With a history dating back 28 centuries, Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world. Capital of the once mighty Roman Empire, and home to the Vatican, the capital of the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy See, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Castel Sant'Angelo, and infinitely more historical treasures, along with vibrant cafes and restaurants, and spellbinding art and sculpture, Rome is one of the most irresistibly charismatic cities in the world.
Florence, the birthplace of the renaissance, is home to some of the most famous art, sculpture, and architecture in the western world. Renowned artists, sculptors, philosophers and scientists like Michelangelo, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante and Galileo lived or worked here. The city's romantic atmosphere, excellent cuisine, and spellbinding art make it utterly irresistible.
Pisa is a city in Tuscany, in central Italy, which is most famous for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa, which over the years has developed a 4 degree lean, due to an unstable foundation. The most famous square in the city is the Piazza del Duomo, also called the Square of Miracles, which is where the Bapistery, the Cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are located. Visitors can climb up the circular staircase to the top of the tower.
One of the most romantic and unique cities in the world, Venice was built entirely on a group of 118 islands, that are separated by canals and connected by over 400 bridges. The key sights in the city include the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Square (San Marco), with the iconic Campanile and St. Mark's Basilica, the Ponte Rialto, the Palazzo Ducale and the Bridge of Sighs, and the spectacular glass-blowing workshops on the island of Murano. A gondola ride through the city's canals is an unforgettable experience!
Milan is a global capital of finance, fashion, design, art and culture. The city is home to the Italian stock exchange, Milan Fashion Week, the A.C Milan soccer team, and cultural treasures like the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s famous mural “The Last Supper." It is also a fashion mecca with world-renowned modern fashion boutiques like Prada, Valentino, Versace, and Gucci.
Lake Como is an upscale resort area in Italy's northern Lombardy region. Shaped like an upside down Y, the Lake Como area has three famous towns: Bellagio, at the top of the lake, Varenna, on the eastern lake shore, and Como on the western lake shore, near the Italian-Swiss border. The area is particularly famous for its luxurious waterfront villas, several of which are owned by celebrities like George Clooney and Sir Richard Branson.
Cinque Terre, located on the Mediterranean coast in northwest Italy is famous for five centuries-old villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, which have colorful houses built on steep hillsides that crash into the sea. There are also several hiking trails in the area. The most famous of these is the Sentierro Azzurro (Blue Trail), a narrow and precipitous 7.5 mile path with spectacular coastal scenery.