Italy is, without any doubt, one of the most desired travel destinations. If I were to ask about reasons to go to Italy everyone would agree on food, picturesque landscapes, fashion and – of course – history and art! It’s mind-blowing that 60% of all the art of the world is concentrated in a country slightly larger than Arizona, in fact, we have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country in the world. And, if this weren’t enough, Italy also leads the way in regard to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with 50, the most of any country on the World Heritage list.
As of 2011 Italy’s private and public museums and art institutes were 4,588! Therefore it is no wonder that when it comes to plan a trip to Italy it’s very difficult to decide were to go and what to see. Select Italy decided to help all those lucky travelers who are going to visit Italy by creating The 20 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in Italy Infographic – based on the 2013 statistical survey of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities – to give you data and insights about tourists’ most visited spots of the Bel Paese. On the list you will find expected names – the Colosseum, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia – but there are also some Italy’s hidden gems that are actually not so hidden if you consider the numbers of the annual visitors we report here to you.
Before scrolling down and seeing the ranking, think about which attractions could be in the first three places and see if you guessed right! Whether you are headed north or south, you’ll find among these 20 at least one popular tourist sight to book and include in your next trip. Read on and unearth Italy’s tourists’ choices!