With such a varied landscape and so many wonderful cities, Italy is one of the most beautiful countries where to spend your holiday. But there are so many attractions around this country and deciding which one to visit might be a little bit challenging.
I prepared for you the ultimate list with the best cities of Italy just for you to know which ones not to miss:
1. Venice, the first from cities in italy list
The city of romantic gondola rides and endless canals, Venice is one of the most interesting and famous cities from Europe and the first of the cities of Italy list.
I like this city a lot, mainly because it is different from any other big European cities but also because of its architecture, great food and welcoming people.
After you get some wonderful shots from the gondola ride, try taking a walk and explore the city from the land. It is completely different from what you saw from the canals.
Find your way to St Mark’s Square where is St Mark’s Cathedral and Doge’s Palace, the most emblematic building of the city.
Where to sleep: Hotel Donà Palace, a beautiful hotel nestled in a XIV century building, our suggestion for this city.
The hotel is located within a walking distance from St Mark’s Square, the top attraction of the city.
You will be impressed by the Venetian style rooms and the wonderful views from your window.
On the second place of the cities of Italy list is Rome, an ancient city transposed in the XXI century is waiting to be discovered!
This city was the capital of the Roman Empire, the greatest empire in the world!
During its glorious period, it was a very developed and modern city, things easily to observe even in our days!
There are ruins everywhere you go in Rome, one of the greatest cities in Italy list! Colosseum and Pantheon are the most famous ones, but besides these, there are still many arches and ruins which remind us about ancient times.
Besides these ruins, the city of Rome has many wonderful museums and churches. Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo painting, the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica are the most visited attractions of the area so don’t miss them.
Where to sleep: The Talent Hotel is a great place for your overnight stay. Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon are within a walking distance from the hotel.
The rooms, the breakfast and the services are really great!
3. Milan, the third of the cities of Italy list
What could be more interesting than a shopping session in Milan? I guess nothing!
I was fascinated by all the shops from Milan but I also liked the architecture of the city and the atmosphere!
The Duomo di Milano is absolutely incredible and the piazzas and the streets are just perfect to walk around and take some wonderful photos! Don’t forget about the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie where you can find “The Last Supper”, a wonderful artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Sit in a cafe in one of Milan piazza and relax while chatting with your friends!
Where to sleep: Hotel Spadari Al Duomo is a wonderful hotel located 150 metres from the Duomo di Milano.
The rooms are big, the beds are comfortable and a very delicious breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s restaurant.
Number four on our cities in Italy list is Florence.
This magnificent city is located in the heart of one of the best provinces of Italy, Tuscany. For 5 years, from 1865 to 1870 Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
It is a beautiful town with many interesting attractions: The cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio.
Where to sleep: Hotel Pierre is our recommendation for this wonderful city, one of the best cities on Italy list. The building is located close to Ponte Vecchio and Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.
A free of charge smartphone given by the hotel can be used on your walks around the city. You never know when you need to call for a taxi or to ask for guidance!
Located in north Italy, Turin is the capital of the province Piedmont. It is a fascinating city famous for its cuisine and architecture.
Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello are two of the most beautiful squares from the town, full of cafes and restaurants where you can sit and drink a tasty and refreshing coffee.
Turin, the fifth of the cities of Italy list is home to some of the most interesting museums from Italy. National Cinema Museum and the Egyptian Museum are the two most relevant museums in this city.
The centrepiece of Turin is Mole Antonelliana, a 19th-century tower and the place where the National Cinema Museum is.
Where to sleep: NH Torino Santo Stefano is one of the best hotels from Turin, the 5th of the cities in Italy list made by us! It is located within minutes walk from the city centre, in a neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants.
The hotel has a wonderful rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of the city.
The rooms are spacious and clean and the breakfast is varied and tasty with local and international specialities.
Located in the south part of Italy, Naples is one of the best places to set your camp if you want to explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii or Mount Vesuvius.
Naples has a very rich history. The first time when this city was mentioned was the 2nd millennium BC.
One of the most beautiful attractions of the city dating from the XIII century is the Castel Nuovo and the Royal Palace.
The sixth of the cities of Italy list is located just 30 kilometres away from Mount Vesuvius, making for it a great day trip. Rent a car and explore not just the volcano but also the countryside around Naples. You will have a better understanding of this country and its culture.
There is just one and a half hours drive to the ferries which go to Ischia and Capri islands.
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Where to sleep: Grand Hotel Oriente Naples is our recommendation for Naples. This is a 4 stars hotel located just 10 minutes walk from the Basilica Santa Chiara and its museum.
The rooms are clean and modern and some of them offer views to Mount Vesuvius and Sant’Elmo Castle.
The seventh of the cities in Italy list is the place where Romeo and Juliette were born.
The city is located in the northern part of Italy along the Adige River.
The city is mostly famous for the tiny balcony overlooking a garden’s house, balcony which is supposed to be the one from Romeo and Juliette novel.
Besides Juliette’s house, include into your travel itinerary the Verona Arena, a huge Roman amphitheatre perfect for large concerts and opera and the historical centre with its wonderful Piazza Delle Erbe.
Where to sleep: Hotel Milano & SPA***S from Verona city centre welcomes its guests with very clean and spacious rooms and a great rooftop bar from where you can admire the city while drinking a glass of local wine.
The hotel has a spa and a wellness centre, exactly what you need after a long day in the city.
The next city in my cities of Italy list is Bologna. Located in the north part of the country, Bologna is a very important city with many interesting and unique attractions like the City Hall, a beautiful Renaissance building, the Basilica di San Petronio and the Fountain of Neptune.
The centrepieces of the city are the Two Towers, Asinelli and Garisenda built-in 1100.
Where to sleep: Our suggestion for Bologna, one of the greatest cities in Italy list Hotel Corona d'Oro. It is a beautiful hotel with very clean and spacious rooms located right in the heart of the city.
The last but not least on my list is Palermo.
Palermo is Sicily’s capital, is located right in the south part of the peninsula.
The best attractions of the area are: Teatro Massimo, a neoclassical building famous of its opera concerts, Cattedrale di Palermo and Cattedrale di Monreale and Catacombe dei Cappuccini.
Where to sleep: How about Massimo Plaza Hotel?! Located in front of Teatro Massimo the hotel is within a walking distance from all top attractions from the city.
Some of the rooms have views of the theatre, and all have comfy beds and good quality towels and linens.
This is the most comprehensive cities of Italy list! All of them are full of ancient ruins but each one of them has something special and unique!
You have to visit them all and decide which one is your favourite!