Italy - Cities
Like three different flavours of Italian gelato, Rome, Venice and Milan are an exquisite treat whether you visit one or visit them all! Rome, the Eternal City, with 2000 years of antiquity and more statues, monuments and piazzas than anywhere else on earth! Stand in the Coliseum where gladiators fell and the Forum where Roman legions marched, see the work of Michaelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and modern day artisans in the Campo di Fiori. In this living museum you’ll find la dolce vita alive and well in the restaurants of Trastavere where good food is as essential as breathing.
Venice is like being on a film set,- you can’t believe it’s real until you get your feet wet at high tide! Even then, what’s more quirky than a city with canals not roads and gondolas instead of cars to drift you by the romantic Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. Lose yourself in a maze of tiny alleyways with gallerias and trattorias and spell-binding sunsets when Venice lives up to its original name; La Serenissima.
Full of brazen bustle, Milan is a city for shoppers. Its glorious 15th century Castello Sforozesco, Duomo Cathedral and La Scala Theatre compete for attention with the city’s reputation for modern art, industrial design, high fashion labels, retro outlets and shoes to try and die for! Then when you’re all shopped out, your tastebuds find Pasticcaria Marchesi and your soul discovers Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” in a teeny tiny church!