A vacation in Italy has always been a wow! I mean who in the world doesn’t want to travel in Italy? Maybe no one will ever get tired going to Italy over and over, because as they say it takes a lifetime getting enough of the beauty therein. Who doesn’t want to get acquainted with Italian people, and who doesn’t want to eat Italian food? And who doesn’t want to step a foot on the Vatican? Everything about Italy is beautiful. Stepping to a place over 3000 years old with all its ruins, beaches, mountains, and so need I say more? Join me to explore every place worth visiting in Italy.
As one steps in, Rome will always comes first in line. Who doesn’t know Rome is the historical capital of the Roman Empire. To completely explore Rome’s beauty, I don’t think you have much time. Rome is expensive but the looks of it, it is all worth the expenses. Rome is the city which holds the main concentration of historical and architectural heritage of the world. Nobody wants to miss visiting the Eternal City, whether it’s exploring the ancient roman and walking through where Caesar did, seeing the Vatican, and making a wish at the Trevi Fountain, Rome is an obvious stop for one’s vacation in Italy. Roman Colosseum is a must see tourist attraction in Rome. Colosseum which was built within 70 to 82 AD. The Colosseum is currently the most representative architectural structure of ancient Rome. When you are a Catholic, you’ll never miss the Vatican City, which is the official residence of the Pope. The Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo is the cherry on the cake to The Vatican. In the Sistine Chapel, the mirrors and the dome of the chapel are the most impressive boundless beauties. It is extremely unhealthy to spend hours walking with the neck extended and head fully reclining back, so much that the back is touching the neck so mirrors are used to enable visitors to view the roof by directing the light “towards the ground” and the visitors can look out for the most interesting architectural points with the angles of the mirror. the Vatican has a fascinating and amazing architecture.
Pictures are all over the internet about the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa which was born but not intentionally bowed. During its construction, it was known to have slowly leaned. The tower of Pisa was built along with the Cathedral of Pisa which is just a few meters away from the tower.
City of love as they call it, city of canals and city of bridges, Venice is the dream of lovers looking for romantic moments as well as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city of lovers- Venice is a great place for couples and families. Hang out in St. Mark’s Square (watch out for all the pigeons!!), stroll through tiny alleys, and take a gondola ride through the canals. This Sinking City is an attraction to the whole planet. Tell me about a single travel enthusiast on earth who does not want to go to a City covered with water. The architectural beauty of Venice, its canals and bridges, is unmatched, unique, and beautiful. Venice is a must visit tourist place in Italy. A part of Venice has canals and visitors can travel by gondolas to have a look on the beauty of this place. While traveling in gondolas, you will find that the Venice Canals is long chain of narrow streets. Furthermore, the romance of travel by gondola is ultimate. Travel through the canals of Venice is a magical experience, which no one should miss.
Birthplace of the renaissance and home to the David, Florence is iressistible place For art lovers and foodies, Florence offers an array of goodies. Have a stroll in the historical centre through the most important monuments of the city, treading the same streets once travelled by Leonardo, Donatello, Giotto, Botticelli…really unforgettable moments.Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you get tired of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
Get impressed by the overlooking ocean from the cliffs of famous Cinque Terra. It will take your breath away.It is listed as one of the world’s Heritage by UNESCO, the five lands are located in the northern Italian region of Liguria. A rugged stretch of coast by the Italian Riviera which include five villages, due its long isolation, the lands have kept the authentic and ancient tradition. Spend the day walking the 12km trail that connects each town, exploring there tiny streets, and stopping at little cafes. Explore the olive groves in the hills and relax yourself with a shot of Limoncello.
The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily is a 1300 hectares and is considered as the biggest archaeological site in the world. The Valley is composed by seven temples as well as sanctuaries, necropolis, fortifications. Enjoy watching the sunset, both to enjoy the romantic atmosphere and to avoid the sultry weather, really strong there during hot summer days. Sicily may be famous for the mafia but it has much more than that. Sicily has a long history of foreign domination and the result is an eclectic culture that mixes it all in. Every little city has a history of its own and culture. You will enjoy exploring the countryside and well preserved towns.
Turin (Torino) is said to be magical. Turin is a major city in northern Italy which is its fourth-largest city and has an illustrious past, resulting in elegant squares, world-class museums and historic cafés, flanked by some 18km of colonnaded walkways. Turin sits at the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Po and the Dora, believed to represent the male and female powers of the sun and the moon. And the city’s cathedral is home to the enigmatic Holy Shroud, which attracts thousands of Catholic pilgrims during its rare public unveilings. It hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.
When in Italy nobody misses the Island Paradise, Capri. Capri is an Italian island in the Gulf of Naples. The three Sea Stacks that characterize the island rise from the deep blue sea and create a wonderful visual effect. It is located in the Mediterranean and has been a major resort destination since Roman time and is popular with the well to do of the world. The beauty of the island and its beautiful beaches captivated the heart of tourists and even famous celebrities. It is the best place for people who are out for liesure, sun and the waters of the beaches to do away from the historic and architectural trips. It is a place for a day off the tour for some ultimate relaxation.
For one thing, when in Milan everybody shops. Milan got its name from the Celts who arrived in about 388 BC, it was the Romans who left the oldest marks on the city. Milan is famous all over the world famous brands, an itinerary that takes to the heart of the “Quadrilateral” of fashion, Via della Spiga, the point of entrance onto the stage of Milanese high fashion. It is a part of Milan’s culture and lifestyle, the Milan’s Design. It’s like giving yourself a big break experiencing a satisfying pleasurable shopping the masterpieces of Italian and international design, fashion labels and suggestions, luxury items and quirky gifts, boutiques and alternative shops. You can never get enough walking through the beautiful streets of Milan even by night where you can enjoy clubs, restaurants, cinema and theatre, aperitifs and wine tastings. For tourists, a taste of “Milan by night” means stepping into the glamorous spot of movida, Sempione, Navigli and Corso Como. Also in areas like Isola, one of the most traditional of the city. All of these compliments the perfect city of Milan.
So, with a vacation in Italy, it is but a complete package of everything that you love about travelling. The experience is amazing but the confidence of being able to set foot to the famous Italy is another thing. Deciding for a trip to Italy definitely doesn’t need a second thought. Just be careful though that you stick with your calendar as planned for your trip, you might run out of days and gets trapped to just one of the beautiful places mentioned above. Keep up with your budget and don’t overspend especially when you get to Milan, you might get home broke.