Italy is full of vibrant cities filled with history and culture but if your not sure where in Italy to visit, here’s a quick rundown of the most influential cities in the country starting with most northerly working down towards the south.
Venice – The sinking city is a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, Home to the gondolas.
Milan – Second largest city in Italy, Famous for Fashion, Finance and Football. The city is the engine room of the country’s economy and home to its stock exchange.
Turin – Well known for its aerospace industry the city is also a major manufacturer centre producing cars and motorcycles.
Parma – The city is rich in architecture and famous for is foods, parma Ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano aswell as a variety of stuffed pasta dishes.
Genoa – The port city located on Ligurian sea is the center of the Italian Riviera and was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Bologna – With spectacular history, art, cuisine, music, and culture. Due to its strategic location it is an important railway and motorway hub in Italy, connecting all the major cities.
Florence – Its been attracting poets and artists for centuries, with is breathtaking cityscape and large art collections. The city played an important part in
Pisa – Home to the world famous leaning tower. The handy international airport makes it a good gateway into Tuscany. The university city also has over 20 other historic churches and buildings.
Rome – The Eternal city is an open air museum set in a modern city and is home to many of Italy’s most visited landmarks, as well as the Vatican City.
Naples – One of the Mediterranean’s biggest and most important ports, this city is near the beautiful Almafi coast and Mount Vesuvius.
Pompei – Sitting beneath the volcano which famously destroyed this, the site is now a tourist mecca for those wanting to explore the remains city preserved in ash.
Bari – Sitting at the top of the heel and famous for being one of the exits of Italy. Travellers can leave on ferries for neighboring countries such as Greece, Albania and Croatia, and the airport serves as a cheap and easy way to reach the rest of Europe.
How many of Italys cities have you been visited?