10 Things to Do in Italy

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<ul><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 1/12</p><p>10</p><p>Positano SA</p><p>San GimignanoManarolaLeaning Tower of Pisa PompeiiSanta Maria del Fiore Colosseum</p><p>flickr / lessi2306 </p><p>Nicknamed the medieval Manhatten, San Gimignano is a village in Tuscany famous for its 14 stone</p><p>towers. At the height of San Gimignanos wealth and power, more than 70 towers were built to</p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lessihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lessihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lessihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lessi</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 2/12</p><p>defend the town against enemy attacks. After the plague devastated the city in 1348, San</p><p>Gimignanos power faded, which kept enemies away and preserved many of the citys medieval</p><p>towers.</p><p>9 Manarola (Cinque Terre) </p><p>flickr / Robert Crum </p><p>Mestled in the Italian Riviera, Manarola is one of the oldest towns in Cinque Terre . The Five Lands</p><p>comprises of five villages noted for their beauty. Part of Cinque Terre charm is the lack of visible</p><p>modern development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach it from the</p><p>outside. The towns sprout out of the mountainside to provide a breathtaking view of the</p><p>Mediterranean sea.8 Leaning Tower of Pisa </p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/cinque_terre/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/cinque_terre/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/cinque_terre/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/cinque_terre/http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 3/12</p><p>flickr / echiner1 </p><p>The world famous Pisa Tower was built over a period of about 177 years. Soon after the</p><p>construction started in 1173 the tower began to sink due to a poorly laid foundation and was left</p><p>alone for almost a century. When the construction resumed the engineers built higher floors with one</p><p>side taller than the other to compensate for the tilt and the tower was finally finished in the 2nd half</p><p>of the 14th century. Since 2001, the famous tower in Pisa is again open to those wishing to climb its</p><p>296 steps.</p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/decadencehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/decadencehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/decadencehttp://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pisa/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pisa/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pisa/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pisa/http://www.flickr.com/photos/decadence</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 4/12</p><p>7 Lake Como (Italian Lake District) </p><p>flickr / scarriedo </p><p>Lake Como is part of the Italian Lake District an area popular with visitors for well over 100 years for</p><p>its combination of fresh air, water, mountains and good weather. The lake is shaped much like an</p><p>inverted Y, with two branches starting at Como in th e south-west and Lecco in the south-east,</p><p>which join together half way up and the lake continues up to Colico in the north. The lake is famous</p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/34936321@N05http://www.flickr.com/photos/34936321@N05http://www.flickr.com/photos/34936321@N05http://www.flickr.com/photos/34936321@N05</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 5/12</p><p>for the attractive villas which have been built here since Roman times. Many have admirable</p><p>gardens which benefit from the mild climate and are able to include tropical as well as temperate</p><p>plants.</p><p>6 Positano (Amalfi Coast) </p><p>flickr / Abdulsalam Haykal </p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/transtekhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/transtekhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/transtekhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/transtek</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 6/12</p><p>Positano is a small town located on the Amalfi Coast , a stretch of coastline renowned for its rugged</p><p>terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity. The city seems to be scattered from top to</p><p>bottom down a hillside leading to the coast. Though Positano grew and prospered in medieval times,</p><p>by the mid 19th more than half of the population was gone. In the 20th century it went from being a</p><p>poor fishing village to a very popular tourist attraction with the help of author John Steinbeck whowrote about its beauty.</p><p>5 Pompeii </p><p>flickr / Carlo Mirante </p><p>On August 24, 79 AD, the volcano Vesuvius erupted, covering the nearby town Pompeii with ash</p><p>and soil, and subsequently preserving the city in its state from that fateful day. Everything from jars</p><p>and tables to paintings and people were frozen in time. Its excavation has provided an</p><p>extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of people living two thousand years ago. Today Pompeii isone of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.</p><p>4 Piazza del Campo </p>http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/amalfi_coast/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/amalfi_coast/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/amalfi_coast/http://www.flickr.com/photos/crocieristihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/crocieristihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/crocieristihttp://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pompeii/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pompeii/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pompeii/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/pompeii/http://www.flickr.com/photos/crocieristihttp://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/amalfi_coast/</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 7/12</p><p>flickr / PhillipC </p><p>One of Europes greatest medieval squares, the Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of</p><p>the historic center of Siena , Tuscany. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural</p><p>integrity. The Palazzo Pubblico and its famous tower, as well as various palazzi signorili belonging to</p><p>the wealthiest of Siena families surround the shell-shaped piazza. The twice-per-year horse-race,</p><p>Palio di Siena, involves circling the Piazza del Campo, on which a thick layer of dirt has been laid,</p><p>three times and usually lasts no more than 90 seconds.</p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/42033648@N00http://www.flickr.com/photos/42033648@N00http://www.flickr.com/photos/42033648@N00http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/siena/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/siena/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/siena/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/siena/http://www.flickr.com/photos/42033648@N00</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 8/12</p><p>3 Santa Maria del Fiore </p><p>flickr / Sbaush </p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/60307508@N00http://www.flickr.com/photos/60307508@N00http://www.flickr.com/photos/60307508@N00http://www.flickr.com/photos/60307508@N00</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 9/12</p><p>Begun in 1296 in the Gothic style and completed in 1436, The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore</p><p>is Florence s beautiful cathedra l and symbol of the city. The exterior of the basilica is faced with</p><p>polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white. The basilica is</p><p>one of Italys largest churches, and until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It</p><p>remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.2 Colosseum </p>http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/florence/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/florence/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/florence/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/florence/</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 10/12</p><p>flickr / Brunswickian </p><p>The Colosseum in Rome is the largest and most famous amphitheater in the Roman world. Its</p><p>construction was started by emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty in 72 AD and was finished by</p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunswickianhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/brunswickianhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/brunswickianhttp://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/rome/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/rome/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/rome/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/rome/http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunswickian</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 11/12</p><p>his son Titus in 80 AD. The Colosseum was capable of holding some 50,000 spectators who could</p><p>enter the building through no less than 80 entrances. Spectators were protected from the rain and</p><p>heat of the sun by sails called the velarium, that was attached around the top of the attic. </p><p>1 Canals of Venice </p><p>flickr / Tambako The Jaguar </p><p>Referred to as The City of Water, Venice is the crown jewel of water cities. Romantic gondolas, and</p><p>Italian architecture along the Grand Canal helped earn this status. Stitched together with over 150</p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambakohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tambakohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tambakohttp://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/venice/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/venice/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/venice/http://www.touropia.com/explore/italy/venice/http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako</li><li><p>8/10/2019 10 Things to Do in Italy</p><p> 12/12</p><p>canals that have become central to its character, Venice has decayed since its heyday and has</p><p>more tourists than residents, but with its romantic charm it remains one of the top tourist attractions</p><p>in Italy.</p></li></ul>