Italy is one of the most magical countries in the world and is one of the favorite travel destinations for almost all tourists. Read which cities in northern Italy should be your choice for your next vacation.
People love this southern European country for many reasons – it perfectly combines art, fashion, fantastic landscapes and delicious traditional cuisine. In the following text, read which cities in its northern part stand out as the most beautiful.
Venice – a favorite city of lovers
A unique city such as Venice is one of the most popular destinations in both Italy and the world . It is an archipelago of 118 islands interconnected by hundreds of beautiful bridges.
Although it sinks more and more every year and suffers from several floods a year, crowds of tourists visit it every day.
There are many canals that cross Venice, but by far the most famous among them is the Grand Canal and it divides the city into 2 parts.
When you visit this city, you should not miss St. Mark’s Square, many beautiful palaces, but also a gondola ride.
We recommend that you pack your bags as soon as possible and check out why this is one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Milan – world fashion center
This city is one of the richest cities in Europe and its other name could even be the ” capital of the world “.
Milan will attract you to the first ball with its numerous stores, so Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is an unavoidable destination if you follow the trends.
However, although best known as a fashion center, it also abounds in numerous world treasures: here is the famous “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, then the Milan Scale, as well as one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world.
Bologna – the largest city in northern Italy
Bologna is the capital of the province of Emilia-Romagna and is also known as “La rossa” (Italian word for red). It got its name because of the color that prevails on the facades of houses, roofs and buildings.
Due to the abundance of medieval buildings, but also buildings from the Roman period, Bologna is a real paradise for great lovers of architecture.
This city is one hundred percent known to you because of the University of Bologna, which is one of the oldest universities in the world.
In Bologna, you can see one of the most beautiful and impressive outdoor courtyards in the world, and it is located in the unfinished facade of the Basilica of Sao Petronio.
Verona – the city of Romeo and Juliet
The town of Verona is the place where the greatest love story in the world took place , but that is not the only reason why it is one of the most beautiful cities in northern Italy.
Numerous ruins of Roman buildings , but also magnificent palaces from the Renaissance period give Verona an old touch .
Although it does not lag behind in beauty compared to the previously mentioned cities, this city received much less attention than it deserves , and only because it is located between Venice and Milan.
When you come to Verona, whether you are there for one or more days, you definitely have to visit the balcony of tragic lovers, as well as the Colosseum in the city center.
Portofino – houses ‘flow’ into the sea
Portofino is a city that appears more on Instagram than Venice and the Cinque Terre, and with good reason.
This city is one of the most beautiful towns on the Italian Riviera , and stands out from the others by the picturesque facades of houses that are painted in the brightest colors that exist in the world.
The terraced location is characterized by Portofino, and it is located a few hours from Genoa.
During the day trip, do not miss a visit to the medieval castle Castello Brown, as well as the lighthouse on Punto Portofino from where you will have the opportunity to see a phenomenal view of this magical city.
Cinque Terre – a fairytale town
The facades in the colors of melon, strawberry, cobalt and avocado will turn you into a photographer, because they are unique and perfect for painting.
The Cinque Terre includes five villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso and Corniglia . The city is located on the rocks from which the rows of houses descend to the coast.
You can reach this city only and exclusively by train, because it is forbidden to enter the oldest parts of the city by car.
From here there is a view of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire state, so if you like terraces under the vineyards CInque Terre is the right choice for you.
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