Top Places to Visit in Italy by Richard Uzelac

The pictures of Italy make me want to visit. The country is a magnificent one, with beautiful cities, intriguing sites, and jaw-dropping attractions that draw people from all over the world. 

The regions of Italy excites and extends my horizons. It is unquestionably worth visiting the country as every traveler will find something special in this beautiful country that will entice them to return again and again, especially for those architectural lovers like me. 

From the North to the South, Italy is full of magnificent destinations that range from stunning cultural metropolises like Rome, Florence and Venice to gorgeous cities such as Milan that are dominated by majestic cathedrals and steeped in history. 

Richard Uzelac’s Top 6 Places to See in Italy

From the North to the South, Italy is full of magnificent destinations that range from stunning cultural metropolises like Rome, Florence and Venice to gorgeous cities such as Milan that are dominated by majestic cathedrals and steeped in history. 


1) Rome – Vatican City is a tiny piece of land in Rome and it has been the pope’s residence since the year 1377. While the main area is closed to the public, there are many attractions to see such as St. Peter’s Square and Basilica which are impressive examples of Renaissance architecture. When you venture into the world of art history Vatican City would be the top list you would like to visit. 

Vatican City

Florence, Italy

2.)Florence, Italy- Something interesting I read online is Florence, Italy. It is said that any time of year is a good time to visit Florence, but summer and peak August months are not the best times. One should visit Florence between April and September when it’s warm, you can eat outside, and you can get art festival tickets all summer long. One of the must-visits in Florence, Italy, is the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – A typical Italian Gothic building, Florence’s Cathedral is dedicated to “Santa Maria del Fiore.”

Florence, Italy

 Milan, Italy

3.) Milan, Italy- There are over 1.3 million people living in Milan, which is one of the world’s most unique cities. It’s also home to Leonardo davinci’s arguably most famous work, the last supper. Milan is one of the four fashion capitals of the world, and it’s also home to the first Starbucks in Italy. When reading through the history of Campari and realizing it was invented in Novara, Italy, the West of Milan. I wanted to see the place. 

Duomo di Milano  –  All of this over 600 years in the making and to this date there are debates about who is the original architect. The Duomo is one of Italy’s most celebrated artworks and has been awarded many times for its beauty.

Montenegro Street – Located in the heart of Milan, Montenegro street is the third most expensive street in Europe. As everyone is paparazzi in Milan, I would love to ask my wife to yell out my name in the street and see how it would turn out.  

Cinque Terre

4.)  Cinque Terre-  My dream vacation would be to visit some of the most stunning places in Europe. I would like to explore beautiful villages, enjoy vibrant resorts, and discover new cultures along the way. This then would have checked my bucket list. 

Known for its beauty, the Cinque Terre has been growing grapes and olives on this rugged, steep terrain for centuries. A memorable holiday with breathtaking views of harbors far below the wild but hospitable coastline, medieval fortresses, abundant vines, and vibrant colors. The six towns that make up the Cinque Terre, nestled in the stunning Appennino hills of Italy, are justly famous for their breathtaking views and friendly communities. A classic Italian rural setting complete with medieval fortresses, extensive vineyards and pastoral views, this is a holiday that will have you ready to soak up the sun and relax.

Amalfi Coast

5.) Amalfi Coast – When you get to search around the top places to visit in Italy, I was in awe to find pictures of this beautiful coastline. I have never seen such a beautiful coastline like this. I’d make it to see this beautiful place if I got to Italy. There are fields of lavender and yellow, olive groves, lemon trees, and fig trees all along the road. The Amalfi Coast is also home to some of Italy’s most impressive hillside villas. These luxurious residences are located high on the hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The views from these homes are spectacular!

Sorento and Capri Island

Sorrento- Sorrento used to be called Surrentum during Greek and Roman times. I planned on visiting this as I go along the Amalfi Coast. Why not visit it if the place has a very welcoming atmosphere. Sorrento is a small town that’s been around since Roman times. It’s known for its beautiful beaches and restaurants and is a popular spot for tourists from all over Europe who want to experience the Italian lifestyle. Greek mythology says Sorrento was home to sirens who lured passing sailors onto its rocks with their beautiful songs.

Sorrento Italy

Capri – I would love to visit Capri Island, and I’ll bet it’s worth it! It is an island of striking natural beauty surrounded by crystal-clear seas and cliffs – it is dotted with baroque villas and gothic churches with stunning views of the Mediterranean far below. You could just see how stunning the place is.