First time I visited Italy, it was actually a tour, two weeks, each day another city. You just can’t get enough of Italy. I visited Rome, Venice, Tivoli, Montesilvano, Ferrara, Silvi Marina, Porto San Giorgio, Pescara, Cupra Marittima, Ancona…
See so many nice places in Italy is like a gift, but I will mention those that fascinated me the most, starting with Venice. See why.
I notice food is great immediately, people are mentioning their cuisine all over the world, for a reason.
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is built on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, that is really something to see.
My next stop was Rome. Rome was the most beautiful town I have ever seen. Vibes of a huge history are so strong. Town is somehow romantic, also. Rome’s architecture over the centuries has greatly developed, especially from the Classical and Imperial Roman styles to modern fascist architecture.
Rome was for a period one of the world’s main epicentres of classical architecture, developing new forms such as the arch, the dome and the vault.
The Romanesque style in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries was also widely used in Roman architecture. Later the city became one of the main centres of Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical architecture on their huge buildings.
I continued my trip itinerary to Tivoli, to the Villa d’Este, a 16th-century palace. Palace is famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of 500 fountains. So many nature sounds, it is so relaxing. The palace and grounds had an innovative design for the time, with the architectural aspects in the garden, including the fountains and ornamental basins. The Villa d’Este thus forms a model for the development of later European gardens. The well-known Livio Agresti has contributed to the construction of the beautiful interior of the villa. Every room is a piece of art. Do I need to mention it has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Palace with 152 rooms and the garden are so beautiful, you want to live there forever.
Town that got my attention after was Ferrara. Province of Ferrara date from the 6th century BC. It was strange to see you can only enter the city with a bicycle or walking, no cars allowed, that is so nice.
After amazing Tivoli garden I slept over at Cupra Marittima, very cute small town.
In the morning I went to Silvi Marina, and after to Pescara. Both have so beautiful and clean beaches.
Next day, I had some rest at the beach in Porto San Giorgio.
And finally, I finished my vacation in Ancona.
Italy will always surprise me!
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