Italy is one of the world’s greatest natural attractions, and you can find the most beautiful regions in Italy. Your time in Italy will not be completed in weeks or months. Italy amassed a list of the world’s top natural attractions, most beautiful places, most historical sites, and safest countries to visit. According to that, we couldn’t skip Italy’s Northern area in our “Top Regions to Visit & Relax in Italy” list. We offer the best collection in Northern Italy for your easy selection and planning.
Northern Italy is Italy’s northernmost region in terms of both geography and culture. There are 8 administrative regions in northern Italy that are not part of the federation: the Aosta Valley, Liguria, Piedmont, Lombardy , Trentino-Alto Adige, Emilia-Romagna, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the regions. So We collected the most relaxing and must-visit places in Northern Italy from the selected regions for your comfortable journey.
Breathtaking scenery, including the Alps and the Dolomites, large, crystal-clear lakes, rolling hills covered in vineyards, rocky coasts, and charming medieval cities and architecture. Here is the best selection of many places to visit to get you thinking about planning a trip there.
01 Aosta Valley (Valle d’Aosta)
The Aosta Valley is Italy’s tiniest region and is located in the northwest of Italy. France and Switzerland share a border with this region. There are 4 mountains (Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and the Gran Paradiso) well-known for their snowy summits in the Aosta Valley.
The Aosta Valley is home to numerous medieval castles and stunning peaks and cliffs that can only be seen in the Alps. As far as valley cities go, Aosta is the only one. Courmayeur and Cervinia are two of Italy’s most popular skiing destinations in the Aosta Valley. Aside from the beautiful scenery, there is a lot of history to be found. Many ancient castles and forts dot the landscape, such as Castello Fénis and Castello di Verrès built in the 14th century.
Most attractive places in Aosta Valley
- Skiing destinations (Courmayeur & Cervinia)
- Castello Fénis
- Castello di Verrès
- Bard Fortress
- Mont Blanc mountain
- Matterhorn mountain
- Monte Rosa mountain
- Gran Paradiso mountain
02 Piedmont (Piemonte)
The Italian region of Piedmont is at the foot of the Alps, bordering France and Switzerland. Multiple sceneries, including the Alps, Langhe hills, and Po plains, can be found here. It’s not hard to find a palace or a garden belonging to royalty.
It’s famed for its fine food and wine, including Barolo. Baroque architecture can be seen in abundance in the city’s capital, Turin, which is home to the imposing Mole Antonelliana with its lofty spire. The Automobile Museum in Turin is a tribute to the city’s primary source of income. Archaeological and anthropological artifacts are on show in the Egyptian Museum.
Most attractive places in Piedmont
- Langhe hills
- Po plains
- Royal Palace
- Gardens of Venaria Reale
- Hunting Palace of Stupinigi
- A village in the Langhe hills
- The city of Turin
- Lago Maggiore with the Borromee Islands
03 Lombardy (Lombardia)
Lombardy is Italy’s most populated region and the country’s economic powerhouse. In Milan, the fashion and finance capital of the world, there are numerous high-end shops and restaurants.
Except for Milan, Lombardy is a beautiful region with a variety of beautiful towns and beautiful landscapes. Its Duomo di Milano church and Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s picture of “The Last Supper,” are testaments to centuries of art and culture in Milan. This mountain resort is located north of Milan and is known for its stunning surroundings.
Most attractive places in Lombardy
- Duomo di Milano church
- Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery
- Leonardo da Vinci’s picture of “The Last Supper,”
- Pinacoteca di Brera
- Spectacular landscapes – Lago d’Iseo, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda, and the Alps
- Historical – Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral, Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, Archaeological site of Grotte di Catullo and Scaligero Castle, Sirmione
- Nice cities – Milan, Mantova, Bergamo, Cremona
- Lake Garda
Pinacoteca di Brera Official website – https://pinacotecabrera.org/en/
04 Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-South Tyrol)
Trentino-Alto Adige is a northern Italian region that borders Switzerland and Austria. Located between Lombardy and Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige is a mountainous region with stunning mountains (the Dolomites), magnificent views, beautiful lakes, and lovely chapels. Trento, Trentino’s capital, is the largest city, followed by Bolzano, the Alto Adige’s. These mountains are part of the Dolomites, an area famous for its jagged limestone peaks. Renaissance palaces with frescoed façade dot Trento’s capital, as does the castle-turned-art museum known as Buonconsiglio.
Most attractive places in Trentino-Alto Adige
- Dolomites mountains
- Pragser Wildsee (Lago di Braies)
- Funes valley with a typical chapelle
- Seceda mountains
- Lago di Resia with the sunk bell tower
- The city of Trento
- The city of Bolzano
- Medieval castles – Schloss Tirol, Castel Roncolo and Castel d’Appiano
- Val Gardena
This is the end of our “Most Beautiful Places in Northern Italy” This is also part of the collection of Italy’s guide to finding the Top Regions to Visit & Relax in Italy. We suggest you if we missed some places, don’t forget to add them to our comment section, and you can share this with your friends and travel lovers to enhance their travel knowledge.
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