This article was written by Tom Mcloughlin. Read more about Tom in the author’s bio at the bottom of this post.

Italy is a majestic and extraordinary country. Its culture, rich history, renowned foods, natural beauty and a great art and abundant architecture make it one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe.

The amazing experiences that you can have in its major cities, you can’t find in any other country in the world. If you are an avid traveler, today or tomorrow you have to have a plan to explore the most popular holiday destinations in Italy.

So, consider keeping the following 5 stunning destinations in Italy in your list:


Rome, formerly the capital of the Roman Empire, is a vast and complex city that boasts of a heady mix of awe-inspiring art, haunting sights, and a noisy and vibrant street life.

It is undoubtedly one of the most inspiriting and beautiful capitals in the world. Often termed as Eternal City, Rome has limitless number of historic sites and at the same time great modern infrastructures.

Some of the most prominent attractions in the heart of Rome include the Coliseum (that you can explore in it’s entirety through a Coliseum Underground Tour with, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Hardly any other city in the world boasts this many world-class attractions.


To some people Venice is the most romantic city in Europe. Built upon a lagoon, the city is actually an archipelago of 118 magical islands connected by so many striking bridges and picturesque canals.

The Grand Canal is perhaps the most notable of all canals as it divides the city into two major sections. The unique architecture, wonderful lifestyle of locals, magnificent landmarks such as Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, and Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica make Venice a never-miss travel destination on a trip to Italy.


Tuscany is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Italy for its cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills. Staying in a luxury villas Tuscany like those at and admiring the natural wonders of the regions can be a highly relaxing and pleasing experience.

Tasting its famous wine is a must as well. Its medieval dome structure buildings are world famous and a trademark of Italy. The medieval towns of Florence and Pisa have plenty of world-class attractions.


Although a major part of the city of Milan was destroyed in WWII bombing raids, it still has plenty to offer its visitors as the city has been reconstructed after the war and know it is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.

The city boasts world-renewed treasures such as Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings; the Castello Sforzesco, the Teatro alla Scala Opera House and The Last Supper. You will find more of a modern touch in Milan and less of actual medieval Italy.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a group of five stunningly beautiful coastal fishing villages. It gained classification as a World Heritage site in 1997.

You won’t find any modern day transportation in these beautiful villages and expect to experience something unique in every corner. Beside the natural wonders of the villages, you will find some wonderful castles and a quintet of memorable parish churches.

Author’s Bio:

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 8.54.09 AMTom Mcloughlin is the blogger behind which chronicles his travels around the world, along with tips and advice on how to travel on a budget. You can follow him on Twitter for his latest updates and recommendations.



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Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift are the owners and founders of Goats On The Road. Together they have been travelling and working abroad since 2008 and have more than 20 years of combined experience in online business, finance, travel and entrepreneurship. Their expert advice has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider,  WiseBread and Forbes and they also spoke at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul about the business of travel blogging.

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