Italian art, Italy's best museums, great monuments, and Italian culture

Italy has long been one of the world’s top destinations for travelers; and a major reason for that is its unparalleled, rich history, fascinating archaeology, and astounding artistic heritage.

Some of its most famous sites come from the Ancient Romans. Everyone knows of the majestic Colosseum and Forum of Rome, or the city of Pompeii, frozen in time. But traces of even earlier ancient civilizations like the Etruscans and Umbrians can still be seen today; and the royal dynasties, revolutions, and cultural moments like the Renaissance that have created the Bel Paese over the centuries are still alive in the streets and art of its most famous cities and hidden, authentic towns all along “the boot.” Italy doesn’t have the world’s most UNESCO World Heritage Sites for nothing.

The great names of Italy’s art, sculptures, and monuments have been immortalized in the country’s top museums. See the great Italian masterpieces in world-famous museums like the Uffizi Gallery of Florence and the Vatican Museums of Rome, and explore Italy’s lesser-known yet fantastic wonders like the Egyptian Museum of Turin.