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Italy Travel Highlights
by region
Nordeast Italy:

Venice: (Venezia), history, art. Saint Mark's Piazza. The city is built on a lagoon, filled with canals, with no roads for cars. Very poetic and romantic.

Verona: the city of Romeo and Juliette with a restored Roman coliseum is the stage for modern opera productions.

Nordwest Italy:

Turin: (Torino), the first capital of modern Italy. Host of the 2006 Winter Olympics


San Remo: location of the famous yearly italian song festival

Lake Maggiore and Isola Bella


Milan: (Milano) shares with Paris the title of fashion capital of the world

Genoa: a vibrant and historical port city, birth place of Columbus

Monza: Hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix

Cinque Terre  five tiny, scenic, towns strung along the steep vineyard-laced coast of Liguria

The capital (Roma), both of Italy and of the ancient Roman empire; centre of the Roman Catholic Church (the Vatican) and

the coast of Rome, with
Anzio and Nettuno.

Vatican City: the independent city-state and seat of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church
Central Italy:

Florence: (Firenze): History, art, architecture. Uffizi's gallery, David of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Pisa: location of the famous Leaning Tower

Bologna: the oldest university of Europe and a major trade fair city.

Siena: a mediaeval town in southern Tuscany

San Marino: the oldest Republic of Europe, this tiny country has its own stamps and football team. It is also famous for Formula 1 racing.


Perugia and Umbria's hilltowns
Southern Italy

Naples: (Napoli) (including Herculaneum and Pompeii) and

the bay of Naples with Positano and Praiano

Capri: the famous island in the Bay of Naples

Ischia: the biggest island in the Bay of Naples, with thermal springs and therapeutic mud baths.

Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo

Sicily with its Valley of the Temples (Agrigento), its capital Palermo and the impressive Mount Etna


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