Rome

The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Rome

Rome is the Eternal City, Italy's amazing layer cake of ancient ruins, medieval neighborhoods, Renaissance paintings, baroque palaces, and the art of living la dolce vita, the Italian sweet life.

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Florence

The Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

Florence

Florence was the cradle of the Renaissance, hometown to Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi's dome—not to mention Dante, juicy steaks, leather crafts, and Chianti.

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Venice

Gondolas ply the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Venice

La Serenissima is a city of stone that seems to float on the water, its Byzantine palaces and crooked alleys laced with canals and knit together by hundreds of tiny footbridges.

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Tuscany

The landscape of Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany

Beyond Florence (so important it gets its own section) lies Italy's most storied region, a landscape of medieval hilltowns, hills cloaked in Chianti vineyards, and cathedrals frescoed by Renaissance masters.

» Siena
» Pisa
» San Gimignano
» Montepulciano
» Lucca
» Chianti

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Amalfi Coast

A view of Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy

Amalfi Coast

The original jet-set dream destination, a series of pastel villages tucked along one of Europe's most dramatic coastal drives and, just offshore, the fabled island of Capri, where emperors and Golden Age Hollywood starlets once dallied.

» Amalfi
» Positano
» Ravello
» Sorrento
» Capri
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Cinque Terre

The Via dell'Amore trail along the Cinque Terre in Liguria, Italy

Cinque Terre

A collection of colorful fishing villages and old pirate coves strung like pearls along the southern tip of the Italian riviera and linked by ancient goat paths so you can hike from town to town through the Mediterranean macchia.

» Riomaggiore
» Manarola
» Corniglia
» Vernazza
» Monterosso al Mare
» Hiking the Cinque Terre

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Italian Lakes

The Italian lakes

Lake District

The long, shimmering tendrils of the Italian Lakes are snuggled into the deep-cleft valleys of Alpine foothills. These shores are strung with fishing villages, medieval castles, lavish Renaissance palazzi, ancient ruins, and sumptuous gardens.

» Lake Como
» Lake Garda
» Lake Maggiore
» Lake Orta
» Lake Iseo
» Smaller lakes

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