Tourist attractions in Italy include art, museums, architecture, restaurants and beautiful countryside throughout the country. This article mentions some of the most famous tourist attractions in Italy. For more information about visiting Italy and for travel tips, visit our Italy main page.
Tourist Attractions in Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. This Italian region is home to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena. There you will find great works of Renaissance painters, sculptors and architects, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Filippo Brunelleschi.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence includes paintings by Giotto, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Rubens, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and other famous painters.Florence.
The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral in Pisa whose construction began in 1173. Soon after the construction began, the tower started to lean to one side because of the soft ground it is situated on. After almost 12 years of repairs, the tower once again opened to the public in 2001. Guided visits take about 35 and are physically challenging - there are over 300 steps winding up a narrow staircase. Learn more about the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Tourist Attractions in Rome
The Colosseum in Rome was built by emperor Vespasiano and inaugurated in 80 A.D. for gladiator fights. Today you can enter and tour this immense structure.
The Vatican City includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican gardens, St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. Find more information about visiting the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
A legend says that whoever throws a coin into Fontana di Trevi will return to Rome at least one more time. Fontana di Trevi was built in 1700s and is a popular tourist spot.
Piazza di Spagna or the Spanish Steps is a series of steps with Trinita' dei Monti church on top and Fontana della Barcaccia fountain at the bottom. This piazza is popular with tourists and local vendors, especially in the summer.