Top 3 Travel Attractions in Italy

By on January 3, 2015

If this is your first time going to Italy, be sure to include the “Big Three” on your itinerary – Rome, Venice, and Florence. These places highlight the “Bel Paese” or in English, “Beautiful Country”, due to its mild weather, cultural heritage and natural endowment. To have the most enjoyable vacation, I suggest you book an escorted tour with a good company so that you get to visit all the major attractions as well as obscure holes in the wall places popular only to the locals.

Rome

Rome

Start your trip in Rome, Italy’s most visited city. This is a great place for history and archaeology buffs and youthful music-clubbers. The Eternal city offers different choices to see or do depending on what interests you. Famous sights you should visit include the Colosseum, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, St. peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s renowned frescoes, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and of course the Vatican. Insider tip: avoid visiting Rome in August as the weather is hot and humid.

Florence

Florence

From Rome, take a bus to Florence, Italy’s most cultural city since the Renaissance. Among the famous attractions you should see are the Duomo or Santa Maria del Fiore, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), the Uffizi Gallery which is one of the finest art museums in the world, and the Academia which houses Michelangelo’s David.

Venice

Venice

From Florence, take a train to Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world and is a top choice for honeymooners. This is also a great place for romantics who like strolling through car-free streets. Top attractions include St. Mark’s square where you can find St. Mark’s Basilica, Dodge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Be sure to hop aboard a gondola or a water taxi to explore the city’s system of canals and sample their local cuisine.

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