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What are the must see cities in Italy?

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Italy is a country which spoils you for choice when it comes to beautiful places to enjoy your holiday.  It seems that every part of the country is rich with history, art, culture and architecture.  So on a short trip what are the must see cities in Italy?  Here is a quick list of some must see cities in Italy, and I mean a quick list!  We could easily list another twenty amazing places.


No trip to Italy is complete without stepping foot in the countries capital.  Rome is truly the place I left my heart.  The cobble stoned streets, cafe lined lane ways, piazzas and coffee will have you head over heels in love with this city.

While in Rome you must stop by the Vatican.  A city within a city it should make the list of must see cities in Italy all by itself.  Taking in a tour of the Vatican is like tracing the footsteps of the grand masters of renaissance painting and sculpture.  The Sistine Chapel being the crowning achievement of the greatest artist who ever lived is an understatement.  You too will leave your heart in Rome.


Venice is under constant deluge from tribes of roving tourists but it has not lost any of its charm.  The beautiful floating city will make you a history buff over night and cause you to fall madly in love with your travelling partner or the waiter at the St Mark’s Square cafe who looked at you twice.  It’s just that damn romantic.  A visit to St Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace are must do’s.

Get lost in the narrow lanes and seek out the non-touristy things to do in Venice and you’ll be amazed by this must see city in Italy.

things to do in venice


Milan is the fashion and industrial hub of Italy and one of the most prosperous cities in Europe.  A trip here is best started by stopping by a local fashion boutique in order to dress for the occasion of stepping out on to the streets.

The Teatro allo Scala is perhaps the most famous opera theatre in all of Italy and regularly hosts seasons of La Traviata, Carmen and all of your favourite operas.  It’s one of the things that makes Milan a must see city in Italy.


Florence! What can I say? The true birthplace of the renaissance and the home of The Last Supper.  The stronghold of the Medici family whose influence and power was key in the commissioning of some of the greatest works of art the world has ever seen.  Head to Florence for art, history and culture.

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