Italy Bucket List: 15 things to do

Written on : 20 November 2017

The Ultimate Italian Bucket List

Always wanted to visit this beautiful boot shaped Southern European country? Here is the ultimate Italian Bucket List for an unforgettable holiday in Italy.

1. See the Cinque Terre

5 beautiful villages make up the Cinque Terre in Northern Italy. These colourful towns are most definitely worth a visit as they are vivid, bright and full of life. Located not far from bigger cities such as Milan, Turin, and Florence, the Cinque Terre is easily accessible with good transport links and worth the detour. Hike between the 5 towns or take the regional train and hop on and off all day.

>>> Our villas in the Cinque Terre

2. Take a Gondola ride in Venice

One of the most unique and beautiful cities in the world, Venice is full of romance and charm. Enjoy a gondola ride as the sun sets with your loved one or set out during the day for a fun filled family outing. Experience a new way of exploring a city and hop on board a gondola.

>>> Activities in Italy 

3. Visit the Duomo in Milan

Milan, fashion capital of the world, will delight lovers of shopping. Pay a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to witness Italian fashion first hand. Once satisfied, head out to the Piazza to admire the stunning architecture of the Duomo.

>>> Our villas in Lombardy

4. Admire the views from the Mole Antonelliana in Turin

If good views are more your thing then you won’t be disappointed in Turin. With the stunning Alps forming the backdrop, the view from the top of the Mole Antonelliana is utterly breathtaking. The history of Turin is equally fascinating and is worth discovering!

>>> History of Italy

5. Eat pizza in Naples

Italian gastronomy is some of the best in the world with this beautiful country being famous for its pizza and pasta dishes. Head to Naples to try some of the best pizza in the whole world - you won’t be disappointed!

>>> Italian gastronomy

6. See the ruins of Pompeii

This Italian city was buried after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and so it is fascinating to see the ruins and wander the streets that have been left behind from this event all those years ago.

>>> 10 things to do in Italy

7. Tour the Colosseum

A city steeped in history, Rome is the capital of Italy and is a cultural hotspot that is worth a visit. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain then hop on a vespa and head for the Colosseum - live like the Romans do!

>>> Our villas in Latium

8. Pose for a picture in Pisa

Take a selfie in Pisa! A trip to Pisa will not be complete without THAT selfie - you know exactly what we mean - the classic tourist pose pushing the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower took 344 years to build and despite numerous attempts by engineers to stabilise the structure, it still leans to this day.

>>> Italian culture & traditions

9. Relax at the Lakes

If beautiful landscapes capture your heart then there is none more beautiful than the Italian Lakes. Situated in Northern Italy, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore are stunning works of art that have been wonderfully carved by the power of nature.

>>> 10 photos that will inspire you to visit the Italian Lakes

10. Climb a volcano in Sicily

Sicily is home to one of the biggest volcanoes in the world, Mount Etna. If you’re the more adventurous and daring type you can take a walking tour of the volcanoes for a glimpse of nature's creations.

>>> Our villas in Sicily

11. Sip cocktails in Positano

The Amalfi Coast features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and the views are astounding! Dine al fresco and enjoy some cocktails as the sun goes down on the horizon - pure bliss!

>>> Our guides on the Amalfi Coast

12. Meet Juliet in Verona

We’re all familiar with William Shakespeare’s epic Romeo and Juliet so why not visit the house of Juliet when in Italy? Stroll through the stunning streets of Verona and meet with Juliet in the courtyard of this wonderful setting.

>>> Our villas in Italy

13. Ski in the Italian Alps

For the more sporty, Italy is in the ideal location for skiers to enjoy the Alps. Put on your boots and hit the slopes for some fun filled adventures in the snow.

>>> Our villas in the Alps

14. Gaze at the landscapes in Umbria

Less busy and less expensive than its counterpart Tuscany, Umbria delights those in search of some peace and quiet in tranquil and green settings.

>>> Our guides in Umbria

15. Devour some gelato

A trip to Italy is not complete without tasting some gelato. No matter where you are in the country you will not be disappointed with the vast choice of flavours! Treat yourself on a sunny afternoon!

>>> Weather & Climate in Italy