Italy travel guide - 8 MUST SEE things in Italy, Europe

Maky & Matt

Italy is high on the TOP of the list when thinking about the best countries to visit in Europe. The country with many of the world´s most famous historical sites, delicious pizza and pasta.

Explore Rome with a cup of Italian espresso, feel the Italian chilled vibes, sense for fashion surrounded by incredible architecture. Or just lay down on the beach at one of many stunning coastlines with the famous gelato in your hand. Italy has it all.

Read more about the 8 TOP places you MUST visit while in ITALY.

  • Lago di Braises - Dolomites

Lago di Braises, also known as The Pragser Wildsee, is a breathtaking mountain lake in the heart of Dolomites in South Tyrol. When you are here, rent a wooden row-boat for 25 EUR/ hour (15 EUR 30 min) and cruise around these emerald-colored waters. The lake officially opens at 9:30 am and closes and 5 pm, so to get the lake the least busy, arrive before that or wait after that time:)

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  • Venice - the city on the water

The world well-known city, where are no cars and all the transport is by boat through canals. You can see Venice on one day trip but if you have more time, you can easily spend here 3 days!:) Don´t miss Ponte di Rialto, the oldest bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice and square at Sotoportego de l’Erbaria. Another must-see in Venice is Saint Marco Basilica and Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) which is the biggest square in Venice. To avoid crowds as much as you can, start your day early.

  • Hot springs - Natural FREE spa

One of Italy´s highlights and a MUST visit in Italy is the Natural thermal baths in Tuscany. Imagine silky blue water heated by the nearby volcano with a temperature of 37, 5 degrees. Add a breathtaking landscape typical for the Tuscany area and you get "Cascate del Mulino". Hot springs in Saturnia - a spa town in Italy. A natural waterfall coming out of the earth and flowing down all levels filling the natural cascade pools. The Saturnia hot springs in Tuscany are completely free, there is no entrance fee nor parking fee.

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  • Tuscany - Sunset viewpoint

Tuscany is our favorite part of Italy. Rent a car a drive up and down picturesque hills, vineyards, and sunflower fields. Even though Tuscany is a very popular area, it feels empty. There are so many small roads, little villages, and viewpoints, that you can spend here a few days just driving around and admiring the raw nature.

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  • Rome - Italy MUST visit City

What can you expect from the visit to Rome? It is one of the world´s most famous historical sites, delicious pizza, and the famous gelato. Explore Rome with a cup of Italian espresso, feel the Italian chilled vibes, sense for fashion surrounded by incredible architecture.

We recommend spending 2-3 days in Rome.

Start your day early to enjoy the quiet streets of Rome and the most famous sites before they get busy! And don´t forget to take with you a bottle of water, everywhere in Rome you can find a drinking water fountain to refill the bottle - save money and the environment :) Rome is good to visit any time of the year, each part of the year has its magic!

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For warmer weather, the best months would be March to October so you avoid the European winter.

Our favorite time to visit this part of Europe would be spring - March to May, early summer - June, July or early autumn - September.
That´s when the temperatures are the best for long walks around the city. Warm and sunny but not too hot!

The busiest months are usually during the European Summer holidays - July and August, being the hottest as well. The main airport is Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci". From there you can get a train for 8-14 EUR per person to the Subway station.

How to get around Rome, Italy

Rome has a very well organized and easily accessible public transport system. Our favorite was using a subway - metro.

A single ticket lasting 30 minutes costs 1.5 EUR. With this ticket, you can´t leave the metro and then use it again even though you are still within the time limit.

  • Verona - the city of Love

Verona is called The City of Love because that´s where Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet story is set into. It´s a beautiful little Italian city where you can´t miss at least these 3 places! The 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony - Juliet’s House. In the entrance corridor, both walls are covered with little love letters. The Verona Arena which is a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater, now hosting concerts.

  • Lago di Garda is a huge lake in the north of Italy

This lake is well known for its crystal clear water and beautiful nature all around. With many restaurants, shops, and bike tracks it creates a great spot for a few days of an active holiday.

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower in the Italian city of Pisa. It got famous thanks to nearly four-degree lean, which is the result of an unstable foundation.

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