A nice trip among the Italian beauties, in all the cities of the Bel Paese full of monuments, hospitality and good food. This is always a good idea, because in essence taking a trip to Italy will always mean a lot of things, above all: art, culture, traditions and innovation and extraordinary gastronomy.
What will be the first thing when you will be able to travel ? Surely a nice trip among the Italian beauties, in all the cities of the Bel Paese full of monuments, hospitality and good food. This is always a good idea, because in essence making a trip to Italy will always mean a lot of things, above all: art, culture, traditions and innovation and extraordinary gastronomy. The itineraries you could follow are really many, but if you have little time we recommend some destinations, underlining the fact that every city, country or region of Italy always has something that will make you fall in love and excite you.
Lazio. What to visit in Rome and surroundings
We are talking about Rome, the eternal city, a place where the charm of classicism and the frenzy of the modern blend in a particularly special union. Walking along the beautiful Via dei Fori Imperiali will catapult you to the gates of the first millennium, where in little more than a century great historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Trajan and Nerva built monumental squares where the social life of the ancient Romans was concentrated. A walk of almost a kilometer, completely pedestrian, among temples, basilicas, ancient architecture and centuries-old pine trees that ends with the arrival at the Colosseum, the true symbol of Italy. The large amphitheater, inaugurated by Titus in 80 A.D. was so named for a "colossal" statue of Emperor Nero, the place has become famous for the spectacular and bloody clashes between gladiators, particular fighters of the ancient world.
But the beauty of Rome as well as in the ancient world can be found in the streets, squares and buildings built under the state of the church. We remember that Rome is still the center of Christianity for the presence within it of the Vatican City State, the institutional seat of the Pope and an extraordinary art collection, among the most important in the world, in St. Peter's Basilica and especially in the Vatican Museums. Here you can admire some of the most beautiful works of art in the world such as: the Vatican Pietà and the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, the rooms of Raphael or works by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Canova and many others.
Rome obviously does not end here, it still has an infinity of places to know and stories to tell. Hundreds of churches, some of them dating back to the early Christian era, squares and fountains, including the famous Trevi Fountain or the Fountain of the four Rivers in Piazza Navona, famous for its shape of ancient stadium, among the most visited places in the city. How to forget to walk on the monumental Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna, so called because of the Spanish Embassy headquarters at the Vatican State, or walk through the festive streets of the center, among the stores of Via Condotti or Via del Corso. In short, the activities, walks, guided tours that can be done in Rome are endless, and perhaps the only solution to try not to throw away the little time available is to rely on professionals in the tourism industry in tours and experiences.
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Tuscany. What to visit in Florence and surroundings
Florence is one of the most visited and well-known Italian cities in the world, capital of a region rich in historical and artistic culture and breathtaking landscapes like Tuscany. We can consider this place as the home of one of the most flourishing historical periods of art in Italy: the Renaissance. Great masters such as Donatello, Masaccio and Filippo Brunelleschi marked a transition from medieval culture to a more modern one and their work is still clearly visible in the city.
Think about the extraordinary architecture of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore built in the center of Piazza del Duomo, characterized by the majesty of the architecture finely decorated with sculptures, reliefs and the green, white and red polychromy of the precious marbles of Prato, Carrara and Monsummano. On it crosses and overlooks the entire city the huge Brunelleschi's Cupola, an authentic miracle of Renaissance architecture, the largest masonry dome ever built topped by a lantern from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Right in front of the basilica is the Baptistery of St. John the Baptist, a building of great religious importance used in the Middle Ages also for the investiture of knights. In the same square there are also the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which preserves Lorenzo Ghiberti's La Porta del paradiso and Michelangelo Buonarroti's Pietà Bandini, as well as Giotto's Bell Tower that with its 398 steps takes visitors to the top of the Florentine architecture.
In the city there are splendid museums such as: the Uffizi Gallery (which today also includes the Pitti Palace with all its exhibition routes as well as the Vasari corridor and the Boboli Gardens), the Academy Gallery and the Bargello Museum. Only in these museum structures can one find some of the most iconic works of Italian art such as Michelangelo's David, which embodies the ideals of Renaissance male beauty, The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli or The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci.
Not only Florence in beautiful Tuscany but also other magnificent towns like Pisa, where we can find another work universally known as The Leaning Tower (or just the tower of Pisa) which is nothing more than the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in the famous Piazza dei Miracoli. Even Siena, San Gimignano or Pienza can be considered among the cities absolutely worth visiting if you are in Tuscany, just think that their historic centers are considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
In such extraordinary places as these you can enjoy different food and wine activities, where art and beauty are mixed with the flavor of the territory, tradition and quality of food made in Italy. In this regard, Tuscany is a very famous land for wines such as Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino above all, but there are really something for everyone.
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Campania. What to visit in Naples and surroundings
We finally arrived in Campania, in Naples, one of the richest cities of historical-artistic beauty, landscape and popular traditions that make it one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Italy. Once arrived in the city we are really spoiled for choice on the activities to do, we can in fact decide for a nice walk through the historic center of Naples, recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1995. Only from Piazza del Plebiscito to Lungomare Caracciolo we find an impressive number of monuments and places to visit: Palazzo Reale in Naples, Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, Castel Nuovo (also known as Maschio Angioino) Teatro San Carlo, Villa Pignatelli and Castel dell'Ovo.
A quick overview that incredibly excludes the two largest museums in the city: National Museum of Capodimonte and National Archaeological Museum of Naples. In the first one there are works by the greatest Italian artists from Raphael to Caravaggio, passing through Correggio, Titian, Vasari and many others with a very interesting collection of works that traces the history of Naples and Southern Italy. The second one preserves finds, sculptures, paintings, mosaics and furnishings from prehistoric times to the late Roman period. In addition to a large number of finds from Rome and contained in the extraordinary Farnese Collection are better preserved all the most fragile materials from nearby Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia. These cities, which preserve archaeological evidence of worldwide importance, arrived in exceptional conditions of conservation due to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD perfectly described by Pliny the Younger.
Near the city then are easily accessible some places of exceptional scenic interest, famous for their breathtaking views such as Sorrento and the entire Sorrento peninsula, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and the wonderful Amalfi coast, a stretch of the Campania coast absolutely extraordinary from the geographical point of view in the municipalities of Campania: Ravello, Amalfi, Cetara, Atrani, Scala, Minori, Maiori, Scala, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Vietri sul mare and Positano.
If you are in Campania you can't not try the tour made once again by the friends of Lovely Amalfi Coast Tours and that we seriously recommend you to try for the way they make interaction between culture, food and wine and guided tour. Here you will be given the opportunity to discover the secrets of Pompeii and its millenary excavations, Unesco World Heritage Site, and afterwards you can find refreshment tasting the real Neapolitan Pizza: Mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, flour, basil and extra virgin olive oil. You will touch with your hand the extreme goodness of the most famous Italian dish in the world. And if all this is still not enough, all you have to do is get lost among the beauty of Naples: you can walk along the beautiful seafront, where you can admire the Villa Comunale and the majestic Castel dell'Ovo, famous for its beauty and for the legend that links it to the figure of the poet Virgil. And then another famous castle of Naples, the Maschio Angioino, and other historical places such as the Teatro San Carlo and the Royal Palace that stands out imperiously in front of the spectacular Piazza del Plebiscito. All this with the guidance of an experienced person who will lead you by the hand to discover the beauty in a comfortable, exciting and above all authentic way.
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