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Italy things to do & places to visit

Italy opens to amazed travelers like a chest of wonders. Its treasures include all kinds of adventures, be it climbing on active volcanos, sailing in the five seas or exploring one of 40 thousand underground and underwater caves.

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Regions in Italy 9

Rome
Rome

Founded 2700 years ago, Rome stays the eternal city where all roads lead to. Rome charms its visitors with monumental ancient buildings, delicious and diverse cuisine, plenty of beautiful streets, atmosphere and stunning scenery.

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Venice
Venice

Venice, like a mysterious stranger, captivates at first sight. It is a city where you can endlessly wander through the narrow streets, take a romantic gondola ride, try delicious local cuisine and, for sure, fall in love.

likes in Venice1481Things to do in Venice37Places to visit in Venice16
Milan
Milan

Elegant Milan, the capital of fashion and design, is a large bustling metropolis where everyone can find what to do, whether it is shopping at the best boutiques, visiting exhibitions of contemporary art, or a leisurely walk along its beautiful streets.

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Sardinia
Sardinia

The place with numerous prehistoric monuments, including the home of witches and giants' tombs, clean and uncrowded sandy beaches, where everything is ready for a summer holiday, caves and grottos that resemble underground palaces.

likes on Sardinia738Things to do on Sardinia26Places to visit on Sardinia14
Florence
Florence

Modern Florence attracts visitors not only with its history, beautiful frescoes, churches and palaces. It is also one of the most romantic places on the planet where you can always find something new.

likes in Florence607Things to do in Florence36Places to visit in Florence28
Genoa
Genoa

The capital of the Liguria region, the words "sailing" and "trade" are the synonyms of this city. Here you can find the medieval buildings and modern offices.

likes in Genoa176Things to do in Genoa5Places to visit in Genoa7
Vatican City
Vatican City

Tiny Vatican City can boast of a huge number of historical and cultural masterpieces. There, you can go all the way up to the top of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica or even get the blessing of the Supreme Pontiff himself.

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Naples
Naples

About this place exists the phrase "See Naples and die", which has become a catch phrase and is now being applied to other cities around the world. Naples is close to Vesuvius, whose eruption changed the course of history.

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Sicily
Sicily

The sea around Sicily, volcano and mountains create an incredible landscape. Due to its climate and diverse nature, the island has become a favorite holiday destination for the whole Europe. Go swimming, climbing, diving or just enjoy your life here.

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Things to do in Italy 210

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Drive Vespa - iconic italian scooter in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaDrive Vespa - iconic italian scooter#1 of 66 things to do in Rome

Be like a hero of the film «Roman Holiday», ride on the iconic scooter toward adventures in Rome!

How much: from €45#active#authentic#strolling#selfie#romanticRome
Paragliding in tandem in Rome
oddviserParagliding in tandem#2 of 66 things to do in Rome

Tandem paragliding is easy, amazing and safe way to fly. Fly over the Roman countryside and get mind blowing emotions!

How much: from €125#views#extremeRome
Peek through the Knights of Malta keyhole in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiPeek through the Knights of Malta keyhole#3 of 66 things to do in Rome

You can see thrre countries through one this keyhole.

How much: free#unusual#free#viewsPiazza of Knights of Malta
Take a gondola ride through Venice canals in Venice
Kateryna PlakhotnaTake a gondola ride through Venice canals#1 of 37 things to do in Venice

A romantic gondola ride under the moon light will win the heart of every girl;-)

How much: from €80#unusual#authentic#strolling#views#selfie#romanticVenice
Climb to the roof of Cathedral in Milan
Eugene KrasowskiClimb to the roof of Cathedral#1 of 29 things to do in Milan

On the roof of the cathedral you will see the Gothic towers and fantastic views of Milan.

How much: from €8#strolling#views#selfieMilan Cathedral
Visit the Colosseum in Rome
oddviserVisit the Colosseum#4 of 66 things to do in Rome

This amphiteatre has almost two thousands years history. Touch the stones, that had seen the Ancient Rome.

How much: from €4.50#unusual#authentic#strolling#selfieColosseum
Drive a motor boat through Venice canals in Venice
oddviserDrive a motor boat through Venice canals#2 of 37 things to do in Venice

Go on a motor boat in the most secret places of the Venice lagoon.

How much: from €35#authentic#strollingVenice
Take a walk through the Rialto Bridge in Venice
Eugene KrasowskiTake a walk through the Rialto Bridge#3 of 37 things to do in Venice

Take a walk through the most famous bridge in Venice, which has become its identification mark!

How much: free#bridges#sightsRialto Bridge
See the illusion of St. Peter's dome in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiSee the illusion of St. Peter's dome#5 of 66 things to do in Rome

When you visit Nicole Piccolomini street you can see the unusual optical illusion with the St. Peter's Cathedral!

How much: free#unusual#free#strolling#phenomenonsNicolo Piccolomini street
See the famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci "Last Supper" in Milan
oddviserSee the famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci "Last Supper"#2 of 29 things to do in Milan

See the most famous work of Leonardo da Vinci in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

How much: from €12#authentic#culturalChurch of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Get a tan on the roof of Milan Cathedral in Milan
Eugene KrasowskiGet a tan on the roof of Milan Cathedral#3 of 29 things to do in Milan

Lie down on the roof of Milan Cathedral under the hot sun and take a rest on the housetop.

How much: from €8#unusual#relax#selfieMilan Cathedral
Admire Rome from the Aventine Hill in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaAdmire Rome from the Aventine Hill#6 of 66 things to do in Rome

There is a terrace where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city - Rome will appear in front of you if it were on the palm of your hand.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#selfie#romanticAventine Hill
Walk through the orange garden in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaWalk through the orange garden#7 of 66 things to do in Rome

Get lost among the green orange trees, breathe in their seductive aroma and have a little picnic in the favorite place of every Roman.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#romanticThe Orange Garden
Climb the Campanile of the St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
Kateryna PlakhotnaClimb the Campanile of the St. Mark's Basilica#4 of 37 things to do in Venice

Climb the bell tower of the St. Mark's Basilica, and see the best bird's eye view of Venice!

How much: from €8#authentic#views#selfieSt. Mark's Campanile
Climb the bell tower of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice
Eugene KrasowskiClimb the bell tower of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore#5 of 37 things to do in Venice

Сlimb the bell tower and you will see the most beautiful panorama of the city!

How much: from €8#views#selfieChurch of San Giorgio Maggiore
Take an Oculus selfie in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiTake an Oculus selfie#8 of 66 things to do in Rome

At noon, through the hole in the dome of the Pantheon appears a giant ray of sunshine, and it seems so tangible, as if you can touch it.

How much: free#authentic#free#mystic#selfiePantheon
Touch the Mouth of Truth in Rome
oddviserTouch the Mouth of Truth#9 of 66 things to do in Rome

Let ancient god decide your fate - put your hand in the mouth of the stone deity and check yourself in the medieval "lie detector"!

How much: free#free#dangerous#mystic#selfieThe Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin
Climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland in Rome
oddviserClimb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland#10 of 66 things to do in Rome

Climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland and you will find the best panoramic view to the city.

How much: from €7#views#selfieAltar of the Fatherland
See the pink flamingos on Sardinia
Joan NaplesSee the pink flamingos#1 of 26 things to do on Sardinia

Ride on a boat on the lagoon of San Teodoro and look closely at the pink flamingos, arriving here in the summer.

How much: free#free#animals#natureLagoon of San Teodoro
Swim in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Margaret CainSwim in the Trevi Fountain#11 of 66 things to do in Rome

If anyone wants to do something unusual and forbidden, they can swim in the famous fountain in Rome - Trevi Fountain!

How much: from €500#unusual#active#authentic#extremeTrevi Fountain
Try gelato in Venice
Kateryna PlakhotnaTry gelato#6 of 37 things to do in Venice

Do not forget to look in one of the quiet cafes, take an unusual type of ice cream, which is not available for sale in other cities around the world.

How much: from €3#authentic#cuisineVenice
Hunt for sea urchins on Sardinia
R.R.MixHunt for sea urchins#2 of 26 things to do on Sardinia

Arrange a real hunt for sea urchins, and after it have a little picnic on the coast with wine, bread and caviar urchins.

How much: price unknown#unusual#active#authentic#free#natureSardinia
Feed the cats in the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome
oddviserFeed the cats in the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina#12 of 66 things to do in Rome

In one of the most beautiful cat shelters you can feed the cats and play with them.

How much: free#free#animals#karmaLargo di Torre Argentina
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Places to visit in Italy 141

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Milan Cathedral in Milan
Milan Cathedral#1 of 14 places to visit in Milan

Milan Cathedral is a symbol of the city, a vivid example of the greatness of Gothic architecture and the place to which lead ancient streets of Milan.

#cathedrals#viewpoints#sightsMilan
St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican
St. Peter's Basilica#1 of 2 places to visit in Vatican

This basilica gathered under its arches, numerous works of art, however, it is a masterpiece of Italian architects in itself.

#churches#sightsVatican City
Harry’s Bar in Venice
Harry’s Bar#1 of 16 places to visit in Venice

This is a favorite Hemingway and Chaplin's place in Venice, you can buy the famous cocktail here and merge with the locals with the sounds of soothing music.

#restaurantsVenice
Villa Borghese in Rome
Villa Borghese#1 of 58 places to visit in Rome

Villa Borghese is a magnificent landscape park in the English style, a popular place for walks and picnics in Rome. Also here is the museum with the incredible collection of art.

#parks#sightsRome
Colosseum in Rome
Colosseum#2 of 58 places to visit in Rome

The Colosseum is number one in the to-see-list for Italy and has almost 2000-years history with the fights of the gladiators and the dramatic shows.

#ruins#sightsRome
Piazza San Marco in Venice
Piazza San Marco#2 of 16 places to visit in Venice

St. Mark's Square it the main square in Venice. It is one of the most beautiful square in the world.

#squares#sightsVenice
Burano island in Venice
Burano island#3 of 16 places to visit in Venice

Burano island is situated near Torcello at the northern end of the Lagoon and is known for its colorful houses and lace.

#islandsVenice
Trevi Fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain#3 of 58 places to visit in Rome

It is the largest and most famous fountain in Rome, here were filmed scenes from many cult films, and many travelers throw coins in it to go back again to the Eternal City.

#fountains#sightsRome
Rialto Bridge in Venice
Rialto Bridge#4 of 16 places to visit in Venice

Rialto Bridge is the first and most famous bridge in Venice, it emblazoned on every postcard and souvenir magnet around the city.

#bridges#viewpoints#sightsVenice
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin in Rome
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin#4 of 58 places to visit in Rome

Quiet and calm church is better known for "mouth of truth" than for its architecture, but it deserves special attention.

#churches#sightsRome
The Orange Garden in Rome
The Orange Garden#5 of 58 places to visit in Rome

City residents and travelers love this garden for the comfort and coolness, for the incredible atmosphere prevailing there, and for the opportunity to see a unique panorama of Rome.

#parks#viewpoints#sightsRome
Appian Way in Rome
Appian Way#6 of 58 places to visit in Rome

One of the most important roads in the Ancient Rome, and the interesting place to visit, known for it's catacombs and tombs, located along it.

#roads#sightsRome
Neptune's Grotto on Sardinia
Neptune's Grotto#1 of 14 places to visit on Sardinia

The majestic grotto near the town of Alghero, with an underground lake, stalactites and luxurious rooms reminiscent of the palace of the king.

#grottosSardinia
Aventine Hill in Rome
Aventine Hill#7 of 58 places to visit in Rome

Aventine Hill is one of the seven Rome hills, the observation deck with the beautiful panorama and the perfect place for the evening walk.

#hills#viewpointsRome
Altar of the Fatherland in Rome
Altar of the Fatherland#8 of 58 places to visit in Rome

It is a majestic monument in the heart of Rome, it occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. You will find a magnificent view of the city on the top of it.

#monuments#sightsRome
Nicolo Piccolomini street in Rome
Nicolo Piccolomini street#9 of 58 places to visit in Rome

In Rome you can find unusual Nicolo Piccolomini street, about which not so many travelers know.

#streets#viewpoints#sightsRome
Piazza of Knights of Malta in Rome
Piazza of Knights of Malta#10 of 58 places to visit in Rome

Here are the doors of the Priory of the Knights of Malta and obelisks with mysterious signs, that's why the Piazza attracts everyone who love history and mysteries.

#squaresRome
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie#2 of 14 places to visit in Milan

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is located in the west of Milan and is best known for its dining room, where there is a fresco by Leonardo da Vinci.

#churches#sightsMilan
St. Mark's Campanile in Venice
St. Mark's Campanile#5 of 16 places to visit in Venice

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica. The tower is about 100 metres tall and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square.

#bell-towers#viewpoints#sightsVenice
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore#6 of 16 places to visit in Venice

Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is the central building on a small island on the Venice Lagoon.

#churches#viewpoints#sightsVenice
Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome
Largo di Torre Argentina#11 of 58 places to visit in Rome

On the square are the ruins of the temples of the Roman republic and the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated.

#squares#sightsRome
Lagoon of San Teodoro on Sardinia
Lagoon of San Teodoro#2 of 14 places to visit on Sardinia

It is a place of special natural values, home to rare species of birds and animals, which can be seen, arrange a speedboat trip.

#lagoonsSardinia
Doge's Palace in Venice
Doge's Palace#7 of 16 places to visit in Venice

Doge's Palace is the brightest monument of Italian Gothic architecture, is considered one of the main attractions of the city.

#palaces#sightsVenice
Pantheon in Rome
Pantheon#12 of 58 places to visit in Rome

Pantheon is the mysterious place in Rome, many scientists around the world try ti unravele the real purpose of it.

#temples#sightsRome

Tours in Italy 76

Venice islands boat tour
Venice islands boat tour

An excursion to explore the lagoon of Venice and the most beautiful and little known islands that scattered on it, on board of Eolo 2 boat!

Price unknown#tours
Grand Canal boat tour
Grand Canal boat tour

We propose you to cross this spectacular waterway in a comfortable private speedboat that will allow you to admire the city of Venice with calm.

Price unknown#tours
Rome Catacombs & Crypt
Rome Catacombs & Crypt

Visit the world’s largest underground burial channels which are a testament to the world’s largest ancient Christian community.

From €73#tours
Photographic tour in Venice on a boat
Photographic tour in Venice on a boat

This tour consists of a 3-hour leisurely walk incorporating a photographic workshop with photographer Nicolò Gemin, well known Venetian photographer.

Price unknown#tours
Naples Pompeii Group Tour
Naples Pompeii Group Tour

Discover one of the most important archaeological sites in the world with our tours of Naples and Pompeii. This beautiful city remained lost for nearly 1500 years!

From €122#authentic#educational#strolling
Rome by Night Tour
Rome by Night Tour

Enjoy the romantic and breathtaking views of Rome by night. As the sun is setting, Rome becomes an amazing and deeply romantic place.

From €250#tours
Cooking Class
Cooking Class

This cooking class is a great chance to learn local recipes and it is the best way to really know Venice more authentic life and to learn how to cook as a native.

Price unknown#tours
Rowing lesson
Rowing lesson

Why do not try the thrill of being a gondolier? Become an active part and leadrnthe boat like a true Venetian, is, without doubt, a unique experience to live in Venice!

Price unknown#tours#active
Venice Photo Walk and Tour
Venice Photo Walk and Tour

Discover the real Venice and improve your photography! Exclusive private photography workshop tour and photo walk in secret and hidden Venice.

From €300#tours#photo#workshops
Sketching Rome Tour
Sketching Rome Tour

Having the opportunity to create your own sketchbook journal while visiting Rome is not only a unique experience, but one that you will cherish and remember always.

From €110#tours#creative
Rome in a Day Tour
Rome in a Day Tour

See all of the main highlights of Rome and the Vatican on an 8.5-hour walking tour, with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum.

From €139#tours
Rome’s Best at Sunset
Rome’s Best at Sunset

The best way of beating the jetlag and seeing Rome as the pink light kisses the marble buildings. None city remains more famous for its transformation by sunset than Rome.

From €35#tours
VIP Painting Lesson
VIP Painting Lesson

This VIP Art Painting Lesson is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to do something a little different and take away your personal impression of Rome - the Eternal City.

From €95#tours
Vatican Museums Group Tour
Vatican Museums Group Tour

This tour offers a view of the Catholic world of Vatican. You will visit the Vatican Museums, Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of Maps and St. Peter’s Basilica.

From €50#sights
Ancient Rome Tour
Ancient Rome Tour

See the best of Ancient Rome on our walking tour with skip-the-line entrance. Learn the history of Rome at sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

From €59#tours
VIP Ancient Rome & Hypogeum Tour
VIP Ancient Rome & Hypogeum Tour

Enjoy VIP entrance, to see the Colosseum Underground, arena floor, and top tier. This tour also includes a visit to the magnificent Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

From €89#tours
Ancient Rome Group Tour
Ancient Rome Group Tour

The perfect way to discover the ancient Rome is with our walking group tour. A professional guide will help you exploring several sites, explaining every detail.

From €45#sights
Holy Doors Tour
Holy Doors Tour

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims throughout the centuries and enter through the Holy Doors of Rome. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

From €110#tours
Treasures of the Vatican Tour
Treasures of the Vatican Tour

On this Vatican tour, you will enjoy skip the line access to the Vaticain Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with an expert guide.

From €75#tours
Rome in a Day Private Tour
Rome in a Day Private Tour

See all of the main highlights of Rome and the Vatican on a 6-hour walking tour, with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and the Colosseum & Roman Forum.

From €425#tours
Vatican Museums plus Ancient Rome Group Tour
Vatican Museums plus Ancient Rome Group Tour

Our tour will lead you in the heart of Roman history and human civilization.

From €95#sights
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day is for those of us with limited time or for those of us looking for the one day overview of Rome, then this Rome Highlights Tour is for you.

From €215#tours
VIP Romantic Gift
VIP Romantic Gift

How ROME-antic...this tour is the perfect romantic honeymoon gift, wedding gift, St. Valentines Day present or even Anniversary Gift for your loved one.

From €85#tours
Coliseum & Ancient Rome
Coliseum & Ancient Rome

Skip the time consuming lines and take a tour through one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world - the Coliseum and Ancient Rome.

From €55#tours

Picks in Italy 6

Top-12 best gelato in Italy
Top-12 best gelato in Italy

In this review of the best flavours of the famous Italian ice cream gelato you will also find some secrets of it's preparation and selection.

#cuisineRome
Top-10 restaurants in Rome with an incredible view
Top-10 restaurants in Rome with an incredible view

Looking for a restaurant with a view? Oddviser will tell you about the best panoramic restaurants in Rome, worth a visit.

#restaurants#viewsRome
Top-5 dishes that are definitely worth trying in Milan
Top-5 dishes that are definitely worth trying in Milan

Start your gastronomic tour through Milan with Oddviser and try the most delicious Italian dishes!

#cuisineMilan
Top-10 of the most italian adventures
Top-10 of the most italian adventures

The real Rome in the one-day route: Oddviser prepared the pick for your independent travel: from the main sights to non-touristy places.

#authentic#strolling#viewsRome
Top-4 original cheeses in Milan
Top-4 original cheeses in Milan

Oddviser prepared a guide with famous Milan cheeses for you, that are very tasty and have unusual flavour. You should certainly try it!

#cuisineMilan
Top-10 dishes that are definitely worth trying in Rome
Top-10 dishes that are definitely worth trying in Rome

Arrange a gastronomic tour of glorious Rome, trying all Italians signature dishes.

#cuisineRome