Tourism in Italy

Every year, up to 52 million tourists find their ways to Italy.  These travellers come from all countries of the world, and they visit here to see and experience the various aspects of life in Italy, like the art, fashion, history, cuisine and culture inclinations of the people.

Tourism in Italy

Italy has beautiful beaches and coastlines that make the place attractive for tourists. Its priceless ancient monuments and mountains keep many people coming back again and again.  Many World Heritage Sites are located in this country. In fact, the number of World Heritage Sites found in Italy is more than what obtains in any other nation on earth.

Tourism contributes a great deal to Italy’s economy; that is, up to €189.1 billion estimated annual revenue.

Countries of origin

People arrive to Italy from all countries of the world, but some countries produce more tourists than others. Some of the leading countries from where the tourists find their ways into Italy are highlighted below:

  • Germany generates more than 10 million visitors
  • The United States generates more than 4 million visitors
  • France generates a little above 4 million visitors
  • China produces up to 3 million visitors
  • The United Kingdom also produces up to 3 million visitors

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Things to do in Italy

Some of the things to do in Italy will be discussed in this section of the write-up

  1. Visit historic and heritage sites

Some of the historic sites you can visit in Italy are:

  • The Colosseum
  • The Doge’s Palace
  • II Cenacolo
  • Roman Forum
  • St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City
  • Aredin a di Verona
  • Museo Capella Sansevero
  1. Day Trips

You can also engage in various day trips while in Italy. Some of the trips are highlighted below:

  • Tuscany 1-Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Florence to Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip with Boat Ride
  • Murano, Burano, and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing
  • Rome to Pompeii and Mt.Vesauvius Day Trip with Admission Fees
  • Naples to Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip with Admission
  • Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Positano Small Group Tour from Rome
  • Tuscany Cheese and Wine-Tasting Tour with Lunch from Florence
  • Murano Glass and Burano Lave Tour from Venice
  • Full-Day Amalfi Coast Experience from Sorrento
  • And so on
  1. Architectural Buildings

Several architectural buildings can also be found here. Some of them are:

  • Pantheon
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Basilica di San Marco
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Museums
  • Palazzo Conte Federico
  1. Ancient Ruins

  • Colosseum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Scavi di Pompei
  • Ancient Theatre
  • Ancient theatre of Taormina
  • Valley of the Temples
  • Tempio della Concordia
  • II Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II


A visit to Italy will prove to be one of the best inclusions to your itinerary. If you have not concluded plans on where to visit for your vacation, Italy will prove to be the best place for you. A visit to this country will take you down memory lane and teach you some very essential lessons in history. You will never have to rob a bank to visit the various places listed above.

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