The Best Places That Speak Of Italian Art And Culture

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Italy is the hub of tourist places that depict both the modern and ancient cultures. Places like Rome, Florence, etc. are the most visited places in Italy.

Best Places To Visit in Italy

Urbino and Ravenna:
These two cities are known as the art capitals of Italy. The city of Ravenna is famous for Byzantine mosaics. The museum of Galla Placidia is known for the antiques of Byzantine mosaics. The church of San Vitale is a significant tourist attraction. Urbino is located in the hills and is known for the ducal palace and Le Marche national gallery which houses famous paintings by Raphael, Titian, Uccello, and Barocci. The tour led by the historian Dr.Luca Leoncini is the best.

This northern city of Italy has a urban look with wide streets, and the atmosphere rejuvenates with street parties. The places to look for here are Palazzo Schifanoia- the house of frescoes, Estense castle, Palazzo dei Diamanti. World-class exhibitions are held in the cathedral. The international journalism festival held in October draws a lot of people.

Bottega del Tintoretto:
Tintoretto was a very famous artist during the sixteenth century. Besides his house, there is a workshop that runs even today. Spaces for an exhibition, print works, conference centers and meeting places for artists are the hub for all the artistic activities. You can enroll for crash courses or year long courses to learn about etching, painting, sculpting, and sketching and letterpress printing.

The grand tour:
There is an organized seventeen day Trafalgar tour that covers most of Italy. The cities of Rome, Venice, Florence, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi, Verona, Milan, the Lakes, Liguria, and Siena are shown around. The traditional farmhouse of Puglia and missionary ethnological museum in the Vatican City are the highlights of the tour. The commercial, residential and Industrial architects of the present day are spellbound by the beauty and architecture of these places.

The Puccini festival:
Giacomo Puccini was a famous musician of his time, and the sight of his home in his hometown is marvelous. Many musicians perform his works in this enchanting city. Puccini Opera Festival is held in the summer in Terra del Lago. Rupert Christiansen guides the visitors in this tour splendidly.

The gardens and villas of Italian lakes:
The Como and Maggiore lakes are the best summer retreats. The Como Lake is in mountain terrain and is dramatic. The Maggiore Lake has two picturesque islands Isola Bella and Isola Madre. The villas and the gardens show the typical ancient architecture and depict the old culture.

It is the largest Mediterranean island, and its capital is Palermo. The highlight places to be covered are:

  • Valley of temples
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Monreale Cathedral

This is a port city close to the Slovenian border. Finest coffee of the land is available here. Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi houses the most exceptional plays every summer.

This city is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. It is famous for its churches, cathedrals, palaces, baptistery, chapels, and museums. Uffizi and Accademia are the places where the masterpieces of art are displayed. The Arno River flows through the city and a walk along its bank is relaxing.

The galleries at Naples museum and the town of Herculaneum are worth visiting. The Bay of Naples is fascinating.

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