Saturday, 21 February 2015

Italian Cities Top to Toe

Italy is full of vibrant cities filled with history and culture but if your not sure where in Italy to visit, here's a quick rundown of the most influential cities in the country starting with most northerly working down towards the south

Venice - The sinking city is a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, Home to the gondolas.

Milan - Second largest city in Italy, Famous for Fashion, Finance and Football. The city is the engine room of the country’s economy and home to its stock exchange.

Turin - Well known for its aerospace industry the city is also a major manufacturer centre producing cars and motorcycles.

Parma - The city is rich in architecture and famous for is foods, parma Ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano aswell as a variety of stuffed pasta dishes.

Genoa - The port city located on Ligurian sea is the center of the Italian Riviera and was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Bologna - With spectacular history, art, cuisine, music, and culture. Due to its strategic location it is an important railway and motorway hub in Italy, connecting all the major cities.

Florence - Its been attracting poets and artists for centuries, with is breathtaking cityscape and large art collections. The city played an important part in Italian history.

Pisa - Laying on the junction of two rivers this city is much more than is leaning tower. The university city also  has over 20 other historic churches and buildings.

Rome - The Eternal city is an open air museum set in a modern city and is home to many on Italy's most visited landmarks, as well as the Vatican City.

Naples - One of the Mediterranean's biggest and most important ports, this city is near the Almafi coast and Mount Vesuvius.

Pompei - Sitting beneath the volcano which famously destroyed this, the site is now a tourist mecca for those wanting to explore the remains city preserved in ash.

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