Travel Through Italy is your complete online guide to discover the hidden secrets of Italy. We will escort you through all the major cities, advise you of many popular attractions and much more. In addition, we will lead you toward the local cuisines and customs of native Italians. We have a complete and comprehensive guide of Rome Italy including a guided tour of the Colosseum. Furthermore, we expand on other cities, how to get there and the major attractions you won’t want to miss. Our descriptive narratives of Italian culture will capture your imagination and enrich your desire to explore the wonders of this cultural phenomenon.
Florence ~ The Cradle of Renaissance
Florence is well known for its genuine leather products and pristine gold shops. Another highlight in Florence is the Piazza della Signoria, one of the most famous centers where you can view an exceptional collection of statues throughout the L-shaped square, visit a wealth of nearby museums, or simply enjoy rich Italian cuisine at one of the many cafes and restaurants. Other major attractions are Ponte Santa Trinita, Santa Maria of Carmine, Church Santa Croce, Church of San Lorenzo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Accademia Gallery, the Bargello Museum
Venice ~ Tiny precious islands separated by canals and linked by bridges
Venice is widely known for its architectural beauty and artwork, along with the famous “Gondola” used to get around the world’s only pedestrian city. Venice is one of few cities without roadways and primarily made up of water channels and lagoons. There are many must-see attractions in Venice including Piazza San Marco, St Marks Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, The Rialto Bridge, St Marks Campanile, Grand Canal, Bridge of Sighs, Teatro La Fenice, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection along with the Venetian lagoons, islands and beaches. If you happen to be in Italy during the month of February, you can engage in the excitement of “The Carnival of Venice”, an annual festival where masks have traditionally been a main feature of the carnival.
Verona ~ Home to Romeo & Juliet
We are all aware of the notorious romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. Well, Verona is the city where the story takes place. Verona is a main tourist destination due to the Amphitheatre built by the Romans. Many concerts, fairs and operas are held in the Arena each year, including the Lyric Festival. Other main attractions to be seen in Verona are Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, Scaliger Castle, Lamberti Tower, Castelvecchio, Porta Borsari, the Verona Cathedral and the Giardino Giusti.
Milan ~ Fashion Capital of the World! Shopping, shopping and more shopping ~ and that’s not all!
Milan is the haute couture city of Italy, if not all of Europe! Today’s top fashions sold at the Galleria Vittorio Emanule II (shopping center) may be “out of style” tomorrow and found in one of many superb outlet stores found in Milan. It usually takes about a year for the “latest fashions” to sweep around the globe so when shopping in Milan you are sure to be in style. Another highlight in Milan is the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting of “The Last Supper” located at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Piazza del Duomo, Pinacoteca di Brera. Palazzo d’Arte Sant’Ambrogio, La Scala Opera House and the Sforza Castle are also must see attractions when touring Milan.
Pisa ~ The City of the Leaning Tower – The Campanile of the Cathedral
No one exactly knows where the word “Pisa” originates. There are many theories yet its true meaning remains a mystery. Pisa is best known around the world for the “Torre di Pisa”, the leaning bell tower located in the city’s cathedral. The city of Pisa is also known for the wealth of thermal water springs that are beneficial for therapeutic properties and beauty treatments. Other popular venues are the Duomo or Cathedral, Campo dei Miracoli, The Baptistery, Cavalieri Square, Camposanto, the cemetery for noble citizens of Pisa, Santa Maria della Spina church, The Arno River and Pisa’s Botanical Gardens.
The Amalfi Coast ~ Home to Lemon Trees and Ceramic Art
The Amalfi Coast is a compilation of numerous small towns nestled along the beautiful coastline. The drive down the main street along the coast can best be described as breathtaking due to its picturesque setting. When visiting the Coast it is best to start on the north end in Sorrento and continue south through Postiano, Amalfi, Ravello, Maiori and Vietri Sul Mare in order to appreciate the best views. Additionally, if you leave your car windows open while driving, the refreshing aroma of lemon will emanate through the air! The Almafi Coast is best known for the abundance of lemon trees and gardens used for making Limoncello, the infamous liqueur from Italy. Amalfi is also known for succulent anchovies from Cetara and stunning hand-made ceramics in the town of Vietri.
Sicily, Traditions, culture and food
Not only does Sicily offer amazing beaches for excellent diving spots and crystal clear water but this Island offers culture and has its own particular way of life. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has years and years of tempestuous history. In the past the Island was ruled by Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Arabs and Normans. When you follow their footsteps back into time during your excursions, you’ll notice the traces they left everywhere! The dishes that you will taste in Sicily are unique in the world!
Sardinia; White beaches, secluded coves and crystal clear water
Sardinia is the second largest Island in the Mediterranean Sea. The origins of the name “Sardegna” is uncertain. The coasts are generally high and rocky. This kind of land structure prevails along the northern and eastern littorals, whereas the southern and western littorals are more often sandy. Sardinia often gets compared to the Maldives from the Italians because of the white beaches and sparkling clear water! Thanks to the myrtle plants growing everywhere, it gives the air of Island a strong unmistakable flowery smell that you can’t get enough of. During the summer you can do a lot of International VIP spotting in Porto Cervo where the rich and famous dock!
Rome – La dolce vita
They also call it the eternal city. This city combines la dolce vita – the sweet life, elegance, fashion and history all in one place. This is what makes Rome one of the most splendid and mysterious cities in the world! Rome also has the world’s smallest State inside the city which is the Vatican city, famous for having one of the most envied Museums with the greatest art treasures of all time!
Now, think about the Gladiators and lions fighting in The Colosseum for their life while over 50,000 spectators were cheering and one man, namely the Emperor decided over life and death by showing his thumb up or down! Rome will thrill you with incredible facts and amazing history!