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5 Amazing Places to See in Italy

It is no surprise to see why Italy is a country of choice for travelers worldwide.

Italy is located in Europe and is the 5th most visited country in the world in regards to international tourism arrivals. Most people principally visit the country for its rich history, culture, art, fashion, and cuisine. Tourists also travel to Italy for its ancient monuments, beaches, and beautiful coastline. The country has more World Heritage Sites in the world than any other country. It is no surprise to see why Italy is a country of choice for travelers worldwide.

5. Basicilia of Saint Francis

The Basilica of Saint Francis.

The Basilica of Saint Francis is located in the town of Assisi in the region of Umbria in central Italy. The basilica is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual, and is located in the region where Saint Francis was born and died. The Basilica of Saint Francis is among the most important Christian pilgrimage places found in Italy. The basilica which was constructed into the side of a hill was started in 1228. The Basilica of Saint Francis comprises of a crypt, the Lower Church, and the Upper Church. The Basilica was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The church has become an extraordinary landmark in the charmingly historic town of Assisi.

4. Venice

The famous canals of Venice.

Located in the northeastern part of Italy is the famous city of Venice. The city is situated on an archipelago made up of 118 islands which are connected by bridges and divided by canals. One of the most exciting things about Italy or Venice to be specific is the Venetian Lagoon. The lagoon is an enclosed bay lying between the Piave River and the Po River. The city of Venice is famous for its unique architecture. Venice has also been known by other names including, "The Floating City", "City of Bridges", "City of Canals" and "City of Masks" among others. A portion of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Amalfi coast

The beautiful Amalfi Coast.

The Amalfi Coast is located in the province of Salerno, Italy. It constitutes a stretch of coastline found on the Tyrrhenian Sea specifically on the Gulf of Salerno's southern coast. The Amalfi Coast attracts thousands of tourists every year making the region a popular tourist destination in Italy. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

2. Island of Capri

The beautiful Island of Capri.

The Island of Capri is a small Italian island situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Bay of Naples in Campania, Italy. Capri is the Island's main town, and it also shares the name. Since the Roman Republic period, the Island of Capri has been a resort. Some of the Island's primary features include the ruins of Imperial Roman Villas, the Belvedere of Tragara, the town of Blue Grotto and Anacapri, the Marina Piccolo and the limestone crags known as sea stacks.

1. Rome at night

Walking around Rome at night is a romantic way to beat the crowds.

Rome the capital city of Italy. Walking in Rome at night is described by many as magical. The city, under the yellow street lights, offers outstanding scenery that features over 20 centuries of history and art. The surrounding landscape is surely a sight for sore eyes as one enjoys the view of St. Peter, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon at night.

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