Just remember to look up…
Beautiful Italy- Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country, so remember to look up – there’s some of the most amazing architecture in the world within your sights.
It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges. You can find Stuba hotels in all the top Italian destinations and this week we’re focusing on some of its most famous cities.
Italy’s stunning capital city, Rome has it all – ancient monuments on every street corner, amazing art and a vibrant culture, it’s one of the worlds most charismatic and romantic places to visit. The biggest challenge when visiting Rome is trying to decide which of its many attractions to visit and fit in. However, no visit to Rome is complete without visiting the Colosseum, the world’s largest amphitheatre and site of ancient gladiator battles. And unique to Rome is the Vatican City (actually an independent country) but famously home to the Pope and centre of the Catholic Church.
One of Italy’s most famous attractions, Venice is made up of 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea and often described as an open air museum. It has no roads, only canals and footways which adds to its uniqueness. Full of ancient palaces, waterways busy with boats and gondalas and historic sights abound, there’s so much to see and do in this wonderful city. Piazza San Marco, is its famous central square, home to St. Mark’s Basilica full of Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower with views of the city’s red roofs. It’s also home to famous Café Florian, well worth 10 Euros for a cappacino and the best place to sit and people watch.
The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a popular holiday destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.
The capital of Tuscany is beautiful Florence, but make sure that you take some time to head beyond the Duomo, Uffizi galleries and Ponte Vecchio bridge. Of course, they should be on your list even if they are a little crowded, but there is so much more to Florence – from alternative museums to shopping, every street has the most wonderful architecture and of course the best gelato!
Thanks to Wikitravel.org for some of the tips !