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Historic sites in Italy

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Historic-Sites-in-ItalyIf you’re looking to discover Historic sites in Italy then you can use our interactive map or explore the list below.

From the most famous Italian sites, such as Pompeii or Rome's Colosseum, to the hidden gems such as Civita di Bagnoregio or the Valley of the Temples, there’s a fantastic selection of historic sites in Italy and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection.

Once you’ve explored the historic sites of Italy you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your own Italy history tour and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of Italian historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other historic sites in Italy, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.


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Historical sites in Italy: Regional Index

Historical sites in Italy : Editor's Picks

  • Pompeii 1. Pompeii
    Pompeii was an ancient Roman city whose incredibly well-preserved ruins now form a popular UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Perrimoon (cc)

  • Vatican Museums 2. Vatican Museums
    The Vatican Museums house a comprehensive collection of artwork and historical pieces from throughout history.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • The Colosseum 3. The Colosseum
    Once the largest amphitheatre of Ancient Rome where gladiators, criminals and lions alike fought for their lives, the Colosseum remains a world renowned, iconic symbol of the Roman Empire.
    Photo by albertopveiga (cc)

  • Civita di Bagnoregio 4. Civita di Bagnoregio
    Known as ’Il paese che muore’ (The dying town), Civita di Bagnoregio is a stunning medieval city that sits atop an eroded citadel. Founded by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago, it has been continuously inhabited to present day. Accessible only by a long foot-bridge.

  • Ostia Antica 5. Ostia Antica
    The site of Ostia Antica contains the ruins of the port of ancient Rome and visitors can view some amazingly well preserved remains of the settlement.
    Photo by dalbera (cc)

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa 6. Leaning Tower of Pisa
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is an iconic bell tower, renowned for its slanted stance.
    Photo by M4rvin (cc)

  • Florence Cathedral 7. Florence Cathedral
    Florence Cathedral, with its iconic ‘duomo’, is a world famous fifteenth century cathedral.
    Photo by Rosino (cc)

  • Paestum 8. Paestum
    Paestum is a Greco-Roman site in Italy containing the stunning remains of three ancient Greek temples.

  • Castel del Monte 9. Castel del Monte
    Castel del Monte is an impressive thirteenth century fortified palace of Frederick II listed by UNESCO.
    Photo by tatto.be (cc)

  • Capua Gladiator Museum  10. Capua Gladiator Museum
    Capua Gladiator Museum is a small archaeological museum connected to Campania Amphitheatre. One for Spartacus fans...
    Photo by jimmyweee (cc)

Historical sites in Italy: Site Index

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