Italy A Divine Destination

By: Robert Walker

Italy is the jewel of the Mediterranean. It offers the visitor beautiful landscapes mixed with art and culture as well as extraordinary cuisine. Its history is one of the most fascinating and is well preserved for all to see and enjoy. With Italy there is so much to offer. For those interested in art and culture, cities such as Venice, Milan, Florence and Rome will be a haven. For those who want the beach there is the Amalfi coast among many other beautiful beaches. In addition to its warm climate and beautiful landscape Italy holds world famous monuments, classical ruins and rich museums and art galleries that hold timeless pieces from reputed artists.

Rome is the most important place to visit. The Colosseum will awe you. Other places of importance are the Domus Aurea, the Basilica of San Giovanni, the Campidoglio, the Capitoline Museums and the Roman Forum. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain and walk through Piazza Navona . In addition the Pantheon, the Basilica of St. Peter and the Vatican Museums are other places that have to be toured.

Milan is one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world and is known for its shopping and leather. It also holds the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco, the Pirellone skyscraper, the Tower Velasco Other places of interest and beauty are the churches of Santa Maria della Salute and Santa Maria dei Frari and the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

In Venice you can enjoy a ride in a gondola and visit St Mark’s square. Once in Venice you can visit the islands of Burano where laces are made with a special technique handed down from the sixteenth century and Murano which is famous world wide for its beautiful glass.

Florence is another must see with many beautiful monuments, museums and art galleries. One of the symbols of the city is the pictorial Ponte Vecchio where you can find a lot of jewelers and artisans. Piazza della Signoria is the centre of the city and there you can find Palazzo Vecchio which is now the municipality of Florence. Another place to visit in Florence is the Piazzale Michelangelo which offers a fantastic view of the city.

.Italy also has beautiful beaches. The stunning blue waters of the Amalfi coast are a delight. The Amalfi Coast is one of the most charming and the famous coast in Italia. It is a world cultural heritage and belongs to UNESCO. Amalfi has beautiful villas and is a delightful charismatic town.

Italy takes great pride in its cuisine. Every region or small town and village has created their own recipes according to historical influences and their traditions. Restaurants can be found everywhere and the best places to eat are in the roadside restaurants which serve the best pasta made according to home made recipes. Italy is famous for its wine and wine is available in abundance. In addition you can indulge in coffee and gelato to your hearts content.

Italy is unique and offers the best in everything extravagant. From fashion, art, food and history to the mesmerizing waters of the coast. All this makes Italy the top destination that one has to visit in their lifetime.

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