Locations You Should Visit In Italy

in Italy

Visiting Italy without sightseeing is unacceptable, as this is among the main reasons for traveling to Italy. Italian culture and history are rich with many historic buildings, monuments as well as museums. All of them will make your trip meaningful. This country is also the fashion center and offers delicious cuisine and good wine. People here are friendly. Moreover, Catholic Church is located here. The above reasons make Italy a great destination. Below are some locations people should go as visiting Italy.


When you go to Italy you must visit Rome. There are several popular places here for sightseers. The Colosseum is a very famous landmark in Rome. It is a huge open air theatre that was built by Emperor Titus in AD80 for games and gladiatorial battles. When many people see the Colosseum the movie "Gladiator" comes to mind. Another magnificent sight is the Pantheon in Rome. It is a huge temple built in AD120 and up until 1960 it had the largest dome in the world. Rome is also the home of the Pope in Vatican City, another popular destination for sightseeing on an Italian Vacation. Other cities in Italy that are popular for sightseers include Milan, Venice, Naples and Sicily.


Pisa is a smaller city, but it is world famous due to the Leaning Tower. It is a bell tower in the Pisa Cathedral that is made up of a group of 4 beautiful white marble buildings. Construction on this started in 1173 and went on for 200 years because of a lot of interruptions. Since the construction took so long, the bell tower started to lean hence the name.


If you are a savvy sightseer or traveler and know some Italian, you may be able to arrange to see all these sights for yourself. But you may want to consider having everything arranged by someone else because you don't want to miss any of the important places and you will benefit greatly from a guided tour. There are several sightseeing companies that offer tours for visitors. Guided tours will usually follow a pre-set route through a city or town during your Italy vacation. Not only are the guides fluent in English, but they also have a wealth of information on the historical sights and there are opportunities to ask questions. Some tours on your Italian vacation will allow you to get off the tour vehicle to explore and then catch another tour vehicle from the same company later on.


Or if you prefer not to walk, you can just sit back and enjoy the ride without leaving the bus. Sightseeing tours on your Italian vacation range in price. There are luxury tour coaches, full day tours, night tours and also several tours for vacationers on a budget. No matter where your Italy vacation takes you, sightseeing should be an important part of overall experience.


Author Box
Tim Roseland has 1 articles online

Myroadtotravel was created in late 2007 as way for my wife and I to do what we love most...Travel. We love to share our experiences with others and have recently created our first blog http://www.myroadtotravelblog.com to help us do just that. Through this blog, we offer travel tips, our own personal experiences/adventures and photos from our vacations. Please stop by and give us your feedback and remember, for all your travel booking needs please visit us at http://www.myroadtotravel.com

Add New Comment

Locations You Should Visit In Italy

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2010/04/21