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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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Saint Mark's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Saint Mark's Basilica Venice, Italy

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Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy

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St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
St. Peter's Basilica Vatican City

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Uffizi Gallery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Uffizi Gallery Florence, Italy

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Venice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Venice Veneto, Italy

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Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Sistine Chapel Rome, Italy

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Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Colosseum Rome, Italy

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Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Pompeii Italy

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Trevi Fountain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Trevi Fountain Rome, Italy

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Ponte Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Ponte Vecchio Florence, Italy

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Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Pantheon Rome, Italy

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Vatican Museums is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Vatican Museums Vatican City

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Tuscany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Tuscany Italian Peninsula

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Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Grand Canal Venice, Italy

The Best Small Cities to Visit in Italy

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Roman Forum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Roman Forum Rome, Italy

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Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Amalfi Coast Province of Salerno, Italy

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Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy

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Cinque Terre, Italy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Piazza del Campo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Piazza del Campo Siena, Italy

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Spanish Steps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Spanish Steps Rome, Italy

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Palazzo Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Palazzo Vecchio Florence, Italy

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Piazza Navona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Piazza Navona Rome, Italy

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Arena di Verona is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Arena di Verona Verona, Italy

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Mount Vesuvius is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Milan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Milan Lombardy, Italy

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Palio di Siena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Lake Garda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Lake Garda Italy

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Valley of the Temples is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Valley of the Temples Italy, Europe, Earth

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Teatro alla Scala is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Teatro alla Scala Milan, Italy

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Mount Etna is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Mount Etna Indiana, USA

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Piazzale Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Cascata delle Marmore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Cascata delle Marmore Umbria, Italy

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Palace of Caserta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Palace of Caserta Caserta, Italy

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Palatine Hill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Palatine Hill Rome, Italy

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Aquarium of Genoa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Aquarium of Genoa Genoa, Italy

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Costa Smeralda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Costa Smeralda Sardinia, Italy

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Circus Maximus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Circus Maximus Rome, Italy

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Tiber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Tiber Europe

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Quirinal Palace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Quirinal Palace Rome, Italy

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Naples is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Naples Campania, Italy

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Ercolano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
aldwych94 added Ercolano Naples, Italy

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Turin Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Turin Cathedral Turin, Italy

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Piazza del Duomo, Milan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Santa Maria delle Grazie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Palatine Towers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Palatine Towers Turin, Italy

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Certosa di Pavia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Two Towers of Bologna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Two Towers of Bologna Bologna, Italy

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Baptistery of Parma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Baptistery of Parma Parma, Italy

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Archbishop's Chapel, Ravenna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Murano is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy