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The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy  

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List of things to do in Italy. What are the best attractions in Italy? Italy is known for its Roman history and famous for its Italian cuisine. If you're planning a trip to Europe, there are plenty of things to do in Italy whether it's your first time in Italy or you're backpacking through. Italy is best known for flourishing during the 11th century Renaissance with scholars and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Today tourists from all around the world flock to Italy to view Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper painting and Michelangelo's painting ceiling at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel.

Italy is also known as the capital of the Roman Empire, and today tourists still marvel at the remains of Roman architecture such as the Roman Colosseum where gladiators would battle wild beasts until their death. Though you won't have to battle any lions yourself, imagining yourself in Roman history can be quite a fun day. Other popular Italian attractions in Rome include the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Make sure you have some Euros to make a wish once you're standing next to the massive fountain that served Rome for more than 400 years.

Though cities like Rome, Milan and Florence have the most tourist attractions such as the high end Italian fashion houses among the biggest must-see museums and landmarks, the Italian countryside is also worth visiting for the calm air of the Mediterranean seas. The Italian Riviera is known for its mild climates and old charm of fishing ports and incredible landscapes. 

What are the best things to do in Italy? Vote up the top attractions for anybody visiting Italy.
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St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Vatican City
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Uffizi Gallery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy
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Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Venice, Italy
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Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy
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Venice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Veneto, Italy
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Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Tuscany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Italian Peninsula
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Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Italy
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Ponte Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy
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Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Vatican Museums is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Venice, Italy
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Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Province of Salerno, Italy
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Piazza del Campo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Siena, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
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Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Pisa, Italy
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Roman Forum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Piazza Navona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Palazzo Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy
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Spanish Steps is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy
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Arena di Verona is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Verona, Italy
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Milan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Lombardy, Italy
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Mount Vesuvius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy