Italy is an extremely popular destination for those who wish to tour Europe. No question about it. This country has beautiful views and countless things to see and activities to engage in, so much so that it can be quite hard to plan your trip. There is just simply too many options! Some things you might easily be able to eliminate based on the tastes of those on the trip, but there will still be a wide variety of things left over.

Here are 3 of the most popular and widely appealing things to do when travelling in Italy.

Eat Pizza and Gelato

Pizza, we know, was originally invented in Italy. What better place to grab a slice? Many people recommend visiting Naples, the city that birthed pizza, for this activity. However, you could go to many places in Italy and still find delicious pizza at local pizzerias.

In addition to pizza, most visitors to Italy will claim no visit is complete without trying a variety of different gelato flavours—Italian ice cream. You can find this just about everywhere in Italy, though of course some places will be better than others. If in doubt, try asking a local for their recommendation.

Visit The Ruins of Pompeii

Everyone knows the story of Pompeii and the iconic volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius covered Pompeii and a neighbouring town in ash, preserving the buildings and freezing the residents in time. Now, tourists in Italy can walk through the ruins of Pompeii and get a picture of Ancient Roman life. This includes seeing where some of the bodies used to be, with their outlines still clear in the frozen city.

If you are even more adventurous, there are some tours that will take you up Mount Vesuvius, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world.

Lose Yourself in Venice

Venice is a must-do for the vast majority of visitors to Italy. However, what can make your adventures in Venice even better is to get lost. Leave your map at your hotel and explore the city without a direction. You never know what you will discover that way! Venice is a great place to do this because of its style and location, which means when you are ready to end your day, it isn’t too hard to get your bearings back.