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Italy Tourist Attractions

Italy is a land of many architectural and historical wonders. Some of the most popular cities in Italy are Rome, Venice, Florence, and Tuscany. All these cities are home to many tourist attractions like museums, historical monuments, zoos, and fountains. Italy tourist attractions draw millions of tourists from across the world.

Top 10 Italy Tourist Attractions

Italy is famous all over the world for its architecture, museums, art, restaurants, and picturesque landscape. Given below are some of the top Italy tourist attractions:


The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. It is the self-supporting bell tower or belfry of the Cathedral of Pisa in Italy. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located at the back of the cathedral. It is the third oldest structure in Piazza del Dumo (Cathedral Square) in the city following the cathedral and the Baptistry.

On the low side, the altitude of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the earth and on the high side, it is 56.70 m (186.02 ft). The thickness of the walls at the foundation is 4.09 m (13.42 ft) and at the crest is 2.48 m (8.14 ft). The weight is calculated at 14,500 metric tons (16,000 short tons). There are 296 or 294 steps on the tower. At one time, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.


The Colosseum in Rome



The Colosseum in Rome is the most famous tourist attraction in Italy. It is also called as the Flavian Amphitheater or Coliseum. The Colosseum is an oval-shaped auditorium, located in the heart of the city of Rome in Italy. It is the biggest auditorium or amphitheater ever constructed in the Roman Empire. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of Roman engineering and Roman architecture. The amphitheater had an accommodation capacity of 50,000 people. This arena was used as a venue for gladiator fights, Roman mythological dramas, and execution. Your trip to Rome will remain incomplete if you don't visit the Colosseum.



Rome Zoo



The Rome Zoo is also known as Giardino Zoologico di Roma or Bioparco SpA. It is a very popular zoological garden in Rome with a wide variety of wildlife. The zoo features 1,114 creatures belonging to 222 species. The Rome Zoo was founded in 1911. The designer of the Zoo was Carl Hagenbeck, a German animal traine r and businessman. Kleinmann’s Tortoise, an almost extinct animal, is one of the most remarkable attractions of this zoo.??


Museo Nazionale Romano


Museo Nazionale Romano or The National Museum of Rome is a group of museums in Rome, the capital city of Italy. It was established in 1889 and opened in 1890. Four museums comprise this group and they are Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme, and Baths of Diocletian.?

Collections of the Crypta Balbi include the following:

  • The Betti and Gorga collections
  • Collections of the erstwhile Kircherian Museum
  • Collections from the Roman Forum, specifically a mural and marble epistyle from the Fascist deconstruction of the gothic cathedral (late 1930s)of Sant'Adriano in the Curia senatus
  • The collection of Victor Emmanuel III of Savoy and numismatic objects from the Gnecchi collections?
  • The Capitoline Museums
  • Museum of the Palazzo Venezia
  • Murals taken out from the cathedral of Santa Maria in Via Lata in 1960
  • The communal Antiquarium of Rome

Collections of the Palazzo Altemps include the following:

  • Statues from Renaissance collections like the Mattei and Boncompagni-Ludovisi collections, which include the Suicide of a Gaul (from the same Pergamon group as the Dying Gaul) and Ludovisi Ares
  • The Egyptian Collection (Statues of eastern gods)


Collections of the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme include the following:

  • Jewelry collections
  • Coin collections
  • Sculptures (empirical, republican, and late empire)


Collections of the Baths of Diocletian include the following:

  • Inscriptions
  • Funerary sculptures
  • Bronze statuettes



Capitoline Museums


The Capitoline Museums or Musei Capitolini are a group of archeological and art museums in Rome, Italy. They are situated over the Capitoline Hill in Rome. The three major buildings of the Capitoline Museums are the following:

  • Palazzo dei Conservatori
  • Palazzo Senatorio
  • Palazzo Nuovo


The museums' diverse collection includes a huge number of prehistoric Roman inscriptions, sculptures, and other works of art; a collection of Middle Age and Renaissance art; and collections of coins, jewelries, and other articles. The owner and operator of these museums is the Municipality of Rome.


Galleria degli Uffizi


Galleria degli Uffizi or the Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most renowned art museums of the West. It is located in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, a palace in Florence, Italy. The gallery showcases famous paintings by Filippo Lippi, Giotto, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Tintoretto, Tiziano, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, and other renowned painters. Some of the most famous collections of this art gallery are as follows:

  • The Birth of Venus, Primavera, The Adoration of the Magi and others by Sandro Botticelli
  • The Adoration of the Magi, The Annunciation - Leonardo da Vinci
  • Venus of Urbino, Flora by Titian
  • The Ognissanti Madonna, Badia Polyptych by Giotto
  • Pope Leo X with Cardinals Luigi de' Rossi and Giulio de' Medici, Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael?
  • The Doni Tondo by Michelangelo?
  • Maest? by Duccio?
  • Maest? by Cimabue?
  • The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello?
  • The Annunciation by Simone Martini?
  • Incoronation of the Virgin, Madonna with Child and Two Angels by Fra Filippo Lippi?
  • Diptych of Duchess Battista Sforza of Urbino and Duke Federico da Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca?
  • The Portinari Triptych by Hugo van der Goes?
  • The Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Verrocchio?
  • The Adoration of the Magi by Albrecht D?rer?
  • Perseus Freeing Andromeda by Piero di Cosimo?
  • Bacchus, Medusa, and The Sacrifice of Isaac by Caravaggio?
  • The Madonna of the Long Neck by Parmigianino?
  • Self portrait as an Old Man, Self portrait as a Young Man, and Portrait of an Old Man by Rembrandt Van Rijn
  • Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi?


The huge collection of the museum also includes some prehistoric statues like the Two Wrestlers and Arrotino.




Pantheon is one of the places in Rome, which you must visit. It is famous for its spectacular architecture, delicate sculptures, and gorgeous statues. Previously, it was a place of worship of the gods of prehistoric Rome. It is now one of the biggest Catholic churches in the world. The structure was constructed in 126 AD. The building is divided into three separate portions – the portico, the rotunda, and the interior. The church is devoted to St. Mary and the Martyrs. Nevertheless, it is colloquially named as Santa Maria Rotonda.




Venice is a famous city in the northern part of Italy. The city is known all over the world for its travel and tourism industry. Venice is also the capital of the Veneto region. Along with Padua, Venice comes under the Padua-Venice Metropolitan region. According to the census performed in 2004, the population of Venice is around 272,000. Venice is regarded as one of the most picturesque cities in the world. It was a major port during the Middle Age and Renaissance. Venice is also famous for many creative movements, particularly the Renaissance era. Popular tourist spots in Venice include the following:

  • Piazza San Marco
  • The Grand Canal
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Lido di Venezia


The Venice Film Festival is one of the most famous film festivals in the world.


The Trevi Fountain



The Trevi Fountain is a famous fountain in Rome, Italy. It is situated in the Trevi rione. The height of the fountain is 25.9 meters (85 feet) and the width is 19.8 meters (65 feet). The Trevi Fountain is the biggest baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most illustrious fountains in the world. The fountain has a significant presence in popular culture.???


Vatican City


The Vatican City is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. It is also known as the State of the City of Vatican. It is a city-state whose area is bordered inside the city of Rome. The city was founded by the Lateran Treaty in 1929. It is famous for its gardens, chapels, art galleries, museums, and libraries. The Vatican City is a World Heritage Site.

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