If you know a little Italian and enjoy adventure, you might wish to explore the magnificent country of Italy on your own. If you want to sit back and see as much of Italy as possible, choose one of the guided tours of Italy offered by numerous travel agencies. You’ll receive a better rate and get to see the nation on an air-conditioned coach with an Italian-speaking interpreter.
There are numerous methods to take guided tours of Italy, but many of them begin around the country’s northern border and proceed southward. The excursion can begin in Venice’s canals or in Milan’s fashion district. Visitors to Venice can take a gondola ride and dine at one of the city’s many outstanding restaurants. The charming city is spread across various small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, which extends into the Adriatic Sea in the country’s northeast. The city is perfectly located between the Po and Piave Rivers. A tourist on one of Italy’s guided tours would certainly also want to spend a few hours shopping in Milan‘s costly boutiques. Your tour guides may have secured group seats at the legendary La Scala Theater. The Duomo in Milan is the country’s second-largest cathedral.
Many guided tours of Italy then continue south, via the Tuscan hills, to the old and magnificent city of Florence, known as “Firenze” in Italian. The Arno River runs through the city, which is also home to numerous museums and cathedrals. Many people visit Florence to view the Ponte Vecchio, a fascinating medieval bridge that crosses the river and has many quaint stores and cafés. The majestic domed cathedral within the city is the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore. Some guided tours of Florence include time to visit the city’s many beautiful cathedrals, as well as the Uffizi Galleries and the Pitti Palace. Outside, one may view a replica of Michelangelo’s famous David statue, as well as the original, at the Uffizi Museum.
At this point, all guided tours of Italy take you to Rome and the Vatican City, both of which have immensely wealthy churches and cathedrals to see. You’ll also see the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon, all of which are remnants of old Roman times. You may also be able to see some catacombs, which were used by early Christians to worship and bury their dead. No trip to Rome is complete without a stop at the Vatican, which includes the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. These are incredible sites that make you wish you could photograph them. Unfortunately, you can’t, but you may photograph St. Peter’s Square and St. Paul’s Basilica as many times as you like.
Hopefully, you’ll be on one of the guided tours of Italy that also includes a visit to the old settlement of Pompeii. It was destroyed by the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD and is now a life-sized museum depicting what life was like in a typical city two millenniums ago. Many findings are still done even today.