Eternal Rome, strategically located in the middle of the Italian peninsula, is one of the most visited cities in Europe. A bustling city where the history buffs meet with the fashion minded shoppers and the lovers of Italian cuisine. This city of almost 4 million people receives each year visitors from around the world many times its population keen to experience its unique atmosphere.
Florence the capital of Tuscany is one of the most visited cities in Italy. Crossed by the Arno river this Renaissance city has numerous museums, hundreds of historic churches and wonderful masterpieces of art. The best way to discover Florence is by walking through its narrow streets and piazzas. A small city of less than 400,000 inhabitants it is crammed with tourists during the summer.
Pisa is well known to most Italian visitors for its Leaning Tower which attracts millions of visitors each year. In this city you will enjoy some magnificent architecture, medieval quarters and Romanesque churches. Pisa deserves more than the day trip visit most visitors allow for.
Siena is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture. Most tourists visit Siena on a day trip from Florence but the city has much to offer and you can easily spend a couple of days to experience the ambience of this city and its medieval aspect. Siena is famous for its Palio, a spectacular festival event, which takes place around around Il Campo twice a year.
Venice is an open-air floating museum. A city of canals and palaces loved by the romantics and envied by many cities around the world. It was built on 118 islands and has some 150 canals and over 400 bridges. The best way to explore this fascinating city is to walk and discover its many treasures. San Marco is for most the centre of Venice, this square is a tourist magnet for people from all over the globe.
Genoa is Italy's biggest port and Europe's biggest medieval town. Its old city is a maze of alleyways and important palazzos built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the wealthy mercantile families of the city. Genoa used to be one of the most important maritime powers and it is today a lively port which was Europe's European Capital of culture in 2004.
The city of Milan is a combination of fast life, great classical art galleries, famous designer stores and a lively night scene. Considered as the business capital of Italy it is also a historic city full of churches and museums and you can easily spend a few days here to enjoy this bustling city. Milan features The Piazza del Duomo - the world's largest Gothic cathedral.
Naples is the city where North Italy meets the South. It is a kaleidoscope of extremes, lawless dominated by the infamous Camorra, fiercely Catholic and with a passionate love for life and food - the Napolitan cuisine. Just over 2 hours by train from Rome it is a good base to discover Sorrento and the Amalfi coast and explore the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
One of the most picturesque region’s in Italy, the Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi Coast of southern Italy offers spectacular scenery, charming little villages and a variety of natural and historic attractions including the incredible Blue Grotto of the isle of Capri, Sorrento’s Duomo, San Francesco and Basilica of Sant’Antonino and the amazing, cliff-hugging, winding Amalfi Drive.
Sicily is the largest island in the centre of the Mediterranean with approximately 5,000,000 inhabitants. A bridge between Europe and Africa and a platform between the eastern and the western Mediterranean, at one time it was considered the centre of the world. Greeks gave Sicily and southern Italy the name Magna Grecia which indicates the importance of this island.