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Top 5 Things To see And Do in Italy this summer

As a motherland of artists and scientists, Italy has plenty to offer in terms of providing magnificent sightseeing experiences. There are plenty of places in Italy worth visiting that’ll guarantee out of this world experiences. A fact with Italy is that, while you are there, you can never lack something awesome to do or see. Starting with the cities to the beautiful architectural views, Italy has loads of stuff to offer visitors. Whether you are planning for a family vacation, a honeymoon or a group trip; Italy has got you covered.

a)      Visit the Canals of Venice   

Canals of Venice

Canals of Venice

 

Among the many things to do in Venice, paying a visit to the Canals of Venice should certainly be in your bucket list. The reputation of Venice as a water city has contributed to its alias name of ”The City of Water.” The canals were designed artistically with romantic gondolas and a feel of the Italian architecture. From its heyday, Venice deteriorated. Even with that said, the city continues to attract thousands of tourists and it is believed that the city residents are fewer than the tourists.

b)      The Colosseum   

 The Colosseum

The Colosseum

 

Rome is another most frequented holiday destination in Italy and the Colosseum forms part of the city’s attractive package. As one of the largest and most famous amphitheaters, you can understand why the Colosseum receives the high numbers of visitors. The amphitheater is rich in history. Its construction started in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian and was completed by his son in 80 AD. The Colosseum was built with a capacity of hosting around 50,000 spectators and is equipped with about 80 entry points. Visiting the Colosseum while in Italy is certainly one of the many things to do in Rome.

c)       Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

 

Also known as the 5 lands, the Cinque Terre is one of the top attractions in Italy. It has been categorized as one of the Unesco World Heritage sites and a National Park. Cinque Terre also stands out as one of the cleanest area in Italy. The area comprises five villages which tend to be nested precariously on the rugged cliffs of the so called Italian Riviera. The view to this is astounding and it will keep you guessing at the beauty and the idea behind the 5 villages.

d)      Santa Maria del Fiore

Santa Maria del Fiore

Santa Maria del Fiore

Its construction begun in 1296 and was duly completed in 1436. Located in Florence, the cathedral fascinates people with its astonishing beauty. Besides the beauty, the Basilica also acts as a symbol of the city. Until recently, the dome of the structure was the largest one in the world. The basilica remains as the largest church in Italy and one of the best places in Italy to visit.

e)      Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo

The Piazza del Campo remains one of the top medieval squares in Europe. The architecture behind its construction is what has made Piazza del Campo one of the most popular public space in the world.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Italy

Italy was the home to the Roman Empire and so as you would expect is drenched in history. Rome the capital also houses the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world with all its Papal magnificence. It is not though, just a place of architectural beauty but also having a long Mediterranean coastline and the Dolomite Mountains in the North, it is also a place that has sights of great natural beauty. Although many of the things to see in Italy are not related to the once great Roman Empire, most of the top tourist attractions in Italy are.
Because of both its heritage and its beauty, Italy is among one of the top countries for visitors in the world. No longer is it necessary to row a galleon to reach what was the heart of the Roman Empire but neither is it necessary to pay high air fares. Cheap flights to Italy can always be found on-line but don’t forget to also ask the national airlines if they have cheap seats available, sometimes the major airlines offer specials that can easily match those on the internet and are usually more comfortable.
Here are 5 of the top tourist attractions in Italy:
5:Florence

Florence

Florence

is known as the birthplace of the renaissance and as such is popular with tourists. The Cathedral, that is symbol of the city, is of huge Gothic design and its dome was for many years the largest in the world. The dome today, stills holds the record for being the largest brick dome in the world.
4:Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

A victim of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, in 79 AD, Pompeii was buried in ash but this ash able to perfectly preserve this ancient city. Today it is a popular tourist attraction, with ¼ of a million people visiting it annually, to try and experience or at least witness what life was like 2,000 years ago.
3:The Amalfi Coast
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Sorrento, on the Southern coast of Italy, has been a major sea port for hundreds of years and so has a rich history of its own but more recently it is being better known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. This rugged stretch of coastline is rich in beauty and spread all along the coast are little picturesque villages, one as diverse as the next.
4:Venice

Venice

Venice

This city, with its 150 canals is known as the City of water and is said to have more tourists than residents much of the time. Whether you are riding a Gondola through the canals or walking through the narrow streets, Venice allows an experience that can rarely be repeated. The Grand Canal with its magnificent architecture is of special attraction. Venice is most popular as a romantic getaway for couples.
1:Rome
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This is one city that most tourists would wish to see at some time in their lives. Whether it is going to hear a mass from the Pope in the Vatican City or visiting the awe inspiring Coliseum, there is something for every one in Rome. Just as ‘Rome was not built in a day’ nor is it possible to visit all that Rome has to offer, in just one day.