It there is a place in Italy that really captures the many hearts of tourists and Italian themselves that would be no other than Naples. You can’t blame them for falling in love with this enthralling place. Naples is the amalgamation of the then and now. The historic edifices along with its old ruins blended […]
It is an indisputable fact that Italy is certainly one of the very best places to visit and explore. Its timeless beauty, old world charisma and modern finesse made it a haven for tourists, artists and vagabonds. One of the popular destinations in Italy is Naples, the charming city where the very first pizza was […]
When in Rome do what the Romans do, so when in Naples, Italy do what the Neapolitans do. Neapolitans love and take pleasure in spending time with their families and friends at the comfort of their own villas. If you want to experience living in a villa there are plentiful villas spread all throughout the […]
The best part of visiting other countries is discovering ancient civilizations and history through architecture and artefacts.
Verona is a city in the north of Italy and is known for its Roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture. Annual fairs and operas make this city a favorite among many tourists. Visitors pay a trip to a magnificent Romanesque church called Basilica Di San Zeno Maggiore. It is adorned with a 12th century bronze door with scenes from the Bible depicted on it. A museum of arts can be seen in the 14th century palace called Castelvecchio.
Milan is also known as the world fashion and design capital. It is the home of the stock exchange of Italy and is one of the most visited tourist places in the whole of Europe.
Florence was the center of art, politics and intellectual thought during the Renaissance period. It is the most popular tourist attraction in the Tuscany region. Things to See in Florence Italy:
For centuries the region has been the site of olive groves, wineries and hills of unparalleled loveliness. At the same time, cities like Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Florence have provided works of architecture, painting and sculpture that are at the pinnacle of achievement.
Siena’s city hall, first begun in the 13th century, holds the Civic Museum. Inside the Palazzo Publico, access is via an enclosed courtyard that alone is worth the trip. Off to the side is the entrance to the Torre del Mangia, another of Siena’s outstanding sights.
The Etruscan Museum, founded in 1837 is one of the later additions, holding many excavated samples of ancient works unearthed in southern Etruria and elsewhere. It is nearby the mosaics and ancient sarcophagi from the glory days of the Roman Empire held in the Egyptian Museum, which it resembles.
There is the Gallery of Tapestries, a collection of wall coverings from the 15th through the 17th centuries. First exhibited in 1814 these extraordinary weaves would be welcomed in any of the major museums of the world.
Gorizia’s old city is known as Borgo Castello in honor of the medieval castle surrounded by Sixth Century walls. It has quite a collection of Venetian art. You’ll also want to see the Gothic Fourteenth Century Church of San Spirito, the Baroque Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century church of San Ignazio, the Sixteenth Century Duomo (Cathedral) and its frescoes, and the Baroque Eighteenth Century Palazzo Attems.
In Lucca you can visit San Michele Church. This church was built in 12th century on the famous site of old Roman forum. This church is also a good example of best Romanesque architecture, which is built by the three tiers of columns of marble. Every single piece is twisted and carved in a different pattern.