The best Italian tour!
Of all the travels I have made, one place in particular came closest to my heart. So I thought I’d share with you the best Italian tour!
Sometimes, you just feel happy in a place, you alight there and feel at home. But I love Italy both for “irrational” and for “rational” reasons. I love its people, smiling and loud, with their passionate natures and sun-kissed skin. I love the food, because you’ve never tasted lasagna before coming to a particular restaurant in Florence, I love Venice for all its color and beauty, I love the architecture, the old history, the sun and the promises that Italy invites to. But maybe that’s just me.
My own Italian tour started in Northern Italy, a region much disputed over the centuries between the Italian State and Austria. As a consequence, the architecture of cities such as Milan or Turin bring about the Germanic air. The Duomo di Milano resembles another monumental Gothic construction, St. Stephan’s Dome in Vienna, for instance.
Florence is a wonderful place, either you are in search of high art or the authentic Italian atmosphere. As most European old cities, Florence has a lovely center from which most buildings and points of interest seem to “spring”. This center is the Piazza della Signoria, the place where you can find landmarks such as the Palazzo Vecchio, the outstanding Uffizi Museum and the oldest bridge in town, the Ponte Vecchio. This is probably the most photographed place in Florence and indeed, seeing the sun rise over the waters of the Arno River is an unforgettable experience.
In the town square, unique sculptures can be seen, such as the Statue of David by Michelangelo, Perseus with the Head of Medusa or the Fountain of Neptune.
One warm recommendation: rent a car in Florence if you want to see the amazing suburbs as well!