Attractions in Italy

Italy – places of interest

In whole Italy, including the various island groups in the country, there are many different sights to see. Visit for the best of Italy. Some are on Capri. So you shouldn’t miss the Arco Naturale. This is a rock arch created by erosion. But also the Cervola Matermania, a cave in which Tiberius is said to have celebrated wild festivals, is worth a visit.

You should also have seen the Augustus Gardens. They were made in the early twentieth century by Germans Alfred Friedrich Grupp. The gardens are a wonderful sight on the way to the most beautiful bathing area on the island, Marina Piccola.

The highlight of Capri is the Blue Grotto. It was already known in the times of Emperor Tiberius and was set up as a nymphaeum at that time. After that, the grotto was forgotten for a long time and was rediscovered by August Kopisch. The Blue Grotto is 54 meters long and thirty meters wide. The ceiling of the cave is twenty-two meters. Most of the time, the water in the cave has a bluish shimmer due to the sun’s rays, which is why it got its name. The Blue Grotto can be visited by boat.

Gorki’s villa in Via Mulo is also worth seeing. The famous Italian writer lived here from 1911-1913.

The Faraglioni rocks in the sea are the symbol of the island. Capri has a long list of other attractions to offer.

Anyone visiting the Aosta Valley in Italy will also find a lot to see. So it is definitely worth taking a look at the Montblanc tunnel. The tunnel with a length of 11.6 kilometers was built in the years 1958-1964.

Issogne Castle near Donnaz is also worth a visit. The castle was built in 1480 and has a beautiful interior. You should also have seen the Fénis Castle in the Val de Fénis. It dates from the 13th century and would be expanded over the years. The castle can convince its visitors with magnificent courtyards and magnificent frescoes from the fifteenth century.

There are even some natural beauties to be found in the Aosta Valley. You should definitely not miss the Monte Rosa massif with the Dufourspitze. The Dufourspitze is the highest peak in the mountain group.

But the Matterhorn is also impressive, like the Montblanc. The Gran Paradiso National Park is a wonderful alpine area.

There is also a lot to see in the Italian Abruzzo. The church of San Bernardino in L’Aquila is located there. The church dates from the fifteenth century and is the site of the marble tomb of Bernardino di Siena.

A visit to the Santa Maria di Collemaggio in L’Aquila is also worthwhile. The church was built in the twelfth century and was built in the baroque style. The tomb of Pope Cölestin V is also located here.
An absolute highlight is the fountain of ninety-nine tubes. It is called Fontane delle 99 Canelle by the locals. It was built of white and red marble in 1272. The water gushes into it from the ninety-nine masks on the fountain.

Other parts of Italy such as Apulia, Calabria, Liguria, Marche, Piedmont etc. also have many interesting sights to offer. You can also enjoy a wonderful beach holiday at the many lakes, e.g. B. the Lake Garda or spend at the sea. Lake Garda itself is not only suitable for bathing holidaymakers and water sports enthusiasts. There are several theme parks here that are great for keeping the whole family entertained. You can find a detailed overview of all the country’s tourist attractions here: Sights in Italy.

Italy climate

Italy lies in the temperate zone and has a large part sunny and mild weather. Due to the north-south orientation and the extensive mountains, the climate of Italy is quite different.

In the Alps, temperatures are lower and winters can be long and harsh. In general, the weather is warm from July to September, with heavy rainfall in September. The first snow usually falls here in November, but it can happen that the first flakes fall as early as mid-September, which is more difficult. Snowfall can occur as early as the beginning of October. At high altitudes, sudden snowfalls occur from time to time until June. On the other hand, in the wake of climate change, many ski resorts are currently free of snow until the beginning of January.

The Alps protect northern Lombardy (including Milan) from the extremes of the northern European winter, but here a lot precipitation falls. Liguria has a mild, Mediterranean climate similar to that of southern Italy, as this region is shielded from the north by the Alps and the Apennines.

The Po Valley has severe winters and hot summers. Venice can be hot and humid in summer. Although it is not too cold here in winter (exception January / February), it can be quite uncomfortable due to precipitation or floods (especially November and December). It can be surprisingly cool along the Po Valley and in Venice, especially in January and February.

In Florence the weather can be quite extreme due to the surrounding mountains, however, towards the south the conditions become milder. Rome has an average temperature of around 25 ° C in July and August. In August, however, the sirocco (a hot, humid wind from Africa) can occur here, when the temperatures reach well over 30 ° C. The winters in Rome are mild, snow is rare here. Nevertheless, you should bring winter clothing.

The southern Italy and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia have a Mediterranean climate. The summers are long, hot and dry here, the winters are usually mild, with average daytime temperatures just under 10 ° C. Bathing is possible here from Easter to October. These regions are also affected by the hot, humid sirocco in summer.

Attractions in Italy