Than Italy being one of the most visited countries in Europe is no coincidence. Its people are charming, its gastronomy makes anyone fall in love, and there are many cities worth visiting. The most beautiful, IMHO, are the ones I mention below.
If you are looking to visit towns instead of cities, I recommend you take a look at the article we published about the most beautiful villages in Italy.
That it is not the best known worldwide does not mean that it cannot be the most beautiful. Florence is one of those places that you have to visit at least once in your life, since it was the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and its architecture will not leave you indifferent. The dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore It is a good example of this, but it is not the only one. You should also visit the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio or the Palazzo Vecchio.
The capital of Italy dazzles day and night. There are countless things to visit, such as the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Fontana di Trevi, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon of Agripa ... It is a city with a lot of history that not only lives from the past and its monuments, since it offers multiple leisure options to make the most of the day. In fact, you can even consider romantic plans.
Something must influence that is the city of Romeo and Juliet. Verona invites you to see Juliet's house, but also its magnificent arena amphitheater, where you can enjoy an opera, or its busy shopping area located on Via Mazzini. There are squares as beautiful as delle Erbe, Bra or dei Signori, and it also has a Gothic castle called Castelvecchio (Old Castle).
It is one of the essentials of Tuscany. It is a marvel from medieval times that preserves most of the buildings that were built at that time in very good condition. I mean the Palazzo Pubblico or the Torre del Mangia, which is the second tallest medieval tower in the entire country. There you can also witness the most famous horse race in the world. It is called El Palio and it is celebrated in the Piazza del Campo on July 2 and August 16.
The city of canals is one of the most romantic on the planet, despite the fact that when the tide rises, the water floods certain parts and that dose of romanticism that many tourists seek is lost. The Plaza de San Marcos is the most visited place, although you must also be seen by the St Mark's Basilica, the Ducal Palace of Venice or some of its bridges, such as the Bridge of Sighs or the Rialto Bridge.
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I am aware that Milan can leave you indifferent. What surprises you yes or yes is the Milan Cathedral, in the Gothic style and with numerous works of art. It measures 158 meters in length by 107 meters in height and inside it can fit no more and no less than 40,000 people, which speaks of its immensity. I also recommend you see the Sforzesco Castle, the Víctor Manuel II Gallery or the La Scala Theater.
Beyond Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, which in themselves are two good reasons to want to visit it, it must be said that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the country thanks to places like the Piazza Duomo, the Museo Glauco Lombardi or the Teatro Regio. There the legendary Giuseppe Verdi was born and that is evident in its streets, which give off a special romanticism.
It is in the Alps and we could say that it is divided into two parts: the lower and the upper. In the lower one, new buildings have been built and we could say that it is the most modern area, while the upper one corresponds to the old town. There we find buildings and constructions from medieval times such as the Civic Tower (Campanone) or the Museum of the Fortress, also known as Rocca di Bergamo.
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