More than 60 million tourists travel to Italy each year and no wonder as it is an international hot spot for numerous groups of internationals. The country attracts backpackers, luxury travelers, historians, and art lovers from around the world.
The Italian society and culture have been shaped by thousands of years of history which makes the country remarkably diverse and rich in world-famous sites. If you want to explore a world full of passion, style and the unquenchable thirst for the joy of living, that’s the place to go. Below is a list of the best city destinations in Italy where you can charter a private flight with Paramount Business Jets.
The capital of Italy is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Rome offers many ancient Roman buildings, ruins, and monuments. Among those not to be missed are the famous Coliseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, ruins of the Circus Maximus and the Spanish Steps.
Apart from being packed with history, this 2,700-year-old city is also home to the holy Vatican City State, home to the Pope and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
Florence is the capital metropolitan city of Tuscany located 170 miles north of Rome. One of its greatest attractions is the famous Statue of David by Michael Angelo. Florence is an art lover’s paradise with numerous galleries and museums housing the works of great art masters. If you are keen on Renaissance art and architecture you will have a lot to admire here.
Venice has long ranked as one of the world’s most romantic cities. It is made up of 117 bodies of land joined by 550 bridges and canals. Its unique architecture is considered to be an engineering masterpiece.
The best way to experience Venice is partly on foot and partly by boats and ferries which move around through numerous channels and canals picking up visitors and dropping them off. Get a luxurious ride in a beautiful, iconic gondola before visiting the magnificent St. Mark's Square and old churches. Then enjoy an array of shops with local crafts and taste fine local wine.
Genoa is a beautiful historic port city that has played a crucial role in maritime trade for ages. The capital of the Liguria region, it is also the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
This intriguing coastal city is full of fantastic sights. It is known for having one of Europe’s largest old towns with the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the opera house called Teatro Carlo Felice and a stunning square Piazza de Ferrari. Admire Genoa’s sea-side villas, go on a coastal walking tour and dine at fine restaurants which offer Italy’s freshest seafood dishes.
Palermo is the capital of Sicily, the most southern island of Italy. The city, located by the Tyrrhenian Sea in a gulf, has over 2,700 years of history. The stories of some of Palermo’s sites date back as far as to the 8th century.
You can easily visit Palermo on foot and it is definitely worth walking around. The town is filled with numerous points of interest such as royal residences, museums, the cathedral, various cafe’s, bars, and plenty of buzzing traffic.
Portofino is located in the northern region Liguria, within the metropolitan city of Genoa, on the Italian Riviera. With its lovely fishing villages, colorful houses, and crystalline blue seas, the town is one of Italy’s most picturesque destinations. There are also numerous boutiques, galleries, cafes, bars, and some of the best resorts in the world. Portofino is a smaller, cute town with lots of history, charming views, and zest for life.
The northwest of Italy is home to Turin. Turin is a spiritual town with an enigmatic Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Thousands of Catholics visit it each year to see a relic called “The Holy Shroud”, a linen cloth that some believe iis the burial shroud of Jesus Christ.
Besides, you can enjoy amazing castles, museums, botanical gardens, leafy parks, grand boulevards, and culinary delights. Turin is a great way to discover Italy’s culture in a refreshingly crowd-free atmosphere. Tourists all over the globe love Turin’s cobblestone streets, funky bars, old Roman ruins, low lying hills and mountains.
Take a trip to the southern part of Italy and explore the region of Apulia. Bari is a metropolitan city by the Adriatic Sea with warm temperatures all year round. It has a beautiful, bustling and chic old town, lovingly described by the locals as “Paris by the sea of Italy”. Full of narrow streets and confusing like a maze, it is home to the famous Basilica di San Nicola, a pilgrimage site for Christians.
Being an economically thriving city, Bari has 2 harbors, many restaurants serving endless choices of Italian dishes, a pleasant promenade and lots of 19th-century architecture.
Emilia-Romagna is the region of the Apennine Mountains, medieval towns, and seaside resorts. Its capital is the city of Bologna, believed to offer one of the best cuisine experiences in Italy. Taste the most famous specialties of egg pasta, tortellini, spaghetti, and various kinds of ham and salami. It is a gorgeous city with a large student population and vibrant nightlife. Bologna is best visited during summer when the temperature is warm.
A trip to Italy is not complete without a visit to Milan, a chic cosmopolitan city known as the fashion Mecca of the world. Think of the names like Armani, Prada, Puce, Gucci and many more and imagine the runways in the city where their careers took off.
Apart from Milan’s top boutiques, hip clubs and bars, its treasures also include the mural of “Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci. Experience the tremendous and unique character of this city through great architecture, music, fashion and art. Milan also ranks as a tourist paradise for being safe and perfect for endless afternoon walks.