Tripadvisor released their Best of the Best list for city lovers. Three Italian cities are in the top 25 for giving travellers that “bright-lights-big-city kind of vibe”.
Rome, Florence and Naples all made the Top 25 of TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best awards 2022 for city lovers.
The travel review site released their award based on the review scores of travellers. Topping the list was the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai. London came in second, whilst the first of the Italian cities – Rome – was in third place. TripAdvisor described Rome as “a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites.”
In 13th place is Florence. Described as “an art historian’s dream”, the review site also comments on how “Tuscan cuisine pays homage to the region’s bounty.”
Naples completes the trio of Italian cities in 22nd place. Tripadvisor notes the city is “an open-air museum, due to its many historic statues and monuments”.
Top sites to visit
Naples has some of the world’s best opera and theatre houses. Home of the pizza, there are lots of experiential trips to enjoy such as learning how to make dough, and food tastings. There’s also the Museo Archeologico Nazionale or revel in the art and architecture of Museo Cappella Sansevero, built in the late 1500s. Herculaneum and Pompeii are short train rides away.
Florence is full to the brim with art museums, architectural masterpieces, café culture and great shopping. Visit the world’s best museum – the Uffizi, cross the Ponte Vecchio, or enjoy an espresso or aperitivo in one of the city’s famous coffee houses.
You cannot walk around Rome without tripping over a piece of history. From the Colosseum to the Vatican Museums, Piazza Navona and the Villa Borghese, you’re spoilt for choice. Head to the Jewish quarter for traditional dishes such as Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish artichokes).