Ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, amazing natural scenery, there are plenty of reasons you should visit Italy. There really is no other place quite like it. The country is slam packed with history, offering you the chance to walk in the very same places as the likes of Julius Caesar, Romulus, or Nero once did. If you get the chance to go on an Italian vacation, you should definitely check out these 4 must see attractions.
The Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is a must-see for anyone who loves history and art. If you have the time, book a 2-hour tour of the Vatican Museums. You will see priceless artwork created by Egyptians, Romans, as well as some of the leading Renaissance artists. During the tour, you will visit the Pio Clementoino Museum, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Candelabras, and the Sistine Chapel – where they have many of Michelangelo’s most renowned frescoes are painted on the ceiling and altar.
The Colosseum, aka Flavian Amphitheatre, is must stop for any history buff. This behemoth Amphitheater is the largest of its kind ever built by the Roman Empire (or at least of this style). This prominent reminder of ancient times stands in severe contrast to the modern structures surrounding it. The construction took eight years and it was capable of holding around 50,000 viewers.
The City of Water
If you love the idea of a Romantic gondola ride or you just love Italian architecture, I highly recommend a trip to Venice. This uniquely built city was created upon a group of 118 islands connecting by hundreds of stunning bridges and picturesque canals. Although it has decayed over the years, the romantic charm and appeal still remain, keeping it one of the most romantic cities in the world.
This stretch of coastline sits on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula located in the Province of Salerno. The Amalfi Coast is known for its warm summers and mild winters. This popular tourist destination consists of 13 different towns spread across a strip of land.