Italy. One of the most traveled places in Europe: and the world. Why? What makes this country so irresistible to travelers? Well, it’s really multiple things. First, it’s the outstanding scenery, from mountains to beaches, then, the art dating from now, to the Renaissance, to the Ancient times. Which also takes us to our next point: the history. Italy was the center of the Roman Empire, as well as center of many other civilizations later on. So today, we’ll show you a historical itinerary of Italy, showing you the best of Rome, Vatican City, and Florence, and everything else you need to know for your awesome trip.
- Arrive in Rome
- From the airport, you can get taxi, and get to your hotel. On your way, you might see familiar monuments, like the Pantheon or the Colosseum.
- Here’s a list of some great hotels you can go to: BUDGET- Vatican Style Rome, MID-RANGE/LUXURY- Sofitel Villa Borghese– the hotel we went to, which was amazing and had some really good breakfast, and…. LUXURY: Fendi Private Suites
- After arriving at the hotel, have a snack or lunch there, and then you can rest for a couple hours.
- Then, you can go ahead and explore the area of Rome that you’re in, but unless you really want to, you can leave sightseeing for tomorrow.
- Just relax and explore Rome for the rest of the day.
- Eat breakfast, if you’re at Sofitel, it’ll be amazing.
- At 10, visit the Pantheon. It’s an old, large, domed building and one of the most famous sights in Rome.
- Then have lunch at Sant’ Eustachio II Caffe
- at about 2, see the Colosseum, another old, famous building in Rome. It was a gladiator stadium in Ancient Times.
- At 4, look at the Trevi Fountain, a famous 18th century sculpted fountain
- And then, at 5, visit the Roman Forum, the heart of the Roman Empire, before it closes at 7:30.
- Return to the hotel
- Today, you’ll visit Vatican City, but before that, you should catch up on a little sightseeing in Rome:
- Visit the Spanish Steps, a historical place, and see the large fountain in front of it.
- There’s so much to see in Rome and not enough time, so try to see as much as you can before lunch.
- Then visit Vatican City
- Go to the Sistine Chapel, which has a ceiling that Michelangelo painted,
- Saint Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest basilica of Chirstianity,
- The Vatican Museums, a palace of Renaissance art treasures.
- It’s not like Vatican City is that big, it’s the smallest country in the world, so you can see all there is to see by 5 PM.
- Then, take a late night train to Florence.
- Take a taxi to your hotel, and I’m just going to reccomend the one that we went to, Hotel Pierre, which is mid range. It also has a great location, and rooms.
- Do some sightseeing in Florence:
- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore- a medival church with a famous red dome
- Uffizi Gallery- a collection of Renaissance masterpieces.
- Then you can eat lunch at Osteria All’antico Vinaio
- Then go to Ponte Vecchio, a bridge with lots of jewelry shops.
- And then visit Galleria dell’Academia, an art museum which has Michelangelo’s famous statue David in it.
- And then see Pitti Palace, a Renaissance palace and art gallery.
- Then eat dinner at La Buchetta Restaurant and have dessert at the pretty famous Gelateria dei Neri Firenze.
- Take a train to Pisa, where you’ll see the topmost attraction there, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You can take pictures, and also take a fun one where you pretend to push it over.
- Eat lunch at Pisa, at any of the places near the tower.
- Then you can see the famous city center, and any other attractions you want to see.
- By the time you return to Florence, it’ll be evening.
- You can pack up, go to the hotel, and leave Italy.
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