The beauty, romance and joy of Italy can only be experienced in person. Rome, Florence and Venice are the three most popular cities, and boast a vast history and cultural splendour. No matter how many tourists are there, they cannot quite be spoiled. The dramatic Amalfi Coast south of Naples can be combined with a visit to nearby Vesuvius and Pompeii.

Mount Etna in Sicily is Europe's most famous volcano, and is often active. The Alps are home to some of the less-celebrated parts of Italy, with French, German and Slovenian-speaking communities, and some of the highest peaks in the range.


Italy flag

Why you should go:

To stroll through the streets of any of its beautiful towns or cities.

Why you shouldn't:

You hate tourists.

Map of Italy