When Tourism Restarts: Valley of the Temples and 4 Other Sightseeing Attractions to Check Out in Italy

December 29, 2020 / Travel

Global travel and tourism came to a grinding halt as a result of the pandemic but with a vaccine solution in sight and renewed optimism for the year ahead, you might want to start talking about where to enjoy some future travel adventures.

Italy has long been a country that offers plenty of opportunities to soak up a big slice of culture and history during your visit, such as taking time to see the Valley of the Temples, for instance, and that would be a great destination to put on your must-visit list when tourism restarts.

Ancient Sicily revealed in all its glory

Widely considered to be one of the most impressive examples of architectural history the Valle dei Templei in Agrigento has been afforded UNESCO world heritage status and it is not hard to see why when you see it for yourself.

The park where it is situated consists of eight main temples that were constructed between 430 and 510 BCE and the reconstructed Garden of Kolymbethra provides a fitting backdrop to this impressive historical attraction.

The colosseum has to be on your list

The city of Rome is brimming with amazing sights and none more so than the hugely impressive colosseum.

The sheer scale of the existing remains is sufficient to transport your mind back to ancient times and imagine what went on within those walls in the name of entertainment.

Florence is an iconic treasure trove of attractions

The city of Florence is one of the beautiful reasons why Italy is such a popular tourist hotspot and it is also home to one of the most highly regarded and finest cathedrals on the planet.

You won’t miss the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore when you arrive in the city as it dominates the skyline, and the interior is just as stunning as the exterior.

Scenic beauty almost unsurpassed

If you want to visit a part of Italy that boasts some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere you should head to Lake Como.

With a host of highly attractive resort towns surrounding the lake, Lake Como is just a short train ride from Milan, and well worth a visit.

The place to view some historical and priceless art

Last but not least, Vatican City makes the list of must-see attractions in Italy.

The religious draw of the Vatican is easy to understand and the prospect of seeing the Sistine Chapel and some priceless works of art in the museums should be enough to convince you that this is a destination that needs to be on your agenda when you visit this amazing and diverse European country.

It should be very apparent that Italy not only offers historical attraction in abundance and it is equally blessed with stunning areas of natural beauty and great cuisine too.

Start planning your trip to Italy in preparation for when we can all start to explore the world again.