Top 10 Places to Visit in Italy
Italy, along with Greece, is certainly the cradle of civilization. On the territory of today’s Italy were born philosophical ideas, some of the most beautiful works of art were created here, many classical pieces of music were written here and many important people came from here. Italy is full of must-see destinations.
Here is our list for Top 10 Places To Visit In Italy:
The capital city of Italy that is, according to the legend, built by the brothers Romulus and Remus, on the legendary seven hills. The city of Rome, at one time in his history dating back in the old era had one million inhabitants. Among the sights, visitors could not miss the Colosseum, the arena for gladiator fights, built in the first centuries AD. Fontana di Trevi is mandatory attraction for all couples in love… But one thing is certain; those who visit Rome, always come back.
It is the smallest city – state in the world. The population is moving around 1000 inhabitants, but the Vatican is particularly well known because the fact that this city – state within Rome, is the spiritual center for over a billion faithful of the Roman Catholic Church. The central figure of the Vatican is the Pope. There are very interesting sites to visit; such are church of St. Peter, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican archives and Museum.
Tuscany is perfect for a visit, especially if you are a wine-lover. This city is the birthplace of three famous (and probably among the five most important) Italian red wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. Although all three are based on the Sangiovese varieties of grapes, these wines have a completely different character and flavors. There are many reasons for this, but the main lies precisely in the above mentioned varieties.
The natural beauty of the glacial Lake Como, the blue of its water that reflects the peaks of the Alps, chained in eternal snow, and luxury villas surrounded by beautiful gardens, which are like a string of pearls scattered on its banks…
The old heart of the city is dating all the way back to the middle Ages. It is preserved in its original form to the present day and it is a target for tourists from around the world. In it lived the richest bankers in Italy, the greatest artists and scientists of those old times. Italy’s richest family Medici lived here, the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance, Michelangelo and Leonardo DA Vinci, created here, Galileo invented here his first telescope, and Dante Alighieri is inspired by the love for Beatrice, wrote “The Divine Comedy”.