On our seventh day in Italia, we took a short day trip to Pisa. We totally understood what the hype was all about. Though the center of attraction is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the magnificent Pisa Cathedral and the Bapistry make this place complete. The crowds posing in creative and weird ways adds spice to this entire experience.
Some interesting facts about Leaning Tower Of Pisa…
Interesting facts about Florence Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto’s Campanile…
We started our sixth day in Italia by visiting Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s David, then strolled to Medici Chapel and visited the renowned Florence Cathedral, one of the biggest churches in Italy. Ended the day with an aerial view of Florence from the top of the duomo, after climbing 400+ stairs!
Cinque Terre, which literally means “Five Lands” is a very popular tourist destination on the Italian Riviera. It has five flamboyant villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The beauty of Cinque Terre is how these villages are built on rugged and steep terrain overlooking the sea.
St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most esteemed work of the Renaissance architecture and one of the most holiest places is really the most gorgeous structure we have EVER seen. The intricately designed statues and the beautiful paintings leave one in awe. The basilica sits on the tomb on st. Peter’s and hosts La Pieta, the world-famous Renaissance sculpture done by Michelangelo himself.
During our third day in Italy, we went on a Heart of the Rome Walk, visiting popular landmarks such as Sant’Andrea Della Valle, Campo De’ Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva,Galleria Del’ Alberto Sordi, Fontana di Trevi and Spanish Steps
Our second day in Italy – The highlight of the trip was awaiting us this day at St. Peter’s Basilica! Visited Vatican Museum, hosting some of the best architectural sculptures and paintings.
On our first day in Roma, though we were exhausted after a long flight journey, we were able to visit a few popular tourist destinations such as the Roman Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Victor Emmanual Monument and the Imperial Forum. As it is popularly said, Rome is best explored on foot; you’ll be surprised by unique architectures at every nook and corner.