Jul 20 2012
Italy tourist Attractions
There is no dearth of places tourists can travel to in this small country, which has a rich cultural heritage. Apart from the great cities of Rome, Milan and Venice, tourists often travel to the majestic Alps in the northern part of the country. One of the most famous spots in Italy is the Bay of Naples. Italian culture is so diversified that every region in the country has a different culture. So if you are planning to travel to Italy and would like to know the country well, you need to plan a long vacation. You can travel by sea, road or air within Italy. The transport facilities are excellent.
Italy, located in southern Europe, is one of the most favored destinations for tourists from all over the world. It is also popularly called “the boot” due to its geographical shape. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It goes without saying that Rome has a rather prominent past. Lets see, in Rome you will finda[deep breath]athe Vatican, Coliseum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Church of Saint Agnese, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and a guy name Allassandro. Just making sure you’re paying attention.
Milan’s main attraction, The Duomo is the third largest church in the world, and took nearly 450 years to build. The construction of the Duomo began in 1386 and was completed in 1805 by Napoleon. This fabulous Gothic style church is a must see for any tourist. For the sporting fans a visit to the Meazza Stadium, better known as the San Siro should be rewarding. This is one of the best football stadiums in Italy. Daily visits to the San Siro are available with access to the stadium and changing rooms. Indeed, Rome is filthy with historically significant attractions. It seems you can’t turn around without bumping into something an Emperor built, captured or destroyed. When your mind and heart are on complete cultural overload, there is always the Italian Countryside to soothe your senses. Rent a villa in a charming Tuscan hill town like Siena, San Giminiano or Montepulciano. Relax, take time to explore the beautiful vineyards and old medieval town centers in the region.
The historic city of Turin is in the northwest part of Italy. Snow-capped mountains surround it and the Pro River runs close by. Not known for tourism, the city of Turin is shedding that imagea”thanks in part to the 2006 Winter Olympics. Shopping in Turin is also your opportunity to purchase many handmade Italian items to bring back home. It’s easy to find and purchase locally made apparel, jewelry, chocolates and more.
Probably the most recognizable feature on Europe’s map, Italy’s ever-stylish boot stretches from the Alps in the north, 760 miles south to the Mediterranean. Off the west coast of Italy lies the Tyrrhenian Sea, while the east coast is kissed by the Adriatic. With a population over 58 million, and land mass of 300,000 square kilometers, Italy is the fourth largest country in western Europe and has so much to offer tourists and vacationers you will be spoiled for choice.