Italy is a stunning country in Europe that is known for its glamorous cities, ancient ruins, stunning natural beauty, and the amazing food that is served in so many countries around the world. Here are some ideas about what you can do in Italy’s most glamorous holiday spots.
Located in the Lombardy region in Italy and known as the global capital of fashion and design, Milan is a very trendy holiday destination. There are many upscale restaurants and shops and be sure to take the time to visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II that has glass ceilings, cafes, restaurants, and boutique clothing shops that carry the latest fashions. Hire a private shopper and head to Via della Spiga, one of the best luxurious shopping streets in Milan. Explore The Milan Cathedral that took more than 600 years to complete and is an architectural masterpiece. Be sure to attend an event at Teatro alla Scala which hosts Italian Opera and Ballet. The theatre also has a music library and museum to explore. Stop in at Santa Maria delle Grazie where you can see Leonardo de Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper. Click here to see our other favorite trendy holiday destinations.
Tuscany is a stunningly beautiful region in central Italy. Head to Pisa where you can see the world famous architectural marvel of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. After visiting Pisa you must make a trip to Florence, the capital city of Tuscany. Florence is a glamorous city that is known for its fabulous architecture and its art. Be sure to explore the, red tiled dome, elegant grotto tower and marble façade of the Medieval Florence Cathedral. Take a tour of Siena Cathedral, built in the 13th century that showcases black and white marble. Stop in at Museo dell’Opera del Duomo where you can see sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello.
Rome is the capital of Italy and has more than two thousand years of fascinating history. It is certainly worth booking a tour of Rome to make the most of your time there and ensure that you see everything. Visit ancient ruins like the Colosseum and the Pantheon, a temple built in 118 AD that has renaissance tombs. Buy a city pass so that you can visit the Vatican City without standing in long queues. Be sure to explore St. Peter’s Basilica that can hold up to 20,000 worshipers and has a dome that is the highlight of the Rome skyline. Visit the Apostolic Palace and the see the magnificent beauty of the art within the Sistine Chapel including Michelangelo’s masterpiece ceiling. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish like thousands have done before you. Be sure to spend an afternoon people watching on The Spanish Steps, a popular meeting point in Rome.
Lake Como is a stunning lake that is nestled in the foothills of the Alps in the Lombardy region of Italy. It is where the wealthy come to play and there are many celebrities that own homes there. The area is dotted with luxury hotels and Mediterranean Villas that you can stay in and tour the magnificent scenery of the area.