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4 places to visit in Italy

In Italy there are many places to visit, each with its own history. It is impossible to make a list of all the places to visit; probably, to get to know Italy would take a lifetime. Among all, there are four places to visit for the beauty of their landscapes and history that bring with them.

Rome, the capital of Italy and the Roman Empire

This city is full of landmarks and monuments, which have made ​​it famous in the world. The Colosseum is the symbol of the city and perhaps also the symbol of Italy, a destination not to be missed. The Trevi Fountain is one of the most beautiful places to visit; every day thousands of tourists throw coins in it asking for a good omen. Rome is also very special because it contains within it the world’s smallest state, the Vatican. St. Peter’s Basilica is an amazing place, with Bernini’s colonnade that surrounds it. And yet, there are some very famous squares such as Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Roman Forum. The places to see in this city are endless.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

Lake Como

Lake Como is a magical place. The beauty of the landscape has always attracted many celebrities, from Rossini to Churchill, from Napoleon to George Clooney. At the center of the lake stands the Comacina island, rich in history, home to the ruins of the basilica of St. Euphemia. If you are looking for a really lovely and romantic place to spend your holidays, Lake Como can be the ideal destination.

Lake Como- Lakeside Beauty

Lake Como- Lakeside Beauty

Venice

Venice is a city sui generis. The town lies on a lagoon and this has made ​​it one of the most famous and particular cities in the world. The most famous sight of the city is the Piazza San Marco, where is the famous Basilica, home to a large number of mosaics and wealth from the middle east, especially from Constantinople. Also famous are the Palazzo Ducale and the Campanile of San Marco that was built as a lighthouse. There is also the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Venice

Venice

The island of Elba

The island of Elba is a gem that is located close to Tuscany. The beaches are fantastic and its small towns each have their own peculiarities. A wealth of hotels and tourist facilities, it is really the idea for a summer vacation! If you are passionate about art and history, you can’t miss a visit to the villa of Napoleon Bonaparte, his residence during his exile.

Sailing at Elba island

Sailing at Elba island

Italy photos by: kayyen, jon reid, guowen wang, samanta

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