Travellers to Italy have always speculated on the “fatal spell” of the country, which makes people from all over the world want to visit it. Is it just because “all roads lead to Rome”? The attraction of past civilizations, like that of the ancient Roman world, or of Renaissance? Of course these are not the only reasons making Italy so universally desirable.
The Alps are a huge attraction for many of the northern cities and attract thousands of visitors each year seeking the thrill of winter sports.
For those seeking the sun, the southern coastal cities of Italy with their Mediterranean seas paint a stunning canvas making it a wonderful destination. With a diverse range of landscapes and climate there is something for everyone in Italy.
The cities in Italy are very unique in their own way and each offer amazing sights with much to see and do.
Rome is the capital and is the third most visited tourist destination in the European Union. Rome is a wonderful city where its Renaissance and Baroque past is still very evident. Of all the monuments in Rome, the Colosseum thrills the most. The Colosseum is a spectacular piece of architecture that surely cannot be missed. With its incredible history, and its ability to stand tall after hundreds of years, it is reason enough why to visit this incredible monument. Other top sights to see include the Vatican, the Trastevere, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. With so much to see and do in Rome – you’ll want to visit it again and again.
The beautiful cities of Venice and Florence are like outdoor museums only waiting to be discovered. The city of Venice stretches across 118 little islands in a shallow lagoon along the Adriatic Sea. Bridges connect all of the islands – over 400 in total! Every form of transport in Venice is by foot or water. The Gondola’ is a traditional Venetian rowing boat that dates back centuries and still play a big role in public transport and is something you must experience when in Venice.
Tourism is the main industry within the centre of Florence and again there is much to see and do here. The Uffizi Gallwery is one of the world’s oldest and most famous galleries and the Accademia museums that showcase a very rich and impressive collection of Venetian paintings.
Florence certainly is home to some of the world’s most finest art. On every corner, monument, Church or museum you will find a piece of history.
Putting all the history and culture aside there is so much more to do in Italy. With amazing food and wine that will satisfy all taste buds, an abundance of fine shopping streets and centres home to many world renowned designers, friendly people, warm Mediterranean climate, wonderful landscapes, welcoming cobbled streets, relaxing canals and waterways and so much more only waiting to be discovered you must make Italy your next destination!