From the best places to eat to the most photogenic spots, you cannot miss this information in Italy!
When it comes to traveling to a new country, the best data are those that come from locals, who know perfectly the best places to visit. If you’ve always wanted to go to Italy and not miss out on all its attractions, here are the best recommendations to get to know it like an Italian girl.
1. Brunch with nature, Sorrento
Sorrento is known for its lemon trees, so a great way to admire them is while enjoying a delicious brunch. A local favorite is the restaurant ‘o Parrucchiano, which is a feast for the eyes and the mouth. We recommend you order the famous Delizie al Limone.
Corso Italia, 71, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
2. The best ice cream in the world, Florence.
It is difficult to find an ice cream that is not rich, but Gelateria Dondoli is a hidden gem, that despite the little space you have to stand, you will need some time to think about which of the many flavors to choose.
Piazza Della Cisterna, 4, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
3. Country lunch, Sorrento.
Situated on top of a mountain, overlooking the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, the Fattoria Terranova bed and breakfast is the perfect home for when you are away from home. From the moment you sit down to eat, you begin to enjoy this culinary experience admiring incredible views surrounded by a ceiling full of lavender and tomatoes.
Via Pontone, 80061 Massa Lubrense NA, Italy
4. Lunch with show, Rome.
Immerse yourself in the local culture at Tanagra Caffe Concerto, the perfect place for lovers of cuisine and opera. Don’t you like opera? We guarantee that you will see yourself singing once you watch these performances surrounded by pasta and wine.
Lungotevere Flaminio, 57, 00196 Roma RM, Italy
1. The old carousel of the Picci family, Florence.
Whether you’re on a romantic outing or with children, the carousel in Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica is especially magical. If you are hungry, there are many restaurants to choose from in the surrounding area.
Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
2. Wine tasting, Tuscany.
You will likely drink wine in all the cities you visit in Italy, but if you arrive in Tuscany, a stop at the Tenuta Torciano Winery is a must. It is a family business with daily tastings that are not only educational, but also very fun.
Via Crocetta, 18, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano SI, Italy
3. The Blue Grotto, Capri.
If you go to the Sorrento coast, you are only 40 minutes from the Isle of Capri. Once you arrive, book a boat ride around the island and into the Blue Grotto, a small cave where the light creates the illusion of sparkling water below you. Find a boat that will take you swimming somewhere safe on the coast. Since Capri is built on cliffs (there are no shores), that will be your only chance to take a dip.
Capri NA, Italy
4. Classes to prepare pasta, Rome.
If you want to learn how to make pasta, Italy is the place to do it. You can sign up for Fabulous Cooking Day in Rome to shop for ingredients at the local outdoor market and learn how to make ravioli, fettuccini and cavatelli, all with a glass in hand, of course. Once the pasta is done, you sit down to a family-style meal.
Piazza S. Bartolomeo All’Isola, 19, 00186 Rome RM, Italy
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE
1. The Colosseum, Rome.
No visit to Rome is complete without a trip to the Colosseum. Fun fact: The exterior of the Colosseum was covered in marble before being recycled to build St. Peter’s Basilica, and it’s just as stunning without it. It is one of the landmarks that you should plan to see in broad daylight and also at night, since it completely transforms once the sun goes down.
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome RM, Italy
2. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.
Although not technically part of Italy, the Vatican City is its own independent state that is home to some of the most precious works of art in the world. The highlight is looking at the iconic ceiling painted by Michelangelo.
Via di Porta Angelica, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
3. Statue of David by Michelangelo, Florence.
We all know the famous statue of Michelangelo, David. But get to know it even better when you visit Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia, which is close to the carousel and the Duomo di Firenze. If waiting isn’t your thing, you can find an exact replica in front of Piazza della Signoria.
Original: Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Replica: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
4. The lost city of Pompeii, Campania.
Pompeii is one of those places that you read about, but you never imagine it as a real place that you can visit. The archaeological site near the coast of the Bay of Naples was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 before being excavated 2,000 years later. We recommend having a guide to explain everything you are looking at.
Pompeii NA, Italy
THE BEST SPOTS FOR PHOTOS
1. Tour a colorful city, Burano.
With colorful houses and clothes hanging in its alleys, this place seems to be too photogenic to be true. Basically, get ready to change that profile picture.
Piazza Galuppi 285, 30142 Burano VE, Italy
2. Take a gondola ride, Venice.
It is not a trip to Italy without a gondola ride. Keep in mind that it is more expensive with musicians, but it is worth it.
3. The Tower of Pisa, Pisa.
Just outside of Tuscany, the ancient city of Pisa is as entertaining as it is rich in history. Between its iconic leaning tower, quirky street vendors, and tourists, the city is a great escape on vacation.
Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy
4. Throwing money at the Trevi Fountain, Rome.
The legend says: throw a coin with your right hand on your left shoulder over the fountain and one day you will return to Rome. Flip a second coin and secure a new romance. The third coin ensures marriage. While you’re at it, don’t forget about the Boomerang!
Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome RM, Italy