How can you see the best of Italy in one tour? Italy is a country full of much to see and do that you would have to visit a number of times to capture it all. Italy is a multifaceted place, so you can experience it on foot, on a bike, riding a motorcycle, by car, bus, boat or train. Are you going to visit the most well-known landmarks, or will you decide to see some of the more obscure, but equally fascinating sites? When people think about visiting this enchanting land of breathtaking landscapes, astounding architecture, and the best food and wine in the world, they almost always think about beginning their journey in Rome.
Today, Rome is synonymous with Italy, and it is easy to see why. As the largest city and the capital, Rome is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the world – Vatican City and its Sistine Chapel, the Forum, the famous Coliseum, the Pantheon, and the famous Trevi Fountain, just to name a few. In Rome, you can create an entire “Best of Italy tour” itinerary and never leave this enchanting city.
Another beautiful city that people choose to visit is Venice – with its romantic waterways, Carnival, and Saint Mark’s Basilica and adjoining square. You can see why Venice was once a major stop on the Grand Tour made by England’s wealthy aristocracy. A favorite thing to do in Venice is to take a vaporetto (water taxi) ride down the Grand Canal during Carnival and look at all the vibrant, colorfully decorated villas that line the canal. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Today, Venice is a bustling commercial and economic hub and one of the most visited cities in the world.
If you head north from Rome, you will see Tuscany, a region that is breathtakingly gorgeous and bursting with creative energies. Tuscany is often referred to as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and some of our most cherished artists – Da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Pisano. Tuscany houses the largest collection of Renaissance art and architecture with its many museums, palaces, villas, and piazzas. This is the home of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Uffizi Gallery – home to Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, Titian’s Venus of Urbino, Da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi, and so much more. You can also take in the Leonardo Museum – which contains a plethora of the Great Master’s works and inventions.
These are just a few of the main places you can visit, but there is so much more you can see. The country has many regions that are utterly unique in their own ways, including their architectural styles, art, and cuisine. As you can see, no matter where you go or what you do, you’ll always see the best of Italy when you tour this beautiful country.
To create your own “Best of Italy Tour” simply contact Trips2Italy and discuss the options for your once in a lifetime vacation.