The sights of Italy don’t begin and end in the major cities like Rome and Florence. In Italy, there are sights to be seen from the top of the boot to the tip. But for argument’s sake, lets start with the sights there in the major cities, first with the capital of Italy, Rome.

Rome is home to some of the most famous sights in Italy, such as the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. Aside from their Catholic affiliation, the buildings in Vatican City are intricate and overly impressive drawing visitors from all over the world. From the top of the Vatican, visitors can expect to see some of the magnificent sights of the city of Rome.  Another one of the more famous sights in Rome is the Pantheon. Known for its age and exquisite ceilings, the Pantheon stands as one of the most impressive sights in Rome. Other famous sights in Rome include the Colosseum.

Another major city in Italy and frequently traveled tourist destination is Florence. Some sights in Florence hit you right in the face, like its impressive Duomo and statue of David, but some of its other famous sights hide more subtly behind the doors of museums. Florence is home to famous museums such as Galleria degli Uffizi and Galleria dell’Academia. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is well known for its impressive collection of art, which is considered to be one of the most famous sights in Florence.

Outside of the major cities of Rome and Florence, travelers can see other historic sights that Italy has to offer. Those looking for history and adventure while in Italy can head to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, two famous sights just outside of Naples. Here travelers can climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on Europe’s mainland. Outside of Mount Vesuvius, you can experience the sights of Pompeii, one of the cities that were destroyed after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. For those traveling to Naples, or on a tour of Italy, a day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii is a wonderful and highly recommended excursion.

Some of the greatest sights in Italy are not manmade, but natural visions from nature. Sights along the Italian Riviera include coastal destination like Cinque Terre. Five villages and a breathtaking coast offer many sights for the nature lovers and hikers traveling to Italy. Also noteworthy, the sights of the Amalfi Coast, breathtaking cliffs and crystal clear water, are remarkable enough to stand against any of the historic sights in Rome.

And how about Venice? Seeing the sights in Venice is a once in a lifetime experience. Even just its water filled alleys and famous gondolas are sights worth seeing in Venice. Although seeing a real life water world can be fulfilling enough, Venice is also home to some other famous sights, like its architecturally unique buildings and plentiful museums. 

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