Italy is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. With its limitless beauty and renowned cuisine, it's to leave a lasting impression on you.
Italy’s history and architecture are absolutely spell-binding and worth exploring. Visitors tend to love the country because there is so much taking place all year round. Although Italy can be an expensive country to travel in, planning ahead makes it possible to cut on costs.
For instance, by traveling during during off-peak seasons you can significantly save on your travel costs.
If it’s your first time to Italy, visiting the following places is an absolute must!
No one leaves Italy without visiting this historical structure situated in Rome. For many, it's the first image that comes to mind when they think of Italy. Although the Colosseum is in ruins at the moment, it's still a sight to behold... Plus, you can imagine how beautiful it must have been when it was newly built. For those interested in studying the rich history of Italy, the Colosseum is one of the best places to be.
Save some time and book a Colosseum skip-the-line ticket before you go! It can get pretty crowded there, particulary during the summer months.
2. The Venice Canals
You may have visited a lot of water-abundant cities during your life, but nothing compares to Venice. Famously called ‘The City of Water’, the many canals of Venice provide wonderful views to those who visit. With a total of150 Venetian canals, a gondola ride makes for an incredibly romantic travel experience. The canals attract tourists from all corners of the globe. It's best to visit this destination right at the end of your Italy travels when you can truly admire the beauty of Venice and take it all in.
And while you're there you might as well hop onto a Gondola - you can also book your Gondola ride online beforehand.
The city of Pompeii is one of the most visited sites in the country and receives millions of visitors per year. Pompeii was ruined during a volcanic eruption that completely detroyed the city. It was also hit by a devastating earth quake that resulted in many of the city's residents moving away. Pompeii has since been formally evacuated and is only visited by tourists who like to admire its architecture and vastness. Guided tours to the main sites can enhance your visit. Along with the marvelous view of the city, travelers love to explore what it was like for people who lived in Pompeii over 2,000 years ago.
4. Vatican City
Make your way to one of the smallest countries in the world! As a first time visitor, you must explore St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square. The Vatican museums are engulfed by tourists year-round. Since almost every tourist considers it a must-see, prepare yourself for endless crowds and queues. One of the best ways to explore the city is by foot.
Get a ticket that includes a few of the big sites around this area is save time and money - such as Vatican Museums and Gardens.
Even over and above these attractions, Italy has a lot to offer to those who visit.
The country is buzzing with life all year round.
If you wish to travel Italy on a budget, it's advised that you plan thoroughly and allow for flexibility.