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Italy travel guide

There is no other country in Europe which could be so proud of its history. Roman Empire has dominated in the world for almost 600 years. And you couldn’t overestimate its contribution to development of the entire European civilization, - its art, architecture and law. Actually, they laid the foundation of all today`s society.

Almost everyone would like to go to Italy. And moreover, each Italian city (even small ones) has a great number of historical sites, so you can go whenever you want and won`t be disappointed.

You should start your trip over Italy from Rome. This city has always attracted tourists. And indeed, it is very beautiful. Possibly, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rome has a lot of historical sites of different periods. It could take a day to only visit the ancient Roman Forum and Capitol and Palatine Hills. Famous Coliseum and Circus are also there. Also, you could spend a day in Vatican, including its most interesting museums. And there are quite a number of such historical sites.

However, there are many other interesting cities. Venice is a particular romantic city. Annually it is visited by a great number of tourists. And probably any loving couple dreams of a gondola tour over Venetian canals, or a stroll on its famous embankments.

Florence is the city of Italian art. There you can feel the atmosphere of an Italian medieval city in the period of its prosperity.
Milan is the city of high fashion. Siena is the city of narrow medieval lanes. Pompeii can give you an unforgettable impression. Aosta is the city of medieval fortresses. Pisa, Verona, Turin, Bologna … and this enumeration could be interminable.

Apart from historical sites, Italy can offer excellent opportunities for seaside vacations as the country is circumfluent by warm seas. The best beaches are in Sardinia. Though, you can find some good bathing spots in many other parts of Italy. The best beach resorts of the country are Amalfi (near Naples), Rimini (not far from Bologna), and Lido di Jesolo.

If you like downhill skiing you should go to the Alps in the north of the country. There you`ll also have an opportunity to visit some historical cities. And if you have a car, you can make a trip over the highland areas of Switzerland, as well.

 

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Roman Forum. There are many monuments built in the ancient and medieval period
The Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Bari was built in 1089-1105
Trullo built in the 18th century with pagan symbols on the roof in the Rione Monti area of Alberobello
Scenic view of the Rione Monti from the Santa Lucia Belvedere observation deck in Alberobello
The Arch of Septimius Severus is located at the foot of the Capitoline hill in the Roman Forum
Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) was built in the style of a medieval castle on the Piazza della Signoria in 1299
Colosseum - symbol of Rome and all of Italy, was built in the year 80
Siena Duomo Cathedral - the most beautiful example of the Italian medieval Gothic
Old quarters of Florence as viewed from the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Piazza del Campo is located on a hill, so it has a slope like an amphitheater going down to Palazzo Publico
View of the Grand Canal, Franketti Palace (Palazzo Franchetti) and the Basilica of St Mary of Health (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) from the Academy Bridge (Ponte dell`Accademia)
Big beach in Positano
Faraglioni stacks as viewed from the Via Krupp.
Gondolier in front of the Doge`s Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
Venetian gondola and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore (Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore)
The arch of Septimius Severus, surrounded by later buildings in the Roman Forum
Historic image of Piazza del Campo, the main square in Siena, was formed in the 12th and 13th centuries
The frescoes of the Sistine Chapel were created by the great Michelangelo in the 16th century
Old town Florence as viewed from the Piazzale Michelangelo.
In the center of St. Peter`s square was placed an Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome by Emperor Caligula in 37
Rocks on the southern coast of Capri.
In Positano houses were built on the steep slopes of coastal mountains