Romance, Relaxation, Fashion, Adventure, Fun, History – in Italy, vacation spots can be determined by what you want to do and what you want to see. And that’s the beauty of this magnificent country…the possibilities are nearly endless.
Have you always dreamed about taking a trip to Italy, but wouldn’t know where to start? The different regions of Italy each offer their own unique experience, from the rolling hills and cypress-lined drives of Tuscany, to the historic architecture of Lazio, to the striking beauty of the island of Sicily. Italy is a country that marries its storied past with its modern present. Its natural and man-made wonders are sights to behold. There are not many other places in the world where you can see architecture and artwork that still influences our lives today.
For the historical buffs, most begin their journey in the capital city of Rome. These prehistoric hills had seen the meteoric rise and decline of one of the world’s greatest civilizations. Rome is one of the few cities where you can walk the same streets as Julius Cesar, Augustus, and Constantine. See the Colosseum and imagine the gruesome battles between gladiators as they entertained the Roman masses. The ancient Roman temple, the Pantheon, is still one of the best preserved Roman buildings and is still in use today. Looking for more historical wonders? Travel to Venice and stroll along its endearing canals. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and its famous piazza – a reminder of the historical wealth and power of Venice. Walk along the Rialto Bridge that crosses over the city’s Grand Canal. Pick up souvenirs in the shops that line both sides of the bridge.
One of biggest Italy vacation spots for fashionistas is Milan, of course! You could spend your entire vacation shopping in the fashion capital of the world that boasts more luxury designers and boutiques than any other city. And don’t forget Florence – home of the world’s first fashion show and the fashion houses, Gucci, Ferragamo, Fendi and more. For the sports car enthusiast, the region of Emilia-Romagna is the base of operations for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Ducati, and Maserati.
Now for the adventurous at heart, the mountains are great for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. The beaches are ideal for windsurfing, horseback riding, and snorkeling. And the seas? Well, when in Italy, these vacation spots can’t be beat! In the Portofino Marine Park, you will not only see gorgeous marine life, but also the most famous diving spot, the Christ of the Abyss. If a rod and reel is more your style, consider taking a charter boat and do some deep sea fishing in these beautiful waters.
Of course, no matter where you go, the food and wine will be incredible, the people warm and welcoming, and the experience unforgettable. If you are considering Italy, the vacation spots available will be sure to please! Call Trips 2 Italy to learn more about this beautiful country’s regions and cities and to see where to start your Italian experience!