15 Wonderful Pictures, to Inspire You to Plan Your Next Holiday to Italy
Are you planning for a family vacation? Why not visit Italy?
Traveling with family, is always full of fun and excitement.
So, when we were planning a family holiday, to a beautiful destination, for an amazing experience, Italy was the unanimous choice.
But Why Visit Italy?
Yes, this question is obvious. Why Italy, when there are so many other wonderful places in different countries of the World.
Because, Italy has many, eternally beautiful cities, with magnificent Art and Architecture worth seeing. They have a great deal of historical significance as well.
The attraction of the most classical Western civilisation, has it’s foundation, in the ancient cities of Italy.
The exquisite richness of the art and architecture, the majestic monuments, the rich culture, the gorgeous green countryside, the World famous ancient heritage, all make it worthwhile to visit Italy.
The Ancient City of Rome:
Rome or Roma, is the capital of Italy. The ancient churches, the classic ruins, breathtaking monuments, amazingly beautiful fountains, all make Rome, a must visit city.
It is no surprise that Rome is a World Heritage city, according to UNESCO.
The places we visited, on the famous Hop on, Hop off bus service, are The Colosseum, the Vatican City, the Bernini Square, and the Trevi Fountain.
Difficult to decide, which should be on top of the list, with regard to the beauty. But as they say, ‘A picture speaks, a thousand words.’
So, go through my pictures, and decide yourself.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning tower of Pisa—An engineering marvel or an engineering blunder!
One of the most visited tourist places of Europe, the most interesting, and one of the most photographed tower is the leaning tower of Pisa.
The Leaning tower is one of the four monuments, which make up the Cathedral Complex in Pisa called Pizza dei Miracoli.
Inside the Cathedral, one can see amazing sculptures and paintings all around.
One can feel a great sense of peace and tranquility inside the cathedral.
Enjoy the pictures.
Florence boasts of some of the most magnificent museums, churches, and palaces of World. The greatest treasure and heritage of art and architecture, paintings and sculptures can be found here.
The Accademia de Galleria and the magnificent exhibition of the artistic genius of Michelangelo, is a never to forget experience. All along the street on both sides, one can find many big and small replica of the World famous, ‘David.’
,A visit to the city of Tuscany, the region full of magnificent Renaissance style monuments, and breathtaking beautiful churches, will leave you spellbound.
The Beautiful Venice: Neither Words, Nor Camera, can Capture the Beauty of Venice
The Unique City of Venice — The city of canals and a ronamantic destination!
If you can smell romance in the air, with breathtaking views and surroundings, you are probably in Venice.
An amazing city, where you have to commute through water canals, by means of water buses, water taxis, steamers, and the romantic Gondolas.
You have to see this unique place, to believe that such a beautiful location exists on this planet.
Besides, there is the famous St. Mark’s Square, which is always full of tourists from all over the World.
The historic Ducal Palace, the exquisite Clock Tower, the Baroque Splendour of St. Mark’s Basillica and the colourful and invit markets all along.
There are guided tours to Muraina glass museum, the island Burano, and the ancient cathedral of Torcello.
The lined up shops had attractive Masks, Souvenirs and some unique and World class glass articles.
Our cameras didn’t stop clicking pictures, and I may have taken pictures of each and every canal and shops. Sharing some of them here.
Milan is a modern and fashionable city, with skyscrapers, ultra modern malls and shopping centres. No dobut, Milan is called the fashion capital of Italy.
The Italian cuisine
Pizzas, Lasanga, Pesto, Pasta, Spaghetti, Gelato, Pizza Magherita—Yes, these are the names of some of the most delicious and World famous Italian cuisines.
There is a prominence of olives and olive oil in the Italian food preparations. The pizza with the thin crust is the specialty and I think, that differentiates the Italian pizza from other pizzas.
The way, people leisurely enjoy their food, sitting around a round table, as if there is no hurry, is a matter to be appreciated.
Cherished and Memorable Holiday to Italy
The reasons for visiting Italy can be endless. The historical significance, the culture, the Art and Architecture, the World famous iconic monuments, the naturally beautiful landscapes, the sumptuous food and the strong family values are some of the reasons, which make Italy, one of the most popular holiday destination, the World over. Moreover, It’s good to see the families bonding together.
Just walk along, as if you are living in the Roman times, soaked in the Italian Sun, get mesmerised by the unmatched architecture, and landscapes of this majestic, ancient country.
There is so much historical significance attached to every city of Italy. But I was interested in the visual delight of the amazing places.
Taking Pictures is so convenient nowadays with the digital cameras. One can instantly upload and share the pictures as well, with family and friends. And when you are on a visit to the great country, such as the ancient city of Italy, sharing with others, becomes all the more important.
Which is your favourite travel destination in Europe?
© 2018 Chitrangada Sharan