If you are planning to visit Italy in 2016, there are two destinations that Lonely Planet recommends in its guidebook Best in Travel 2016:
Rome is one of the top ten cities in the world to visit. Remember that 2016 is a Jubilee year so you will be sharing the Eternal City with Catholics from around the world. If you do go, remember to climb the steps to the very top of the Cupola of St Peter’s Basilica for the best views in town. Also, if you like atmosphere, be in St. Peter’s Square at noon on a Sunday for the Pope’s appearance at his balcony: the atmosphere is like what you experience at an AFL grand final or at the Melbourne Cup!
Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the top ten regions in the world worth visiting. It is located in the North-East of the country and borders with Slovenia and Austria. Its wine is world-famous and so is the prosciutto di San Daniele. And the views of the Alps and its lakes are breathtaking.