful coastline and interesting beaches island of Capri is the right choice.

The island is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea and is a very popular destination among people who love to live in style.

The place is famous for its shopping areas, incredible landscapes and secluded hotels.

Capri Italy Isla de Capri Italia best places to go Italy
Capri Italy Isla de Capri Italia best places to go in Italy

Sorrento is the most important town from the area and from there you can start your tour across the island.

A great way to admire the island is by sea.

Rent a boat or a yacht and enjoy the beauty of the island while sipping from a glass of local wine.

Blue Grotto, Monte Solaro and Villa Jovis are some of the attractions from Island Capri, best places to holiday Italy.

Where to sleep: Melia Villa Capri is a wonderful 5-stars hotel located 10 minutes drive from Capri harbour, in the historical centre of Anacapri.

The hotel has a great outdoor pool, a Turkish bath, a wellness centre, and a steam room.

3. Venice, Best city to visit Italy

One of the best places to go Italy, Venice is a romantic city totally different from others.

It is the biggest city in Europe with no roads where the main transportation option is by boat.

Everywhere you need to go you get out of your home, hop into a boat and do your business.

Or, you can walk along the narrow streets of Venice.

Venice Italy Gondola
Venice Italy Gondola

The cars are left in parking spaces near the city.

Among Venice attractions, I would like to name the Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Saint Mark’s Piazza as well as the Doge’s Palace.

Some of the narrow streets of the city open in beautiful Piazzetta full of terraces and bars where you can rest and drink a coffee.

Where to sleep: Hotel Dona Palace Venice from Venice is our choice for your overnight stay.

The hotel is built in a XIV century building, close to St Mark’s Square.

Venice Italy San Marco Square Best places to visit in northern Italy
Venice Italy San Marco Square Best places to visit in northern Italy

Venitian style rooms with beautiful views over the city make your trip a very interesting experience!

The hotel has a beautiful interior garden where you can relax and enjoy a glass of local wines.

4. Rome

One of the best places to holiday Italy is the capital of the country, Rome. It is a very vibrant city, full of ancient ruins and history.

I am sure that you read a lot and see many pictures of this city! Now it’s time to see it with your own eyes!

The Colosseum, Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi or Basilica St Peter’s are just some of the most important attractions of the city.

Rome Italy Colloseo Roman Empire
Rome Italy Colloseo Roman Empire

While in Rome, book some time to visit the Vatican with its incredible Sistine Chapel and its amazing painting made by Michelangelo and the Vatican museum.

Where to sleep: The Talent Hotel Roma is a 4-stars hotel located close to the city centre, right near Pantheon and Fontana di Trevi.

One of the most important attractions is located within walking minutes from the hotel.

The rooms are clean and spacious and some of them have a seating area.

5. Tuscany, best places to visit in italy

Tuscany is one of the best places to go Italy.

It is one of the most beautiful countryside areas in the entire country.

I like everything about Tuscany: its green hills, its wonderful towns and its tasty wines.

Italy San Quirico dOrcia Sunset in Tuscany hills
Italy San Quirico dOrcia Sunset in Tuscany hills

Nothing could be more relaxing than renting a car and exploring the whole area and discovering villages hidden between the hills and towns where local culture is the masterpiece of social life.

A car gives you the freedom to move around and stop whenever you want. It is a great place to take photos of nature and to admire the landscape!

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Towns like Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano or Siena should be on your travel list.

Each of these cities hide many attractions which are worth visiting them!

Where to sleep: Spend your holiday at Viesca Suites Borro Toscana a beautiful resort located on top of a hill right near Reggello.

The views from the resort are amazing, overlooking the town and the hills from the area.

You can relax near the outdoor swimming pool or in the resort’s garden.

Tuscany Italy Green Hills best places to go Italy
Tuscany Italy Green Hills

These are the best places to holiday Italy and the main attractions of the country.

For an unforgettable experience include into your trip to these places.

You will have some memorable moments in Italy, I’m sure!

Travelogged blogs

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I'd love to explore Venice and Tuscany. This post is great and detailed. I'll revisit your site when we plan a vacation to Italy. Thank you for sharing!

Amber Page

Monday 25th of May 2020

Italy is on my bucket list! There are so many amazing little towns and cities I cant wait till I can visit!

Alex Hash

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Thank you Amber! We were also amazed on our fist visit, that is why we keep going back to Italy whenever we can. It is such a beautiful country with lovely cities and beautiful landscapes.