Italy has lived through a rollercoaster of fascinating eras, right from its ancient origins to the Renaissance and now the center of fashion and architecture. With a past so diverse and rich, it would take a while if one had to check them all out. That’s why, we have come up with a list of places that you can check out on your Italian
When one thinks of Rome, the first visual that comes to the mind is the Colosseum. Built in 80 A.D, it soon gained popularity for staging gladiatorial fights and other gory sports for public amusement. The engineers had designed the arena in a way that it could also be flooded in order to stage mock naval battles. At its peak, the Colosseum could accommodate up to 73,000 spectators. This is just the gist of its glorious history that is best experienced on a tour through the arena.
The next best thing to check out in Rome is the Pantheon, an epic structure standing an impressive 142 feet in height and built in around 126AD. From being a temple dedicated to the pagan gods of Rome, it saw itself evolve into a Roman Catholic Church in the 7th Century. With passing times, Catholic symbolism became more prominent in this fascinating structure. Take a stroll around its hallowed halls and find yourself enchanted by the magnificent sculptures and frescos that adorn them.
While Venice is predominantly known for its romantic gondola rides, it also has a rich history that deserves attention too. One way to check out its beautiful historical monuments and locales is to hop on to a vaporetto, or water taxi which travels the Grand Canal's entire length and presents you with views of a host of palaces, churches and other historic buildings dating from the 14th through 18th centuries. A prominent attraction among these is the Palazzo Ducale whose history can traced back to the ninth century. It houses what were once the city's courtrooms, prisons and chambers of government officials. The complex is also extensively decorated with works from painters such as Titian and Bosch.
Renaissance was the era of major change that directly impacted perceptions and ideas especially those concerning art and architecture. Therefore, it can be safely believed that Florence won’t disappoint on those lines since it was from here that the Renaissance evolved into global prominence. Walk around anywhere in Florence and you’ll always be a step away from a place of artistic and cultural importance. Here, museums are a great choice if you wish to experience a concentrated array of artifacts and artworks, and when you wish to take a break from the museums, you can always check out some beautiful sights like the Santa Maria del Fiore, a beautiful cathedral that’s an amazing example of incredible medieval architecture or the view of this magnificent city from Fiesole, a hill just 15-20 minutes from the city center from where you can see the city in all its glory.
Viren Batra, CEO & Co Founder of nirvana excursion said, “Italy
has so much more to offer than just the sights mentioned here,right
from the artistic and historic places of interest to the heritage sights and
contemporary buildings, Italy has everything for even the most discerning