3 Unique Places A New Traveler to Italy Needs to See

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. But… what if you want to visit the rest of Italy as well? There is so much to see and explore around the beautiful country of Italy!

Here are some of our top suggested areas for new travelers. Think you’re up for the challenge of seeing them all?

The City of Pompeii
A volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the subject of many songs and pieces of art, this once thriving city. The explosion completely obliterated the town and all who could not escape in time.

Today it sits as an archaeological wonder for travelers to enjoy. There is a lot of walking on cobbled streets, so be sure so bring comfortable shoes. Admission is approximately 12 USD and is free if you’re under 18 or over the age of 65.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Many selfies are taken by tourists from a far distance of trying to push back up this famous tower. This landmark dates back over 700 years and is an iconic symbol of the Italian culture. Rumors of the architecture state that the tower started to lean even before it’s construction.

While many take a picture from the outside of the tower, the inside is also open to explore. Take note that there are many other of sights to see in the town other than the tower. Take your time to explore!

The Catacombs of Palermo
Hosting a variety of remarkable experiences, the Catacombe dei Cappuccini is where almost a thousand of nobles and residents are kept as mummified remains. The southern city itself is filled with beautiful architecture and no visit to Sicily is complete without exploring it.

The town is also home to the famous Opera dei Pupi Teatro, or the Puppet Theater. This strange location is cash only but great to take kids.

So Many More
Have a unique place that you think should have been added to this list? There are so many fantastic places it was incredibly difficult to name just three. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments below!