Italy City Breaks
Below you find some great information and ideas on City breaks to
Known as “CAPUT MUNDI” (capital of the
world). The most alluring and compelling of all of Italy's historical
cities. Explore the relics of over 2000 years including some of the best
preserved buildings of the Roman Empire including the Colosseum and the
THE COLOSSEUM – The Roman Empire's largest amphitheatre.
TREVI FOUNTAIN – Toss in a coin and you're bound to return.
VATICAN CITY – Home to St Peters Basilica, as close to heaven as mere
Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state,
which is a totally walled and closed society within the city limits of
Rome. The entire area is around 110 acres and is home to many different
ROMAN FORUM – One of the most popular sights this was
once the centre of the mighty and extensive Roman Empire - it was from
the buildings that once stood in this area that the Empire was planned,
achieved, and governed. Spend your time exploring the columns, arches
SISTINE CHAPEL – Located within the Vatican City,
the Sistine Chapel is most famous because it is here that the heads of
the Catholic Church meet to decide the new pope after the previous one
SPANISH STEPS ( PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ) – With its
characteristic butterfly plan, the Piazza di Spagna is one of the most
famous images in the world.
PALAZZO FARNESE – Rome's finest
PANTHEON - More than 18 centuries old and now
serving as a church . It was built in dedication to 12 Olympian gods of
ANCIENT CATACOMBS – Rome has 67 of these
fascinating underground cemeteries.
VILLA BORGHESE GARDENS – A
welcome retreat when the buzz of the “eternal city” gets too much.
Stroll around and admire the fountains, boating lake and aviary.
CAMPO DEI FIORI – A lively fruit, vegetable and flower market.
A romantic city famed for its palaces,
basilicas, grand squares and gondolas which glide around its delightful
waterways. Its grace and timeless beauty never fail to enchant even the
most experienced traveller. All of Venice is easily accessible on speedy
vaporetti and stately serene gondolas. The lattice work of the islands,
canals and bridges enchants all who see them.
GONDOLA RIDES – Experience a softly gliding gondola ride along the
Grand Canal, admiring beautiful floodlit palaces and through romantic,
dark canals while singers and musicians serenade you.
BASILICA – Symbol of Venetian glory, embellished with spoils from the
BRIDGE OF SIGHS - Part of an impressive collection of
ST MARKS SQUARE – The soul of the city.
PALACE – A rare example of civil Venetian Gothic.
RIALTO BRIDGE –
The most famous of the bridges that cross the Grand Canal, overflowing
with stalls and a vantage point over the canal.
ISLANDS – Take a tour to see the three major islands, BURANO, TORCELLO
Set in the beautiful
Tuscany countryside on the banks of the river Arno this city is the
birthplace of the Renaissance. The city boasts a multitude of museums
and galleries and lavish architecture making it a haven for art lovers.
The most important art collection in Italy can be found in the world
famous UFFIZI gallery, home to the Medici art collection
DAY TRIPS TO PISA – A historic university town, home to the leaning
tower, the cathedral and the baptistry.
ROLLING HILLS OF CHIANTI
– Take a tour through the chianti countryside before visiting a wine
estate for wine tasting.
PIAZZA DEL DUOMO AND DUOMO CATHEDRAL –
Brunelleschis gravity defying dome which dominates the skyline.
THE BEATUIFUL PONTE VECCHIO – Florences oldest bridge (14th century)
where all that glistens is gold.
BOBOLI GARDENS – Take a
delightful stroll around the most beautiful garden in Italy, offering
fabulous views, fountains, temples and classic period Medici works of
SANTA CROCE CHURCH – The elegant Franciscan church where
some of Italy's most gifted men are buried.
The setting for Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a romantic
city with so many sights to be discovered.
Wander amongst the
cobbled streets and explore medieval squares and arched bridges.
The hub of the city Piazza Bra houses the most famous of open-air opera
venues ARENA DI VERONA.
ROMAN ARENA - 1st century Roman
structure seating approximately 20,000 it is the third largest
amphitheatre in existence today.
CASTELVECCHIO FORTRESS – See the
brilliantly designed art gallery in this grand castle setting.
SAN ZENO – Veronas most visited church boasting a magnificent triptych
on its high alter.
SCALIGERI TOMBS – From the 14th century here
are some of the most elaborate Gothic funerary monuments in Italy.
Italy's vibrant capital of commerce
and fashion. Home to some of the worlds greatest art treasures.
THE MAGNIFICENT DUOMO - Italy's deep bow to Gothic architecture.
GALLERIA VITTORIO - A stunningly elegant shopping arcade housing
many smart boutiques and cafes.
LA SCALA – The worlds high temple
SANTA MARIA DELLA GRAZIE – Home to Da Vincis The Last
Supper, one of the worlds most famous paintings.
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