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8 paradisiacal places in Italy to enchant you

Luciana Soares July, 2020

If you look for secular architecture, rich culture, world-renowned cuisine and breathtaking landscapes, you will find some of these characteristics when you visit paradisiacal places in Italy.

The country currently has 55 world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. It is one of the best options for those who want to live a unique, exclusive and unforgettable travel experience.

Do you dream of visiting paradisiacal places in Italy and you don’t know which cities and destinations to include in the list? Do not worry! This post will help you!

You will find out everything about these 8 paradisiacal places in Italy:

  1. Rome
  2. Venice
  3. Milan
  4. Cinque Terre
  5. Sorrento
  6. Capri
  7. Positano
  8. Lecce

Italy: paradisiacal places and unforgettable experiences

If you already follow Cieli di Toscana’s blog, you know that praising the charms and beauties of Italy is our specialty! The truth is that Italy has incredible treasures and cinematographic landscapes. It offers the possibility of experiencing moments that will remain forever in your memory, whether on a romantic itinerary or on a family trip.

To help you understand why visiting paradisiacal places in Italy is an excellent travel option, we have listed some information about the country that will convince you to prepare your itinerary and invest in this experience right away:

  • The country has approximately 2,900 miles of coastline, which makes it the perfect destination for nature and water lovers;
  • Italy for history lovers: there are more than 95,000 monumental churches, 40,000 forts and castles and 20,000 historic cities and towns.
  • Among the paradisiacal places in Italy, there are more than 4 thousand gardens located in historical residences.

Has our list increased your curiosity? How about continuing reading our list of 8 paradisiacal places to visit in Italy?

8 paradisiacal places in Italy: from touristic destinations to little explored treasures

You can check below our list of 8 suggestions for paradisiacal places in Italy. Our selection includes well-known and must-see touristic destinations such as regions little explored in conventional itineraries. They are perfect suggestions for those who are seeking an experience full of exclusivity.

01. Rome

It is impossible to talk about paradisiacal places in Italy and not include the capital. Rome is a stunning city, a perfect setting for photographs and land of world famous sights.

However, it is not just that! Once in Rome, visit the sumptuous Fontana di Trevi, the monumental Colosseum, the famous Pantheon and the Vatican City. Also, allow yourself to stroll along the charming stone streets, such as the scenic and charming Via Margutta, to visit the neighbor Tivoli and the magnificent Adriana and Villa D’Este Villages, to contemplate Rome from the panoramic terrace of Giardino degli Aranci.

 

02. Venice

If you are looking for paradisiacal places in Italy that look like a fairy tale, you must have Venice on the list.

With a vast list of breathtaking touristic options, the city of canals offers unique experiences. If you are going to include Venice in the itinerary, you must consider Saint Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the beautiful view from St. Mark’s Campanile and the gothic architecture of Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace).

To make your visit to Italy and its paradisiacal places even more exclusive, it is worth renting a gondola and touring the city from a new perspective. Recently, due to the low flow of gondolas and boats caused by the global pandemic of COVID-19, the water of the Venetian canals is clearer and more transparent. Can you imagine how much more beautiful this tour has become?

 

03. Milan

Milan and its high fashion and impeccable gastronomy should be considered part of the itinerary for those who want to discover places of paradise in Italy.

If you are going to include the city in your itinerary of paradisiacal places in Italy, the idea is to explore the most enchanting surroundings besides visiting traditional touristic spots, such as Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, the famous Duomo and the luxurious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – temple of famous restaurants and perfect to go shopping.

Our tip is to visit the picturesque Lake Como, located 56 miles from Milan, and enjoy the romanticism à la belle epoque of the small and charming cities around it.

 

04. Cinque Terre

of paradisiacal places in Italy. Located on the Italian coast of Liguria, Cinque Terre is a paradise. As the name says, the destination consists of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

The set of villages is one of 55 UNESCO heritage sites. It is easy to guess why just by seeing the images of the destination.

Besides the beaches of blue water, the landscapes composed by the set of rocky cliffs and colorful houses, Cinque Terre also gathers trails in the nature, restaurants with spectacular views and the possibility of discovering each village of this paradise destination on a boat tour.

 

05. Sorrento

Our fifth tip is the coastal city of Sorrento, located in southwest of Italy and “halfway” between the island of Capri that we will talk about later and the Amalfi Coast.Once there, enjoy the beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, especially in company of a fine wine or an Italian drink at one of the coastal restaurants or bars.

06. Capri

If you enjoy refined and charming tourism, you have certainly heard of Capri, one of the most prestigious paradisiacal places in Italy.

Capri deserves at least two full days of dedication. Its touristic attractions are: the Gardens of Augustus, which offers unique photographs, the cafes and restaurants overlooking the sea, the famous brand shops on Via Camerelle and the natural treasures such as the Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni (three-rock formation closed to the coast) and the Arco Naturalle, a kind of bridge built by nature.

07. Positano

Since we are talking about the Amalfi Coast, we cannot forget Positano, one of the paradisiacal places in Italy that cannot be left out of the itinerary.

Positano is considered the most beautiful city in the region for many. Therefore, it must be visited with no hurry. We recommended the touristic sights and tours: the church of Santa Maria Assunta, the narrow and steep streets that lead to unexpected viewpoints overlooking the sea, the beachwear shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and the beaches. It is also worth visiting the stunning Fiordo di Furore, located in Furore next to Positano. Due to its unbelievable beauty, Fiordo di Furore was the setting for a movie by the Italian director, Roberto Rossellini.

 

08. Lecce

Imagine a picturesque and charming destination. Certainly, Lecce is one of them. The city is located in the region of Puglia (Apuglia), southern of Italy.

Its historical center is the cradle of several expressions of Baroque art seen in churches and buildings. Besides, the Roman Amphitheater, the Basilica of Santa Cruz and the traditional Cathedral’s square are also part of the treasures of the paradisiacal Lecce.

In addition to the beautiful historical collection, Lecce is located on the “heel” of Italy which surroundings offer a range of beautiful beaches that deserve to be visited and enjoyed.

It is possible to find paradisiacal places in Italy for all tastes, don’t you think? Art, history, beach and nature lovers or luxury tour admirers; everyone finds perfect destinations to visit in the beautiful Italy.

If you were inspired by our list and decided to plan your trip to Italy, how about making your experience even more personalized? We, Cieli di Toscana’s team, know the country like the back of our hand. We are ready to help you organize a tailor-made trip, including all the services you desire.

Cieli di Toscana offers 5-star services to your customized trip, besides concierge and assistance in English during your stay in Italy.

We create a customized itinerary based on your preferences. You will find in it useful information and suggestions of the best of each city: places to visit, the most beautiful roads to reach the destination, the most convenient parking lots, the best restaurants, stores, experiences and much more.

Besides, you can check our exclusive app with more than 1,500 suggestions of what to do, where to buy and where to eat at your destination!

Contact us and start making your dream-trip come true!

Luciana Soares is a journalist passionate about traveling. She works at Cieli di Toscana and has lived in Florence. She knows and loves the beauties of the region.

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