Northern Italy: Amazing Places to Vacation in the Region

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Northern Italy is known for its mountain ranges, beautiful coastlines, rich cuisine, deep history, and gorgeous architecture. Northern Italy cities are simply breathtaking. 

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Each major region of Italy (northern, central, and southern) is quite unique. Northern Italy is made up of 8 different sub-regions, which include Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Vally, Veneto, Fruili-Venezia, and Trentina-Alto. 

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From hiking the Italian Alps and Lake Como boat tours to handmade pasta and vineyards, the northern region of Italy is a diverse vacation destination you shouldn’t miss!

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Cinque Terre, meaning “Five Lands,” is a charming, must-see UNESCO destination located in Liguria’s capital city, La Spezia, off the Mediterranean coast in Northern Italy. Listed north to south, these beautiful coastal towns are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

Cinque Terre, Liguria


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Portofino is an absolutely beautiful village on the Italian Riviera coastline in northern Italy. It’s extremely popular with celebrities from all over the world, and once you visit, you’ll know why!

Portofino, Liguria


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Venice is a must-visit destination in northern Italy; once you have experienced its history and beauty, you will want to return time and time again. Italy’s floating city is the only place in the world that is fully pedestrianized, and the only traffic jams you will find here are caused by boats.

Venice, Veneto 


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The first capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1865, Present day Turin is an amazing city. Turin, located in Northern Italy, is a combination of various European styles and modernity that must be added to your bucket list.

Turin, Piedmont


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If you’re looking for the best places to visit in Northern Italy, don’t miss out on Lake Como! This beautiful destination is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. With its stunning scenery and lovely towns, Lake Como is sure to please everyone.

Lake Como, Lombardy


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