Famous for its history and style Italy offers more
variety and holiday experiences than any other destination featured on
Increasingly there has been a trend towards more of
the tourist-trappings that we're used to seeing in Spain and Greece
though you're never far away from the real Italy - the sights, sounds
and smells (espresso coffee wafting from a bar) that remain at the core
of this fascinating country.
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- Rome attracts thousands of day trippers in search
of the capital of culture and perhaps the only disappointment is the
lack of time to see it all. The Vatican and the Coliseum are two of
Rome's most popular attractions.
Please note that mobile phone use is frowned upon in museums and
places of worship.
- Venice has become an expensive tourist trap with
an irresistible lure. The famous Gondolas are no longer affordable
as a means for the locals to get around and are now almost
exclusively for the use of visitors. It's always worth trying to fix
the price of a ride with the gondoliers before climbing onboard.
Water-buses are a cheaper alternative.
- Capri has become famous for its beauty and
although that sought-after image has attracted tourism it is still
possible to escape the crowds and witness some spectacular views.
- Naples. If you can withstand all the hustle and
hassle of this vibrant city you'll be rewarded with an exhilarating
experience. Crowded streets decked-out with loaded washing lines
above give a glimpse of a true 'living' place while in contrast is
the more picturesque Bay of Naples. Many vistors complain the city
- Pompeii became one of Italy's most important
archeological sites when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD effectively
capturing a moment in time. It can take many hours to view the site
and there is little shade so be prepared.
- Verona boasts a huge Roman amphitheatre - an
open-air opera house and was allegedly the home of William
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - the famous balcony is on every tour
- Lake Garda is becoming popular as a package
holiday destination and yet remains almost unspoilt by the ravages
of mass tourism. Picture postcard scenery and less built-up than
Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
- Florence is another sprawling city which has
retained much of its medieval character. History can be seen on the
streets as well as in the abundance of museums and galleries which
are home to Michelangelo's David and Botticelli' Birth of Venus.
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