Country of art and aesthetics, Italy is a must-see holiday destination, which equally looks beautiful in summer as in winter. Famous for its art cities, Turin, Milan, Venice, Florence, Perugia, Rome, Naples, and Palermo that bring surprising things to do in Italy. There are lakes, coastlines, museums, cathedrals, mountains, ancient architecture and a romantic floating city of Venice. Famous for its glorious past, Italy is well known for its sparkling present. Taste the Italian flavors and indulge yourself in scents and aromas; Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese, buffalo mozzarella cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar and cured meats are some exotic features of Italian cuisine. Below are the famous things to do in Italy.
Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is the largest oval shaped amphitheatre built in the first century with sand and concrete. It accommodates almost 50,000 spectators to watch the wild animal or gladiator fights.
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
Florence Cathedral or the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers is the Gothic style main church in the city. The polychrome marble panels using different shades of green and pink with white border is an incredible piece of art.
Giardino di Ninfa, Lazio
Garden of Ninfa is the most romantic garden and a natural monument in Lazio. It covers the wide area of 8 acres where almost 1300 botanical species add the value to its beauty.
San Martino di Castrozza, Trentino
This alpine resort is one of the best skiing resort in the world. And in summers it is a well known hiking trail as the green meadows surround the peak. Here you will find a typical dairy product Toséla that is served with butter.
Roman Forum, Rome
Roman Forum is a rectangular plaza and an ancient market place. It was the center of gladiator fights, speeches, elections and criminal trials. There is an Ancient royal residence, Temple of Vesta, Regia, House of the Vestal Virgins and other shrines are located at south east of the Forum.
Grand Canal, Venice
Taking a trip in a water bus or water taxi at the most unique and romantic place of the world is an incredible experience. There are around 170 ancient buildings from the 13th to 18th century are located at the bank of canal.
Royal Palace of Venaria, Torino
This 17th century marvelous palace covers an area of 80,000 square meters with having gardens stretched over 60 hectares. Spectacular stuccos, statues and paintings are housed within the Palace as well as the most famous Fountain of the Stag in the Court of Honor adds the beauty of the Reggia.
Positano, Amalfi Coast
A village that spreads over the hills and along the Amalfi coast. It is famous for a 13th century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary as well as for its steep streets, which have modern cafes and stylish shops.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Galleria degli Uffizi displays a unique collection of artwork from the Renaissance period as well as the finest paintings of Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City
This 16th century museum hosts classical sculptures and grand masterpieces constructed by the skilled Popes. The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, spiral stairs within the museums and beautiful gardens outside add the elegance to its splendor.