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Tourist Attractions in Italy

The presence of the Roman Catholic head quarters in Vatican, of course a separate nation, has made Italy one of the most preferred heritage tour destinations in the world. A tour across Italy should begin from its capital city Rome and followed in this order Venice, Florence, Naples, Turin, Milan and Siena.

Rome

Rome being a historic city has plethora of attractions for tourists. The following are the must see places in Rome: St Peters and the Vatican Museums; Colosseum, one of the seven wonders of the world; Roman Forum; Trevi Fountain; Pantheon; Spanish Steps; Capitoline Museums; Villa Borghese; Castel Saint Angelo; Piazza Navona; San Pietro in Vincoli and many other historic churches like St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel in the city. The country side in the outskirts of the city is truly a paradise on earth.

Venice

Venice the floating city is yet another popular tourist attraction. It is popular for its beautiful canals and gondolas. Must see places in Venice include Piazza San Marco, Basilica San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Gondolas, Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, Murano the glass museum, Lido the beautiful island, and of course enjoy the high tide of Venice, Acqua Alta!

The City of Pisa

Pisa is one of the ancient cities of Italy that has a great number of exciting spots for tourists. It houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World the leaning tower of Pisa. Apart form this; other tourist attractions in Pisa include Battistero; Camposanto, the monumental cemetery; Orto Botanico di Pisa, the popular botanical gardens; Piazza dei Cavalieri and many more.

Florence

Florence is one other tourist spot in Italy with some of the best museums, beautiful cathedrals and churches, and elegant buildings that make an eye candy for the tourists. Some of the must see locations in Florence include Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, a free open-air sculpture exhibit; Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the huge Gothic duomo; The Baptistery of John the Baptist; Campinile the popular bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s first bridge across the Arno River; Galleria degli Uffizi, museum with most important collection of Renaissance; Galleria dell’ Accademia, with a collection of important paintings and sculptures from the 13–16th centuries; Boboli Garden, the huge park on a hillside; Pitti Palace; Santa Croce, largest Franciscan church and much more.

Apart from these, Italy has a number of other popular tourist destinations like Naples, Turin, Milan and Siena that could make your trip to Italy a memorable one.

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