Italy is filled with some of the most beautiful places in the world where you can view stunning art, architecture, and world class scenery. It is a great place to relax and unwind. From camping in the countryside to renting a fabulous city-centre apartment, Italy really does have something for everyone. Here are some of Italy’s most beautiful holiday destinations.
Rome has a lot of attractions and is rich in history; Julius Caesar once defended this city over 2,000 years ago. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain which is a masterpiece of art and engineering. Visit the Colosseum to view where the gladiators once battled to entertain the crowds.
Vatican City, the epicentre of Catholic history, has stunning architecture, like St Peters Basilica, and Apostolic Palace where you can visit the Sistine Chapel, and view stunning art and historical monuments. You can shop in Rome for high quality leather products and dine in restaurants with authentic Italian cuisine.
If you want to view renaissance art and architecture then Florence is the place to visit as it is considered the birthplace of renaissance. You will find masterpieces by the renowned artists Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Florence is known for its shopping and the popular Via de’ Tornabuoni has stores from fashion icons like Ferragamo, Cavalli, Gucci and Emilio Pucci. Florence also offers authentic Italian cuisine and great accommodations to make your holiday a pleasant one.
Tuscany is known for its beautiful scenery and renting a villa or chateaux in the countryside is a wonderful way to de-stress from your life. You can stay on a family run estate and experience the fun of harvesting of grapes and olives, trek through the country side, ride a horse or a bike along the trails. You can volunteer to work on a farm as a part of your outdoor experience and indulge in wine tasting and cooking authentic Italian cuisine.
Lake Como is situated in the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy. It is nestled against the foothills of the stunning Alps and has many Mediterranean villas and luxury hotels to choose from. It has also been a visited by many celebrities including George Clooney who once owned a home here. You can explore on your own or join a guided tour and enjoy your stay here by kayaking or bicycling around this stunning lake.
If you are looking for a pleasant climate and magnificent panoramic views then travel to the Amalfi coast in Italy. Amalfi coast is also a Unesco World Heritage Site and thousands of tourists travel to this place to enjoy the stunning scenery.
You can take a drive along the coast to experience places like the Gulf of Salerno, and visit the Cathedral of St Andrews as you pass through limestone cliffs and towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. There are great place to view the houses, restaurants and cafes nestled on the mountain slopes and view the vast sea in front of you. Try the popular drink limoncello, a liqueur made from local lemons, and indulge in freshly caught sea food.