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

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36 5
Florence Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy

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39 6
St. Peter's Basilica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Vatican City

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34 5
Uffizi Gallery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy

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36 6
Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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38 8
Venice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Veneto, Italy

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35 7
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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34 7
Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Italy

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30 6
Ponte Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy

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26 4
Vatican Museums is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Vatican City

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27 5
Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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27 5
Trevi Fountain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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28 5
Tuscany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Italian Peninsula

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23 5
Grand Canal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Venice, Italy

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20 3
Roman Forum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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21 4
Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Province of Salerno, Italy

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24 9
Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Pisa, Italy

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21 6
Palazzo Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Florence, Italy

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21 5
Piazza del Campo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Siena, Italy

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20 6
Spanish Steps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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20 5
Cinque Terre, Italy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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18 4
Piazza Navona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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19 8
Mount Vesuvius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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17 7
Arena di Verona is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Verona, Italy

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18 8
Milan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Lombardy, Italy

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12 3
Palio di Siena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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14 5
Valley of the Temples is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Italy, Europe, Earth

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13 5
Mount Etna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Indiana, USA

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17 9
Lake Garda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Italy

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14 9
Teatro alla Scala is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Milan, Italy

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14 9
Costa Smeralda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Sardinia, Italy

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11 5
Piazzale Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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12 7
Cascata delle Marmore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Umbria, Italy

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13 8
Aquarium of Genoa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Genoa, Italy

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11 6
Palace of Caserta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Caserta, Italy

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11 6
Palatine Hill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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13 9
Tiber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Europe

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12 8
Circus Maximus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

39
10 8
Quirinal Palace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Rome, Italy

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4 4
Ercolano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
aldwych94 added Naples, Italy

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3 2
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Sicily, Italy

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1 1
Turin Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Turin, Italy

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1 1
Two Towers of Bologna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Bologna, Italy

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1 1
Baptistery of Parma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Parma, Italy

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1 1
Archbishop's Chapel, Ravenna is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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Naples is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Campania, Italy

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8 8
Murano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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1 2
Piazza del Duomo, Milan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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1 2
Santa Maria delle Grazie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy

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7 8
Stelvio Pass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Italy
Province of Sondrio, Italy