There is no shortage of attractions, wine or places to visit in Italy for every type of traveler. From the top food and wine regions in the world to towering volcanoes and designer boutiques, Italy can surprise and delight art lovers, hikers, foodies, history buffs and everyone else.
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Experience more than 3,000 years of history at ruins like the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon.
Closest airport: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is to the west and is about a 50 minutes away. The Ciampino Giovan Battista Pastine Airport is smaller, but takes the same amount of time to get to the city center.
Top five things to do:
Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain
Visit the ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
Gawk at the Pantheon
Visit Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel
Eat your weight in pasta
How long do I need? Three to four days.
Recommended tour: A Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour has an expert lead you around the city to historic sites such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, finishing up with gelato.
Breathe in vistas of Mount Etna and enjoy dinner on the coast on this island “off the boot.”
Closest airport: Choose from one of its two international airports, depending on where you plan to visit. Catania-Fontanarossa is on the western side of the island, while Palermo Airport is on the east.
Top five things to do:
Ski down or hike up Mount Etna
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Valley of the Temples
See the mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale
Try the local street food
Visit one of Italy’s best beaches at Mondello Lido.
How long do I need? 10 days to two weeks.
Recommended tour: You can’t possibly see this large island in one day. This nine-day Treasures of Sicily takes you wine tasting and shows you Mount Etna and other must-see cities and sites.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for a range of travel publications including Thomas Cook Magazine and Showpo. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping consumers stretch their travel cash while on holiday.
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