5 must see destinations in Italy
From sipping Limoncello in view of the stunning Amalfi Coast to cruising the iconic Lake Como and soaking up the thriving history and bustle of Rome, there are countless ways to fall in love with Italy. If you’re dreaming of jetting off to this diverse cultural centre, specialist tour companies such as Albatross Tours have the insight on covering the country’s most adored areas and exciting highlights. Before locking in any Italy tours, however, have a browse of these five, must experience spots.
1. Relax under the Tuscan Sun
With the rustic charm of the countryside, local wine and the intrigue of cities like Florence, San Gimignano and the medieval ‘comune’ of Lucca, it’s no surprise the region of Tuscany is favoured by filmmakers, artists and holiday makers alike. Often referred to as the birthplace of the Renaissance, it has a rich array of awe-inspiring cathedrals, basilicas and monuments.
2. Do as the Roman’s Do
As one of the most talked about cities in the modern World, Rome –with all its winding cobbled streets, spirited cuisine and artistic and archaeological treasures, offers a plethora of things to see and do. From exploring the Vatican to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and more, the city’s landmarks are best discovered on foot, so as not to miss any of the hidden piazzas and quirky shops in between. Who could resist some gelato along the way?
3. Adventure to the Stunning Italian Coast
A holiday in Italy is not complete without a soul cleansing trip to the scenic towns along the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre – a cluster of five small fishing villages nestled into the cliffs of the Appenine Mountains on the Mediterranean. Wander along Fifteenth Century footpaths to find rugged cliffs, coves, beaches and panoramic views. Be sure to also take a ferry ride to see the charming island of Capri.
4. Embrace all that is luxe in Milan
Connoisseurs of art and fashion will adore visiting Milan, Italy’s infamous design hub. Enjoy cultural attractions from Pinacoteca di Brera, Museo del Novecento and Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. After browsing the city’s opulent art, soak up the ‘rectangle of gold’ – Milan’s renowned shopping district where haute-couture brands line the streets.
5. Explore the beautiful Lakes District
Set in the breathtaking Lambardy region, the Lakes District offers some of Italy’s most majestic scenery. Between Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda there are plenty of sights to enjoy, such as the world-famous Villa Carlotta, which is set in 70,000 square metres of romantic Italianate gardens and boasts lake views, stylish alfresco dining and beautiful walkways.
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