Highlights of Italy
Venice is a city certainly like none other. Regardless of how often you’ve seen the city in films or photo’s, witnessing the city in real life is far more dreamlike than you could ever imagine. Where streets should be, Venice has its famous canals including the Grand Canal with its shimmering water, a photographers dream. What was once a once a wealthy trade centre between Europe and the East, is now a mixture of palaces and churches which reflect centuries of history.
The historic city of Florence is small enough to explore by foot, with a wealth of treasures packed into this small city. The glorious Brunelleschi’s dome floats above all of Florence with its picturesque pedestrianised streets bringing you to some of the city’s favourite sights including Piazza dellaSignoria with its marvellous Renaissance statues or the popular Uffizi art gallery. Florence has a unique and beautiful style that permeates through everything from its street market shops to its restaurants and snack bars.
3000 years of sporadic urban development has left Rome’s cityscape as an exhilarating spectacle. The ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum recall the time as that Rome was regarded as the fearsome hub of the Roman Empire. With the Vatican, St Peter’s Basilica is the greatest of Rome’s monumental basilicas, a soaring masterpiece from the Renaissance era. A wealth of ornate piazzas and elaborate churches add a baroque style flourish to the city’s historic streets.
Puglia, the heels of Italy’s boot is an unspoilt region of Italy with a wealth of olive groves, and white washed Greek like villages is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in Italy. The region is most famous for its unique conical roofed houses and magnificent baroque architecture along with a stunning coastline. This region of Italy is also known for its divine traditional local cuisine.