Top 9 Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Italy

The-Leaning-Tower-of-PisaGuzel Studio / Shutterstock

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

It just isn’t a trip to Italy without a visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This famous tower, conveniently located in the city of Pisa, is a popular tourist attraction known for its unique architecture.

The lean for which the Leaning Tower of Pisa known is caused by an inadequate foundation, and began when the tower was constructed in the 12th century. The lean slowly worsened over many centuries and threatened the tower’s collapse, such that stabilization efforts were undertaken between 1964 and 2008. Through the addition of counterweights, support cables, and ground removal around the base, the tower was made stable, with its characteristic lean maintained.

Trevi-FountainAdisa / Shutterstock

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain, located in Rome, is one of Italy’s most famous landmarks. This grandiose fountain features elaborate carved figures, including the god Neptune, Tritons, sea horses, and a young girl.

It has appeared in many movies, including Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita. When you stop by the fountain, be sure to throw a coin in to ensure you’ll safely return to Rome.

Mount-VesuviusViacheslav Lopatin / Shutterstock

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that famously destroyed the town of Pompeii in the year 79 CE, is now a tourist attraction surrounded by a national park. Although Vesuvius still occasionally erupts, (though recent eruptions have been much less violent than the famous eruption of 79 CE) you can actually visit the summit and peer down into the crater if you’re up for a little walking.

SHARE ON

Advertisement

Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.

Total Relaxation: 10 Best Wellness Retreats

Depending on what kind of relaxation you are looking for, a wellness retreat can offer an extraordinary vacay away from daily distractions of life, while enjoying incredible cuisine, along with fun activities to keep your body moving. Whether you love the idea of some hiking, yoga, meditation, or massages, there are a variety of wellness retreats all across the globe that help you relax, find your inner self, and feel rejuvenated.

Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.