From all the places you will travel in Europe, none is quite like Italy. The natural beauty of this country has been recognized long before the Renaissance and ancient Rome, with soaring mountains and breathtaking cliffs. The rich cultural atmosphere makes for a vacation that holds learning experiences and adventure.
Let us start your trip to the dreamy country with a thorough look at the romantic city of Rome. This place is packed with places to see. So, to get around faster, let’s use a vespa or a golf cart if you have a large party. Vespa city tours are a great way to see the city from a fresh perspective and what it’s like to live in the city today. Tours of the city can be guided or alone based on if you have the European driving qualifications. Get acclimated to this new climate with a trip around the city seeing all the stops of your customizable itinerary.
Next, make your history lessons interactive with a day spent with the Gladiator School of Rome. Instructed by a member of the historic group of Rome, this two hour lesson will show you how to fight with authentic weaponry and fighting tactics of gladiators. The outing is complete down to the look, being given a tunic and belt at the start of the class. The minimum age requirement for this lesson is six and any ticket includes entry to the Gladiator museum.
For your last outing in Rome before heading off to Naples, you must see the Sistine Chapel as no trip to Italy should exclude it. For this tour though, include an interactive quality that awakens your inner artist. Get inspired by the great works of Michelangelo and Baccio to create your own works of art while here in Italy.
Start out your trip in Naples with a much deserved beach day. The shores of Italy are long idolized suspects of international films and other media. In Naples you can catch a glimpse of paradise on earth with the mixture of sapphire blue water and pale cliffs and jagged mountains. A fun day in the sun is a perfect addition to your Italian itinerary and there’s no shortage of beaches to choose from based on what kind of experience you want to get out of your trip. Whether you want the island experience or a foodie adventure, Naples will provide for all your traveling needs.
While you’re standing in Naples, remember that your feet are planted in the birthplace of pizza! For your next excursion in Italy, a pizza cooking class in the home of pizza sounds perfect. Learn to create authentic Italian pizza from local culinary artists and discover just what it takes to cook the perfect pizza pie! There are tons of options for cooking classes here in Naples, so don’t worry about meeting dietary restrictions or preferences such as gluten free and organic ingredients. Pizza is part of the history here in Naples, let’s embrace it!
One of the first things you may think of in Italy is the tragic event of Pompeii, that or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. While the unfortunate volcanic eruption wiped out the people of Pompeii, the city’s ruins still stand in a hauntingly beautiful arrangement of artifacts. This stunning display is only a shadow of the ancient roman city, one with interesting history and cultural value that lasts even today. Learn about ancient Rome and natural disasters all with the backdrop of infamous Mount Vesuvius looming in the background for a stunning view.
Florence is a beautiful city of architectural beauty and elaborate culture, brimming with possibility for the end of your stay in Italy. Your vacation isn’t over yet and a great way to see the city without boring your little travel buddies is to have a museum scavenger hunt. These are growing in popularity online, as a way for history buffs and interactive learners to get involved in the greatest museums around the world in a fun way. Adults and children alike can enjoy this activity and taking pictures in front of each item makes for a great scrapbook of Italy’s most beautiful displays. You can find premade ones online or make your own if your museum of choice hasn’t had one made for the public.
I think there’s no better way to round up a trip to Italy than to taste some of the foods they’re most famous for. Whether you take a tour of Tuscan’s highlights or just visit a nearby vineyard, you’ll find some of the best sips in Europe. A food and wine tour of the Tuscan countryside will get you away from the busy city and welcome you into the beautiful rolling hills of Italy. The area has long been well renowned for its wonderful wines, the grape vines thriving in the volcanic mixed soil. Get the real taste of Tuscany hills and connect to the cultural value of Florence, Italy.
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