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Hiking (Dolomites)
The Dolomites offer some of the most spectacular areas for hiking in the Italian Alps. Here it is possible to go on one-day hikes as well as treks lasting several days. The high season is from July to October.
Ski sport (Dolomites)
The Dolomites are the home of some of the country's best ski resorts. It is possible to buy a ski pass that gives you admission to multiple resorts and their ski lifts. The high season is from December to April.
Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (Florence)
Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence is the fourth biggest cathedral in the world, and one of the most famous monuments in Italy. The construction of the cathedral was initiated in 1296, and it took the builders 150 years before the magnificent cathedral was finished. Next to the cathedral an 82-m high bell tower makes it possible to get an impressing view of the entire city. This monument is an absolute must if you are visiting Florence.
The Ponte Vecchio bridge (Florence)
Ponte Vecchio is a famous bridge from the 14th century. It is known for the many silver- and goldsmiths whose workshops line the bridge. Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge that wasn't destroyed by the Second World War bombings.
The Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
The Palazzo degli Uffizi was built by Vasari in the 16th century. Today the building houses the most important art collection in Italy. The gallery has an impressing collection of paintings dating back to the period of time between the 13th and the 18th century where all the famous Italian painters are represented.
The city Piran (Italian Adriatic Sea Coast)
Once upon a time, the city only had a large fire to guide the ships safely into harbour. Today, Piran is a beautiful, historical holiday city, where past and present make out a wonderful mix.
Colosseum in Rome (Italy)
Colosseum is one of the most famous sights in Italy. The gigantic construction was completed in 82 AD and provided the setting for the notorious gladiator fights where men and animals fought till the death. Unlike other Roman amphitheaters, the Colosseum was not built directly into a rock, but stands freely as a massive building in the middle of Rome.
Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (Italy)
It took more than to centuries to erect this fascinating cathedral that represents the meeting between the finest art forms of the renaissance. The cathedral was then, and still is, an architectural masterpiece. The building itself is richly decorated both on the outside and on the inside where you'll also find many wonderful renaissance sculptures.
Pantheon in Rome (Italy)
If you are visiting Rome, you must not miss out on a visit to the Pantheon. This beautiful building was originally a Roman temple, but was later turned into a Catholic church. The Pantheon was built in 118 AD, and today stands as one of the most impressing buildings in Italy.
Pompeii (Italy)
Pompeii once was a resort for wealthy Romans, but in the year 79 AD, the city was buried under large amounts of lava from the Vesuvius volcano. After this, the city was forgotten for centuries until it was rediscovered 1700 years later. Large parts of the city has been excavated, and today the place gives you a fascinating insight in the everyday life of the ancient Romans through wall paintings portraying religious and erotic motifs from the age of the Roman Empire.
The Forum in Rome (Italy)
The Forum in Rome was once a symbol of the Roman Empire that stretched from England in the north to Carthage in the south. Today, scattered ruins are all that is left of the magnificent Forum, and it takes a good deal of creative imagination to get an impression of what the place looked like during the hay-days of the Roman Empire. Still, it is possible to see, among other tings, the Arch of Septimius and the remains of the Temple of Saturn.
The Sixtine Chapel (Italy)
The Sixtine Chapel was erected between 1475 1480 by commission from Pope Sixtus, and has been famous for its splendor ever since. The chapel was built as a private chapel for the Pope himself and no other than the renowned Michelangelo was trusted with the decoration of the interior. Many people flock to the chapel in order to admire the architecture of the building and the magnificent paintings by Michelangelo.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (Milan)
If interested in shopping, Galleria Vittorio is just the place to go. It is a beautiful shopping center with a broad variety of different shops and stores where they sell everything that one could possibly imagine. After spending time in the Galleria, you can stroll down to the famous opera house that is quite an attraction in itself.
The Sforzesco Castle (Milan)
The Sforzesco Castle was originally a Visconti fortress, but was completely rebuilt in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza. Today the castle houses a museum that among other things exhibits Michelangelo's Pietá Rondanini sculpture.
The National Museum of Archeology (Naples)
This archeological museum houses an outstanding collection of Greco-Roman artifacts together with a separate exhibition that tells you the history of many of these artifacts. The museum also exhibits a large collection of art treasures found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Museum is open for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday.
The San Carlo Opera House (Naples)
Teatro San Carlo is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The opera house has achieved this status partly because of the excellent acoustics, and partly because of the splendid decorations found inside the building.
The Vesuvius Mountain (Naples)
This impressing volcano lies as a scenic backdrop of Naples. It was Vesuvius that in the year 79 AD belched forth the lava that buried both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Today, it is possible to go on a guided tour down the crater of the volcano.
Saint Peters Church (Rome)
One of the most prominent churches in the Christian world is Saint Peter's Church. The church was founded on top of the tomb of Saint Peter back in the fourth century AD, but in the year 1506 a new church was erected replacing the original smaller one. In 1547, Michelangelo was assigned the supervision of the building of the church, but at the time of his death the church still wasn't finished. The church is an impressing construction that is certain to take your breath away.
The Roman bath of Caracalla (Rome)
This gigantic Roman complex had room for 1600 people, and was fitted with stores, gardens, and libraries. The bath was built in the second century AD, and existed for about 400 years. If you want to se this magnificent building from the inside, it is open for visitors from Sunday to Thursday.
The Vatican City (Rome)
The Vatican is a city within the city, and is located in the middle of Rome. In 1929, the Pope was given full sovereignty of the area by Mussolini, and today the city has it's own postal service, currency, and newspaper. If in Rome, a visit to the Vatican City is a must!
Etna the volcano (Sicily)
The 3330-m high volcano named Etna dominates the Sicilian scenery. Etna is the biggest active volcano in Europe, and from time to time it is even possible to see lava flowing slowly down the side of the volcano. The last great eruption took place in 1992 when the flaming lava threatened to destroy the town of Zafferana Etnea. Luckily no greater damage was done.
The Greek theater in Taormina (Sicily)
This Greek theater was built in the 3rd century BC, but was later rebuilt and expanded by the Romans. During the months of summer, plays and concerts are being performed here at the theater where the view of the volcano Etna is outstanding.
The town of Syracuse (Sicily)
Syracuse is probably the most important place of interest on Sicily. The town was founded by Corinthian settlers in the year 743 BC, and quickly became a dominating center of power in the Mediterranean. In the year 413 BC, the Athenians attacked the town in one of the greatest naval battles in history resulting in the total destruction and defeat of the Athenian fleet.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Tuscany)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built in 1173 at a time when Pisa had great military success. The tower is famous for it's beauty, but certainly also because of the fact that it is leaning. It has been leaning since its construction as a result of the softness of the ground upon which it stands. Under normal circumstances, the tower would have collapsed many years ago, but because the construction was interrupted several times for the reason of an ongoing war, and due to the flexibility of the limestone used for the tower, it is still standing. The tower itself is closed for visitors, but it still draws a crowd of people wanting to take a picture of the spectacular Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The vineyards (Tuscany)
The countryside of Tuscany is covered with vineyards, and many of the winegrowers welcome visitors for a tasting of their products.
Gondola rides (Venice)
When in Venice, it is almost mandatory that you go for a canal tour in one of the many impressing gondolas. The city is uniquely charming when seen from one of these extraordinary boats. All the gondolas in Venice are handmade, and there are only two gondola builders left in the city.
Palazzo Ducale (Venice)
Palazzo Ducale was built in the 9th century AD. Since then, the palace has been expanded and rebuilt at several occasions. The architecture of the palace is outstanding, and the building itself is richly decorated. The palace is open for visitors every day between 09:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m.
The Piazza de San Marco (Venice)
The Piazza de San Marco is one of the most famous piazzas in the world. It is surrounded by impressing buildings, among these the richly decorated Church of San Marco. It is normally thick with people on the piazza, and many tourists come here to hear the bell ring in the famous 15th century bronze tower.

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