Italy is synonyms with ancient ruins, rich heritage, art, cuisine, stunning landscapes and fashion. The place is blessed with numerous ancient monuments, picture-postcard mountains, vineyards, beaches and much more. Italy attracts hoards of travellers every year. It is also very popular among the honeymooners.
Italy's perfect location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and the pleasing climate give it an alluring charm which is hard to resist. Italy also has pre-historic connections that have been proved with the presence of Neanderthal population found during excavation.
The country's capital Rome has been a centre of ancient civilization, culture and power. The place still has got many ancient ruins and historic centres.
Most famous among all those is the Colosseum. It is an oval shaped amphitheatre and the largest ever built. At its heyday, it could hold about 80,000 people who showed up for sports events such as gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, a re-enactment of battles etc... Though no more such events are held there anymore the Colosseum still stands as an evidence for top class Roman architecture and heritage. It is now Rome's most popular tourist attraction and attracts millions of visitors every year.
The 2000-year-old Pantheon is one of the best-preserved monuments in Rome. It was a Roman temple and was later used as a church and currently is a protected building.
Other famous historic place includes Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, The Catacombs, Vittoriano, Palatine Hill etc..
After Rome, the most famous place in Italy is the Tuscany region. The region consists of numerous romantic locations as well as idyllic countrysides that are blessed with rolling hills, beautiful valleys, fruit orchards and charming vineyards. It is also a great place for satisfying you gastronomically.
It is considered as the birthplace of Italian Renaissance. The region also has about 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is also part of this region. The tower stands in a surrounding which is irresistible by anyone. Other than the famous tower Pisa also has a lot more attractions that are worth visiting.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world that mesmerises with art and architectural structures. The city has many large museums which house many famous artworks and masterpieces.
Famous places in Florence that you should visit include Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo it has many best-known masterpieces of art, architecture, works of many Renaissance artists.
Uffizi Palace and Gallery, Ponte Vecchio (the bridge with shops), Academy Gallery (which houses Michelangelo's David), Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, Piazzale Michelangiolo etc.
As mentioned Tuscany has got many beautiful places it includes the stunning Elba island and its beaches, the beautiful city Lucca, well-preserved historic center Siena, the stunning Chianti region and its vineyards, the medieval town San Gimignano, Val d’Orcia with its stunning villages and castles, and Montepulciano which boasts of charming medieval squares with ancient churches and beautiful village squares.
Tuscan wine and olives are famous all over the world.