Italy has so many amazing travel destinations. It is the number one travel destination in Europe! Obviously many more than sixty of these attractions could have been listed, but we have only been through some of the country in our two trips there. So, my list is compilation of attractions that I have seen and those that others consider to be must-sees. I will list the top 60 tourist attractions in Italy in installments of five destinations per post, counting down to the best of the best.
This group of Italy’s top 60 includes sights from Sicily to Venice and they feature great Art and architecture.
50. Duomo, Siena — This magnificent church rivals some of Italy’s more well-known religious buildings with its mosaics and its black-and-white marble.
49. The Abbey at Montecassino — This impressive Abbey was entirely rebuilt after its destruction during World War II when it was a German Command Post during the assault of Italy by the Allies.
48. Noto, Sicily — This masterpiece of Sicilian Baroque architecture was built to replace the original town which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
47. Murano/Burano, Venice — These two Venetian villages, actually separate islands from the main city, are frequently visited by visitors to Venice for a number of reasons: Murano is noted for its glass-blowing factory and the jewelry and other pieces which populate some of Venice’s finer shops; Burano is an interesting alternative to the crowds of Venice because life here is more laid back and quiet.
46. Santa Maria Della Grazie Church, Milan — This nondescript church features one of humanity’s most beloved paintings, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.