Planning my Tour of Italy - Defining my Top destinations to visit
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February 22nd, 2008 – by: foren83
My adventure begins...I've decided to visit all Italy, so here what destination I've planned to visit:
- Rome, the "Eternal City", is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio (Latium) region. It's the famed city of the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita, Vatican City and Three Coins in the Fountain. Its Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Florence, was very much the epicentre of the Italian Renaissance and remains one of the world's top attractions for lovers of art--as such, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in the heart of Tuscany, a stunning province of hills and mountains, the Renaissance capital of the world, with famous sons like Leonardo, Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, is a sight not to be missed.
- Napoli (Naples), is the capital of the Campania region in Italy and the largest city in Southern Italy. It was founded between the 7th and 6th centuries BC by the Greeks and was named Neapolis, which means new city. Because of its vast artistic heritage, the historic centre of Naples has earned the UNESCO World Heritage Site denomination.
- Venice, (Venezia in Italian) is still one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was five hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains.
- Sardinia is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. 1.800 kilometres of coastline, is one of the most popular destinations for people who love aquatic sports and seaside holidays, not only for its natural beauty and geographical position but also for its history.
- Sicily, is a mountainous arid island as an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. Many powers have occupied this strategically important area: Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Phoenicians and of course the Mafia.
- Capri, is an island off the coast from Naples. It is a popular place for daytrips. Villages on the island include Marina Grande - the place where you arrive by boat, and Anacapri, up in the mountains, and Marina Piccola which has a smaller port.
- Lake Garda, is located on the border of Lombardia, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy and that's saying quite a lot.
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