If you’re going to Italy for 10 days, you can fit a lot in and see plenty of different cities. You could choose to spend all of your vacation period in just one city like Rome or Venice, and you’d still have a wonderful time, but if you really want to make the most of your trip, hopping around from one city to another is the best option. Here are some of the top cities, as well as a few hidden gems, you might like to check out on your trip to Italy.
- Rome - The capital city of Italy, Rome is most tourists’ first stopping point. This is the home of the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, along with numerous other monuments and landmarks. It’s a perfect place to experience Italian culture and cuisine, and it’s a city with so much history and so many stories to tell, you’ll never get bored of being here.
- Venice - The perfect city for romantic getaways, Venice is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations. This city is best known for its hundreds of bridges and canals, with gondolas winding their way along the many waterways and providing some truly one of a kind experiences you won’t get anywhere else.
- Milan - One of the key fashion capitals of the world, Milan is well known for its upscale stores and luxury boutiques. It’s a super stylish city, perfect for people who love to shop, but it has a lot of interesting landmarks and amazing architecture too, including the Duomo and Sforzeso Castle. You can also head over to the Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'.
- Florence - The capital of Tuscany, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in all of Italy, Florence is a picturesque city with an amazing cathedral and truly awe-inspiring architecture all around. It’s a great place to taste Tuscan cuisine too, with a lot of highly rated restaurants.
- Pisa - Best known as the home of one of Italy’s most famous landmarks, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa is a Tuscan city which can be easily enjoyed on a day trip from somewhere like Florence or Siena. As well as the iconic tower, you’ll find some striking piazzas and lovely shops to explore.
- Cinque Terre - Perhaps the finest example of man-made and natural beauty coming together in one location, the Cinque Terre is a series of coastal villages, all featuring colorful buildings and constructed right on the cliffside, looking out over the sea. It’s a truly exceptional place, with each village having its own charms and landmarks.
- Vinci - The birthplace of one of the greatest artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci is a charming little Tuscan village. You can enjoy day trips to Vinci from other parts of Tuscany like Florence, and there are some interesting museums here, as well as gorgeous scenery all around. It’s a great place to go when you just need a more relaxing and calming kind of day.
- Verona - If you want the beauty and romantic nature of Venice but without all the crowds of tourists, Verona might be the best option for you. Located in northern Italy in the Veneto region, this was the setting of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. It's a very romantic city and you can even go and see Juliet's House, as well as visiting the Verona Arena and Osteria Sottocosta square.