Top Places to Visit in Northern Italy

II Nord or Settentrione the northern part of Italy as it is known by its natives is made of eight autonomous provinces; Trentino-Alto, Piedmont, Liguria, Aosta Valley, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. This part of Italy has an estimated population of not less than 27.2 million occupants. Northern Italy comprises of distinct geographical regions ranging from the mountainous sector of the Alps and Apennines to the two coastal sectors. The parts of Italy known for its wonderful mountain landscapes have sectors precisely on the eastern region, a flat landscape at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. Aside from its awesome environment, northern Italy also boasts as one of the most successful industrial region having one of the highest GDPs per capita in Europe. Here is the list of best destinations to visit in northern Italy, stay relaxed and enjoy the tour.

Milan

Milan is among the biggest cities in Italy distinguished by its economy, history, culture, and numerous renowned designers’ shopping malls. The busy city of Milan is adorned with a collection of many historical structures and explicit architectural works that have added magnificently to the beauty of Italy at large. Few of these architectural works are the ancient Sforzesco castle with gratified with large grounds and gardens, great gothic Duomo with its enmeshed facade and beautifully painted windows, the extremely attractive Vinci museum of science and technology, and the ostentatiously magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The city is a place for everyone and offers various activities ranging from business to vacations and historical sight-seeing.

Venice

Found in the Venetian lagoon, is a collection of various indigenous islands all linked together by a network of bridges and canals. A stroll through its numerous cobbled canals and street adorned natural sites definitely proves why it is regarded as one of the adorable cities in the world. The series of structures aligned along its central Grand Canal beautifully distinguish the site. If you are beach lover, with a desire to relax and watch the sun fall, you can make a trip to Venice Lido via water taxi and have a taste of the long stretch golden beach. Conclusively, St. Mark’s Square is a place to be with the wonderfully structured cathedral, the sight of pretty pigeons and extreme tall bell tower.   Also, ensure you make a trip to the Rialto Bridge and the bridge of sighs and Doges Palace.

Bologna

Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region, is one of the biggest cities in Italy. The city is a tourist center regarding the presence of various historical towers and high risings situated in it. The famous towers of Bologna and Torre Prendiparte are predominately the skyline structures found in the city. Many wonderful religious structures and Piazzas are also found in Bologna which includes the cathedral of San Petronio and Piazza Maggiore. Bologna is also known throughout Italy for its buoyant economic resulting from the presence of producing and financial firms alongside its awesome transportation network. Lastly, Bologna also offers its visitors who are lovers of art and culture, a series of museums and galleries such as the Archaeological Museum and the National Gallery to satisfy their passion.