Welcome to the land of artists and writers! Italy is truly a mesmerizing holiday destination. The varying landscape and rich cultural legacy has boasted many memorable attractions in Italy due to which the tourists regard the land as one of the stylish countries in the world. You can find all kinds of attractions in Italy from pubs to sports and from museums to national parks. Historic, natural, and modern sightseeing will leave you with a stunning experience for sure. So, may I take you on a tour of some of the major destinations in the country? Continue reading “Amazing Attractions in Italy” »
There’s plenty to see in Rome, one of the most interesting cities in the world. Like Paris, Rome can be a very romantic city. There are thousands of bars and restaurants that make it a very pleasant place to just sit and watch people, relax and ponder. Discovering somewhere near one of the following may be a bit hard with all the crowds but you definitely won’t forget the experience. Continue reading “Rome, A City With Something For Everyone” »
Welcome to the birthplace of Italian Renaissance! This is none other than the capital of Tuscany in Italy, Florence that is the artistic, architectural, and historical treasure of the country. For the historians, renaissance lovers, and general fans of history, a visit to this city is a mandate option at least for once in a lifetime. With churches, galleries, museums, parks, bridges, and observation towers; there is much to see and do of which certain Florence Italy attractions are a must to explore. Continue reading “Florence Italy attractions” »
Every city has a deciding factor that usually comes to the mind when you talk or read about the city. For Venice off course it is the Grand Canal. Just imagine a whole city where a network of canals runs through. For us who have had always to be satisfied with hackneyed lifestyle in a traffic jammed city, Venice is off course a welcome breather. The snaking water of the canal lined up with age old heritage properties, markets, shops, and palaces is something straight out of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The Canal is approximately 2 miles and at the Southern end of San Marco it is 350 feet wide.This was the high end district with luxury quarters. Houses were larger here and grand.Traditionally speaking this section was all for Renaissance grandeur. Merchants would often find this district advantageous to them. The best way to explore the Canyon is off course the waterbuses. Don’t hesitate. Go take a ride of a lifetime. Continue reading “Grand Canal Venice” »
The Sistine Chapel is famous around the globe for its breathtaking painted murals and this is part of the reason for its popularity. Unfortunately, this also means that the Sistine chapel is often swarming with visitors however, this is something that should not be missed when in the area.
It is interesting to note that the Sistine Chapel does function as a chapel and therefore talking within its walls is not permitted. Visitors are also not allowed to take photographs inside the Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is a valuable part of the Vatican Museums and other buildings included in the Vatican Palaces are the Belvedere Palace and Raphael’s Rooms. Continue reading “Sistine Chapel, Rome” »
Of the seven hills that comprise Rome, the Capitoline Hill or Campidoglio is considered to be the most sacred. This hill is the place where the city’s ancient and most holy temples once stood. The Temple to Jupiter is considered the most sacred temple. The triad of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva is also considered sacred. Presently, the Capitoline Hill houses the Capitoline Museums, which is a world-class museum housing Roman artifacts. Continue reading “Capitoline Museums in Rome” »
If the inconveniences of travel don’t bother you then the best time to visit Venice is in the fall. The tide rises and the banks are often overflowed. To see the flooding city knee deep in water is a unique experience. Maybe it is problem for the Venetians but for the tourists it is a magical moment. Tourists are often fascinated by the names that the different parts of this exotic city hold. For instance you ask a passerby about a certain direction. He will in all probability tell you to pass this calli, or take a left from this campi. These are but lanes, squares and important landmarks in Venice. Chances are important history of the city unfolded here or simply the job of the people who dwells in these squares and lanes. The all pervasive presence of the Gondolas enthralls tourists. Just imagine a ride with your loved ones on a chilly night in the Gondolas. If you ask me I will vouch by it. But more than anything else it is the Grand Canal and the Rialto Venice that are two most important and all pervasive feature of the region. Continue reading “Rialto Venice” »