Home of the Renaissance, Italy has it all. It is bursting with beauty, history, art and culture. A country of contrasts you can spend a day hiking up the Alps or wandering the streets of Rome or shopping in Milan or floating down the canals of Venice in a gondola. The best time to visit the country is in spring (April-May) or autumn (October-November), when the temperatures are pleasant and the crowds are less. In August most Italians take their vacations, and many shops and businesses are closed as a result.
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Rome is a beautiful city of history. As it is home of the Roman Empire and the Catholic Church, you will find amazing monuments, churches, tombs and buildings. One visit to Rome and you will be dying to come back and do it all over again.
If Rome is the city of history, Florence is the city of art. Home of the Renaissance the city is stamped with medieval art and architecture, with every artist of the period featuring their work in the city.
The city of canals and gondolas, Venice is built on 117 small islands. It marks a pleasant get away from the hustle and bustle of other Italian city as Venice is virtually free of cars – you will instead find yourself being transported by boat or walking everywhere.
Although not the most beautiful of Italian cities, the atmosphere of Milan should not be missed. Traditionally the second capital of the Roman Empire, today Milan a main life source of world fashion and finance.
Naples & Pompeii
Travelling south of Rome, you will find the beautiful city of Naples, nestled into a majestic bay, it is one of Europe’s most densely populated and vibrant cities. Just short trip from Naples is the ancient city of Pompeii. Buried by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, it was excavated in the 1700s. Today it provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of the Ancient Romans.