When deciding where to go on holiday to during 2016, you should be thinking about the gorgeous country of Italy. It is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe and is only a couple of hours away on the plane. The food entices everyone, but the scenery and history are also a highlight.

Whether you are thinking of visiting for just a long weekend, or even for a fortnight, there is somewhere in Italy that you could go. See below five of the most interesting and beautiful places you should be visiting in Italy.

Sorrento

Sorrento is one of the most picturesque towns of Italy and has plenty to look around and see for everyone. The town is situated on the cliffs, and has a historic center with plenty of shops, and a cafe-lined square. It is also a good place to base yourself to visit other areas such as the historic Pompeii. For more information on the area, you can read about Sorrento here, and why it should be your top choice.

Venice

Venice is one of the most famous areas of Italy with its gorgeous scenery. It is built on a lagoon, and there are no roads, just canals and boats. It’s a very romantic area, and if you are planning a special trip, you cannot miss a famous gondola ride on the Grand Canal. We’ve also discussed before about how popular it is to propose there to your loved one! St Mark’s Square is also an attractive area to look round, and it is a truly unique place you should visit at least once in your lifetime.

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Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy and is the most popular place to visit for a long weekend. You should visit the array of Ancient Ruins including the famous Colosseum. Many Catholics visit Rome to see Vatican City, which features St. Peter’s Basilica, and many fascinating museums. The art and history are fantastic and is a must-see. Rome holiday rentals are great so can you stay in the centre, and feel immersed in all of Rome’s glory.

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Naples

Naples is a great place to visit this year, as there is so much to look round and see. One of the largest cities in Italy, it has plenty of theatres, museums, castles and churches to visit. The city boasts some of the best restaurants and shops in the country, and it has a large train station, so it’s a good central point to visit other areas. See this video here to make your mind up.

Tuscany

Tuscany is a gorgeous holiday destination and is perfect for any art-lover. Before you plan your Tuscany adventure, it’s worth learning more information on the region. It boasts beautiful Florence which is famous for its culture and art. It is also the home to Siena with its fabulous town centre, and Pisa which houses the famous ‘Leaning Tower Of Pisa’ which is a must-see. You can go on Tours of Tuscany Italy to see all of the iconic landscapes and building to get a full sense of it’s history and character. You can plan your trip to Tuscany here.
I would choose Italy as the number one holiday destination for this year