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Travalet’s Pro Traveler: What You Should See in Italy

Italy is a beautiful country. Rich in history, it’s got something for everyone. From beautiful historic landscapes to amazing food full of flavors of the region, Italy is a must see country. You’ll want to have this stamp in your passport for sure. But now that you’ve decided to go a better question to ask is “what you should see in Italy”.

What You Should See in Italy

Take a night ride on the #1 Vaporetto in Venice, Italy.  It may seem kitschy because there are plenty of these lists include a Venice gondola ride on them but it’s worth it if you go in the evening. So choose one evening after dinner and hop on a slow-moving, totally relaxing gondola ride. It’s totally romantic and there’s plenty of memories to be made. If you have a good guide, he’ll even find a great moonlit view for you.

Many may skip Milan because it can get crowded.  This is the only city in the world where you can see Leonardo’s masterpiece “The Last Supper.” This means it might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s a heavily regulated 15-minute time limit per person but you’ll love it. You’ll need to get your tickets well in advance, but it’s worth it. It’s just breathtaking. So fight the crowds.

The Uffizi Gallery is on just about every must-do list for Italy that you’ll find and there’s a really good reason for that. You’ll see such an amazing collection of Italian Renaissance art as well as take in the beautiful building it’s all contained in. It’s not just your run of the mill gallery.

Yes, you could walk through the Vatican Museums on your own, but it’s better to follow a guide who’ll point out the truly important pieces and keep you from spending too much time on the rest of it.
With most tours, you’ll also get a guided visit to St. Peter’s Basilica as well which is really amazing.

Don’t Count These Out

Everyone should eat pizza in Naples! There’s nothing like eating something so well-known as pizza and loved in the place where it was born. That’s why you should really go to Naples with an empty belly. If you love pizza, you might never want to leave!
Everyone should visit the Greek ruins in Sicily. For most when you think of Italy, you probably think of the Roman ruins. But on Sicily, you can easily branch out a bit by touring both Roman and Greek ruins. Remember that the stuff the Greeks left behind is much older than the stuff from ancient Rome so this is truly a historic visit. A walk through the Valley of the Temples is also highly recommended because it’s beautiful.
Make sure you go back in time and take a visit to Pompeii. While the residents of Pompeii in 79 A.D. probably never imagined their lives would be changed forever by a volcano, the ruins give us a unique look at a Roman city literally frozen in time. Both Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum are a must schedule visit. Just know much of what archaeologists have discovered over the years is in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples (also a great place to visit).
So, who’s ready to visit Italy? Book your trip now by contacting us!