Italy Tourist Attractions

    St. Marks Square

    Piazza San Marco often known in English as St Marks Square is the principal public square of Venice Italy where it is generally known just as la Piazza. All other urban spaces in the city are called campi. The Piazzetta is an extension of the Piazza towards San Marco basin in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco the drawing room of Europe

    Little Island of the Peschiera

    Chiesa San Francesco

    Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

    Casa Museo Pietro Moschini

    Saint Rufo Church

    Vatican Museums

    The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Catholic Church and the papacy throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70000 works of which 200

    Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

    The Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls commonly known as Saint Pauls Outside the Walls is one of Romes four ancient papal major basilicas along with the basilicas of Saint John in the Lateran Saint Peters and Saint Mary Major.

    St Marks Basilica

    The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark commonly known as St Marks Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice northern Italy. It is the most famous of the citys churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco adjacent and connected to the Doges Palace. Originally

    Palazzo Vecchio

    The Palazzo Vecchio is the town hall of Florence Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria which holds a copy of Michelangelos David statue and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally called the Palazzo della Signoria after the Signoria of Florence the ruling body of the Republic of Florence this building was also known by several other names Palazzo del Popolo Palazzo dei Priori and Palazzo Ducale in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. The building acquired its current name when the Medici dukes residence was moved across the Arno River to the Palazzo Pitti.

    Ponte Vecchio

    The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence Italy. It is noted for the shops built along it as was once common. Butchers tanners and farmers initially occupied the shops the present tenants are jewelers art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchios two neighboring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Pont

    Central Trevi Fountain

    The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome Italy designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films including Roman Holiday the eponymous Three Coins in the Fountain Federico Fellinis La Dolce Vita and The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

    Roman Forum Residences

    The Roman Forum also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space originally a marketplace as the Forum Magnum or simply the Forum. For centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Rome the site of triumphal processions and elections the venue for public speeches criminal trials and gladiatorial matches and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the citys great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million or more sightseers yearly. Many of the oldest and most important structures of the ancient city were located on or near the Forum. The Roman Kingdoms earliest shrines and temples were located on the southeastern edge.

    Colosseum

    The Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome Italy. Built of travertine limestone tuff and brick-faced concrete it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50000 to 80000 spectators. The Colosseum is just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72

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