Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What's the best city to visit in Italy?

I'd really like to go to Italy this summer but I don't know where in Italy to go. I'd love to hear what people who have been there think, especially those who live or have lived there. I'd probably go for one or two weeks and would love to see as much as possible during that time.

Any and all advice is appreciated! Thank you! :]

Answer on What's the best city to visit in Italy?

Well,answer could be really long; there are too many places in the italian cities that are worthy with a visit.
Since you have 2 weeks that are a rather nlongtime but not enough to visit everything I would suggest you these main musts going from north to south.
VENEZIA -VENICE -Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco- Ponte di Rialto - a trip in gondola - visit to Murano island (artistic glasses) and to Torcello island (pillow laces).
http://www.travelplan.it/venice_guide.ht…

VERONA - Romeo and Juliet town with the balcon of their legend.
The Arena and Castelvecchio.
http://www.verona.com/en/

LE CINQUE TERRE - an awesome amazing resort. 5 small fishers villages on the seaside (cars are banned from there)
http://www.cinqueterre.it/en/index.asp

Region of TUSCANY http://www.initaly.com/regions/tuscany/t…
with in particular the following highlights :
PISA-PISE - Piazza dei Miracoli with the famous leaning tower,the Baptistery and the Cathedral, Santa Maria della Spina Church, Lungarni (alongside the river Arno),Piazza dei Cavalieri.
http://www.pisaonline.it/e-default.htm

FIRENZE-FLORENCE - Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile di Giotto, the Baptistery with the famous golden doors of Ghiberti,Galleria degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge),Giardino dei Boboli, Galleria dell'Accademia (with the famous David of Michelangelo),Basilica di Santa Croce and Piazzale Michelangelo (on the hill above Florence with an unforgettable general panorama of the town).

SIENA-SIENNE -The Cathedral (Duomo) - the medieval town -
Piazza del Campo.- If you have the opportunity to be over there by July 2nd 2007 you can live the famous Palio-
I'm living here and in Tuscany we have really a lot of cities and sites that no any other Italian region can say to have in their own surrounds. Just to be concise we have the seasides and the islands, the rivers and the lakes, the mountains and the hills, the woods, and the green is wherever, even in the towns. We have a lot of wonderful medieval cities ( Florence, Pise, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo, etc.) and small towns (San Gimignano, Pienza, Chiusi, Volterra ,etc.) Our history is full with artists as Dante, Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci,etc.,
Last but not least everywhere in Tuscany you can taste good food (the renowned bistecca alla fiorentina,la ribollita,la trippa,la fettunta,i crostini toscani,i salumi di cinta senese,il cinghiale ecc.)and good wines (our Brunello and our Chianti Classico are famous all over the world but we have a lot of our wines same as good but less wellknown and less expensive -just to recall one of them take note of Morellino di Scansano).Wherever you go (but I highly recommend to avoid the top class restaurants and chose instead among a lot of small sites called "trattoria toscana") or shortly just "trattoria") you can eat and drink as you were staying on heaven....!!!
Other people will speak widely about Rome, Pompei, Capri, etc.
Join their answers to complete mine and you'll get a fantastic trip.
Unfortunately I don't know enough that side of Italy but I'm sure in the whole you'll enjoy my Country