Italy is a country in Europe that is filled with different dialects, architecture, culture, traditions, food, and a few active volcanoes. The diversity of the country is one of the reasons why so many people decide to plan a trip to Italy for vacation. Let me share 3 of my top choice cities to see in this beautiful country with you.
Rome is a beautiful city with many different attractions. One of the first things everyone wants to see while they are in Rome is the Colosseum. The Colosseum was completed in 80 AD and the arena had 50,000 seats where people could sit to watch the gladiators fight wild animals, or each other. The Colosseum was abandoned in the 5th century, but today you can tour the top tier and hypogeum. St. Peter’s Basilica took one hundred and twenty years to build before it was completed in 1626, so it is no wonder that it is Italy’s largest and most amazing basilica. While visiting St. Peter’s, you will see art masterpieces by Michelangelo and Bernini, plus the Vatican Grottoes and what is believed to be the tomb of St. Peter.
Panoramic views of Tuscany can be seen when you walk the 418 steps to the Torre d’Arnolfo at the Palazzo Vecchio. This museum, which is also considered a fortress palace contains quite a bit of history as well. The Genius of Victory sculpture by Michelangelo can be found in the Salone dei Cinquecento, where he also painted thirty-four of the gold leafed panels on one of the ceilings. In the Sala delle Carte Geografiche, there is a collection of 16th century maps from all over the world. Tuscany is also known for wine and food. I doubt you’ll find anything in this city that is less than delicious.
Pompeii used to be a wonderful place to live until Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and completely covered the city. The results are a city that seems to be frozen in time that people walk through while reliving the past. While many of the buildings are still standing, most of the items that archaeologists have discovered are located at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.
Many people take a trip to Italy to experience real Italian food or to go to Vatican City. However, this country is so much more than both of those things, and a trip planning company, such as RoutePerfect, can help you discover that. There is so much history that people experience while visiting this country and most of it cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.