Seven Wonders of Italy
Lying along the coastline of Mediterranean waters is the country of Italy, rich in a culture that is unique with its fashion tastes, iconic cuisine, historical Renaissance works and so much more. The wonders of Italy are never-ending, but it doesn’t mean they are unconquerable. These seven destinations will tempt you to book a flight to this beautiful country!
1. Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower itself is star of this city. Built in the 14th century, this tilted structure has garnered the attention of many. Don’t just stand from afar to admire it, but seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb to the top of the tower!
2. Vatican City
The Vatican City State is nestled in the heart of Rome and is the smallest country in the world. It is a home to the Pope and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Be wowed by the detailed architecture and magnificence of St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and museums. You will be surprised by what you can learn about 2,000 years worth of history in this very small city.
3. Grand Colosseum
This impressive and massive stone amphitheater once hosted gladiatorial combats as well as 100 days of games. The Colosseum, designed to seat 50,000 guests, was well thought out and planned with 80 arched entrances, trapdoors that led to underground chambers and lifts for caged wild animals to be hoisted into battles. Don’t forget to book a ticket before heading down to see this grand arena.
4. Italy’s Fashion Capital, Milan
Let the fashionista in you discover the passionate city of Milan in all its fashionable glory! Be sure to visit the Duomo di Milano, one of the largest Gothic and sacred churches in Italy and look out for Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” at the UNESCO World Heritage site church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. After you check out the city’s historical attractions, treat yourself to luxury shopping at the various streets: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Quadrilatero d’Oro, Brera and La Rinascente.
5. Renaissance of Florence
This enchanting city is known worldwide for is Renaissance architecture and arts. At every turn of the street, you will see the masterpieces that take your breath away. The city is filled with fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and art museums that house the art of Botticelli, Michelangelo and more! Go out into the countryside, for this city is surrounded by wine-rich hills where you can enjoy eating and drinking fresh from the vineyards.
6. Naples’ Pizza and Pompeii City
Pizza lover? History junkie? This city has both! It is the birthplace of pizza since the 19th century and the Neapolitan pizzerias have mastered the craft of making the mouth-watering pizzas. And if you are curious about what happened to the city of Pompeii, you can make a short trip to the remains of the city. Don’t forget to check out the National Archeological Museum where it is chock-full with ancient treasures of the city.
7. Sicily’s Beaches
Who said you can’t go for a tropical paradise in Europe? At the toe of the Italy boot is Sicily, where a myriad of beaches awaits you with a poetic view of the aqua blue sea and the pristine white sands. These are just a few beaches you can check out: Mondello (Palermo), Sampieri (Scicli), Lungomare di Cefalù (Cefalù) and CalaRossa (Favignana).