Italy Holidays

Italy is the land of many things we cannot do without. The Roman civilization and their effect on socio-cultural history, great classical literature, marvelous historical monuments, some of the greatest painters ever to have lived on earth- one aspect of the country that we grow up loving and respecting. But this country is also known for its fashion, having spawned some of the biggest names in the couture industry. And let us not forget the idea of romance that Venice inspires in us or that of raw, rustic appeal that may be found in Tuscany, the mouthwatering cuisines and the excellent ones. That this country attracts droves of tourists than most countries on earth is a universal fact.

Famous Italy Holidays Attractions

Rome: The Colosseum, the Forum, Piazza Venezia, Vittorio Emanuele Monument, Piazza di Spagna, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon are the main attractions in the city.

Vatican City: St. Peter Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, Vatican Palace, Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum.

Milan: capital of fashion and art; also visited for the Gothic Duomo cathedral, Teatro della Scala, Sforzesco, Pinacoteca di Brera, Museo Poldi-Pezolli and Santa Maria della Grazie.

Venice: Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Ponte di Rialto, Galleria dell’Accademia and Collezione Peggy Guggenheim.

Bologna: oldest European university, Gothic Church of San Petronio, the Toree degli Asinelli and leaning Torre Garisenda are the highlights.

Florence: focal center for Renaissance art and architecture. Top sites include Piazza del Duomo, St. Mark’s English Church, Ponte Vecchio bridge and Uffizi Gallery.

Naples: famous for its landscapes, Palazzo Reale, Castel Nuovo, Carlo Opera House, Museo di Capodimonte and Museo Archaologico Nazionale.

Pisa: Leaning Tower of Pisa, the 11th century Gothic Cathedral and Baptistry and 13th century Camposanto.

Mount Vesuvius: an active volcano form where you can view the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Other sites which you can include in your itinerary are Piedmont, Turin, Lombardy, Genoa, the Riviera, Verona, Ravenna, San Gimignano, Campania, Palermo, Aeolian Islands and Sardinia.

Top Italy Holidays Beaches and Hotels

The beaches of Italy are also one of the top priorities of visitors. Some of the best beaches are located in Mondello, Taormina, San Vito la Capon, Ragusa, Cefalú and Capo D’Olano.

Italy has as many as 38, 000 hotels which range from five-star hotels to bed and breakfast and farmhouses. The top hotels in Italy are Casa Portagioia, Al Ponte Antico Hotel, Hotel Davanzati, Floridiana Hotel and Terrazze di MOnetelusa Bed and Breakfast.                                                                             

Shopping Places for Italy Holidays Traveler

In Italy, you can shop till you drop. Head to Milan and Rome for fashionable apparel, accessories, shoes and bags; Cremona for its handmade violin; Sulmona for its confetti; Ravenna for mosaics; Voltera for alabaster products; Carrara for marble; Valenza for gold items; Venice for glassware; Abruzzo for filigree jewellery and Sardinia and Sicily for textiles products.

If you want to have a close encounter with the best in culture, history and fashion, then Italy is definitely the place to go!