Most Beautiful Cities to Visit in Italy

Italy is one of the most desired travel destinations, especially in spring and summer. From Rome to Trento, these are the most beautiful cities in Italy.

From the breathtaking Dolomite mountains to the beautiful Tuscany, Italy is unmistakably rich in natural beauty. Alongside nature, in Italy, you can discover some of the prettiest cities in Europe. You can easily spend months exploring Italian cities and their unique beauty, but here are the most beautiful cities that you can visit and add to your itinerary for your next trip to Italy.

 

Rome

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Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Rome has always been the spiritual, cultural, and political center of Italy since it has been founded in the 8th century BC. Rome’s historic center houses well-known landmarks like the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. As well as the impressive Trevi Fountain, the Piazza Navona, and Spanish Steps.

Aside from the city’s famous landmarks, the streets of Rome will mesmerize you with their beauty. Walking around Trastevere which is often called ‘Rome’s most romantic neighbourhood,’ getting lost in the cobbled streets, and crossing arched bridges will make you feel like you stepped into a movie.

With such rich history and stunning architectural landscape, it is no surprise that Rome has been chosen as the inspiration behind many novels and films, including the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino.

 

Florence

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Nested in Tuscany, Florence is a wonderful city example of Renaissance beauty. The city is full of artistic, architectural, and cultural wonders so you will never run out of things to see and discover in this Tuscan capital.

The historic center of Florence is a World Heritage site and it is not hard to understand why. Here you can find the beautiful Duomo Cathedral, the Ponte Vecchio, and the iconic Piazza della Signoria. There are plenty of magnificent churches, cathedrals, and charming streets that you can explore.

Let’s not forget the Galleria dell’Accademia, which holds well-known marble sculptures by Michelangelo like David, as well as Botticelli’s Madonna and Child, and Madonna of the Sea. If you’re looking for the most beautiful city in Tuscany, you need to add Florence to your travel plans.

 

Venice

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When you think about the most beautiful cities in Europe, Venice definitely ranks among the top five cities. Located between Venice and Milan, it is easily one of the prettiest and most romantic cities in Italy. Famous for its Venetian Gothic architecture, the canals, and the gondolas, the beauty of the floating city will easily steal your heart.

Among the most notable landmarks in the city, you can find the Rialto bridge, the Doges’ Palace, the St. Mark’s Campanile bell tower, the Grand Canal, and, of course, St. Mark’s Square. No visit to Venice is complete without a gondola ride. Although a bit more on the expensive side, the experience is worth the investment.

Venice just might be one of the most colorful cities in the northern part of Italy with the beautiful colors of Murano and Burano neighborhoods. If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the busy streets of Venice’s old town, a quick escape to these two neighborhoods will give you a glimpse of a more authentic Venetian lifestyle.

 

Verona

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Another top city that charms visitors with its beauty is Verona. The city has a history stretching back to the Roman times and its influence can be easily seen when you are wandering around the streets of Verona. The city is said to inspire love at first sight, mostly thanks to Romeo and Juliet love story that was set to happen here in Verona.

This stunning Italian city is mostly known for being a romantic destination because of the famous Juliet House, the city’s main attraction. Nested in the city center, the backyard and the balcony overlooking it have become the most visited landmark because of Shakespeare’s play.

Among other attractions, the city has plenty of other things to see and admire, including the Verona Arena, the Piazza Bra, the Arco dei Gavi, and the Ponte Castelvecchio which offers some the viewpoints of the city to take photos.

 

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