It would be impossible to list all of Italy’s “best” attractions - there are simply too many. After all, this is a country with thousands of years of culture under its belt, with ancient ruins and some of the best art and natural scenery found anywhere in Europe. When we talk about the best sites in Italy, we’re really talking about some of the best sites in the world - and when you book a holiday villa in Italy, you'll have them all at your doorstep.
Vatican City may technically be its own country, but for all intents and purposes, it’s in Italy. St. Peter’s Basilica, the 16th-17th century church, is the highlight. This iconic structure is the most important building of the Catholic church and is bound to take your breath away. You can go inside and even visit the top, which offers sublime views of the sprawling city below.
Next on the list is Venice, the iconic water city that is one of Italy's most beautiful and historically interesting places destinations. Take a gondola ride if you wish, but just looking around this dreamlike city is a joy.
Lake Como, also in the north of Italy, offers a very different experience. This magnificent lake is bordered by stunning mountains and surrounde by small, pleasant villages that feature traditional, independent stores, delicious food, and beautiful villas owned by the rich and famous.
Finally, no visit to central Italy is complete without visiting the ruins of Rome. The Colosseum, which is nearly 2,000 years old, is the most famous attraction, while the nearby ruins of the Roman Forum offer unique insight into an age when philosophers and intellectuals congregated to discuss ideas that would illuminate the world. These are just two of the city's many outstanding attractions, which also include the Pantheon (dating back to 125 AD) and the famous Trevi Fountain.