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Holiday at Italy: Must visit places- Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Pisa, Florence!

Updated on June 10, 2017
The masks, Venice
The masks, Venice | Source
The Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy | Source
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy | Source

Travel To Italy This Vacation And Experience The Magic!

© Chitrangada Sharan April 2013

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It is Summer and there is going to be a long summer vacation in India.

The children and parents are planning to go for a vacation.

How to decide the place, where you want to go? There are so many beautiful places, worth visiting.

Why Visit Italy ?

Sometime back, when we decided to go for a holiday, Italy became the unanimous choice of the family.

The reason---Italy has many eternally beautiful cities worth visiting and there is much historical significance attached to them.

The attraction of the most classical western civilization, which has its foundations in ancient city of Rome.

The richness of art and architecture, its majestic monuments, its rich culture, the gorgeously green countryside and world famous art and sculpture.

It is not possible to add every detail in one hub, so I am giving a brief account of what fascinated me, along with some pictures, though I captured many there.

ROME:

Rome:


Our first stop was at Rome, the capital of Italy.

The list of what to see in eternally beautiful Rome is immense, but we had a tight schedule and our travel agent chose the Colosseum, the Vatican city, the Bernini square and the Trevi fountain for us to see. It is hard to decide, which is more breathtakingly beautiful than the other.

The Hop on Hop off tourist bus service is amazing. You get to see the entire city with so much comfort. And yes, we did enjoy tossing a coin at the Trevi fountain.

Strangely, in India also, we do toss a coin and make a wish, whenever we cross by a river. People all over the world are the same!


The Vatican city
The Vatican city | Source
The Vatican city
The Vatican city | Source

FLORENCE:

Florence:

The palaces, museums and churches of Florence are the greatest treasure of art and architecture in the world. The Accademia de Galleria and the magnificent exhibition of the artistic genius of Michelangello, is a never to forget experience. All along the street on both sides, one can find many big and small replicas of the world famous, 'David'.

We visited the city of Tuscany region full of magnificent Renaissance style monuments, and breathtakingly beautiful churches.

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa:


An engineering marvel or an engineering blunder! The leaning tower of Pisa is the most magnificent architectural structure in Italy, the most visited tourist places of Europe.

The Leaning tower is one of the four monuments that make up the Cathedral complex in Pisa, called Piazza dei Miracoli. It is so difficult to describe the visual beauty and the rich history in words.

Milan:

Milan looked very modern and fashionable----Skyscrapers and fashionable malls, no doubt, Milan is called the fashion capital of Italy.

PISA:

Pisa, Italy
Pisa, Italy | Source
The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
The Leaning Tower Of Pisa | Source

VENICE, Oh Venice! I love you.

While in Venice, I was all through humming this unforgettable song, Enjoy! source: You tube

Venice: Oh Venice! You Are So Beautiful. Neither Words Nor Camera Can Capture Your Beauty! How Can I Forget You!

Venice-- A romantic destination and a city of canals!

I had seen the exotic location in Bollywood movies. Truly Romance is in the air. All through I was humming the soul touching song by Asha Bhonsle, filmed at Venice, where Amitabh Bachchan-Zeenat Aman are moving around in a Gondola ride.Even if you are not a romantic person the atmosphere there can make you one.

We were amazed to see the city, where you have to commute through water; where you have water buses, water taxis, steamers and the romantic Gondolas.

You have to see this unique city to believe it. Besides there is the famous St. Mark's Square, full of people from all over the world.

The historical Ducal Palace, the exquisite clock tower, the baroque splendour of St. Mark's Basilica and the beautiful and attractive markets all along.

Thereafter there was a guided tour by motorboat to Murano glass museum, the island Burano and the ancient cathedral of Torcello.

Each place unique in its own way. We may have taken hundreds of photos, almost of every canal, because all of them looked different from the other.

The lined up shops had attractive Masks and souvenirs and some beautiful glass articles. It was difficult to decide, which one to take and which one to leave.

Venice, the city of canals
Venice, the city of canals | Source
St, Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
St, Mark's Square, Venice, Italy | Source
Venice, the city of canals
Venice, the city of canals | Source

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The Italian Cuisine

Pizzas, Lasagna, Pesto, Pasta, Spagetti, Gelato and especially Pizza Magherita, I think I enjoyed all varieties of Italian food.

There is a prominence of Olives and olive oil in its cuisines.

We especially liked Pizzas, because of its variety in toppings and its thin crust.

Italian food is liked all over the world.

The way the people leisurely enjoy their food, sitting around a round table, as if there is no hurry, is really a matter to be appreciated.

Venice, the city of canals
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Memorable Holiday Always To Be Cherished:

The reasons for visiting this country are endless, its culture, its art, the iconic monuments, the lovely food and drink and strong family values. It is so wonderful to see families bonding together.

Just walk along as if you are living in Roman times, soaked in the Italian Sun, relish the unmatched architectural legacy and landscapes of this magical ancient country.

There is so much historical significance attached to every city of Italy, but what I was interested in was the visual delight of the places.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have never been but maybe some day I will make it over there. Thank you for the tour; the pictures were wonderful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks billybuc, for visiting this hub! Thanks for your comments and appreciation. Have a good day!

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      Madhavi 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Wow! Loved the photos, as well as the writeups! It made me put Italy on the top of my list of places to visit! Thanks! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Madhavi, for your visit and words of appreciation. Thanks for the follow and welcome to HubPages!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      wonderful pictures, amazing memories, interesting trip.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Girishpuri, for visiting this hub and your words of appreciation. I am glad you liked the hub!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible photos of Italy I have been to Milan sounds like you had a wonderful time these are most precious moments with the family

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks DDE, for your appreciation! I am thrilled to see your comments on so many of my hubs. Thank you so much!

      Yes we had a great family holiday to Italy and Switzerland.

      A very good day to you!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, this was wonderful! I loved all the info and the photos were awesome! thanks for the link, I will put this on mine too, you are so lucky to see so much of Italy, lovely.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nell, for visiting this hub and interlinking my hub to yours. Yes, my Italy visit was wonderful and we have many sweet memories of the same.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      A beautiful hub about the cities of Italy. I have never been to Italy but I do have a wish to see Rome, Venice and Florence.

      I loved the photographs and the Venitian masks were beautiful. I also enjoy Italian food, so I think I would definitely enjoy a visit to Italy and your hub has made me even more determined.

      Wonderful and interesting hub with lovely photographs - thank you for sharing! Voted up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Seeker7, for reading my hub and all the appreciation. I am glad you have made up your mind to visit Italy, which has some wonderful ancient monuments.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Disillusioned 3 years ago from Kerala, India

      Your writing style is simple and direct. I wish you avoid unnecessary and distracting use of dashes.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks C.V.Rajan, for stopping by and commenting!

      Thanks for your advice as well. I will keep it in mind.

      Thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub and photos, Italy is an awesome place to visit.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Vellur, for your visit and appreciation!

      I am glad you liked this hub and yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Italy and have very sweet memories of the same.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fabulous tribute to Italy! My daughter and her husband will be living in Milan for 6 months soon and they are very excited...they were there once before and loved it!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Your photos are very professional looking and make each place inviting. I don't know if I will ever get to visit Italy but I'm glad I can see it through your eyes here.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Linda, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      Glad to know that you liked the hub.

      Milan is a beautiful place--so full of life! Your daughter and son-in-law would love it.

      Thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Dianna!

      I am glad you got some idea about Italy through this hub. Thanks for appreciating the photos. I have so many of them, because everyone in my family loves to click photos.

      Thank you so much!

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I have always wanted to see Venice. Thanks for the virtual tour. My sister was in Florence during college for 6 months and she loved it there.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Paula Atwell, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Venice is a lovely place and so unique. Florence again is magical.

      Many thanks for sharing the hub!

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Thank you for taking me on a virtual visit to Italy. This is a place that is on my list of places I would like to visit for vacation. Your photos are gorgeous. And, now I am humming that beautiful song in my head.

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A wonderful hub, great pictures, great information, i haven't made it to italy yet but its on the list, Voted Up , thanks, Lee

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks MarleneB, for your kind comments!

      Glad to learn that you liked this hub. Our family vacation at Italy is still fresh in my mind--It was real fun!

      Good to learn that you liked this Hindi song. Music has no language.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Lee Cloak, for your kind visit and appreciation of this hub!

      Italy is a wonderful place and I hope you visit it some time in future.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Wow! This hub and those photos reminded me of my travel in Italy with my friend although we did not go to Venice and have not seen the Tower of Pisa. That was before the millennium. Thanks for sharing.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      I love Italy for all the reasons you write about here. The cities you chose to visit and write about are beautiful, wonderful and have so much to offer. I particularly like the Venetian masks along with Venice's charming canals. Rome truly is the 'eternal city.' I am so glad you enjoyed your trip to Italy one of the western world's foundations.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Thelma Alberts, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Good to know that you have been to Italy. Hope you visit Venice and Pisa as well sometime in future.

      Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Suzette Walker, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked the hub. Visiting Italy was the unanimous choice of my family because of the attraction of the most classical western civilization, which has its foundations in ancient city of Rome.

      The richness of art and architecture, its majestic monuments, its rich culture, the gorgeously green countryside and world famous art and sculpture. Visiting Venice was like cherry on the cake--thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable.

      Many thanks for your wonderful comments!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I use to dream of traveling the canals of Venus when I was young. That is one fine tourist attraction I am sure. I'm so glad you have these wonderful memories to share. Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you colorfulone, for your kind visit and comments!

      I am glad you liked the hub. Yes, the sweet memories of our family vacation at Italy is still fresh in my mind.

      Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      wonderful and incredibily photos of italy i love it so much and i wish to visit it nearly thank you for all those inforamtion

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you monia saad, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked this article.

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      Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautifully written. I loved Italy and enjoyed all of the cities you include here. Happy Birthday. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Oh, I so want to go!! Happy Birthday!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Voted up. The photos are beautiful. Love the architecture and the food.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Denise Handlon, for your kind comments! Good to see you after a long time. Our Italy visit is still fresh in my mind---Just wonderful!

      Thanks for the warm Birthday Wishes!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you AudreyHowitt, for reading this hub and I hope you visit Italy soon.

      Thanks for making this day truly special, with your warm birthday wishes!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you poetryman6969, for voting up and appreciating the hub!

      Have a great day!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What an awesome hub! Your photos are the next best thing. Maybe someday!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rebeccamealey, for your kind comments and appreciation!

      Glad you liked it!

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      Nell Rose 15 months ago from England

      I would love to visit Italy, it sounds amazing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 15 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for stopping by!

      Hope you visit Italy soon. Thanks for commenting!

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      Devika Primić 7 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like Italy and from what I have read and heard that makes it my favorite tourist destination in Europe. You shared important and interesting facts about this beautiful place.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 7 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika for appreciating the article! Yes Italy is a beautiful and significant travel destination in Europe and I feel privileged that I could visit this wonderful place.

      Thanks again!

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