The best cities in Italy to visit, review and places to stay

Cities in Italy to visit

I’ve always dreamed of seeing the Colosseum from Rome and taking a gondola ride along Venice canals. And all these things are possible by visiting the most beautiful cities of Italy!

Florence Bridge cities in Italy to visit
Florence best cities to visit in Italy

These are the best cities of Italy to visit to live your own dream:

1.Venice

Home of the famous and luxurious Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Cathedral, Venice is one of the most romantic places from Italy.

Venice is the host of the Carnival of Venice, one of the most popular carnivals from Europe. It is famous for the elaborate masks and costumes, a real parade of ideas and colours. The festival lasts for about two weeks and the dates are different from one year to another, depending on Eastern date.

During the festival, the streets and canals are full of masked tourists, actors and locals all of them celebrating and partying till morning.

If you prefer a more quiet and relaxed atmosphere then we recommend you to visit this magnificent city in May or September, when the number of tourists is not very high and the prices are lower, too.

Venice Italy Gondola cities of Italy to visit
Venice Italy Gondola

Where to sleep: For your stay in Venice, one of the best cities in Italy to visit, we recommend you a beautiful hotel with an incredible inside garden. Its name is Hotel Donà Palace and is built in a XIV century building located very close to St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace.

2.Rome, one of the best cities of Italy to visit

A city with a very rich history, full of ancient ruins and remarkable monuments, Rome is the capital of the Italian peninsula.

Colosseum and Pantheon are the most famous ancient ruins from the city, but besides these, there are many other interesting ruins to explore: Arch of Constantine, Arch of Septimius Severus, Area Sacra di Largo Argentina and the list could go on.

Rome Italy Santangelo Castle
Rome Italy Santangelo Castle

Don’t spend all your time in Rome exploring ancient ruins because there are still many interesting attractions to explore.

The Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel with world-famous Michelangelo painting from the ceiling or the St Peter’s Basilica are other important things to see when in Rome.

Oh! Plan a visit to Fontana di Trevi! But take with you a coin, throw it into the fountain and put a wish! According to the legend, this fountain makes your dreams come true!

Rome fontana di trevi Italy cities of Italy to visit
Rome fontana di trevi cities to visit in Italy

Where to sleep: What could be more suitable for your overnight stay than a hotel located close to the city centre, near Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon?! The Talent Hotel is the best choice. It has big and clean rooms with a seating area and a very comfortable bed.

3.Florence, one of the best cities in Italy to visit

I was fascinated by this city from the moment I got there. I liked the paved Piazzetta and the old streets, the impressive Duomo from the big square in the city centre, Ponte Vecchio and the wonderful art galleries.

Take a tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Brunelleschi with its amazing bell tower made by Giotto.

Let yourself lost on the streets to Ponte Vecchio, one of the oldest bridges in Venice and admire da Vinci’s artwork “Annunciation” at Galleria Degli Uffizi or the sculpture “David” by Michelangelo at Galleria dell’ Accademia.

Florence Bridge Italy cities of Italy to visit
Florence Bridge Italy cities to visit

Where to sleep: One of the best cities of Italy to visit has many interesting accommodations. Hotel Pierre is our suggestion for this city. It is a wonderful hotel located close to Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio.

For your safety and comfort, the hotel gives you complimentary smartphones to take with you on your tours around the city.
We liked everything at this hotel: the rooms, the restaurant view and the location.

4.Milan

Milan is the right place to go if you like to shop and want to shop in style. A shopping session in Milan is something you will not forget soon!

Major brands and local designers have shops in this city! It is the world capital of fashion!

For those who don’t like shopping, I want you to know that besides shops and fashion, Milan has still many interesting attractions.

The Duomo di Milan, one of the oldest and best-preserved Gothic Cathedral from the country is the masterpiece of the city and an attraction pole for many tourists.

Milan Italy PIazza del Duomo best cities of Italy to visit
Milan Italy PIazza del Duomo best cities to visit in Italy

I don’t know if you know, but Milan is the financial pole of Italy, being the place where is located in the Italian exchange market. It is a very vibrant metropolis considered by many the engine of the Italian economy.

Where to sleep: Hotel Spadari Al Duomo, an amazing 4-star hotel, located really close to the Duomo di Milano and the main shopping streets are our proposal for Milan, one of the best cities in Italy to visit.

The hotel offers an American buffet each morning and guests can rest in spacious and clean rooms with very comfortable beds.

5.Bologna

Located in northern Italy, Bologna, one of the best cities of Italy to visit is home to one of the oldest Universities from Europe.

Piazza Maggiore with its cafes and classic buildings, Basilica di San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune are just some of the most interesting attractions of the place.

Its beautiful medieval centre with old streets and wonderful square is waiting to be explored!

While in Bologna try the local cuisine! This city is considered, even by locals, as the place where Italian cuisine was born. Sit on a terrace and eat some spaghetti bolognese with a glass of local wine and then continue your trip on the Italian countryside.

Bologna Street visit the cities of Italy
Bologna Street visit the cities of Italy

Where to sleep: Located a few minutes walk from the city centre and the main attractions of the city, Hotel Corona d'Oro is a beautiful hotel with very clean and spacious rooms. This is the ideal place to spend your nights while in Bologna.

These are the best cities in Italy to visit especially for first-timers. The country is large and extremely beautiful so I am sure that once you get there you will discover many other interesting places to explore.

But these are the best cities of Italy to visit! These should not be missed!

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