Travel to Italy
A Lifetime Experience

When you plan your Travel to Italy next vacation, take note that you will be going to one of the most visited countries in Europe and worldwide.

During summers Italy is usually packed. The beaches are crowded, lots of traffic in the cities and lines at the entrance of the tourist attractions. But this is what everybody loves of Italy. It is a warm country with great people and great food; and above all, a vast history that opens up before our eyes as we walk its trails and cities.

On this site we explain each city and attraction in depth. I have been blessed with having been many times in Italy, I go by with Italian because of my Spanish and enjoyed every single place or beach in this amazing country. Here is a summary of the main attractions of Italy.

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Il Duomo in Florence is a major attraction

Il Duomo in Florence is a major attraction

Florence Italy

  • Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio - The heart of the Historic Center of this former Italian Capital
  • Il Duomo and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • The Baptistery of John the Baptist is Florence oldest building dating to the 11th Century.
  • Campanile - Bell Tower - The first story was designed by Giotto and it is commonly called Giotto's Campanile.
  • The Ponte Vecchio - In English old bridge, built in 1345, was Florence's first bridge across the Arno River
  • Galleria degli Uffizi – It holds the world's most important collection of Renaissance art
  • Galleria dell' Academia- Holds Michelangelo's David, probably the most famous sculpture in the world,
  • Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace - Florence's largest palazzo, was once the seat of the Medici family.
  • Santa Croce, in Piazza Santa Croce, is the largest Franciscan church in Italy
  • Top Squares in Florence - Florence has several significant squares that are worth a visit.

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Piazza di San Marco in the lovely city of Venice Italy

Piazza di San Marco in the lovely city of Venice Italy

Venice Italy Vacations

  • Venice Grand Canal - Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces. 

  • La Laguna – Large body of water located between Venice and the Adriatic Sea.
  • Campanile di San Marco – Visitors can take the elevator to the top for incredible views of Venice and the Alps
  • Piazza San Marco – St Marks Square is spectacular. Hundreds of pigeons will come to your hands to be fed.
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) – The Doge’s Palace is the most impressive non religious building in Venice.
  • Cannaregio – Is the largest of Venice's six sestieri or boroughs.
  • Basilica di San Marco – Saint Mark's Basilica is Venice's magnificent basilica,consecrated in 832 AD
  • San Giorgio Maggiore – Important Historic and Religious site
  • Musica a Palazzo – Music in an actual Palace
  • Scuola of San Rocco – Here you’ll find the great works of Tintoretto, the famous painter.
  • Punta della Dogana – Museum
  • Lido Island
  • Ponte di Rialto – The Rialto Bridge, considered the heart of Venice is 400 years old

For more information go to Italy Tourism website

Piazza de Spagna or

Piazza de Spagna or "Spanish Steps" in Rome

Rome Italy Tours

  • Basilica di San Pietro – The main cathedral of the Vatican is visited by millions

  • Galleria Borghese – This a museum in a house in the park, with sculptures by Bernini. 

  • Colosseum (Colosseo) – The most important of the ancient ruins of Rome
  • Basilica di San Clemente – This church is not one, but three built one above the other.
  • Pantheon – Roman Temple with a tall staircase leading to it
  • Vatican Gardens – Lovely Gardens of the Vatican Museum
  • Fontana di Trevi – The Trevi Fountain is the most photographed site in Rome. Throw a coin and ask for a wish
  • Foro Romano – The Roman Forum was the religious, commercial and political center of Ancient Rome.
  • Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura - St Paul Outside the Walls is today a National Museum
  • Villa Borghese – Villa built in the 17th century is surrounded by the most spectacular Roman Park.
  • Piazza Navona – Barroque Square featuring the Bernini Fountain
  • San Pietro in Vincoli - St Peter in Chains features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses
  • San Giovanni in Laterano - Basilica di San Giovanni is believed to be first church in Christendom.
  • Piazza di Trevi – The picturesque square where the Trevi Fountain is located.
  • Piazza Venezia – This attractive square is considered the hub of Rome, near to everything.

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The ancient city of Siena in the Region of Tuscany

The ancient city of Siena in the Region of Tuscany

Travel to Tuscany

  • Stroll around Siena a town dating from medieval times
  • Go for a wine tasting in Chianti where you may taste the wine from the vineyards of the region.
  • Visit Lucca the Tuscan Town bounded by the Romans 1,900 years ago.
  • Take a Tuscan Cooking Class and learn how to make authentic Tuscan dishes
  • San Gimignano is a 1,000 years old town with churches and museums and the Fortress of Montestaffoli.
  • Visit the Leaning tower of Pisa one of the most famous touristic sites in the world
  • Explore the Maremma Region in West Tuscany near the sea.
  • Explore Cortona as described by Frances nayes in her book “Under the Tuscan Sun”

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The Amalfi Coast one of the top destinations in Italy

The Amalfi Coast one of the top destinations in Italy

Amalfi Coast Italy

  • Coast Road - The route south from Sorrento is one of the most beautiful in Europe.
  • Vivaro Wine Bar - In Praiano
  • Cooking Class Vincenzino – Spend a day with famous Chef Vincenzino in Ravello.
  • Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello
  • La Costiera – A rocky cliff is heaven for all skiers
  • Ravello to Minori Walk – Walking this scenic route from Ravello to Minori with sweeping vistas of the seacoast.
  • Arsenale della Repubblica Museum in Amalfi
  • Luna Convento – A Franciscan Convent in Amalfi

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Taormina in the Island of Sicily Italy

Taormina in the Island of Sicily Italy

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Mount Etna – In Catania is the tallest active volcano in Europe and the second most active in the world.

Taormina – Enjoy the beautiful sight of the Bove valley.

Temple of Segesta – This is an unfinished fifth century Doric temple with no roof and no interior.

Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro – A  natural reserve in Castellammare del Golfo

Valley of the Temples – Valle dei Templi in Agrigento

Ustica, Palermo – This is a little volcanic island off the coast of Palermo

Ortygia, Syracuse – An offshore island occupied by Greek colonists. The remains can still be seen today.

Isola Bella, Taormina – This is an area with the most beautiful beaches.

Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo – This cathedral, built in 1184, replaced a Muslim Mosque

Catacombs of the Capuchins – The Catacombe dei Cappuccini), Palermo

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Lake Garda in the northern Lakes Region in Italy

Lake Garda in the northern Lakes Region in Italy

Italian lakes attractions

Visit the most beautiful villages surrounding the lakes

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Italian lakes such as Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano.

The Italian Alps a playground of fun during summers

The Italian Alps a playground of fun during summers

Italian Alps

Hang Gliding in Interlaken – This is for the adventure seeking traveler.

Gornergrat Bahn in Zermatt – Is a picturesque train ride.

Jungfraujoch, Bernese Oberland – A trip to the highest railway station

The Matterhorn – The most famous mountain overlooking Zermatt in the Swiss Alps

Schilthorn in Murren – It soars almost 10,000 feet or 3,000 meters providing some of the most fantastic views.

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