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Major Attractions in Italy

There are many places that you should visit while vacationing in Italy. You can fid so many different and diverse place and things to see. Millions of people will visit these sight seeing destinations each year. You can choose from a scenic landscape in the serene countryside to the best places to wine and dine. You will not be disappointed by the art and architecture that you will find here in Italy. Choosing from the masterpieces in architecture, the art galleries, the museums, or the cities with their beautiful scenery and countryside, will be the hardest part of the trip.

If you choose to go to the different dining experiences in Italy, the cuisine and wine choices will not disappoint you. The pizza and pasta is definitely worth trying.

The different and diverse tourist attractions are spread through Italy. You will find something to see in every country and region in Italy. The easiest and best way for you to see the sights you want to see is by getting yourself a private tour. You may, however, choose to go it on your own. A guided tour will help you to see the sights and it is most convenient for the new visitor to Italy because the guide will know the directions and right times to visit each of your attractions. The price of the tour you choose can be tailored around your specific budget.

Rome, Florence, Milan, Siena, Venice, Naples, and Turin are some of the best cities to visit when looking for the greatest sites. If you are a thrill seeker, you will want to try some of the world class ski resorts that lie nestled in the Dolomite Mountains and the Alps. You can also try the serene beaches and the calm countryside that you can walk or bike through.

Rome is famous for the world-renowned attractions that include the Coliseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi, and the Castle Sant’Angelo. The largest and most detailed gothic structure that you can visit in Italy is the Duomo of Milan. This structure is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the entire world. Rome also holds Vatican City. This independent state is located right in the middle of Rome. You can not forget the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum on your sightseeing trip. Ara Pacis, is the Made from marble and beautifully sculpted in Lungotevere in Augusta, Rome, Italy. It is an altar that dates back to 9BC during the times of Augustus. It was restored in 1938 by the order of the Senate and now is covered in a glass piece. The trip to the remains of Basilica Ulpia in Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome reminds of original majesty and splendor of being the largest basilica at one time in Rome.

Venice is known for gondola rides through its beautiful canals. Imagine riding on the water in the moonlight. The Grand Canal of Venice is one of the most popular attractions for tourists that visit Italy. Florence offers the visitor the Uffizi Gallery. This is one of the finest art museums in the world. You can see painting collection that is not anywhere else in the world. Masterpiece artist’s paintings, like Giotto, Lippi, and Filippo, can be seen. Basilica San Marco – Galleria in Piazza San Marco , Venice displays different works of art, tapestries and documents about the history of the Basilica. The collection that was stolen by Napoleon and brought to Italy comprises of the collection are the bronze horses, copies of which are displayed on the outside terrace. This collection was restored in 1970′s thereafter. One of the most famous squares in Venice is the St. Mark’s Square or the Piazza San Marco. Its actual shape is that of a trapezium but appears to be a rectangle. “Procuratie” buildings on either sides of the piazza house the procurators of San Marco. At Campo S. Rocco in Venice, you can view the stunning and spectacular building, Scuola Grande di San Rocco that was built in the Renaissance. It is often used as a concert hall, and is next to the San Rocco Church with which it is often mistaken. It is dedicated to Rocco, who cured the sick during the 14th-century plague.

Other sites that are a must see are the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa. The Medieval streets and piazzas in Sienna are a memory making experience. The city of Pompeii is also worthy of a visit as the history behind this ancient place is remarkable. There are so many things for you to do and see that you will definitely not be able to pack them all in on your trip. You will most definitely find something that will fit your personality and interests on your visit to Italy.

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