Stunningly beautiful, romantic Italy has got the lot when it comes to holidays. The landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful, the food is famously tasty and has been exported around the world. The art treasures are countless. The cities, among them Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and Milan to name a few are practically museums in themselves, the buildings monuments to the grandeur and history of the place.
The climate is, more often than not, ideal and the people seem to have a genuine zest for life which they express through their wonderful tasty food and their stylish fashions. It’s practically impossible not to be won over by the country and there really does seem to be a buzz here that you don’t find elsewhere. It’s a great pleasure just to while away the morning sitting at a pavement cafe in the warm sun sipping some wonderful coffee which is so readly available here.
Away from the cities, there are numerous white sandy beaches dotted all around the coast with the Amalfi Coast a particular highlight.
Rome is the showcase capital of Italy. With over two thousand years worth of history, there’s so much to see and do. There are plenty of guided tours given in English round all the major monuments such as the Coliseum and it is worth tagging along on one of these to get the local’s insight. Look out for the guides – they will be holding a closed umbrella aloft.
Besides the Coliseum, the Roman Forum is worth a look, indeed, its a pleasure just wandering the streets of Rome and just taking in the sites.
The Trevi Fountain is another standout – particularly pleasing when seen at night. You practically turn a corner and there it is – the picture postcard image of the fountain. It is said if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you will return to Rome.
Florence is like a museum in itself. The city is famous for its art and architecture and was one of the great centres of the Renaissance. Florence was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and it’s easy to see why. The place is choc-full of museums and sites of unique cultural interest. The Uffizi is one of the main highlights and you can see The Birth of Venus by Boticelli here.
Venice is situated in the north of Italy and interestingly enough, was historically an independent nation.
Venice’s St. Mark’s square was famously featured in the James Bond film Moonraker when 007 went for a drive across the square on a hover-gondola!
If you’re looking to book a luxury holiday to one of these fantastic cities, or perhaps you would like to visit romantic Italy as part of your honeymoon holiday.