Must See Italian Cities
The must see Italian cities are the ones you simply have to visit at least once in your lifetime. The ten listed here are in addition to the ten major cities which include Rome, Venice and Florence which you may already have seen or be planning to see on a future visit.
Within this group we find the most beautiful cities in Tuscany including Pisa, Siena and Lucca along with two of the most fascinating cities in the northern region of Lombardy: Mantua and Pavia. Each of the ten cities has its own set of unique sights and nowhere is that more the case than the ancient city of Matera in Basilicata, while the charms of Syracuse and Lecce in the south of Italy are exemplars of Baroque architecture oozing charm.
Two more cities in northern Italy offer a panoply of sightseeing opportunities: Padua in the Veneto region has one of the most amazing piazzas in Italy, three famous churches, Renaissance piazzas and frescoes by Giotto in a small chapel. A short distance south of Padua we find Ravenna with its array of monuments decorated in Byzantine mosaics that represent the cities time as capital of the Roman Empire.