The Ultimate Italian Bucket List – Top 50 things to do in Italy

The Ultimate Italian Bucket List – Top 50 things to do in Italy

You may not have noticed, but we’re pretty big fans of Italy here at Bookings For You. We love how varied the country is, so we’ve put together some bucket list ideas for those heading there. Here are our top things to do in Italy – whether you go in the height of summer, or mid-winter you’ll be able to tick off a few of them:

  1. Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  2. Climb up the Duomo in Florence
  3. Road-trip the Cinque Terre
  4. Take a pizza/pasta making class
  5. Walk over the Ponte Vecchio bridge
  6. Sample fresh olive oil from the groves
  7. Take a gondola ride in Venice
  8. Walk the city walls of Lucca
  9. Sail across Lake Como
  10. Visit the Marmore Falls
  11. Go on a wine tasting tour
  12. Walk through the streets of Pompeii
  13. Throw a coin (or two) into the Trevi Fountain
  14. Eat an authentic Italian gelato
  15. Go to an open-air opera
  16. Explore the old town of Matera
  17. Pick up some local street art
  18. Go truffle hunting
  19. Wander the trulli-lined streets of Alberobello
  20. Climb Mount Etna
  21. Admire ‘The Last Supper’
  22. Try the street food in Palermo
  23. Ride a vespa
  24. Go shopping in Milan
  25. Climb along a via ferrata in the Dolomites
  26. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
  27. Drink an espresso in Turin
  28. Head to the Medici Aqueduct (in Pitigliano)
  29. Check out the Castellana caves
  30. Ride the chairlift to the top of Capri
  31. Admire the Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna
  32. Experience one of the medieval festivals
  33. Swim in the hot springs in Saturnia
  34. Walk the streets of San Gimignano
  35. Drink limoncello in Sorrento
  36. Eat pizza in Naples
  37. Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  38. Watch the glass blowers of Murano
  39. Go for a hike in Sibillini National Park
  40. Eat parma in… Parma
  41. Tour the State Giuseppe Meazza in Milan
  42. Walk around Civita di Bagnoregio (‘the dying town’)
  43. Indulge in the chocolate festival in Perugia
  44. Visit the Valcamonica rock drawings
  45. Go rafting in Gran Paradiso National Park
  46. See the fish at Acquario di Genova
  47. Walk the Via Francigena
  48. Reenact Shakespeare in Verona
  49. Head to the Orto botanical gardens in Padua
  50. Dine in Portofino

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