Though we long to return to Italy’s bustling piazzas, narrow backstreets, and phenomenal seas, we’re comforted by the fact that we can still explore some of our favorite sites while we’re staying inside.
Join us on virtual tours, videos, and interactive experiences of Italy’s famous landmarks, museums, and seaside towns.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Europe’s most distinctive bell tower, took over 200 years to build. While the creator behind this architectural marvel is unknown, various architects throughout the years continue to brainstorm ways to straighten it out.
Until they do, a picture holding up the diagonal tower remains the quintessential shot of any visit to the architectural wonder. And though you may not be able to pose with this famous landmark in Italy right now, imagine instead that you’re wandering around the surrounding Field of Miracles in this virtual tour.
Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
No trip to Rome is complete without a walk through the magnificent Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It’s here that Michelango spent four years painting the detailed al-frescoes that make the chapel’s ceilings one of the world’s most notable works of art.
Explore the Sistine Chapel on a virtual tour and get an up-close view of its famous ceiling.
Canals of Venice
Over 100 shallow canals wind their way through the colorful and storied structures of Venice. The best way to experience them is to board an authentic Venetian gondola and snuggle up with someone while a friendly guide rows through the extensive network of waterways.
Go ahead and throw an arm over the shoulder of your loved one and imagine you’re nestled inside an authentic gondola on this virtual gondola ride through the canals of Venice.
The Colosseum, Rome
Perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in Italy and an iconic symbol of the Eternal City is the Colosseum, which originally opened in 80 A.D. and showcased gladiator battles and wild animal brawls. Despite falling into disrepair, the Colosseum’s ruins are still one of the best places to see in the world.
In this virtual tour, skip the line and explore the Colosseum from different vantage points.
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Want to make sure your next trip to Rome isn’t your last? Test out the local legend that says if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, your wish will come true.
Admire the fascinating facade and see how many mythological creatures you can spot while listening to the cascading water in this 360-degree video.
Read: What to Eat in Rome
Situated on the western coast of Italy, and perfectly juxtaposed between Naples and the Amalfi Coast, is the small town of Sorrento. Known for its big heart, abundant lemon trees, skilled artisans, and romantic ambiance, Sorrento is not just a gateway to the Amalfi Coast, but a destination in itself.
Pour a glass of limoncello, serve up a plate of gnocchi alla Sorrentina, and virtually wander alongside the shops, narrow alleyways, and lively piazzas of this endearing town.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Uffizi Gallery of Florence is home to an outstanding collection of masterpieces by renowned Italian artists including Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Leonardo da Vinci. A selection of statues and busts from the Medici family’s collection are displayed throughout the museum.
Discover an impressive collection of Italian art and one of the most famous landmarks in Italy in this virtual tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
The island of Sardinia woos visitors with its breathtaking aquamarine waters, idyllic beaches, and wild landscapes. Its ancient Roman ruins and rugged terrain beckon exploration, and its streets long to be strolled.
Catch a glimpse of the magic of Sardinia and hear the sounds of its main attractions in this interactive, 360-degree virtual tour.
Read: Why Visit Sardinia
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Palazzo Fortuny is home to an extensive collection of paintings, photographs, and fabrics by prolific creative Mariano Fortuny. Born in Spain and raised in Paris, Fortuny moved to Venice at 18 years old and lived there for the remainder of his life.
He turned this grand building into his own studio, revamping the interior to showcase his innumerable works, and now you can see the inside of his dwelling during a virtual tour.
Sicily is a treasured travel destination thanks to its diverse cuisine, fascinating history, and stunning panoramas. Whether you’re traveling along the royal blue waters of the Ionian Coast, people-watching in Catania’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or admiring the sight of Mount Etna, Sicily charms even the most seasoned traveler.
In this collection of virtual tours of Sicily’s celebrated sites, marvel at the Greek Theatre of Taormina, explore the charming town of Palermo, and admire the waterfront district of Cefalu.