If you are considering traveling to Italy for your next vacation but cannot decide which region would be the best for your visit, then consider a few of the following points. Each area of the country has unique reasons to explore, here are a few of our favorites:
As the second largest city in the country, Milan has a number of interesting sights to see. Among other reasons to go is the fact that it is home to the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which was built in the second part of the fifteenth century. It is here that Leonardo da Vinci painted “The Last Supper,” arguably one of the most famous works of art ever painted.
The top reasons that one might want to investigate the city is because of its rich history and architecture. There are so many different structures to tour within the city that it is next to impossible to experience all of them in one trip. It is well worth it to pay to walk through the Colosseum, photography the Pantheon, or throw a coin into the Fontana di Trevi. During antiquity, Romans believed that drinking a glass of fresh water from the fountain would ensure good fortune and return to Rome. In recent years this has been replaced with the tossing of a coin into the fountain. It is not unusual to find travelers poised, with their backs to the fountain, tossing a coin over their left shoulder in hopes of someday returning.
Tuscany is known for its beautiful countryside, its wine, and a plethora of attractions. Here you can visit the Leaning Tower, Florence, Siena, Lucca, and San Gimignano. The hills near Florence are of special interest to anyone who enjoys a good Italian wine as this is the area where many Chianti’s are produced. If you are looking for a road trip, Portofino is not that long of a drive up the coast and along the way, there are a wide variety of small villages and portside towns to visit.
This beautiful city sits on the Adige River and is home to Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The cultural attractions and historical landmarks are on par with any Italian City. Here visitors can see Juliet’s balcony, Castelvecchio-a 14th century castle that is the epitome of medieval architecture, and the beautiful Piazza dell Erbe, home to a popular fruit and vegetable market.