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Paestum archaeological site in Magna Grecia, Salerno (Campania) comprises a amphitheater, burial grounds, forum, National Archaeological Museum, Temple of Ceres, Temple of Hera, Temple of Neptune and remains of tombs. About ninety kilometers from Naples-Capodichino Airport, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is sandwiched between the Licosa promontory and the River Sele’s mouth.
One of the loveliest and most interesting cities in the entire world is Venice, Italy. It was constructed on a lagoon some 600 years ago and has remained virtually unchanged since that point in time. The city has decayed somewhat since then but its fascinating character, heavy tourist traffic, and romantic charm remains the same as it has always been. However, what if you are vacationing with your children? If there is one thing you can say about the city of Venice, it is definitely not a place where they will get bored.
Milan is a great city and any visit is sure to be a wonderful experience but, as with most places, there are pitfalls and troubles that can be easily avoided. Here are my top 5 tips for enjoying a hassle free visit to Milan.
The common meaning of Easter and the reason for celebrating it was the death of Jesus Christ and his ensuing resurrection. Supposedly he arose from his tomb after he had been crucified to death on the cross and later took his place in heaven alongside God and the Holy Ghost. Despite the religious connotations, it is still cause for celebrations and festivals around the world. In Italy, the celebration of Easter is known as the Pasqua Festival and was named after Eostre, the spring goddess of the Anglo-Saxons.
For your upcoming trip to Rome you may already be fantasizing about six-course meals that start at nine in the evening and continue well past midnight. For Italians these epic feasts are considered nothing more than a well-balanced dinner. But, before you try and keep up with this gastronomical procession it’s probably best you familiarize yourself with these simple guidelines.
“Piazza” means “Square” in Italian and it has always played an important role in Florentine history. Since many centuries ago people liked to meet with each other or go for a coffee in the squares in the city center. Explore the most beautiful and important piazzas in Florence to experience the spirit of the renaissance city.
Located by the Tyrrhenian Sea along the west coast of Italy is the famous region of Tuscany. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country while Italy is a favorite of international travelers as well. There are 20 regions in the country, but Tuscany ranks in the top echelon of those that travelers prefer to visit the most. The major draw is the many wineries that can be found here which is primarily why this area attracts so many connoisseurs from all over the world.
It has oftentimes been said that financially, the city of Milan, Italy is the country’s most important city. Next to Rome, it is Italy’s largest city and metropolitan area and has become a major European tourist destination. Although it is renowned for its art, cuisine, culture, fashion, and history, Milan has a nightlife that is unlike any other in Europe, especially where its pubs and cocktail bars are concerned.
Milan is Italy’s largest city (Rome is the largest) and by far the financial hub of the country. Despite the destruction and devastation of World War II that impacted the city as terribly as it did, Milan has evolved into one of the more beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in Italy. The city today targets the lifestyle of those tourists who want to experience worldly international pleasures when vacationing outside of their home country. It is a paradise for tourists who love art, culture, cuisine, football (soccer) history, and most importantly, the nightlife.
All roads lead to Rome. You’ve problably heard it before. But have you ever visited the “Eternal City”? For over 2,500 years Rome has been European centre of power, culture and religion. Thanks to all the antique ruins, roman basilicas and medieval palaces the historic city centre of the capital of Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors from all around the world like to come to Rome not only for sightseeing, but also because this city is a heaven for shoppers and Italian food and nighlife lovers.
With its architecture, culture, cuisine, history, and waterways, Venice is one of Italy’s most interesting and beautiful cities, if not in the entire European continent. It is by far one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and today it looks much the same way that it did over 6 centuries ago. Venice is also an excellent shopping destination as well, but unlike other larger European cities, what Venetians consider shopping malls are more like street markets and other types of shopping venues.
I think that the ornate royal residences are on the itineraries of all breeds of travelers and tourists. May be because, only a few uber rich may be able to afford and own those residences. The majority of tourists, thus, like to pay small entry fee to experience the magnificence of the palaces for a while. If you visit Caserta in Campania, Italy, do not miss the Royal Palace (Caserta) of eighteenth century, which is now on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Inspired by the Palace of Versailles, this grandiose Bourbon palace fits beautifully in its scenic surroundings.
With its historic architecture, cuisine, and culture, Rome is still one of the most targeted tourist destinations in Italy if not the entire European continent. There are numerous reasons to vacation in the city but the primary draws have always been the food and the shopping. Italian cuisine is everywhere you go in and around the city, but if you are looking for international dishes, you will be richly rewarded as well.
Hitting the beach in Italy is probably not what you had in mind when planning your vacation, but with 7,600 km of coastline, a day at the beach is a great alternative to spending the day in a Piazza. Tuscany alone has plenty of fabulous beaches, a little something for everyone and all fairly easy to get to.
In Northern Tuscany, about an hour from Florence, you will find Versilla, where there are several different beaches to choose from, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietransanta and Viareggio. read full article
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