Home to one of the most powerful ancient civilizations, and the epicenter of ancient culture, Italy with its grandiose architecture, stunning frescoes, and exquisite sculptures is a visual delight. Visitors are never at a loss for things to see in this country that is overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Rome, the capital city is where one can relive the past and soak in the splendor of the Roman civilization. Shut out the world and listen to the roar of the crowd as the gladiators fought for their lives at the colosseum, or imagine the senate debating the larger issues of Europe at the Forum. Cross the historic River Tiber to the Vatican and catch your breath as you marvel at Michelangelo’s splendid frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel. Take a gondola ride down the famed waterways of Venice to soak in the glories of the medieval maritime republic or go further out to Naples where you can feast your eyes on some more of the glories of the great civilization.
Everywhere you look in this splendid country, there is something to remind you of Italy’s great history, which is not just about the Roman civilization, but also about its splendid art and the Renaissance. Some of the world’s greatest artists came from this part of the world and their amazing work is a reminder of their sheer genius. Whether it’s Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” in Milan, Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” in Florence or Giotto’s frescoes in Padua, these exquisite pieces of art will definitely leave you transfixed.
Italy’s diverse and varied landscape is as colorful as its history. Whether its the breathtaking scenery along the Amalfi Coast, the glacial lakes of the Alps, beautiful villages tucked into hillsides or the gorgeous island of Capri, there is much to discover about Italy’s natural vistas.
Europe’s boot also kicks up quite a storm when it comes to living the good life, whether it be fashion or food. Eat your way through some of the best restaurants in the world in this food-obsessed country or set yourself back by a few thousand dollars as you loosen your purse strings to splurge on some high-end fashion in Milan; you can be assured you won’t return disappointed.

Top 12 Things To Do In Modena

Top 12 Things To Do In Modena

The ancient city of Modena on the south side of the Po Valley in northern Italy is a ‘foodie haven.’ The birthplace of balsamic vinegar and the creative force behind the giant tortellini, the backstreets of the city have little known restaurants which serve up gastronomic delights. Modena is also home to the ‘best restaurant in…