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Different Ways to See Italy this Summer

Different Ways to See Italy this Summer

Italy is just the perfect summer getaway destination. It has mild weather, the place is romantic, the people are gorgeous, and there are hundreds of places to discover and a very long list of things to do. However, rather than cram all of the wonderful destinations in one visit, try to enjoy each Italian destination longer. Now let’s get started on how you can spend your summer in Italy in several ways. In bocca al lupo! (Good luck / Break a leg)!




Riding a gondola is overrated. It surely looks romantic, but quite expensive. An alternative is to ride the #1 vaporetto in Venice, which is a slow-moving one. Hop on to it one early evening and see the sights of Venice from the canals on a moonlit night. Be sure to get a seat that will give you the best view. On land, you may opt to explore the island with or without a map and discover the city on your own. You are sure to see something exciting and new at every turn. Explore the Basilica di San Marco, St. Mark’s Square and Petty Guggenheim Museum. Have an espresso in between your walking tours and plan to visit the islands of Burano and Murano as well.

Tuscany (Florence/Siena/Pisa)


Tuscany oozes Renaissance art. One of the must-see places here is the Uffizi Gallery located in Florence, which boasts of a huge collection of Renaissance art from top Italian masters. At the Accademia Gallery is the original marble statue of David by Michelangelo. The Bargello Museum has other sculptures of David in bronze and marble. Explore the Florence cathedral, the Gothic architecture in Siena and San Gimignano and the rustic Tuscan countryside. Wine tastings are optional.



Taste the authentic Neapolitan pizza in Naples. After all, the city is the birthplace of the internationally-known pie. Of course, you should also visit Pompeii, which is still a ghost town after it was left in ruins by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. The ruins of ancient Rome is still as spectacular as ever and will still leave you speechless. You can also climb up to Mr. Vesuvius, the only active volcano in Europe and see the grand view across the Bay of Naples.


Rome/The Vatican

Explore the treasures inside the Vatican Museums with a guide so you can take a look at the important items on display. A guided tour takes you to the St. Peter’s Basilica, too. Rome is still very grand and a great place for fans of history and art. The Roman Colosseum alone presents so many things to see and discover.

vatican city

Amalfi Coast

Scintillating excitement is what you get driving on the winding 50 km-road of the Amalfi Coast. Breathe in the fresh, lemon-scented air. You not only will see some of the most stunning views in Italy, you also can visit the beautiful towns of Sorrento and Positano. Think of lemon cakes, limoncello liqueur and buffalo mozzarella cheese.




Satisfy the foodie in you with the superb cuisine and some of the finest wines when you get to Sicily. There are scores of beautiful art treasures, Greek and Roman ruins and strikingly white monuments.


The city gives you the chance to have the perfect example of an Italian holiday. Visit Liguria, the Italian Riviera. Explore the narrow streets of Genoa and delight in its colourful architecture, as well as discover great boutiques among the buildings. Give yourself time to just relax at a beach in Portofino.

Cinque Terre

Explore the five villages of Cinque Terre and is vibrantly coloured buildings, some of them already hanging precariously on the side of a cliff. All of the five villages amazingly hovers above the Mediterranean and with no cars and trucks allowed in the villages, you can safely wander around on foot without fear.

Cinque Terra



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