Top 10 most popular tourist attractions in Italy

The Italian map figure is like a long boots which is very recognizable. It’s a treasure-like country. The Milan and Venice in the north are fashionable and charming. The southern part like Naples and Sicily have a unique style. The Tuscany in the middle and the capital of Rome are even more famous. The territory is also surrounded by two miniature countries, San Marino and the Vatican. What is the most famous in Italy? Here is the list we have collected for you.

1. Colosseum

Although the design of the Colosseum is very simple, it’s a world-famous monument. It was built in the first century AD and is located in the center of Rome. It was also used for accommodation, but its use has not changed a lot in ancient times. The Colosseum can accommodate 40,000 to 70,000 spectators and has an 80-line position rating. It is divided into five districts. The front row is the VIP (such as the veteran, the chief, the priest, etc.); the second is for the nobles; the third is for the rich; and the fourth is for the ordinary citizens. The rest is for the bottom women and they don’t have seats. Gladiator fighting and hunting wildlife were the most popular activities here. We recommend looking for relevant movies before, such as “Gladiator”, so that you will have a more intuitive feeling about architecture, about these performances, and about the indifferent spectators.

2. Cattedrale di Santa Maria des Fiore

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the symbol of Florence. It is the tallest building in Florence and the fourth largest Catholic church in the world. It is famous  not only for its appearance, but more importantly it was the representative building at beginning of the entire Renaissance. The ornate dome of the cathedral occupies the skyline of Florence, with stained glass windows and murals painted by famous Italian masters. The close-up view of the building is the most impressive part of visiting the cathedral for most people. The face of the entire church is matched with dark green and white marble, so it is very solemn and beautiful to be observed from any place.

3. Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a free-standing clock tower of the Cathedral of Pisa. It is one of the most famous Italian landscapes and is currently tilted more than three degrees south. Climbing the tower can be a very interesting thing, you will feel the centrifugal force and the centripetal force. It is said that in 1590, Galileo made a free fall test on the Leaning Tower of Pisa to prove that “objects of different weights fall at the same speed.” This test made the Leaning Tower of Pisa further famous. In 1987, it was selected with its adjacent cathedral, baptistery and cemetery as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO for its enormous influence on Italian architecture from the 11th to the 14th.

4. Ancient Roman Forum

The Ancient Roman Forum known as the Roman Market is also known as the “Open-air Museum”. It was once the political and economic center of the Roman Empire. It represents the glory of ancient Roman architecture and attracts a large number of tourists every year. Over the years, Italy has formed a model of “protection and development” in the protection and utilization of cultural heritage. It is protected by the public sector and managed and developed by individuals or enterprises to ensure the protection of cultural heritage. The model plays a role in promoting local employment and promoting economic development in related industries such as tourism and diet.

Located between the Capitol and the Colosseum, the Roman Forum is a vast space that houses many of the Roman sites. In order to better understand this somewhat complicated layout, we recommend that you start from the Capitol, which will allow you to understand these old sites and better identify the layout.

5. Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is also known as the Maiden Fountain. It is almost a must-visit point for all travelers in Rome! Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni’s midnight swimming scene in the movie classic “La Dolce Vita” made it more widely spread. According to legend, in 19 BC, a Roman technician introduced water to the area from 13 km away in order to help a young girl. This waterway was called the maiden waterway, and the fountain built after it was also called the maiden fountain. The fountain was built in the palace of the Marquis of Eboli and was completed in 1762 during 30 years. The theme is the return of Neptune. We saw that Nipton was standing on the mid-seabed chariot. The two horses that were pulled down by the foot were pulled by two Terry. The left side was wild and the right side was meek and serene symbolizing turmoil and calm. There is a goddess around the sea god that represents abundance and health. At the top of the wall pillar, there are four goddesses holding different artifacts symbolizing the four seasons. It’s said that we will realize our wish if we carry a coin to the right of the fountain and throwing it backward through the left shoulder of the side where the heart is on.

6. Capri Island

The purpose of going to Capri even the purpose of going to Naples is for the blue hole. The blue hole is the sea blue and the inner layer is the sky blue. Many local people used to go to the blue hole to swim. It is best to go to the blue hole when the weather is fine. Because the weather is good, the sky is bluer and the blue hole is more beautiful. The Blue Hole is the most famous attraction on the island of Capri and is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The ticket for the Blue Hole is 13€. Due to the large number of visitors, it is usually an hour of queuing and five minutes of sightseeing. The best season for the Blue Hole is between the summer and autumn and the best time is 11:00 – 14:00.

Capri Island is a pure white island in the blue Mediterranean. It is a great European holiday destination where you can taste authentic paella, which is a special feature.

7. Cinque Terre

The reason why Cinque Terre is called Cinque Terre is because it has five small villages. The Cinque Terre is located in the Cinque Terre National Park in northern Italy. The most famous scenery is the colorful cottages. The building-like huts are piled up on the steep mountain wall. The blue sea blends with the endless blue sky. The dreamy scene is like a dream, but the bright sunshine of the Mediterranean reminds you of the heat of reality. It is particularly noteworthy that every small station in the Cinque Terre is far away, and the scenery seen at each station is completely different. Among the five fishing villages, Manarola is recognized as the most beautiful village. Looking at the sunset over the Mediterranean in the colorful huts of Manarola is the dream of every visitor to Italy.

8. Navona Square

Navona Square is not very large. There are three fountains on the square: the Neptune Fountain, the Four Rivers Fountain and the Moor Fountain. They are quite famous and they are made by the masters. Today, there are many street painters and performance artists gathered in the square, which is very lively. Please look carefully at the surrounding houses, it’s the most beautiful Baroque square in Rome.

9. Doge’s palace

The Doge’s Palace Museum is a Gothic-style and is one of Venice’s main landmarks. The Doge’s Palace is located in the magnificent area of ​​San Marco’s Square, next to San Marco  Basilica. It was once the official residence of the Governor of the Republic of Venice and officially opened to the public as a museum in 1923. The museum mainly collects and displays paintings, sculptures and government archives of the Republic of Venice (697-1797). Important exhibits include 42 stone carvings from the 14th to the 15th centuries, as well as paintings by Italian artists such as Boss, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. If you like art, you must not miss such a beautiful museum.

10. San Marco Basilica

San Marco Basilica, known as the ‘Golden Cathedral’, is the largest church in the Middle Ages and the most prestigious cathedral in Christianity. San Marco Basilica is one of the ten cathedrals of the world. It was built in 828 AD and was designed to be a Byzantine building. In the 15th century, a large number of pointed arches, statues and other Gothic decorations were added. In the 17th century, railings were added for the Renaissance. The decor is decorated with five domes from the Church of St. Sophia in Istanbul. The ornate decoration on the front is derived from the Byzantine style, and the structure of the entire church presents a Greek-style cross design. So the church blends various architectural styles such as Byzantine and Gothic. It’s also mixed with a Middle Eastern atmosphere and the traces of Eastern culture are evident here, perhaps because Venice is the end of the ancient Silk Road.

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