The Italian lifestyle is a robust celebration of food and leisure. Chi be vive – a good life – to all who visit! Enjoy the wine terraces, seaside cliff resorts and sailing opportunities at Cinque Terre and the Amalfi coastline. Float along the winding canals of Venice aglow with city lights.
Visit the hanging gardens and Little Waterfalls of Tivoli and stroll through the olive and lemon tree groves of Sicily. At Sicily are UNESCO archaelogical sites like the famous grotto tombs, the Necropolis of Pantalica, and the dazzling Valley of the Temples. Another archaeological wonder-of-the-world is the Colosseo district in Rome, which encompasses the Colosseum, the Forum of Augustus, Capitoline Hill and the Roman Forum. Tour the tragic entombment of Pompei. Enter the 7 gates of Porta Marina, where you will see the ancient city’s opulent Temple of Venus. Wander through the Forum, where important civic centers once thrived with activity, and pay homage to the Via dei Teatri, the hub of Pompeii’s theatres and its consummate 5000-seat Teatro Grande.
For the most beautiful of Italian Renaissance architecture, visit Florence, a “dynasty” of museums, churches, and world-famous sculptures. Santa Maria del Fiore and the Palaces of Uffizi and Pitti are located here. The lovely city of Pisa is distinctly Renaissance yet holds its own unique beauty with its pearl-white marble – the Leaning Tower, the elegant Campo dei Miracoli plaza (Field of Miracles), and the Duomo Cathedral. Milan’s treasures are Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, the La Scala Opera House, and its haute couture houses. Finally, it might be said that all roads lead to the Vatican City, a gorgeous inlay of religious majesty and historical splendor – and why not catch sight of the world’s most beloved pope, Pope Francis while one can!
March 1, 2016 7:56 pm