Where to Visit in Italy: 2021 Edition

Italy is an ideal travel destination boasting of rich historical sites, beautiful coastline and countryside, picturesque cities, highly regarded art and incredible cuisines.

However, following the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in inter border travel restrictions, visits to Italy have been affected.

If you had such travel plans, but the pandemic messed you up, don’t worry; you can still go ahead with your plans come 2021.

Italians are excited about reopening their country for international tourists after the pandemic and are ready to welcome them with open arms! Since Italy has a lot to offer, choosing the best places to visit may be challenging.

Therefore, to make the process less overwhelming, this guide contains a list of the top 5 places to visit in Italy.

Bergamo

This wonderful city located at the foot of the Italian Alps is one of Italy’s hidden gems! As you enjoy walking along its cobblestone streets, be sure to visit Duomo di Bergamo, the famous city’s cathedral and grand Cappella Colleoni, an 18th-century chapel that is one of the most beautiful in the world. This fabulous city is underrated due to being nearby Milan and Verona, but if you are looking for a stunning mountain weekend escape, Bergamo is where to go! 

Florence

Situated in the Tuscan valley, Florence may seem like a small city in Italy, but rich in history, culture, art and architecture. Additionally, this city is buzzing with lively culture, vibrant restaurants and exciting nightlife. While still soaking in the city’s splendor, be sure to visit the Piazza del Duomo, where the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, which offers a breath-taking view of the entire city and hills of Tuscany. The city also has numerous unique shops with art and craftwork. Florence is known for leather and Italy is known for its incredible taste in fashion, why not check out some Italian backpacks via sites like Mirta, that offer made in Italy bags to carry all of your souvenirs in. You can also buy many different types of ceramics, luxury perfumes and skincare products throughout Florence!

Ischia

Ischia is one of the overlooked gems in Italy! It is a volcanic island boasting dozens of spas and thermal springs whose waters are known for their healing power. Therefore, it offers a perfect destination if you are looking for an ideal place to rest and relax! While here, you may explore the Giardini La Mortella, a colorful botanical garden and Castello Aragonese d’Ischia, a well-preserved medieval castle.

Milan

If you are looking for a blend of class, design and fashion, Milan is your ideal destination! This city has an international, cosmopolitan look with vibrant food joints suitable for all budgets and excellent designer stores. The buildings here have modern architecture with beautiful undiscovered interiors and courtyards. Ensure that you visit Quadrilatero D’Oro district for an affordable international shopping experience. You can also enjoy world class museums like Fondazione Prada and Armani Silos along with incredible dining experiences! 

Puglia

Situated away from the hassles of the crowded streets, this region has a lot to offer! It houses some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, restaurants serving local dishes, grottos, and amazing castles with sweeping views. If you want to explore the Italian beaches, this is your destination! You can also enjoy swimming in the calm beach waters and be sure to explore the famous white Trulli houses with unique conical roofs. 

Final thoughts

If you want to have a memorable trip to Italy, consider adding the above destinations to your list! 

They offer an opportunity to enjoy the interesting city life in Italy, have a taste of local Italian dishes and you also get to learn about their culture.

You can also check out our Europe blog map for loads more great content on Italy and lots more European travel blogs.

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