Considered to be among the loveliest countries in Europe and worldwide, Italy is a land filled with promise and opportunities for a traveller. Rich in history and a home to some of the world’s most fascinating landmarks, Italy is worthy of a visit, at least once. Travelling by train is the best way to do it as the fare is reasonably priced and the travel is convenient, with plenty of interesting sights to tease the eyes. Holidays in Italy are bound to be memorable and enriching. Here are some of the key cities to visit to get the most of your vacation.
This is a no brainer. As the capital of Italy, this is the centre of everything important that concerns the country. With a history that is unrivalled, everywhere you look is like gazing at a huge piece of art. Ancient churches, palaces, and museums are all over Rome. As the centre of Catholicism, the St. Peter’s Basilica is among the cities jewels. Art lovers will definitely have a great time seeing world famous artworks by brilliant Old Masters of the Capitoline. Famous paintings and sculptures can be viewed at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Italy holidays should always include Rome.
For the best experience of Italian architecture, visitors can head to the Pantheon. Built between AD 119-128, this is classic structure is an example of very awe inspiring complexes that made Italy world famous.
The natural beauty of this unique city makes it among the most romantic cities in the entire planet. Its construction is superb, a technically floating city that is a home to some of the biggest names in history such as Marco Polo. The gondolas are perhaps as famous as the city itself and mirror the very culture that makes Venice interesting. Surrounded with water on all sides, the gondolas make the transport easier and more fascinating as well. Venice is a marriage city. In fact, couples from all over the world go here to tie the knot.
One of its most notable landmarks is the Torre dell’ Orologio. This clock tower is built in the late 1400’s and is forever associated with Venice. Because of its interesting water scene, Venice is the best place to sample a unique variety of seafood while listening to the music of Vivaldi. Holidays in Italy are well spent when spent in Venice.
Now known worldwide as Italy’s fashion district, Milan has plenty in its portfolio than just couture. Like other Italian cities, Milan is rich is history. Santa Maria della Grazie houses one of the most superb and highly recognizable artworks of all time—The Last Supper by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. A restoration brought it back to its former glory after having been antiquated by age. Its supreme artistry makes it among the must-see paintings here in Italy.
Fashion enthusiast will love it here. All the biggest names in the fashion world—-from Chanel to Armani to Versace to YSL, every bit of the latest on the runway are all right here. Truly, Milan is the best place to max that credit card as the place is truly worthy to be called a shopper’s haven. Holidays in Italy are made more lavish and extravagant by the shops in Milan.
Home of the Blue Grotto, Capri is another interesting place to spend holidays to Italy. This place is very interesting and laidback, with some of the best sights in the world. There’s an old castle here, which was built in the 1400’s—the Castiglione. The view from here is simply to die for since it has the most strategic location in the area. Its proximity to the cliff makes it look like an imposing property that stands proudly above the rest.
Capri is the best place to go if you want to lavish in the sights and sounds of good old Italy. Whether you like to have cappuccino and biscotti on one of its sidewalk cafes or take a nice stroll at the main square, you will definitely enjoy the rest of your stay in this magical place. Your holidays in Italy will definitely be more fun here in Capri.
Known as the mafia land, Sicily is among the best places to be in Italy. This is a very popular destination and was even made more popular by the movie The Godfather, as most of the scenes from the movie where shot in Sicily. The Greek Temple of Segesta can be found here—a fascinating complex and is a hallmark of Greek architecture.
The streets of Taormina are filled with shops and have the gorgeous ambience of rich history. Corso Umberto is a shopper’s paradise. No matter what you need, be it pots or antique jewellery, you can find it here. This is also a great place to find local pastries, cheese, and local wines.
For those who would like a peaceful place to spend a lazy afternoon, they can head to the Giardino Pubblico, which is a park dedicated to outdoor relaxation.
Florence is another famous Italian tourist destination. Meat lovers must make it a point to try the massive Florentine steak, a sumptuous feast that is made from a thick slab of premium beef that is marinated and cooked to perfection. Or, if you want to feast the eyes first, you can do so by taking a visit to see a bit of Renaissance period artwork. Looking for an engagement ring or some stunning necklace for your beloved? You’ve come to the right place. In Florence, the most magnificent jewelleries can be found. One shop you should visit is the Allesandro Dari’s boutique. Known for its beautifully crafted fine jewellery, you’d be able to find the perfect symbol of love for your sweetheart.
Holidays in Italy are sure to be spectacular and grand. It is every traveller’s dream to visit this country. If you want to spend a long vacation here, see any of these places and you’d be able to realize your dream European getaway. With so many things to see, lots of delectable dishes to try, and lots of artworks to admire, it is very hard to get bored in Italy.