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Italy Guide: top things to see and do

Italy Guide: top things to see and do
Italy Guide
Italy Guide
Italy Guide

If you are planning a trip to Italy, you will find that low cost holidays in the Mediterranean country will offer a wide range of things for you to see and do.

Regardless of your interests, whether it’s fashion, sport, culture or food, you are sure to find a break in Italy will give you the chance to take part in fascinating activities and see some wonderful sights.

And this could particularly prove to be the case if you book Sardinia holidays. The island is the second largest in the Mediterranean region, so you are bound to find low cost Sardinia holidays provide you with the chance to lie back on the beach and take things easy.

Its location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea makes Sardinia a perfect place for pursuits such as kitesurfing and sailing, while you can also visit a number of archaeological sites including the Ruins of Nora.

But Sardinia is by no means the only place worth visiting while on a low cost holiday to Italy.

Rome – the nation’s capital – can make a fantastic destination for a city break and is home to ancient attractions including the Colosseum, which was built almost 2,000 years ago, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum.

If you want to find out more about the city’s historic past, you may also want to visit its catacombs and Piazza del Campidoglio, although if you are seeking something more modern you might want to take a trip to the National Gallery of Modern Art.

The Vatican City can also be found in Rome and while it is technically a separate country from Italy it can be a great place to visit while enjoying a break in the Italian capital. As well as being the official residence of the Pope, it is home to St Peter’s Basilica – the world’s largest church.

Milan can also be a great place to visit on a city break, with the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum and its gothic cathedral – which is the largest in the world – among its numerous attractions. Twice a year Milan hosts an international fashion week, drawing in designers, models and celebrities from across the globe.

A visit to the Milan Aquarium is great, meanwhile, if you want to get back to nature – more than 100 species of marine life can be seen here.

Football fans, however, may wish to visit the San Siro ground to watch either of the city’s teams – AC Milan and Internazionale – play.

Venice’s world-famous network of canals can also make for the perfect setting for a short break. Why not hire a gondola and take in the city’s breathtaking architecture from the water? You can also head to the Piazza San Marco – or St Mark’s Square as it translates in English – for a spot of people-watching.

As you enter the square, make sure you keep an eye out for the clock tower on the top of the Procuratie Vecchie. This ornate structure was built in 1496. Venice can also be a great destination for film lovers. Not only has it been the setting for numerous productions, but it is also home to the world’s oldest cinema festival.

Alternatively, you might want to check out the churches and historic monuments that can be found around Lake Como in Lombardy, before getting back to nature and looking for the local wildlife.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Royal Palace of Turin are just two of Italy’s many other attractions, so no matter where you go you can be sure there will be plenty of things for you to see and do.