The 10 most popular destinations in Italy: the official ranking

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Which are le mete più amate, the most popular destinations in Italy? The official ranking from 10th to 1st place! Have you already visited these places? You can find it also on our daily calendar to learn cardinal and ordinal numbers.

10. Torino

The beautiful city Torino is al decimo posto, in 10th place. Torino is located in the northwest of Italy and is the capital of the Piedmont region. The city is the fourth largest Italian city with 875,698 inhabitants in the urban area. Its landmark is the Mole Antonelliana (on the left in the photo), which nowadays houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the most important film museum in Italy.

9. Caorle

The charming town of Caorle is located about one hour from Venice. Thanks to its small streets and colourful houses it is called the “little Venice”.

8. San Michele al Tagliamento

Also San Michele al Tagliamento is located about an hour from Venice. It is very popular especially for its district Bibione. Did you know that Bibione was the first beach in Italy where a non-smoking area was introduced?

7. Jesolo

With Jesolo we are still near Venice. The famous lighthouse of Jesolo characterizes the beautiful skyline on the coast of the Lido. Who hasn’t had a nice walk along the miles long, golden yellow beaches of Jesolo?

6. Cavallino-Treporti

And… Surprise! Again we are near Venice! The coast of Cavallino-Treporti is a long peninsula, whose landscape is characterized by the golden beach, the dunes, the pine forest, and the fascinating canals of the lagoons. In the background you can see the skyline of the beautiful city of Venice.

5. Rimini

Rimini is the centre of Italian seaside tourism and is al quinto posto, in fifth place in the general ranking of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Rimini is located on the Adriatic coast, in the Emilia-Romagna region. Rimini is particularly famous for its discos, its clubs and for its nightlife in general. It is particularly popular among young people who come from all over Italy and Europe in search of fun and adventure.

4. Firenze

In fourth place is the breathtaking Firenze, the capital of Tuscany! This city was once one of the richest metropolises in the world and, as the so-called Cradle of the Renaissance, has had a decisive influence on our art and culture. Personalities such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Galileo Galilei have left their mark here. The city is full of valuable works of art, from monuments, churches, sculptures to paintings that you should have seen at least once in your life.

3. Milano

There are two cities on the second place. One of them is Milano, the second largest city in Italy and capital of the Lombardy region. Milano stands for fashion, design and aperitifs. In any case you must visit the Piazza del Duomo: the geographical and vital centre of Milan. Here you will find the majestic Duomo and the elegant Galleria.

2. Venezia

The other city that on the second place is the unique Venezia. Everything here is worth seeing, from the narrow streets to the great monuments. Its romantic gondolas are famous all over the world. There is no other city like Venice!

1. Roma

The wrath of victory goes without doubt to Roma, la città eterna the eternal city! Thanks to its more than 3000 year old history, Italy’s capital and largest city has plenty of sights: the Colosseo, the Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps… everyone should visit these sights at least once in a lifetime!


This is the official and most recent ranking of ISTAT, the Italian National Institute of Statistics, for the year 2018, in millions of tourist presences (overnight stay). The PDF is available for everyone!

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