Italians sometimes forget it, but if Italy is a beautiful country there is a reason! In fact, the beauties of Italy are known all over the world, and visitors desiring the Italian Life Style arrive from all over the world. But we asked ourselves: which is the most beautiful city of all?

Making a rating of the most beautiful Italian cities to visit is not easy, considering the amount of Italian artistic heritage, crossing the best cities of art, with the most visited ones, and the opinions of travelers on the main booking portals, without forgetting that what is beautiful is beautiful, but what one likes is beautiful, here is our special rating of the most beautiful Italian cities!

Venice, Veneto

At the head of the pedestal is the most romantic city in the world, a place for honeymooners since time immemorial: our grandmothers have already dreamed of a honeymoon in a gondola!

The third most visited city in Italy, the main Italian city of art, ranked 6th among the most beautiful cities in the world. It is home to one of the most beautiful squares in the world: Piazza San Marco, and in 1987 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With such a presentation, he could only be in first place among the most beautiful cities in Italy. Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world and its strong point is its unique and characteristic charm: its canals with traditional gondolas, noble palaces, lagoon… a visit certainly does not disappoint.

Obviously, one cannot fail to mention the incredible and fascinating tradition of the Venetian carnival, a riot of colors, masks, and practical jokes that is timeless and gives emotions to all generations.

Rome, Lazio

The second of the great trio is the most visited city in Italy and a favorite among TripAdvisor travelers.

Roma Caput Mundi is literally an open-air museum: from the Imperial Forums to the Pantheon, throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain to be amazed in front of the Colosseum, passing through Piazza Navona.

The history of Rome exudes from every corner and is lost in the mists of time: those who visit it can only be satisfied with the beauty and culture.

It is a city that offers everything suitable for those who want to lead a social life, or just go shopping, or enjoy the famous Italian cuisine.

Florence, Tuscany

And now we have reached third place, dominated by the Tuscan city, the symbol of Made in Italy in the world.

Florence is the cradle of Renaissance culture and the center of monuments and works of art. Here is the most visited Italian museum: the Uffizi Gallery.

Florence was the birthplace of the greatest Italian artists and poets, from Dante Alighieri to Petraki, from Michelangelo to Leonardo da Vinci; for this reason, it can be considered the main destination of Italian cultural tourism.

To take your breath away, just look up from the top of Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy the magnificent view of the city.

Naples, Campania

The next in the rating is the largest and most visited among the cities of Southern Italy. It is said: “See Naples and die”, because you cannot leave this land without visiting Naples at least once; it is for this reason that it has once again become one of the most visited cities in Italy.

Naples has a secret charm waiting to be discovered, which is very strongly reflected in the cheerful and colorful character of its inhabitants. The bay, Vesuvius, the magnificent ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, the music, but above all…the pizza makes it absolutely unique.

Siena, Tuscany

The city of the Palio could not miss the rating. Siena is splendid precisely in its being a city, not only for the artistic treasures it preserves.

Siena is a city rich in traditions, whose beauty lies entirely in its ancient streets and alleys. The flagship is Piazza del Campo, where the Palio takes place.

Strolling through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is pleasant and surprising, among shops, while enjoying a Giacchino, typical Tuscan street food.

The Tuscan culinary tradition is appreciated all over the world, and Siena is certainly one of the best places to appreciate it. Remember to taste the “Pici”, the “Pappardelle with Pinta sauce” or the “Ribollita”.

Syracuse, Sicily

Going up the ratings we return to Sicily, to discover a surprising city, a candidate for the European capital of culture: Syracuse.

In Syracuse, it is the Sicilian Baroque that reigns supreme and the square of Ortigia are dazzling for its beauty, thanks to the presence of one of the Cathedral. The sea creates breathtaking landscapes and the taste is tickled by the typical smells of tasty Sicilian food.

San Gimignano, Tuscany

Let’s go up the rating a bit and also go up the peninsula to Tuscany, in the heart of the Val d’Elsa, more than a city we find a village: San Gimignano!

Crossing the walls of San Gimignano you go back to the thirteenth-fourteenth century, in the middle of the Middle Ages, because nothing has changed here since then. For this, it has earned the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The country is located in an excellent position: between Chianti, Valdes, Florence, and Siena.

Palermo, Sicily

We still remain at the bottom of the rating with one of the cities of the South with a long and complex history, as are its monuments and its streets: the current Corso Vittorio, the axis of the ancient Cassaro, is the first ancient road around the which originated the development of the city.

Elegant and contradictory, Palermo contains Arab and Norman traits, with Gothic-Catalan spots and baroque opulence.

It is a noisy and colorful city with a unique character; exactly like the Vucciria, the historic market that stretches along the narrow streets of the historic center.

From arancini to Panelle, without forgetting cannoli and cassata: Palermo is a city full of ancient smells and flavors that can be found in street foods and desserts.

Verona, Veneto

The city with the most famous balcony in the world ranks second to last in the top ten, but it is a fact that it is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site for its urban structure and architecture. Also noteworthy is the famous Arena, which often hosts both television and classical opera shows, providing a decidedly suggestive location!

It is certainly among the most romantic cities of the Bel Paese, thanks to its charm that is enhanced especially at sunset, famous for having been the backdrop to one of the most beautiful and tragic love stories in literature: Romeo and Juliet by W Shakespeare.

Ferrara, Emilia Romagna

At the next position, we find the city of the Este. Ferrara is medieval and Renaissance, an elegant city on a human scale, where life flows slowly on horseback, among palaces, noble houses, churches, and castles. Furthermore, you are in the heart of Emilia Romagna, take advantage of it to delight the palate!

Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Located on the Adriatic Sea and almost entirely surrounded by Slovenia, Trieste is a city that is geographically and historically isolated from the rest of the Italian peninsula. It is a historic place, an important commercial port that for centuries has been the link between the Mediterranean and the Slavic and Germanic people. It is a very charming place, full of cafes and with a splendid view of the sea.

Parma, Emilia Romagna

Among the most prosperous cities in Italy, Parma is also famous for the production of two of the most exported and appreciated Italian culinary products abroad: Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano. It is a small town on a human scale, with lovely romantic alleys to visit as a couple or perhaps to travel by bike.

Milan, Lombardy

Milan and Paris compete for the title of the European fashion capital. This makes it the most important economic city in Italy. On the occasion of fashion week, the city is teeming with famous designers, models, show business characters, and paparazzi. This is the perfect place to go shopping and learn about new trends.

Milan is a huge dynamic metropolis full of opportunities. A city that never sleeps, where there is almost no end to what to do.

Mantua, Lombardy

The Lombard city of Mantua is also included in the rating. Pearl of the Renaissance, thanks to the Gonzagas, Mantua was one of the most important cultural cities and maintains many buildings built in that period. Mantua is surrounded by greenery, and in a suggestive and enjoyable natural area, a stay in a farmhouse is particularly recommended.

Bergamo, Lombardy

This beautiful city in the Alps combines two different but complementary hamlets, the upper and the lower. The lower city is the modern area of Bergamo, while the upper part coincides with the historic center.

Not to be missed is Bergamo Alta, the historic heart of the city and the place where the main attractions are concentrated.

Recommended cards, tickets, and tours: 2.5-hour guided tour in the upper town