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Europe's Renaissance period began in Italy during the 14th and 15th centuries and exerted a tremendous and lasting influence on the subsequent development of Western culture, in the literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture contributed by giants such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, and Michelangelo.

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• Rome

Destination Rome, Italy

Rome is the capital city of Italy. The Vatican City, located in an enclave within Rome, is the seat of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Inhabited for over 3000 years - the city was the seat of the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and the Roman Empire …

• Florence

Destination Florence, Tuscany

The best-known site and crowning architectural jewel of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo. The magnificent dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile tower and the Baptistery are also highlights …

• Venice

Destination Venice, Northern Italy

Venice is world-famous for its canals. It is built on an archipelago of 118 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by about 400 bridges. In the old center, the canals serve the function of roads …

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• Amalfi Coast

Destination Amalfi Coast, Northern Italy

Amalfi is the main town on the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), and is today an important tourist destination together with other towns on the same coast, such as Positano, Ravello and others. Amalfi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites …

• Bologna

Destination Bologna, Northern Italy

An important cultural and artistic centre, Bologna's importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to a mixture of monuments and architectural examples -(medieval towers, antique buildings, churches, the layout of its historical centre - as well as works of art …

• Genoa

Destination Genoa, Northern Italy

Christopher Columbus, a native of Genoa, donated one-tenth of his income from the discovery of the Americas for Spain to the Bank of Saint George in Genoa. The Spanish connection was reinforced by Andrea Doria, who established a new constitution in 1528, making Genoa a satellite of the Spanish Empire …

• Milan

Destination Milan, Northern Italy

Milan is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy, and is one of the most highly developed urban centres in Europe. In contrast to most of Italy, which is famous for a comfortable Mediterranean climate, Milan's summers are hot and very humid …

• Naples

Destination Pisa, Tuscany

With its proximity to both the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii, Naples can be an ideal home base for exploring some of Italy's top tourist destinations as day trips. The city itself shouldn't be overlooked, however, as long as you're prepared to take on the challenge and don't try to do too much …

• Pisa

Destination Pisa, Tuscany

Pisa lies at the junction of two rivers, the Arno and the Serchio. The origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurians had variously been proposed as founders of the city …

• Sicily

Destination Sicily, Southern Italy

The position of Sicily as a stepping stone of sorts in the center of the Mediterranean Basin has lent it strategic importance throughout history, resulting in an endless procession of settlers and conquerors. Strong ties exist between Sicily, mainland southern Italy and Greece …

• Siena

Destination Siena, Tuscany

Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were an advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim the land …

• Sorrento

Destination Sorrento, Southern Italy

The Amalfi Drive (connecting Sorrento and Amalfi) is a narrow road that threads along the high cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ferry boats and hydrofoils provide services to Naples, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Ischia. Sorrento's sea cliffs have attracted notable people …

• Turin

Destination Turin, Northern Italy

Turin is a flourishing and cosmopolitan city, which enjoys state-of-the-art technology and architectural developments. The city boasts a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, museums …

• Verona

Destination Verona, Northern Italy

Verona Verona has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture: Verona is a splendid example of city that developed progressively and seamlessly in a two thousand year span, binding artistic elements of very high quality …

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Italy is well-known for its art and culture. It has many famous works of architecture, among them the leaning tower of Pisa and the Roman Colosseum. It is renown for its food, wine, lifestyle, elegance, automobiles, and generally speaking, taste …

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Italy has some of the world's most ancient tourist resorts, dating back to the time of the Roman Republic, when destinations such as Pompeii, Naples, Capri, popular with the rich of Roman society. Today almost every inch of Italy offers something delightful to explore …

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