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Astrology and Italy may not seem like much of a match. But Zodiac symbols and imagery have been an important part of Italian art and design for centuries.
Some examples of zodiac imagery in Italy include:
- The Zodiac Mosaics in the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily
- The bell tower in Piazza San Marco, Venice
- Annibale Caracci’s zodiac-frescoed ceiling in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome
- Zodiac sculptures in the Boboli Gardens, Florence
- The Zodiac Chapel in the Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna
While you should certainly visit these astrologically-inspired sites and artworks, you can also build an Italy itinerary that aligns with your star sign. Given that Italian cities and regions have their own personalities, it’s easy to match them to the zodiac—if you’re so inclined.
Read on to learn more about these star sign pairings!
Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Florence
The first sign of the zodiac, Aries denotes spring and, for many religions of the world, the start of a new year. Florentine New Year (also celebrated as the Day of the Annunciation) takes place on March 25, right at the beginning of Aries season. Aries loves adventure, excitement, and new experiences. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, offers plenty of opportunities for exploration, from visiting the Uffizi Gallery to climbing to the top of the Duomo for a stunning view of the city.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Naples
A regular Taurus would probably love to stay cozy in bed all day. But, a Taurus traveler is energized by trips that engage all the senses. This is why Naples, a city of incredible natural beauty and delicious food is a great place for a Taurus to visit. From the famous Neapolitan pizza to fried street snacks to the sweet delights of sfogliatelle, Naples will tantalize Taurus’s tastebuds. But it’s the many dramatic vistas—of Mount Vesuvius and the islands in the Bay of Naples—that leave pleasure-seeking Taurus travelers in awe.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – Bologna
Geminis enjoy intellectual stimulation and socializing, two things that are easy to come by in Bologna. Known as the “learned city,” Bologna is home to the oldest university in Europe and has a youthful and friendly vibe. Another sign that Bologna is great for Geminis? The Gemini zodiac sign is a pair of twins—gemelli, in Italian. Coincidentally, one of the most famous landmarks in the Emilia-Romagna capital is the Torre degli Asinelli and Torre Garisenda, which are collectively known as the Torri Gemelli (twin towers). Climb Asinelli (the only one that allows tourists the opportunity to climb to the top) and enjoy views of the terracotta roofs and the surrounding countryside.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – Cinque Terre
Known for their emotional depth and love of the sea, Cancers are naturally drawn to a picturesque place like Cinque Terre. A series of five villages that hug the coast of Liguria, Cinque Terre (aka “five lands”) is the perfect destination for a Cancer looking for an evocative seaside destination. With its colorful houses perched on the rocky coastline, Cinque Terre is a romantic and serene destination for any Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Rome
For Leo, the sign that thinks the world revolves around them, Rome is a perfect choice. As a fire sign ruled by the sun, Leo loves being the center of attention, luxury, and drama—all things that are easy to find in the Italian capital. While in the Caput Mundi, Leo travelers can take in the city’s warm and vibrant energy by exploring ancient ruins, visiting the Vatican, and indulging in luxury shopping and Michelin-star dining.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Tuscany
Virgos love order and organization. So what better place to go than Tuscany? With its rolling hills, rows of vineyards, and tidy, charming towns, Tuscany is an ideal destination for Virgo. Here, you can enjoy quiet walks in nature, visit local wineries, and savor simple yet delicious Tuscan cuisine. Virgo, you will do well in Florence—the Tuscan capital. But you should also explore the towns of Siena, San Gimignano, and Pienza, the latter being the first example of Renaissance urban planning.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Milan
Libra travelers are known for their love of beauty, aesthetics, and balance. They appreciate art, culture, and refined experiences. Milan, with its fashion-forward reputation, offers an ideal destination for Libras because of world-class art galleries, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera; high-end shopping; and prime people-watching opportunities. Libras can also take advantage of Milan’s proximity to Italy’s Lake District where picturesque towns like Como provide an elegant, harmonious backdrop.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Sicily
Intense, passionate, dark-humored, and mysterious Scorpio is a shoo-in for a sojourn in Sicily. From Taormina’s Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples to the island’s golden UNESCO-heritage mosaics to Etna’s frequent flare-ups, Scorpios will vibe on Sicily’s edgy energy.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Amalfi Coast
Sagittarians, known for their adventurous spirit and love of exploration, are sure to dig the Amalfi Coast. With its stunning cliffs, turquoise waters, and charming towns, the UNESCO heritage coastline is the perfect destination for a Sagittarius looking for an adventure. From hiking the Path of the Gods to exploring the hidden coves and beaches, the Amalfi Coast offers endless opportunities for the adventurous Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – Verona
Adored by Shakespeare, Verona is an ideal Italian city for Capricorns. Known for its historical significance, strong work ethic, and traditional values, Verona has a well-preserved Roman amphitheater, the Arena di Verona, where the annual Verona Opera Festival takes place. Verona also offers a balance of natural beauty with its proximity to Lake Garda, allowing Capricorns to find solace in nature.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – Turin
Aquarians love innovation and unconventional thinking. Turin, the birthplace of Italian automotive giant Fiat as well as the place where Italian cinema was born, is the perfect destination for an Aquarius. From the National Museum of Cinema, located in the iconic Mole Antonelliana, to modern art galleries, Turin is a city that celebrates the unique with a regal flair. And speaking of the unconventional, Turin’s Egyptian Museum, which holds the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts outside of Cairo, is among one of the best museums in Italy.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – Venice
Last but never least is Pisces—the fish—known for her intuitive and sensitive nature, who would do well to visit Venice. With its tranquil canals and ethereal ambiance, watery Venice is steeped in mystery and romance, offering a dreamlike setting that resonates with Pisces visitors. Venice’s vibrant cultural scene, including its renowned Biennale art exhibition and classical music concerts, provides opportunities for Pisces travelers to tap into their creative side.
So, what do you think? Does your star sign line up with your dream destination in Italy? Have you found inspiration for your next itinerary?
Italy is a country that has something for everyone, and by aligning the common personality traits of each astrological sign with the characteristics of the Italian city, I hope I helped guide you to some ideas for your next Italian adventure.
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