Which city is best to Visit Milan, Venice, Florence or Rome?

Italy is one of the most famous countries for structures which include the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum. The country also hosts some of the world’s renowned brands such as Gucci, Prada, Armani and many others.

In summary, why visit these Rome, Florence, Venice or Milan?


Why Visit City?


For history, hotel, and nightlife


For arts, architecture, history, and sublime foods


For uniqueness charm


For fashion and everything else


Italy is the birthplace of the Renaissance and Roman Empire and this proves you will never miss things to do here. There are also a couple of UNESCO World Heritage sites that you can get lost into. However, the most interesting places to visit, things to see and do are not all about art. The truth is tourist attractions are spread equally in almost every city.

If you are planning on visiting Italy, am very sure you are wondering which of her main cities is the best to visit or even to start your Italy tour. 

It’s impossible to see everything this country has to offer all in one day or on a short trip. It’s also very complicated to spot the most amazing tourist attractions in one city. 

One travel mistake that most people make is opting to visit only one city in Italy. The other mistake is trying to visit all the attraction sites in the cities within the shortest time possible.

I specifically hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you overload your Italy tour, you will have the worst experience in Italy. 

I understand why just like many other tourists you are indifferent between Milan, Venice, Rome, Venice, and Florence. I sympathize with you but let me make something clear here. All four cities have something for you. Never rush your Italian vacation because this is the surefire way to ruin it. 

Every city of the four will have a nice thing that you would want to see. There are also a couple of tourist activities that you can indulge in almost all the cities of Italy. The secret here is to spare ample time for this Italian tour and just savor the moments. 

The Best Case - Visit all 4!

If you have time and money, I think it’s imperative to spend at least three days in each of the cities. The first day you can relax, on the second-day move to Florence and spend the remaining two days touring the best tourist destinations in the city. Afterward, move on to Venice and eventually head to Milan. 

If You Really Have to Select

There are several factors you have to consider when visiting the cities in Italy. If you are on a limited time frame, then these tips can greatly help:

Your interests

This is actually the first factor that should inform your decision. Sit down and try to determine whether you are interested in History, Art, Fashion, Charm, food, Culture, wine, Nature, shopping or architecture. After this, you will make a wise decision and ultimately create the best memories of your life. 

Time of the year

The other factor that is likely to affect your decision is the time of the year that you are traveling. Are you visiting during the summer and want to spend quality time on the beaches or are you visiting during the holidays? Your answer will determine which of the above cities you will choose to visit. Cities in Italy host various festivals at different times of the year. What this shows is that you will have to choose depending on what you want to experience. 

How long you are staying

Are you choosing to stay for a week or a month? If you are staying for long, then you can visit as many cities as possible because each of them will have something great to offer. Furthermore, you have the chance to choose the city which has the most activities you can indulge in at that time of the year. This will ensure you have adequately utilized your stay in Italy.

With the above many considerations, I usually recommend checking on your specific interests. Your interest will make everything so much easier. 


This city is all about History and food. As a matter of fact, Rome features many Museums including Borghesse Gallery museum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Museum of Rome, Capitoline, Museums and many others. 

Rome also has the best Hotels, bars, and restaurants where you can find the best nightlife and the best wines and foods. The notable hotels, bars, and restaurants in Rome include Hotel de Russie, Hotel Hassler Roma, J.K Place Roma, and the St. Regis Rome. 


Florence is the best city in Italy to visit if you are looking for arts, architecture, history, and sublime foods. It’s actually the best city for wine lovers and those will a plate for Italian foods. In Florence, you can get the best wines at Enoteca Alessi, Florence Snack wine shop and Enoteca Pontevecchio Srl. Make time to pass by one of the art Museums. They include the Uffizi Gallery, Bargello National Museum and Galleria dell’Academia. 


This city is the best for Charm. It’s 100% Charm and also a great place to see the best architecture, foods and interact with some of the oldest museums and Cathedrals. Books and movies have actually recorded and portrayed Venice as the one’s most romantic place on earth. For romance, you can visit Alberoni Beach, Vaporetto ride, Gondola Ride or spend some time in Teatro La Fenice. 


Milan is a city that you should visit for all your needs. The city is known to have all that you need. You can shop for the best fashion brands in Milan, visit Museums including the Castello Sforzesco and interact with the best arts such as The Last Supper from Leonardo da Vinci. You can as well get the best cultural experience with La Scala. 


The decision on which of the four cities to visit now depends on what you need, the time of the year you are visiting and how long you are going to stay. If you are one of those people who have a divine connection with nature and would like to spend some time with nature, I would advise visiting Como Lake, Siena or Maremma Toscana. 


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Sky Hoon
Italy Lover. He travel to Europe a few times and loved Italy for its unique language and culture. He loved the idea of Italian food focusing on original taste of the ingredient.
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