People who are planning their vacation trips ought to consider Italy. It is a marvelous country with a fascinating history, offering numerous excursions and things to do, and still unarguably, the best cuisine on the planet. Who doesn’t love a nice big bowl of pasta or yummy slice (or three) of pizza? From gondola rides in Venice to the ancient monuments in Rome, to the white sandy beaches and azure waters along the Sardinian and Sicilian coasts, your choices are abundant when it comes to things to do in Italy.
Most people wonder what to do when they are in Italy. Do you take the whirlwind tour of Rome, Florence, and Pisa to see stunning architecture? How about spending your entire holiday in Sicily eating scrumptious food, drinking excellent varietals, and hiking up Mount Etna? There are festivals, skiing, cycling, and windsurfing to enjoy, depending on the time of year. You can visit museums, gardens, and walk around Vatican City. Your options are limitless when it comes to things to do, depending on what piques your interest.
If you were an art history major — you’ve got your pick of places to see. This is a country that birthed the Renaissance era, the great masters – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and festivals that celebrate everything they have culturally given to the world. You can spend days traveling around visiting various museums, palazzos, ruins, and tombs. Think of how many vacation trips you would have to take to Italy to see them all. The big three cities for any art lover are Florence, Venice and Rome. Florence has the incredible art repository that is the Uffizi Gallery. Venice is home to St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Rialto Bridge that spans the Grand Canal and boasts an unimaginable amount of street vendors and shops (great for souvenirs). And finally, Rome with palaces, ancient ruins, the historic Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, amphitheaters that still host shows and performances, and of course, Vatican City. Here you can see St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and visit the Vatican Museums – one of the world’s largest collections of historical, cultural, and scientific works.
Now, if you are into more adventure and sports, then think about heading to the Amalfi Coast, hike from Mount Vesuvius to Mount Etna in Sicily, or travel to Tuscany, which is a very bike-friendly region. The Amalfi Coast is an area of natural splendor. Quaint villages, romantic seaside vistas, and rolling hills are what make this area so appealing to visitors. Poets and writers derive inspiration from the views seen from the region’s towering bluffs. For a more active vacation, hiking up the live volcanoes of Mount Vesuvius, Stromboli, and Mount Etna will offer dramatic views, heart pounding adventure, and unbelievable experiences. In the winter, try skiing down Mount Etna. Tuscany offers a slower pace, but one that is full of lush vineyards, beautiful Renaissance villages, and excellent cuisine. From Pienza to Cortona to Siena, as you roll through each town, you’ll find unbeatable hospitality, lovely people, and the joy of discovery.
All vacations trips are exciting, but Italy offers a one-of-a-kind experience. There are not many places in the world that can boast what this one country has to offer. The great thing about Italy is that it is for everyone – from young to old, couples to families, from adventurous souls to food connoisseurs. Need help planning your holiday? Give Trips 2 Italy a call. They can customize your vacation for you and send you on some incredible tours. Remember, your Italian experience begins with Trips 2 Italy.