Must-See Landmarks in Italy

If you are planning to take a trip to Italy, then it’s important that you go prepared and educate yourself on what’s available in terms of sightseeing so you can plan your itinerary accordingly. If you’re into history and landmarks that make a memorable location, then you definitely need to know what landmarks are available in Italy and where you can find them. This is why we have collected a list for you so you don’t have to worry about doing the research. All you have to do is go see them for yourself! On a Road Trip in Italy maybe?


With any visit to Italy, I would suggest at least a 3-day itinerary in Rome, and this landmark needs no introduction. If you know about Italy then you’ve probably heard about the famous Colosseum. It is the most famous amphitheatre in the world and holds a lot of history to its name. It’s where the public would go to cheer on and observe the gladiators and it still holds quite a bit of its structure together. You will need a ticket to go inside though, and do a bit of research to find out how much the entrance fee is exactly. If you don’t have that many days or don’t want to deal with long lines, then you have an option to get a ticket that allows you to skip the line. It gives you access to certain parts of the Colosseum and it is extremely convenient. 

St. Peter’s Basilica

Located in the city of Rome, this cathedral is a spectacular one and is a must-visit for both tourists and religious people. This is because it’s been built on top of St. Peter’s tomb, and the architecture are absolutely breathtaking. After the first one was destroyed, the most famous Renaissance architects of that time got together, designed and had this beauty built. You can also have a look at Michaelangelo’s famous work of art, the Pieta.

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel can be found in the Vatican palace and is a landmark that you simply cannot miss to visit if you are planning to go to Italy. You’re probably familiar with Michaelangelo’s famous image of ‘the creation of Adam’ which can be found amongst the intricately detailed ceilings. The walls and ceilings are covered by a number of impressive frescos that you have to see to really experience the awe.

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

One of the most famous landmarks in the world is the leaning tower of Pisa. It is located in the city of Pisa and you can also have a look at the grand cathedral of Pisa while you’re there as well. A fun fact is that Galileo was baptized here, so it would be really cool not only to look at a weird angle that the tower stands, but to also be at a site that has played a significant role in history. 


This ancient town was brought to its knees when the vicious volcano, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried it. However, so much of the town has been preserved and it holds homes and architecture that is still as it was all those years ago. 

Trevi Fountain

A Baroque creation that is known as the most famous fountain in Italy, and it is arguably the most beautiful fountain in the world. Located in Rome, this is certainly a landmark worth visiting because of iconic and unique it is. It’s comprised of a depiction of the God Neptune surrounded by an endless number of underwater creatures. People believe that if you throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish, you are bound to return to Italy again.

Basilica Of San Vitale

Located in the city of Ravenna, the Basilica of San Vitale is a landmark that you need to see for yourself because no amount of words could describe the beauty of the architecture and art in the interior. Considered to be a masterpiece of Byzantine Architecture, it’s filled with amazing and intricate mosaics. 


If you want to take a trip back in history and have a taste of what living in the Roman Empire was like, then you can’t miss out on visiting the Pantheon. Some of the most influential individuals from history are buried here, such as artists and leaders. A great example of Roman architecture and gives the feel of how royalty lived back in those days. 

Il Duomo

If you’re into Gothic architecture, then you simply cannot miss out on paying a visit to Il Duomo, which is located in Milan. This cathedral is one of the world’s largest churches. It will certainly be an unforgettable experience because your mind will be blown once you’re inside. The ridiculously high ceilings and sharp angles, along with the architecture from the inside as well as the interior and the art is nothing short of spectacular.

Valley Of The Temples

A trip into the past, the valley of the temples is located in Sicily and contains a number of Greek temples that will transport you all the way back into the days of the Roman Empire. It’s located in between the greenery and feels like it’s almost a dream. You’ll find that even some of them have been restored to really give you the overall feel of royalty.

The fact of the matter is, Italy is simply full of culture and history, and the number of  landmarks that you can find is a true testament of this. In order to really make the most of your trip to Italy, try to not restrict your plans to only a couple of days- try to take in a week or 10 days, so you can really get a chance to explore the country and visit all the monument landmarks that it holds. By visiting the landmarks we’ve mentioned, you’re sure to experience Italy in a way that will have you longing to come back for more. There is such an abundance of amazing architecture and historical sites, and not to mention the romantic vibes that are lent by the amount of art that you can find within the numerous cathedrals.

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