Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Charm of Italy

Dear all readers, the following post is written by our guest writer Catherine Lavinia with the information regarding the places, food, and accomodation in Italy. Take a look and hope you will find it useful!

By: bettyandlingshing

Italy has a certain charm that seems to lure visitors year after year, especially those who can't get enough of its history and culture. Whether it’s the water banks of Venice or the sophisticated style of Milan, Italy has a lot to shout about when it comes to fascinating cities. To whet your appetite, a great range of accommodation can be found at: as well as some top deals on package holidays to Italy.

Capital Rome is a hotbed of ancient history, with its famous sights including the magnificent Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel to name just a few. Wander around the ancient buildings then relax and enjoy an espresso and a bite to eat in a shady, sun-dappled square. Italy certainly knows how to do lunch, with mouth-watering stone baked pizzas, pastas and salads and temping desserts on the menu, not forgetting the delicious wines on offer.

Venice is a great holiday destination for couples. Travelling around the city is often done via the canal - you can hop on a vaporetto (a water bus) or a gondola, and be transported up stream in a leisurely fashion whilst listening to music and enjoying a drink or a few nibbles. St Mark’s square and the Rialto Bridge are both great sights to see.

One of Italy’s well know lakes is Lake Garda; a top holiday spot for its breathtaking scenery, thrilling water sports and family friendly attractions. There are many resorts to choose from dotted around the huge lake with something to suit everyone whether you’re looking for a chilled out, relaxing break or an action packed adventure. Activities such as rock climbing, sailing, canoeing and horse riding are on offer in Italy as well as some fantastic walking trails. In short, you’re never far from splendid scenery!

Italy’s two largest islands, Sicily and Sardinia are both popular for beach holidays with gorgeous sandy beaches offering fantastic scenic backdrops. Mount Etna is Sicily’s active volcano, a fascinating visit, while the town of Taormina boasts a Greek amphitheatre with stunning views to the bay below.

Costa Smeralda in Sardinia is the place to go for an exclusive break with some superb, top class hotels on the coast. With upmarket restaurants and expensive boutiques, this place attracts some famous celebrities, not the place for a cheap getaway!

So, whichever corner of Italy takes your fancy, this is a place that’s sure to charm and leave you wanting more...
By Catherine Lavinia

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