Italy is a land of superlatives.
Their architecture is striking, paintings are brilliant. Their automobiles are one of the fastest in the world, fashion is impeccable. The cuisine is delectable and all corners of the country are Instagrammable; not only because the country is so beautiful but because there’s so much to Italy that is worth sharing with the world. So today, we are giving you the top 10 places that you must not miss when visiting Italy because apart from being worth visiting these are also places that make for great photos for your Instagram feed!
When it comes to anything Italian, it goes without saying that we start with its capital Rome. A city with many monuments that tell stories of the once great Roman empire, it is a place that you just cannot miss out on. Colosseum, Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica… the list goes on; and once you visit, do make sure to upload your photos on the feed and flaunt it to the world that you were in the midst of greatness!
Moving on to Italy’s bustling metropolis Milan, a simple search of this place on the ‘gram will give you photos of the fanciest of things – the world-famous Duomo, the Bosco Verticale, the glittering night view of the city and people who look like they have walked straight out of a fashion show. Well, that’s what Milan is – stylish and sophisticated. And while there are a lot of places in Italy that reflect its many-layered history, Milan is the one that reflects Italy’s present and future. It is here, that you will get a feel, not only of Milan but of Italy’s rich urban culture as well.
After Rome and Milan comes Italy’s third-largest city, Naples. From wide, sweeping coastlines along the Gulf of Naples to small bylanes hidden between old, rustic buildings, there’s a lot you can feel (and capture) here. And no, we’re not talking only about Instagrammable photos but also about capturing the stories of Naples’ turbulent past (yes, Pompeii) that are carved in every nook and corner of the city.
When it comes to cities with a rich history, Bologna is a force to be reckoned with. It has a rich medieval past which can be seen and felt through its breathtaking architecture. A stroll through the city will have you come across city squares, glorious monuments and its world-famous porticoes. You will also come across graffiti-embellished walls on the streets that coalesce beautifully with Bologna’s rustic charm. And along with taking photos of your Tagliatelle Bolognese from the street-side cafe, do make sure you visit and capture every corner possible of the city because in Bologna, that’s where its stories come alive.
If we’re talking about Italy, we have to talk about arguably its most unique city, Venice. Nothing really needs to be said about Venice – we all know about it. The colourful gondolas floating on its waters between buildings of Venetian-style architecture make for a great picturesque scene that must be photographed. And not only do they reflect the buildings around but the city’s waters also reflect its history of over 1200 years. From the city’s inception which saw it being built on marshland to the present day, where it is slowly sinking, the waters of Venice have seen it all.
And just a few hours away from Venice you’ll find San Marino, the world’s oldest republic and one of the world’s smallest countries. It is also one of the most enigmatic places to ever exist. San Marino is a growing tourist attraction and understandably so – because who would not want to visit a place where they can see castles atop cliffs overlooking the city with lush green rolling hills below? The thought itself paints a pretty picture, imagine what it will look like in person!
Let us tell you. It is stunning. Standing in the middle of nature, the view will make you want to take a million photos but at the same time, you’ll want to just revel in the serenity – after all, it isn’t called the Most Serene Republic of San Marino for nothing!
While on the one hand we have San Marino, one of the world’s smallest, on the other hand we have Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. Just “off the toe of Italy’s boot”, Sicily enthralls every visitor with its captivating landscapes. Sicily is where you can take photos of the sky painted with streaks of purple, pink and gold and also of the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. If you are someone who loves stepping out into nature and just exploring the wilderness, then Sicily is for you.
Another place that offers crystal clear waters is Lake Como. Referred to as the world’s most glamorous lake, Lake Como effortlessly combines unspoilt nature with opulence. It is located at the foothills of the already picturesque Alps (which we think is enough said about Lake Como!) and if you add Lake Como to the quotient, the entire beauty of the view is elevated to a whole different level. A trip to Lake Como is a must; not only because you can take beautiful, Instagrammable photos but also because that moment when you lay your eyes on the Alps and the lake and feel your breath getting caught in your chest, is incomparable!
Another place that will give you a breath-catching-in-your-chest-moment is Tuscany. With roads meandering through its sprawling green landscapes, Tuscany is where you can hear silence. Poetic, we know. But that’s what Tuscany is. Its capital Florence is equally poetic. Considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is home to world-class art, world-class architecture and world-class everything. Fun fact, unlike other places where a certain monument or site is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the entire city of Florence is a World Heritage Site. And that says it all for Florence, and Tuscany too…
Italy is the mecca of design, art, nature, beauty and so on. All that is birthed from here is ridiculously extravagant.
Along with stories and history, there are emotions all throughout Italy. In fact, Italy itself is an emotion. You just have to feel it. And we are here for this very reason – to help you on your immersive journey through all corners of Italy. So log on to feelaplace.com and in under a few clicks, get ready to set off on the journey of a lifetime.
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