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5 Must Visit Places at Italy: Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Pisa, Florence
Travel To Italy This Vacation And Experience The Magic!
Traveling with family is full of fun and excitement. In Indian schools, two months summer vacation is an ideal time, in which the children and parents plan to go for a vacation.
The other school vacation is towards the end of the year, but that is shorter, of about seven to ten days.
How to decide the place, where you want to travel for a family vacatio?
There are so many beautiful places, all around the World, 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.
The Ancient City of 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 Trevi fountain, Source: YouTube
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 looked modern and fashionable----Skyscrapers and fashionable malls, no doubt, Milan is called the fashion capital of Italy.
VENICE, Oh Venice! I love you.
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!
This exotic location has been filmed in many Bollywood movies. One can smell Romance 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.
The city of canals, Venice, Source: YouTube
Have you visited Italy
How to cook delicious Italian cuisine, source: YouTube
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.
Which is your favourite European destination?
Memorable Holiday Always To Be Cherished:
The reasons for visiting Italy 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.
Taking pictures is so easy nowadays with digital cameras. One can upload and share them instantly, with family and friends. And when you are on a visit to the great country Italy, sharing with others becomes all the more important.
Do not miss the video to see how to share pictures.
How to share messages and pictures instantly to all friends on Facebook,, Source:YouTube
A tour of Italy , Source: YouTube
© 2013 Chitrangada Sharan