Italy

Description

The place that was home of illustrious people such as Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, is an excellent destination for people who wish to find or celebrate love. Italy has an enviable architecture which can be seen in each one of its regions: Venice, in the north, is acknowledged worldwide by its romantic streets that you can only tour over a gondola; Rome, the capital of the country, still keeps traces of the powerful Roman Empire whose most imposing example is the Colosseum; and Palermo, in Sicily island, is well-known for its intense catholic tradition embodied in its chapels and churches.

Its exquisite cuisine and its fabulous beaches made Italy to be a wonderful destination for taking a real break. Aromas of pasta with seafood, wine and freshly baked bread create a mystic atmosphere which invites you to enjoy European environment. If you prefer to live an unforgettable adventure, dare to descend the Alps by touching the snow slowly on a pair of skis.

Venice

Venice is a city located over islands that are connected by bridges. As the streets are completely flooded with water, the only way to go over them is by sailing in a gondola or barge. The Grand Canal is the main Venetian public road which is known for being the favorite way of people who want to celebrate an authentic romance.

Apart from its unmatchable infrastructure, Venice is famous for the artistic treasures that are sheltered inside some of its cultural enclosures. For example, the Gallerie dell’Accademia exhibits several pieces which were made between 14th and 18th century. If you prefer contemporary art, the right place you should visit is Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Pack your clothes to fall in love with each corner of this gorgeous Italian city that combines calm and glamour in a very peculiar way.

Landmarks

The Doge’s Palace. Also known as the Ducal Palace, it is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Its gothic style outside and its classic appearance inside still show some of the luxuries that Italian nobles of the 9th century used to enjoy.

Saint Mark’s Basilica. It is the main catholic temple of Venice. Although it is a building that invites people to get in touch with divinity, its sumptuousness is also an excellent reason to add this spot to your itinerary.

Gallerie dell’Accademia. With more than 800 Venetian pieces in its walls, this place is one of the most important galleries of the world. Some artworks of Veronese, Bellini, Longhi, Mantegna and Giorgione are exhibited here.

Definitely, the favorite place for good-life lovers is Italy, a country which is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and catches everybody’s sight because it shelters two thirds of world artistic heritage. Learn how to enjoy simple pleasures in this beautiful nation which is guarded by snow-covered imposing mountains.

  • Continent: Europe
  • Climate: Cold in the north, warm in the center and hot in the south