Best Things You Can Do While In Italy

Italy is one of the most popular places in Europe and for good reason. Together with the country’s beautiful artwork, unique castles and palaces, crumbling ruins, and so, it also offers beautiful but less crowded coastal areas where you can relax all day long.

Here is our list of the best things you can do while in Italy:

The Valley of the Temples

If you are going to visit Sicily, do not miss the opportunity to visit this huge archeological complex with the most intact Doric temples made during the 5th century.

A great thing about visiting the valley of temples is that it is overlooking the town below so you can enjoy the historical site while also enjoying the view of the city.

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is one of the most famous mountains in the world, not just because of the eruption it did in the town of Pompeii. These days, Vesuvius is famous for climbers that like to trek to the crater of the mountain. The views from the top are breathtaking and are worth most travellers’ time.

Cinque Terre

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a national park. Cinque Terre is located between La Spezia and Levanto where you will find olive groves, traditional eateries, and sea views.

Uffizi Gallery

When in Florence you will find the most famous gallery in the world which is the Uffizi Gallery. This museum has a lot of good works of Italian greats like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.

Spending the Weekend in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a charming city. With its cobblestone streets and Gothic architecture, it’s an excellent place for a weekend away if you find yourself in Scotland.

Rich in beauty and history, Edinburgh and its people are a real delight. Let’s look at some of the main attractions to check out in the capital of Scotland on your next trip.

The Royal Mile

This long, historic street is the primary thoroughfare in the Old City and is full of buskers, tourists snapping pictures and great spots to eat. It will also get you to and from many of the main attractions on foot.

St. Giles Cathedral

Also referred to as the High Kirk of Scotland, St. Giles Cathedral is found between the Castle and the Palace and is the perfect representation of the Gothic architecture we mentioned earlier. It is open seven days a week, and you can get a guided rooftop tour to learn about it while you visit.

The Mackenzie Poltergeist

If you enjoy ghost tours, you’ll love Edinburgh as it is one of the most haunted cities in the world! Sir George Mackenzie had many religious dissidents killed and rumour has it his vengeful spirit still terrorises the area. You can learn all about it on one of the many haunted walking tours around the city.

Edinburgh Castle

If you are a history or architecture buff, then you can’t go past Edinburgh Castle. One of the main tourist attractions in Scotland, it’s open daily from 9:30-6pm and it’s not to be missed if you’re in Edinburgh.

The Scott Memorial

This gothic tower is the second tallest monument to a writer in the world. It was created for Sir Walter Scott, a novelist, playwright, and historian (famous for Rob Roy). You can also get a great view of the city from the top of this little stair climb.

The Elephant House

Fans of Harry Potter will probably already know that this is the cafe where J.K Rowling wrote the books, and now this cafe is always brimming with people heading there to take pictures and soak in the vibe that inspired a phenomenon.

Edinburgh has a lot to offer, but if you’re short on time then this list will ensure you still get to see the top attractions and tourist sites. Marvel at the stunning scenery and enjoy the many photo opportunities thanks to the architecture.