Italy is the land that filled with history and heritage. It has the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites and you find that the land has been filled with history from the Roman times. The country is full of sites for art enthusiasts to wonder at and also for shrines for religious places to visit. One place that people always visit on their vacation to Italy is the Vatican City which is located just beside Rome, which is the capital of Italy. So let’s go through a couple of places that you must visit.
Things To Do In Italy
Well as I said before, almost every travel guide about Italy will have Vatican City in their plans. St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most important places for Christians around the world but people from various faiths can be found in the long lines trying to enter the church. You do need to maintain a very strict dress code to enter the church. Wanderlust 15 puts it first in their list about Italy.
Just beside Vatican is Rome which has one of the oldest amphitheatres in the world. This monument was completed in 80 AD by Titus. It can hold up to 50,000 people and can protect the spectators from the sun.
The nest is the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa which is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This tower took about 177 years to build and was started in 1173 AD. The construction starting sliding to one side due to the poor foundations and the construction was stopped. It was again started in the beginning of the 14th century with the walls of one side being build longer than the other side and the tower was reopen to the public recently.
There are many more places to visit in Italy like Venice, Pompeii and Sicily.