Italy – The Land of Cultural and Historical Heritage

Italy, a very well known European country in the Mediterranean coastline for her ancient culture, is the fifth most visited country in the world.

The country is very popular among the tourists, for its rich and old culture, ancient history with a couple of empires, fashion and art and sculptures and many more! And obviously, the country is blessed by the beauty of some high range mountains and popular active volcanoes, besides, the Mediterranean adds beautiful coastline and beaches as well! No wonder the country is very popular to the tourists!

Let’s take a look at the country’s some main cities:

Rome

The capital of Italy holds one of the most ancient cultures in the world. The city is famous for its art museum and sculptures, the grand coliseums, iconic and historical middle-aged Christian illustration.

Colosseum at sunrise in Rome

Also to be mentioned, the Vatican, the highest religious sanctum for the Cristian people is located in Rome. The thousand-year-old churches of the city are one of the reasons for the tourist attractions!

Venice

The city located on the bank of the lagoon of Adriatic sea is built on hundred islands. The city is popular for its canals. The entire city has no main streets, the only way of travelling is by boat. The canals are beautiful, clear and the city buildings are situated just after the canals!

Beautiful sunset in Venice

The city is also popular for its art and museums, sculptures and rich historical influences.

Florence

The city is considered as a home of architecture. The popular cathedral, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the bell tower is one of the most iconic sights of the city. Uffizi gallery can take you back to the country’s old-time with its renaissance masterpieces. Travellers are attracted by the city’s jewellery shops on the Medieval stone bridge named Ponte Vecchio as well! The Thirteenth-century palace named Palazzo Vecchio is also there to attract tourists from all over the world.

Milan

The city is called the capital of the world of fashion and designing. Obviously, the city holds the most fashionable mixed culture. Travellers who love to do shopping will find the city as the most attractive one in the entire world. The city has a route to the ancient Roman empire and mid-aged Christian samples as well.

Aerial photography view of Sforza castello castle in  Milan city

The Gothic Duomo di Milano Cathedral is one of the most visited places in Italy, and the cultural centre of the 18th-century Teatro Alla Scala opera is a ‘must visiting’ place!

Naples

Naples is the birthplace of the famous Italian food. Some may say the city is dirty compared to the other cities, but the old city has some of the historical places which must be worth visiting!

Besides the cities, let’s have a look at some places located in Italy worth your travel time!

Mount Vesuvius:

Mount Vesuvius is one of the famous active volcanoes in the world. Currently sleeping, the mountain is beautiful and popular for sightseeing.

Pompeii:

The popular lost city, Pompeii has a history of destruction. Located beside Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii had been lost for ages before its discovery in the late nineteen.

All the bodies and the buildings have been kept such as it was!

Verona Arena:

The Roman amphitheatre built in the first century is an example of how rich was the Roman empire back then.

The arena is still in use for Operas and concerts.

Stromboli

The small island in the Tyrrhenian sea has one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. Mount Stromboli is a beautiful mountain and the island has a mythological attachment. Aeolus, the god of the wind, was said to live on the island.

Gardaland

Located in Ronchi, Gardaland is a sports complex which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Capitoline Museums

The single museum contains a large amount of art and archaeological museums. It is situated on the top of the Capitoline hill in Rome.

It is a well-known place for art and archaeology samples. The place is worth travelling.

Lake Como

Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como is a beautiful lake of crystal clear water and the place is famous for resorts.

Lake Garda

The lake is popular for her blue water and aqua and marine samples of life.

 

Beside all these mentioned, Italy has a lot more attractions for the tourists. Undoubtedly, the country is a place worth travelling!

 

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