Enjoy on your cheap holiday to Italy the scenic landscape, superb cuisines, elegant wines, rich history, and beautiful weather. Italy is home to 8,545 km (5,310 miles) of shoreline, with hundreds of gorgeous beaches. The northwest country side is known as a paradise for culinary interested tourist. Scattered around the country are many Roman ruins and interesting destinations from the Renaissance period. Coastal regions of Italy have mild winters and warm, dry summers resulting in spring and autumn being the perfect time to enjoy the elegant wine produced in Italy. Summers are best spent enjoying your time at one of the many famous resorts on the Italian shoreline. Italy is the birthplace for such famous people as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Bernini.
Points of Interest for a holiday in Italy:
- Colosseum (Roman Coliseum) – The Colosseum is located in Rome and is the largest coliseum build by the Roman Empire. During the Roman Empire era, the Colosseum was used for gladiator fighting and varies other events. Today the Colosseum is free for those that are under-18 and over-65 EU citizens’. The Colosseum is Italy’s most popular tourist destination.
- Rome – Rome is the capital of Italy and its the most populated city. The history of Rome spans over 2,500 years and many statues, buildings and artworks around the city dates back to varies eras, such as the Roman Empire and the Roman Republic. Rome is home to the Vatican Museum, the Borghese Gallery, and the Musei Capitolini. Rome has nearly 900 churches. The city of Rome is located on the Tiber River and enjoys a Mediterranean climate.
- Vatican City – Located inside the city limits of Rome, Vatican City is the home to the Pope and the Holy See. Vatican City offers many tourist destinations, including St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square. Visiting Vatican City one will be able to gaze on the artwork and architecture work of Michelangelo, Bramante, Maderno and many other famous Renaissance architects.
- Venice – Venice was named after the goddess Venus, the goddess of love. Venice is known as being a city of art. Venice is also well known for its waterways, which many tourists enjoy taking a romantic traghetto (gondola) ride down. This city is home to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Piazza San Marco. The Venice Film Festival and the Venice Biennale are two of the city’s largest yearly events.
- Italian Alps – Nestled in the Italian Alps, you will find the best skiing locations in Italy. There are over 100 ski resorts scattered around the northern region of Italy. Some of the most popular skiing resorts are Cervinia, Livigno, and Madonna di Campiglio. All three are located within the Italian Alps.
Italy is a fantastic destination for a cheap holiday. Italy has a large coastline with many beaches, fabulous wine and food, and thousands of historical locations. If you are looking for a cheap holiday, Italy is definitely worth visiting.