Despite the gradual easing of travel restrictions, the majority of people are still opting for an all-Italian holiday this year. Fortunately, in Italy, wherever you turn and in whatever region you decide to spend your holidays, the tourist offer is rich and varied.
That’s why Musement, the digital platform for discovering and booking travel experiences around the world, has drawn up a map to find out which of Italy’s 20 regions are the most popular tourist attractions. To carry out the analysis, about 2,000 tourist attractions were taken into consideration, excluding squares and attractions shared by one or more regions. For each region, the attraction with the highest number of reviews on Google was considered the most popular.
The Trevi Fountain is the most popular attraction in Italy, second the Rialto Bridge and third the Milan Cathedral. Among the types, castles and fortresses top the list of favourites.
Although the result cannot fully reflect the preferences of visitors to the country, it does offer an interesting overview of how they chose and reacted to their visit, which certainly did not leave anyone indifferent.Thanks to an extremely varied artistic and cultural offer, the infographic does not show any particular preference for a specific type of attraction. A small exception is made for castles and fortresses, which are the most visited in five regions of Italy. In Valle d’Aosta the Fortress of Bard has the highest number of reviews, while in Friuli Venezia Giulia it is the scenic Miramare Castle. In line, also in Marche, Abruzzo and Molise the most popular attractions are castles, respectively the Castle of Gradara, the Castle of Rocca Calascio and the Swabian Castle of Termoli.
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Great success also for museums and archaeological parks. At the top is the Archaeological Park of Pompeii (Campania), which has 41,329 reviews, followed by the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (Sicily), with 30,189 reviews. Among the museums, the Egyptian Museum of Turin (Piedmont) stands out, with 30,936 reviews, displaying one of the most important collections of Ancient Egypt in the world.
Two historical centres were awarded for their uniqueness, with the famous Sassi di Matera (Basilicata) and the fascinating Trulli di Alberobello (Puglia). Among the theme parks, the Genoa Aquarium is the most popular tourist attraction in Liguria, while Fico Eataly World is the most popular in Emilia Romagna. Only one protected natural area appears on the map, the beautiful La Pelosa beach (Sardinia), inside the Gulf of Asinara, a protected marine area.
In the lead, with 268,398 reviews, winning the title of most popular tourist attraction in Italy, is the Trevi Fountain (Lazio), which manages to beat the Colosseum, while the Rialto Bridge in Venice (Veneto), with 106,523 reviews, is in second place overall. The Duomo in Milan (Lombardy), with 98,444 reviews, takes third place in the national ranking, the only cathedral to be included in the map together with the Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi (Umbria). Ponte Vecchio in Florence (Tuscany) follows with 93,791 reviews.