There’s a good reason why Italy remains one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. Actually, when you think about it, there are about a million good reasons! With its rich history, amazing art, stunning countryside, and culturally diverse regions, Italy is a small country that really packs a punch. From walking through historic city centers to enjoying the rustic Tuscan wine region, there’s no end to the amazing things to do in Italy. Whether you want to spend your time ogling the art, tasting the cuisine, or relaxing beach-side, a trip to Italy will be one you'll never forget.

01See the Sights in Rome

The Roman Forum at sunrise, Rome, Italy mammuth / Getty Images

Start your trip off right by heading straight to the Colosseum. Although the Flavian Amphitheatre is impressive enough from the outside, it’s worth buying a ticket to explore the inner structure. After the Colosseum, walk through the sprawling ruins that make up the Roman Forum before stopping in one of the many restaurants or pizzerias for some of the best food you’ve ever had. After lunch, head for the 2000-year-old Pantheon to buy a ticket and snap some beautiful pictures of the famous inner dome. Next, walk down the road to the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin into the fountain and make a wish before enjoying an aperitivo in one of the many local bars.